Writers are supposed to make trouble for their characters. That’s what creates the conflict. By the way, there are two kinds of troubles that I hate to read about: Blackmail and drugging. I usually stop reading as soon as I see that the story involves such things. I think it’s because I don’t want to read about passive victims. Luckily, this wasn’t the case in this book.
But here are some problems:
1. I don’t think dominant people feel the need to always explain their intentions to submissive girls. They don’t need to justify their actions: My way or the highway. Yet, there are many episodes in this book where Cole tries to persuade Elizabeth that the whole BDSM thing is not a perversion. He “begs” her to trust him. He tries to convince her that she’s a submissive. To me, he looked more like a douche.
2. It’s very stupid when one character “thinks” about something and the other character replies to that thought; It’s supposed to mean that the latter is so wise that he could read her mind. But it all is so dumb. And personally, it will freak me out if someone could do that. It either means that I’m so shallow and predictable, or the other one is some supernatural freak.
3. The plot was so soap opera. There’s a manipulative, jealous colleague who drugs his boss and tries to defame her. One “dominant” gentleman comes to the rescue, and then the girl grows curious about him and finally falls for him.
After reading the first half of the book, I gave up on it and put it away. I’ve decided to stop reading BDSM romance after reading
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