“Subordination” Book Review/ Excerpt & Giveaway*

December 24, 2015 / 0 comments

“Subordination” Book Review/ Excerpt & Giveaway*Subordination by Katie Ashley
Series: Chronicles of a Domme
Published by Self-Published on December 17th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eARC
Source: ARC
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When Sophie Jameson first became a domme at Club 1740, it was more out of financial necessity than it was for personal pleasure and sexual exploration. But over the years as she rocked her leather corsets and boots while wielding every crop and flogger imaginable, she grew to love the thrill and adulation that her clients brought her. But all along, her path in life and her heart was with a different profession—one she was planning to embark on at the summer’s end.

And then he changed everything. Tall, dark, impossibly built—William was the complete opposite of whatever image a male sub conjured up. After all the subs, Sophie finally felt true lust and desire. Although he was the proud stallion who needed breaking, he became the one to make her break all her rules and let down all her walls.

But it was just supposed to be for that one night, but an accidental encounter days later outside Club 1740’s protected walls had the two seeing each other in a different light—as simply Sophie and William, not Domme and sub. While they should have parted ways, they couldn’t. While they should never have gone back to her place, they did.

And that simple mistake has a serious price for both of them.

Liezel’s Thoughts:

Subordination is about a  young woman named Sophie who becomes a Domme out of necessity. Knowing this I was immediately captivated by her persona. I needed to know the reasons why she ends up in that sort of scene and after discovering her intentions I couldn’t help but come to admire her. Most would have chastised  her for her career choice but in her case it was just a means to an end. It certainly was a blessing in disguise since this is where she meets her William.

Although their first encounter wasn’t what I would consider ideal, it was completely “them”. Instantaneously they clicked and it wasn’t just physically. It took just one other chance encounter and I was convinced 100% that they were meant to be. Even with the multiple factors going against them, I knew that William would have done just about anything to make their relationship work. Needless to say, I adored his character just as much as Sophie’s.

As for the story itself, the beginning itself was definitely catchy. It was intriguing seeing Sophie in her element where she was literally bringing these powerful men down to their knees. Witnessing the couple interact specifically outside of the club was downright entertaining. The witty banter between the two had me smiling from ear to ear. And while the story seemed to have slowed down considerably towards the end, I didn’t mind one bit since this is when we see the depth of their emotions.

I have been a fan of this author from the very beginning and so when I heard that she was writing a  story with a strong BDSM background I couldn’t help but feel both excited and  skepticism at the same time. I am happy to say however that my doubt was for nothing.  I am certain that fans would agree  that  Katie  Ashley managed to deliver  a perfectly balanced, well thought out, remarkable romance.

The Verdict:

rating-4

My Review At A Glance
Writing Style
Story Flow and Pacing
Uniqueness
Character Development
Heat/ Sexual Tension
Overall Impact
Overall: 4.3 / 5

SUBORDINATION TEASER

Excerpt

Keeping his head bowed, he asked, “Mistress, will you give me the honor of pleasuring you?”

“No.”

“But why?”

I swept my hands to my hips. “Are you being insubordinate with me?”

“No, mistress. I just wish you would consider my offer.”

“And why is that?”

“Because I want to please you. I want to make you come as hard as you made me.”

“Sorry. The answer is still no,” I replied as I took the rope over to the sink to be disinfected.

When I turned around, surprised filled me at the sight of William on his feet again. His gaze still remained averted from mine. “Look at me,” I commanded.

He raised his eyes to stare at me full on as I walked back over to him.  Although he was trying to mask it, I could tell he was hurt by my refusal. “I want you to understand that it’s not you—you didn’t do anything to displease me. I don’t receive pleasure from any of my subs.”

“You should,” he insisted.

Cocking my head at him, I said, “You should remember how to talk to your mistress.”

Instead of appearing apologetic, he took a step forward. “May I at least kiss you?”

As I gazed at his earnest expression, I didn’t see what it could hurt. “Fine. A kiss and then you go on your merry little way.” I poked a finger into his breastbone. “And you tip me well.”

William smiled. “Yes, Mistress.”

I stood toe to toe with William and tilted my chin. “Kiss me,” I instructed.

He dipped his head, and he closed his eyes. At the slight brush of his lips against mine, a shiver of anticipation shot down my spine. I felt like I was thirteen again with a boulder of anxiety in my stomach as the boy I liked kissed me behind our barn. When he deepened the kiss, he brought his arms around me, molding me to him. The kiss was everything—passionate, intimate, and affectionate. It felt like rediscovering a lost emotion—a lost part of me.   

Needing more, I sucked his tongue inside my mouth. The moment I gave him the green light, a switch flipped inside William. The reverent way his mouth had worshipped mine was replaced with a desperate conquering. His tongue battled along with mine, sucking, licking, devouring. An ache began to build between my thighs, and I pressed my hips against William’s.  

His hand left the small of my back to wrap around my braid. He tugged on it, pulling me back to look at him. “I want to taste every part you, not just your mouth.”

Breathless from our exertions, it took me a moment to find my voice. “I told you I don’t do that.”

“Why should you deny yourself?”

Staring into his handsome face, I wondered the same thing. All these years, I’d never taken any pleasure for myself. There had been subs I’d been attracted to like Owen. Not all of them were interested in reciprocating pleasure, but many were. And I told them all no.

As I stood molded against William’s warm, overpowering body like a second flesh, I didn’t want to argue anymore. I wanted to let go. I was a twenty-four year woman who had pretty much sacrificed her life for work, school, and her family. I couldn’t remember the last time an orgasm hadn’t come from a vibrating device.

Dipping his head, William’s breath was warm against my ear. “Please let me make you come.”

At the thought of what his mouth could do on my pussy, I whispered, “Yes.”

 

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About Katie Ashley

Katie Ashley is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best-Selling author. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her daughter, Olivia. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Shakespeare, Harry Potter, Designing Women, and Scooby-Doo.

With a BA in English, a BS in Secondary English Education, and a Masters in Adolescent English Education, she spent eleven years teaching both middle and high school English. As of January 2013, she became a full-time writer.



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