Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Take Me, Break Me (Pierced Hearts, #1) by Cari Silverwood

Review by Tempest.

WARNING: this is NOT a teen fiction book! This is for 18+.

Blurb:

Jodie is scraping the barrel trying to stay afloat. An idea arrives that could rescue her finances and bring her together in a kinky way with a man she never gave up on. She's terrified and fascinated, and tempted as hell.

Capture fantasies rule her eBook. Re-enacting one in a documentary would surely be irresistible viewing to millions of women?

But Jodie and Klaus discover that underneath an ordinary man dark desires may lurk. What will win in the end? The man and lover, or the monster?

Warning: Capture fantasy; dubious consent; anal play; M/f as well as one m/f/f/m scene; BDSM themes including caning, spanking, bondage, and needle play. Also contains one beginner Dom who is exploring sadism but is still working out how and when to stop.


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This was an amazingly well written book. Considering the content, it's not for everyone, but I quickly became enraptured by both characters. Neither Jodie or Klaus have ever done anything like this before, so their reactions to it take them by surprise. We're able to get insight into each of them, and how they feel about their situation. For Klaus, there's a lot of guilt over what he's doing, and how much he's enjoying it. Jodie ends up feeling more free from the experience. While I'm not into half the stuff that they are, especially not the needles, I never once found myself judging them, which to me says volumes to Silverwoods skills as an author. It was easy to get sucked into the emotional side of things, and offered fresh insight into the darker side of BDSM. What I loved most about this book was that it wasn't just an erotica. While there was tons (and I do mean TONS) of sex, the entire book explores how people feel in these situations, how they get involved, and how they might react. It gave a better understanding of the how and the why people get into the BDSM world, and did a great job showing that there's nothing wrong about it as long as things are consensual. I think it's a good book to check out for someone who's curious about that kind of life style, because a lot of different things happen in it. There were a few things I realized weren't for me just by reading this. I'm definitely glad that I read this, and am now a huge fan of Cari Silverwood!  



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