Sunday, January 12, 2014

THE DOM PROJECT by Heloise Belleau & Solace Ames

Publisher: Carina Press
Date published: December 23rd, 2013
13: 9781426897672
Reviewed by Helen
Obtained via publisher
Rating: 3.5

Robin Lessing is a very picky submissive who requires that her Dom not only satisfy her in the dungeon but also be able to reply logically and grammatically to her on her blog. While the man who wrote about an “oargasm” was an autofail, she had far too many encounters with Doms who seemed perfect until part-way through the night. It’s only when she learns her best friend and coworker John Sun is also a skilled Dom that she thinks her life might finally be looking up.

Like all good characters Robin and John are multifaceted and multilayered, but at times I confess to wanting to slap them and tell them to focus on the story. However the book is constantly moving forward with action and scenarios evolving as it does.
In places the BDSM is heavy and serious, not for those who simply like a spanked bottom or, as the blurb says, “a side of fuzzy handcuffs”. But the logic behind it and the aims of the Dom are clearly explained in the actions of the characters. Rather like the Facebook status, the relationship between these two is complicated, as are their family relationships and their pasts both apart and together. Yet as the story unfolds the way forward gradually becomes clearer, and the ending makes sense.
Not the kind of story to read quickly, this is a book that needs to be absorbed and thought through rather than just being read. But it’s definitely worth the time and effort.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.


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