I am reviewing this as an aroace person so I thought “hmm i’ll be okay to read this in public.” Never have I ever been more wrong. I was sat there blushing for almost the entirety of this book.
This book is duel POV, which in my opinion is the best way to have a book because I love being able to get into the heads of all of the main characters. I love both of the main characters, Iria and Nerea, so much.
Nerea is a sub who had been deemed unsafe to play with by most of the dommes in the club she frequents. Throughout the book she works through trauma and safely explores her limits with a domme she trusts, Ira. The personal growth she experiences is stunning to go through with her. Without revealing too much she goes through both a journey in kink and one with her trauma and trust towards other people.
Iria is a domme whose love language is words of affirmation and is very keen on praising the subs that she plays with. Her curiosity is peaked when she is approached by Nerea who asks if she could flog the sub. Their first scene together, our opening scene, does not play out how you would expect. Iria respects the boundaries set in place between the two of them from the get go and is just so hot.
Iria is just so dominant that i’m like 😳. My favourite time is;
“How would you punish me, Mistress?”
“Maybe, I’II make you sit on that armchair. Keep a toy against your poor clit while you have to keep your eves on me and tell me how it feels.”
This is paraphrased because I would be a monster to not let you experience the scene for the first time by yourself because trust me you’ll want to. She is just—i just—dominant women ya know? Like do you reckon she needs a dog? I will happily bark for her.
I would say as much as this is erotica, I would also say it is a romance. We see two characters go from just scene partners and not knowing each other to them being aware of each other’s presence, knowing the exact moment they’re in the same room without looking at them and it is such a beautiful experience.
I highly recommend this book. I myself am going to be buying the paperback when they’re available. This book has made me fall in love with his writing and I know for a fact I will read the rest of their books.
My summary? I’ve never been a religious person but damn i’d get on my knees for Iria and am jealous of Nerea for having the opportunity to be able to.