Bite Me by Cynthia Dane
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
i have no problem reading BDSM stories, or anything that goes into that direction. we all know it comes in different tastes and likes.
however i'm a bit sad that it didn't captivate me as much as i thought it would. i liked the synopsis and i had high expectations. these aren't quit reached. it felt like 80% of the book they just danced around each other and the narrative overall always didn't feel true. for example at the start he is telling us what she has or hasn't "told" the reader. it is a personal opinion but i can't say it's for me.
i'm still giving it a three stars because the core of the story had merit, the plot could work if the emotions were handled a bit differently. BDSM isn't just spanking and being tied up, throwing in after care doesn't elevate it to a good level, there is so much more that makes it real and more personal. this is a battle between two "equals" that she gives in doesn't sit right with me, at least not the way how. i can't put my finger on it but i would have done it differently.
free copy given in exchange for an honest review
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