Expected Publication: April 8, 2013
Series: Enslaved Trilogy #1
**ARC provided through Edelweiss through publisher for an honest review
Available: Barnes & Noble / Amazon
Elisabeth Anderson has seen Trevor and his friends at the infamous Manhattan BDSM club WhipperSnapper, where everyone calls them the BAD Boys, for “Billionaire Arrogant Doms.” The BAD Boys—Trevor Brooks, Marc Wilde, and Roman Chase—are aptly named; they’ve made money hand over fist due to their aggressive investing at the Brooks Wilde Chase Fund. These guys are so rich they can get away with anything, or so the rumors go.
Trevor gives Elisabeth full reign of his estate in Westchester, letting her do as she pleases. He has only two rules. Rule One: she must obey and submit to him while she is living in his house. Rule Two: always answer the blue cell phone. She’s happy to oblige, because being with Trevor makes her want to obey, to love him the way he seems to be falling for her. But Elisabeth’s never been good at being the quiet sub; she's feisty and gets off on the punishments more than she does by pleasing Trevor.
Elizabeth can’t submit to Trevor the way he needs her to, so his friend and business partner (and fellow BAD Boy) Roman takes her in hand. But love triangles can have sharp edges...and somebody’s bound to get hurt.
I can’t say that I liked this book very much…well let me take that back. Maybe not so much of the story, even if it left me a little confused...I really didn't not like the submissive here and that may just be me because I have yet to come across a sub who is NOT topping from the bottom or being a "spoiled" brat.
My issue with Enslaved was just as I mentioned above. Elisabeth was a brat in a major way…she always wanted to be punished because she didn't believe she deserved the love of a Dom, which explained why she didn't have a successful relationship with one. Mainly my issue is this….if you are a sub with issues, why not go get help? All throughout this story, folks wanted to assist Elisabeth, but no one even once suggested she go sit on someone’s couch?!
Being trained to be a good submissive is one thing, but I just feel that if you have underlining issues (like abuse, neglect…things of that nature, then a psychiatrists may just be something to look into #just saying).
So, back to this story. I felt there was a lot of jumping around without any clear explanation of the jump. Example, I didn't like Elisabeth’s former Master’s (who was gay by the way) little side story inputted here and felt it was a distraction away from the main story of Trevor and Elisabeth. Now Trevor? He was the perfect Dom, patient and stern when he needed to be….I thought he was good for Elisabeth.
All & All? I liked the story, but there was some confusion and the jumping all over the place didn't help at all. I liked the base element of the story, which was a submissive finally learning that she deserved the love a Dom who was RIGHT for her. But there was just too many small things going on in the story...that I just could not fully enjoy the ride. So hence my 3 heel rating.
I'm still interested in these Doms...I think Ms. Evers has a very interesting series here. So I going to read book 2 in this trilogy. Hey...I love my tortured males & females *winks*
Shoshanna Evers writes bestselling erotic romance for Simon & Schuster's Pocket/Gallery Books (April 2013!), Ellora’s Cave, The Wild Rose Press, Cleis Press and Berkley Heat and self-publishes as well. In addition to writing, Shoshanna is a (now retired) registered nurse, wife, and mother.
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