by Candace Blevins (Goodreads Author)
Cassie’s introduction to kink throws her for a loop until a friend and his slave give her a gentle introduction. Unfortunately, her friend has issues when it comes to kinky activities with women, so Cassie goes looking for someone else to teach her.
She knows how to be safe, but a disastrous adventure ends with an ambulance ride to the emergency room, and the three men it hasn’t worked out with all come together to nurse her back to health.
Two Doms and two submissives in one house should be a nightmare waiting to happen, though under the right circumstances could be a dream come true.
Warning: Contains graphic language, consensual BDSM, male/male sexual practices, bondage, male chastity devices, and the use of toys including clamps, canes, paddles, floggers, plugs, and gags.
Readers with a history of rape may find elements of this story disturbing.
Safeword: Arabesque is a stand-alone book. You do not need to have read the previous books in the series.
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Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy from Author
Genre: BDSM Erotica Contemporary Romance M/F, M/M, M/F/M, M/M/F, M/M/M, M/M/M/F, M/F/M/M
Part 9 in a series but can be read as a standalone
My Safeword: Arabesque Review ...
I was given the opportunity to review this book and my kinky side was all over it but once I started to read it, my kinky side got confused and disappointed. :(
I read this as a standalone but I truly feel that if I read it as a series that I may have liked it more. It basically felt like the book contained everything that BDSM has to offer all rolled up into one story.
It had dominants, submissives, slaves, M/F, M/M, M/F/M, M/M/F, M/M/M, M/M/M/F, M/F/M/M, but it all felt like too much to be considered realistic.
I didn't mind the idea of the story and thought it had huge potential obviously since I read it, but it went from a guy repeatedly asking a girl out and her being no, to 'oh you have a man on a leash. I'm intrigued', to I want to know about BDSM, to oh' I'm a submissive 'beat me like your slave', to I love you, you can't give me more, to the next dominant 'Oh I love you now', add in a bit of drama and angst to hey guess what the two dominants happen to be best friends lets all try a relationship together.
The drama and angst were decent but the kinky stuff was too much too fast which gave it too much kink and not enough substance.
2.5 Unfortunately too much is a good thing thumbs up
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