Author: Nikki Sex
Series: Andre Chevalier #1-5
Published: March 10th 2013
Page Count: 379
Genre: BDSM Erotica
Shelf: Review Copy
Synopsis from Goodreads:
The toughest case of Andre's Chevalier's career...
John Taylor is a brilliant and sexy young man in need of BDSM training to curb his Dominant sexual tastes. But John is a deeply damaged soul, bound to his tormented past. Can André save him from himself?
Submissive Kelly Flynn has a huge crush on John Taylor, and is restrained by troubling ties of her own. She is suffering from the "Fatal Female Flaw" when ordinarily sensible women fall madly in love with an unattainable man who can't, or won't love them back. There's no possible way Kelly can ever break through John's defenses to the tortured soul beneath... or can she?
With a deep phobia of small spaces, the last place Kelly Flynn wants to be is trapped in a dark elevator... especially with John Taylor, the handsome Dom she has a huge crush on. As her fear threatens to overwhelm her, it becomes clear John will have to do something drastic to save her.
Luckily, John is just the man to solve the problem. An experienced Dom, he knows everything about a woman's body, including how to bring it to soaring heights of pleasure.
Both Kelly and John are caged by far more than just walls. Each has their own issues that bind them. Can they free each other?
After escaping the elevator, Kelly Flynn goes home with John Taylor, the Dom she has a crush on. Why? Because she has fallen completely, madly in love with the man. And what woman in her right mind wouldn’t fall in love with him?
To Kelly’s mind, John is perfect. Or is he?
Kelly Flynn is on an emotional roller coaster ride from hell.
Saturday night she had hit a freakish all time low when she had been caught in a broken elevator. With a phobia of being trapped in small, dark places Kelly had totally flipped out when the lights went out and the elevator screeched and jerked to a halt.
Luckily the Dom she had been crushing on all month, John Taylor, was there to save her. One thing led to another and Kelly ended up spending the night with John and having the BEST SEX of her entire life. Not to mention falling head over heels in love with the guy.
Who unfortunately it turned out, was a complete nut job wacko bastard.
Or was he?
John Taylor is in fact, the ultimate Dom. He knows just how to deal with a disrespectful sub. What will John do? Because it is pretty clear by now, that Kelly won’t get away with her behavior toward him. There is no question about it.
Kelly will need to be punished.
Submissive Kelly Flynn's life is falling apart.
John Taylor, her Dom boyfriend is wanted by the police for the brutal murder of his psychologist, a woman who was helping him deal with his childhood.
Kelly is John's alibi, but the police don’t believe her. Her parents don't believe her either, but she knows John.
Madly in love with John Taylor, Kelly just doesn't know anything about his past.
What is it that made him the way he is?
Meanwhile, with John's solid alibi, the real killer is looking for another victim.
Does the murder have Kelly's name on the top of his "To-do" list?
Between her parents, John's past, the police, and the killer, Kelly's perfect love story is seriously feeling the strain.
Adult-content rating: This book contains content considered unsuitable for young readers 17 and under, and which may be offensive to some readers of all ages.
The author develops some amazingly vivid scenes throughout this novel. These scenes weren’t necessarily even erotically based (although those were definitely there as well). There was mystery, suspense, heartbreak, and relationship drama galore. She keeps the novel intense without it becoming vulgar or garish. There is a stark contrast between the prayers to God and the subject matter that heightens this intensity. I really appreciate how the author approaches the world of BDSM. She does so with tact and class. She also approaches it in such a manner that you realise how much there is to this world, and what it really means to those there. She introduces you to the scene in a positive manner that you can’t help but be captivated by. She explains some terms and practices common to the scene so that unfamiliar readers can get into the story. She does so very tactfully and without breaking the overall flow of the story.
This story was very intriguingly written, even if the writing did become a little disjointed at times. Amazingly enough, this added to the mystique of the novel. There are times when the author uses the same phrases and thoughts repeatedly. Although disconcerting at the beginning it really adds to the character development. The shortened sentences and small issues with grammar also become superfluous. In most other works I’d say that the novel needs to be re-edited. In this one, it adds so much to the story that I was very surprised.
I enjoyed how the author develops her characters. She doesn’t dump a pile of information on her readers all at once. Rather, she gives small glimpses into the past to provide understanding into the present and the future. It gives insight into the characters and more depth to the story. The large variety of character types who interact with each other gives a very unique perspective of the world as a whole, as well as the world of BDSM. She combines this world with real and heart wrenching relationship issues that make you feel for and want to help out these brilliant characters.
I also really appreciate the symbolism behind the title of this boxed set. Not only does it apply to the subject matter at hand, but also to more than one character. That’s all I’ll say about this. Read the novels and you’ll find out.
My overall impression? Whether you’re a Dom, a Sub, or neither, this series makes you re-evaluate what’s important in your life.
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