I liked the idea of this but the book frustrated me
My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars
ETA: Note 16/06/18 – I’ve just found out that the author had mistakenly overwritten the final version of this with an earlier version missing all the fourth round edits so I’m hoping to get a chance to read it again once it’s fixed.
I liked the idea of this book a lot more than I liked the execution of it. I suspect this is going to be “it’s me, not the book” and that it will generally have good reviews.
But, I found the narrative style to be quite frustrating, as were the formatting and the grammatical errors/typos. As I have an ARC, it’s possible they will be fixed on release (although I believe this book is already out so I don’t know).
There are good points though, this book is a very clever look at a full on BDSM Dom/sub relationship where it’s a 24/7 way of life. Both Damir and Ethan are real – obviously as they are based on actual people – but by that, I mean they come across the page as fully fleshed out individuals with unique character traits and their voices never become confused.
It’s also a great insight into how communication is the key to a long lasting relationship, no matter the type, and that being willing to compromise, to listen, to sacrifice the small things in order to protect the big things.
There’s lots of sex, but the story doesn’t focus on that as a means of “getting off”, instead how they behave sexually with each other is an integral part of the plot developing alongside the relationship
Now, I can’t say whether all that appears in the book actually happened with the real people this book is based on, but I can say that I didn’t think any of it was beyond the realms of actuality.
So, overall, while this is absolutely a love story, it’s not necessarily my kind of one.
#ARC kindly provided by the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.