on Dec. 11, 2014 :
What I thought about this BDSM story:
This was my first time reading a book by Chloe Cox and it will not be my last. You really could feel Stella and Bashir through their words, actions and emotions. I was so engrossed in this pair that I finished this story in 2 hours.
The plot was believable and the eventual resolution at the end, at least for me, was satisfying.
Even though there are many moments where Stella has a running internal monologue about how she feels currently versus what happened in her past, the overall flow of the book went smoothly.
I do feel that in some scenes the behavior of the main leads was a little far-fetched but not to the extent of killing my overall enjoyment of reading this story.
Sexual Tension: 5
For those who understand BDSM, the parts where Stella began to experience and enjoy her submissive nature were gratifying. It was not rushed but flowed nicely, especially when she realized what she wanted from the relationship.
Watching Bashir use his power of observation and knowledge of how to treat a submissive, brought an extra level of heat to the dom/sub scenes with him and Stella.
The romantic times were woven nicely between the BDSM scenes and were nice to see.
(review of free book)