I am a voyeur. Reading this book by Ms. Shore was a delight because I was able to play the voyeur. Even better, the hot little letters gave me ideas of what I can do to my DH. I can't wait to write my only sexy letters to get my DH into the mood. Thank you Ms. Shore. My DH will be thanking you too
Alexis! What are you doing? Why are you writing these delightful sexy stories with me relating as the bloody voyeur? Sigh. I enjoyed this story and it reminded me of Abby Lee, “Girl with the one track mind”. This story was well written and enjoyable. I admit it made me rather wet which was awkward as I was in a tiny bikini, laying out at Dickenson's Bay in Antigua. I wanted to play with myself with each scene. I think my DH figured it out because he suggested we go back to our “room”.
This is one story I didn't enjoy as much from Ms. Shore. I think it was because I was genuinely confused for a bit. This is a vampire story but not. I reminded me a bit of the movie, Lair of the White Worm.
Lily didn't do much for me either. I couldn't relate to her and she's a type of person I don't befriend. I don't like this type of person because they are basically aimless without any purpose. This is anathema to my existence. This is why I didn't enjoy the story as much as other Ms. Shore's stories.
I still rated this a 3 because I enjoyed the f/f sex. The strap-on scene was delicious.
Want to be a submissive 24/7? How about being a slave, pampered on an island careered to men of wealth who own women as slaves? This isn't the first book I've read with this concept. This is probably the first one where it's so realistically done in a plausible contemporary setting.
Grace is a girl who enjoys being owned. She wanted the reality of slavery. Personally, I think Grace is an idiot. Her only friend, Lainey, tried her best to help Grace go in with her eyes wide up. What does Grace do? She goes in with her eyes wide shut.
Now you may think I'm being harsh, but really, people need to take responsibility of their actions. Grace chose to feel guilt and blame herself when Lucas turned out to be a nightmare. That is one way to deal with it. Did I feel badly that Grace was tortured? No. I felt bad that she suffered at a cruel and sadistic bastard. Did I feel outrage? Not exactly. Grace is one of those people I believe benefit from learning things the hard way. Boy did she have a hard eight month lesson. I think she's better for it.
Asher - I've loved this name since I first saw it in an Anita Blake book. Asher is our anti-hero. He's quite the deviant yet lovely dom. I'm glad he was able to resolve the issues of his past and move on. He's amazingly good for Grace and I'm glad they have met.
This story was intense in some ways. It wasn't as intense for me as Comfort Food, but it was still quite well done. I know I'm reading Ms. Thomas's books out of order. I really should read Guilty Pleasure first. I still have that one on my list to read. I recommend this book for anyone who's contemplated a 24/7 D/s lifestyle. This was a nice balance of the possibilities in BDSM lifestyle. There is good and there is bad. Another winner from the talented Ms. Thomas.
I realize this has been categorized as BDSM by Ms. Cooper. I'm categorizing it as glitterkink. This is not a bad thing, this is good thing. The Plantation is a club for the elite rich with decadence that I'd love to experience. I would never be able to afford a membership there. However, I would be happy to be an employee there. Where is this place?!?! The amount the workers are paid is LOVELY. The fee for the club is $150,000 a year. Wow. With 428 members, that is $64,200,000 a year. If we take out the original 5 investors and the buddy, it would be $63,300,000 a freaking year. Even with employees paid at 100 grand a pop with 50 employees, that is only $5,000,000 in salary. Of course there is overhead, operating costs, benefits and employer taxes to pay but seriously, that is still a hell of a lot of money generated every year. My mind is just boggled. Dayum! Can this really happen? If so, I want in on it.
Okay, back to the review. There was a little bit of BDSM in it. Not enough for me to qualify as BDSM, but enough for me to consider it deliciously kinky. Ms. Cooper writes hot sex scenes that are raw and arousing. I can always count on this from her. This is a new twist of a story where the main story is about a murder. I was guessing the entire time and it was a pretty slick ending. Ever scene even the ones I figured were pointless tied back in to explain the ending. There were only two loose ends that did not make sense in my mind and I couldn't reconcile. I'm hoping maybe there is a second book as a follow up to clarify it.
Billy was oddly detached and clinical. I actually liked that about him. The other cast of characters were okay for, no one really pulled me in. Mike, Pam, Sue and Chris were okay. The only time I really liked Billy was when he adopted a dog. He became human for me.
This story is a fast read and enjoyable the entire way for me. Each book from Ms. Cooper becomes more polished. And she does have the best book covers! I recommend this book to those who like a bit of "who done it" mystery mixed up with hot erotic sex.