Read: 1 February 2013
Why: Enjoyed the Eighty Days series
Rating: 4 stars
Brief synopsis: Lily is introduced to a fetish club by best friend Liana and is surprised to learn that she is fascinated by the goings on in but not ready to participate. The more she sees, the more she is drawn to the fetish scene but at the same time, she’s torn as she cannot give up the need to love and be loved. Can she find true love with someone able to fulfil her sexual desires?
What I thought: Like Amber, this book runs parallel to the three books in the main series but this time, has so much less interaction with the main characters/story that it is almost completely different. This is the story of Lily who you may recognise from the other books as the girl with the teardrop tattoo.
I don’t think I can properly explain my feelings for this book without a bit of a spoiler so please don’t read on if you don’t wish to know – Lily discovers that she enjoys being dominant. This is the first book I have come across with a Domme and personally, I found it hard to relate to Lily at times because of that. It also made some of the sexual content seem more shocking to me. I think what really made the book for me was the fact that Lily wanted a partner to love and didn’t enjoy the humiliation side of dominance.
Overall, a well written book with a great story which could easily be read as a stand alone book.
“Each of them had a different sign held in his arms or pinned to his forehead. The man in the chair with his cock out held a note that said, Eat Me. The man wearing the blindfold held a note that said, Beat Me. And the one with his hands tied in front said, Make Me Beg.
‘Wow,’ I said to She. ‘I feel like Alice in Wonderland.'”