I recently read the first two novellas in the Consummate Therapy series by Willsin Rowe and Katie Salidas, and I thoroughly enjoyed both the story and the writing style. I thought I’d showcase them here on the blog for those who enjoy quality BDSM erotic romance.
Billionaire CEO of Blakely Incorporated, Natasha runs her empire with an eagle eye for every detail. She’s an obsessive, compulsive, micromanaging hard-ass, consumed by the need to control every aspect of her life and her business. But underneath that seemingly strong façade, Natasha is a swirling mess of anger, anxiety and sexual addiction. Only her therapist, Dr. Benson, knows how close she is to burning out…or exploding. He insists on a radical form of treatment – Submission Therapy – knowing that it’s her only hope. Skeptical but intrigued, Natasha agrees to attend the first session. What she finds there is an erotically-charged environment that will forgive none of her habitual bad behavior. And a steely-eyed man who seems to read her every desire – even the ones she won’t admit to herself. Will Natasha learn what it means to submit? Or will she allow her brittle pride to rob her of what she truly needs?
My thoughts: I thoroughly enjoyed the fast pace and the intensity of this story. There was a genuine reason for the Dom/sub relationship between Natasha and Master Sweet and I think, for me, that’s what set this story way above the plethora of BDSM books out there right now. The characters were well developed and interesting and I was quickly drawn into their story from the very first page. My one complaint was that it was too short, but luckily I had the next instalment (Occupational Therapy) ready to go!
Rating: 4.5 stars
Natasha’s experience at the hands of Master Sweet has left her both drained and enlightened. Wanting nothing more than to curl up against him for as long as she can, she is dismayed when he sends her home to dwell on all she’s learned. But being a creature of habit, Natasha’s stubborn and rebellious nature leads her back into her old patterns, threatening to undo all her progress. When her symptoms return in full force, she begins to doubt not only the effectiveness of Submission Therapy, but also the motivations of her Master. Learning of her disobedience, Master Sweet brings forward Natasha’s next session. But recognizing her behavior for what it is – a cry for attention – leads Him to change His approach dramatically. If Natasha thought her first lesson was hard…she’s in for a real eye-opener. Does the embattled billionaire have the internal strength to earn back her Master’s trust? And how will she handle it when his intentions suddenly become even more serious?
My thoughts: The pace and the intensity that drew me in to Submission Therapy continued in this instalment of Natasha and Master Sweet’s story, and I was quickly and easily transported into their Dom/sub world. The relationship between the characters progressed to a point where I am very keen to read the third and final chapter of their story. I’d have liked this story to be a touch longer – but that’s a wish, not a complaint. Once again, I found the writing style of Willsin Rowe and Katie Salidas an absolute delight. Will I read more from this quality writing duo? Definitely!
Rating: 4.5 stars
Here’s an ADULTS only (18+) excerpt from Occupational Therapy:
When Chloe returned she pushed my feet wide apart. She clamped something around my right ankle, then my left. I risked a glance down between my legs and was surprised to see padded cuffs connected to a three-foot steel bar. I shivered as Chloe secured the rope to an eyelet in the center of the bar.
No matter how much I tried to squeeze, I couldn’t bring my knees together. My most tender parts were not just on display; they were completely vulnerable. If it was Master back there I didn’t think I’d mind at all. But of course, it wasn’t.
“Raise your face. Look at me,” Master commanded.
He sat on the edge of the bed, His crotch swollen so much that it was impossible to focus on anything else. It was right there, only inches from my face…but completely inaccessible to me.
“You like what you see.” He mocked me with His taunting tone.
Hell, yeah, I did. I flicked my eyes up to catch His for a second. He held my gaze with those penetrating blue eyes, but reached His hand out towards Chloe, who scurried over to take it. She kissed it, placed it on the back of her neck…and started unfastening His leather pants!
I ground my mouth around the smoothness of the ball gag. The red-headed minx was touching my Master! My body trembled with anger, the way it did when assholes tried to fuck me over in the boardroom. But at least in business I could speak. Here I was mute. Because He willed it.
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