Buttons and Lace by Penelope Sky

This is the first book in the Buttons series.

I owe him a debt.

A big one.

The payment can’t be settled with money or favors.

He only wants one thing.

Me.

Every action gets a reward. A button. Once I fill his jar with three hundred and sixty-five buttons, he’ll let me go.

He’ll let me walk away.

But I have to earn every single one.

By submitting to the darkest, cruelest, and most beautiful man I’ve ever known.

This book was nothing like I expected, I enjoyed reading it and the characters were great. The plot was dark, but I enjoyed it

Pearl was a brilliant character. She was incredibly strong to endure what she did. She went through the worst, and yet she kept her fighting sprit. She is a survivor.

I loved Crow. He is by far not a great person, but in comparison to everyone else she’s faced, he is good. He was nice most of the time to her and did kind of save her. His intentions didn’t start out the best, but in the end, he wanted to care for her.

I loved the button concept. She could earn her freedom while he got what he wanted from her. She had the freedom to say no. I loved the internal battle she had with herself over it and her guilt for enjoying the sex with him. He made it good for her, ensureing her that he wasn’t Bones. The spark between them was brilliant. After the ending, I don’t think she’s going to want to leave.

Overall, this book was brilliant. The plot was great and I loved the characters. I would definitely recommend this book, although I would warn that it is dark. I’m looking forward to reading the next.

My rating: 5/5*

Dirty Bad Wrong by Jade West

This is a standalone book.

They call him Masque.
I call him God.
The man I want to consume me, own me,
break me and corrupt me.
Yet I’ve never seen his face.
His body ripples like an Adonis, sculpted in steel and
dripping in sin. His flesh is inked with the mark of the
chimera – one body, two very different halves.
He plays hard.
He plays rough.
He has no limits.
He’s so fucking dirty bad wrong.
But I love him for it.

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Lydia Marsh is always the strong one. The girl who never breaks, and sure as hell never cries. She’s got it all – the perfect little life in cosy suburbia, with her perfectly nice boyfriend, and their perfectly sufficient sex life. She’s even got her perfect little career plan all wrapped up at Trial Run Software Group.
But when it all falls apart, and Lydia’s pretty, green eyes are fixed on a brutally sexual stranger – the man they call Masque – she comes to suspect that being strong isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
For now Lydia wants something she’s never wanted before…
And she wants Masque to give it to her.

I enjoyed reading this book. The characters were good and I liked the storyline.

It was exactly what it said on the tin. Dirty, bad and wrong. The scenes were hot, but so dirty. It was a whole new level of dirty.

I loved James. He was a complex character, but I loved his development. His relationship with Lydia was brilliant, and I loved how they met, and the revelation about Masque. I loved how it moved from casual to developing feelings. The duel POV was great, seeing them both face their fears and breaking down their barriers.

Bex was brilliant as well.

Overall, I enjoyed reading this book. I loved the characters, the dirty scenes and the great plot. I would definitely recommend this series, but it definitely isn’t for the faint hearted.

My rating: 5/5*

Teacher’s Toy (Loftry University Playthings Book 1) by Vivian Murdoch

This is the first book in the Loftry University Playthings series.

She’s my student and my obsession.

Melody is a good girl, a model student, and the center of my filthy fantasies.

Loftry University’s discipline is highly unusual, especially when it comes to cheaters, and I want nothing more than to punish Melody to the full extent of my ability.

Unfortunately, she’s too honest to ever earn the kind of discipline I crave giving her… which means it’s time to stack the odds in my favor.

I enjoyed reading this book. The characters were good and I liked the storyline.

Melody was a good character although I felt she lacked a little backbone at times. It was interesting seeing her fall into his trap and battle with her decision to accept to become a submissive.

I liked Professor Jeremy Richards. He knew what he wanted and he went for Melody, capturing her in his trap. I enjoyed seeing him come to realise how he felt towards her. His internal battle over his feelings was good to read.

They were good together, although I would have liked to see a little more depth and development to their characters. It was just lust filled sex between them.

I liked the storyline and the secret society within the University, and the scenes were hot.

I just would have liked a little more. He realised how much he needed her at the end, but it was purely sex between them up until that point. I would have liked seeing them actually get to know each other and seeing a little more emotion develop between them rather than just in their heads.

Overall, I enjoyed reading this book and the storyline and characters were good. It was a quick easy read and I would recommend it.

My rating: 4/5*

Submitting To Him by T.L. Conrad

Natalie Clarke is attending school in NYC on a full scholarship that includes a mandatory employment clause. There, she meets Alexander Montgomery: a successful businessman and sexy Dominant.

Drawn to both the BDSM lifestyle and Alex, Natalie agrees to become his submissive. Together, their chemistry is undeniable, their bond strong.

Their relationship is shaken when Natalie returns home to fulfill her work commitment. Ghosts of the past haunt her and pressure from her family causes her to falter, and to lose her fragile self-confidence. But must Natalie really accept the plan others made for her life, or can she face her adversities head-on and find her happily for now with Alex?

I enjoyed reading this book. The characters were good and I liked the storyline.

Alex was a brilliant character. I loved him. I liked his backstory and I loved how it shaped him into the man he was. I also liked how he met Natalie and he insistence on making everything work.

Natalie was also a good character and I sympathised when she had to move home. She was also incredibly frustrating because she clearly wasn’t as happy as she was in New York, and her parents were making everything more difficult. Alex offered to pay her fees and I think she was completely stupid to keep refusing him regardless of her reasoning.

Her reluctance was incredibly frustrating and the reason I dropped a star. The man would offer an arm and leg for her and she’d refuse. It was stupid because she wasn’t the girl she was when left all those years ago. She was losing herself and she knew it.

I liked the bit of drama with her ex, but it was just another reason why she shouldn’t have stayed there.

I loved seeing Alex and Natalies relationship grow as a Dom/sub, but also as they fell in love. I also liked seeing how they made the long distance work. Although there was a BDSM aspect to this book, the romance was definitely what took centre stage.

This book ends on a happy and rounded note, although I can see that it’s also been left open for continuation.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book, but Natalie made me incredibly frustrated at times.

I would definitely recommend it.

My rating: 4/5*

Brie’s Submission (7-9) (The Brie Collection Book 3) by Red Phoenix

This is the boxset of books 7-9 in the Brie’s Submission series

Get lost in the romance that awaits Brie Bennett when her Italian Dom plans the wedding of the century for his cherished bride and submissive.

But her Master has kept something from Brie that threatens their future. A trap is being laid that is so shocking it will rock their very foundation.

Will Brie choose to run or stand beside her man?

I absolutely love this series. The characters are fantastic and the storyline is brilliant.

Brie is a fantastic character. She’s constantly growing as a person and a sub, and these three books really threw challenges at both her and Sir.

I absolutely love Thane. He is a brilliant character and he is also growing and developing. I love his relationship with Brie. They really had some challenges to face in this, but together they came through. They are brilliantly suited to one another.

The wedding was brilliant and it was great to read them becoming man and wife, not just Dom and sub. Thane really excelled himself with his planning and I loved the fact he kept Brie in the dark.

They are definitely Condors.

I love all of the other characters. Every single one has a moment where they are also developing. Tono, Mary, Faelan, Master Anderson, Ms Clarke, Lea, Rytsar, and everyone else. Everyone jad their moments and it was great to see so many of them at the wedding. I think their characters are just as important in Brie and Sir’s story.

Overall, this series is absolutely fantastic. I absolutely love the characters and I’m really looking forward to continuing the story and seeing how Sir and Brie grow as a married couple.

I would definitely recommend this series.

My rating: 5/5*

The Billionaire’s Sub by M.S. Parker

This is the first book in the series.

Moving to Hollywood after graduation was supposed to be my first step into the adult world, a chance for me to live life on my terms. It’d worked for my older sister. I just hadn’t realized how much until she shared her darkest secret with me.

When twenty-one year-old Hanna Breckenridge moves across the country to take a job as her sister’s business manager, she has no idea the culture shock she’s in for. When billionaire Cross Phillips approaches her, she’s flattered, only to find out that he’d been interested for reasons far different than anything Hanna would’ve imagined. When things take a dangerous turn, she’s forced to decide just how much she can trust this gorgeous man.

I enjoyed reading this book. The characters were great and I liked the storyline.

I liked the plot with Hanna’s sister and the revelation about her bedroom preferences. Ultimately, it led to Hanna getting to know Cross.

I loved watching her relationship with Cross grow and develop. He was a great character and I liked the balance between the plot with her sister and her growth and learning with Cross. I think they were great together and I loved watching their feelings develop.

The ending was great with Hanna telling her sister about Cross and their relationship. It was great to see them all happy together.

Overall, this book was a nice quick, easy read with great characters and a good plot. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series. I would definitely recommend it.

My rating: 5/5*

Brie’s Submission (4-6) (The Brie Collection Book 2) by Red Phoenix

This is the second boxset in the Brie Collection book series.

Sexy. Passionate. Mysterious.

Brie Bennett’s life becomes an exotic adventure as a newly collared submissive.

Heated Russian encounters, seductive nights bound in rope, kinky birthday fun…

Brie is living out her favorite fantasies in the loving arms of her new Master—but darkness lurks in the shadows.
Love and loyalty is about to be tested.

Can Brie survive the demons from her Master’s past?

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this boxset. The characters are brilliant and the storyline it great.

Brie is brilliant. She knows her own mind, yet is a good sub to Sir. I absolutely love Sir. He has his demons and he did take them out on Brie at tines, but ultimately, they both suit each other. I have loved watching their love and relationship develop. Both of them have grown as characters as well as grown as a couple and D/s. They’re condors.

I felt that even though Brie is the central character, every other character had their own development in this book, from Sir to Master Anderson, Ms. Clarke, Mary, Lea, Tono and everyone else. Everyone had a moment of character development.

The storyline developed brilliantly, from Brie’s film to her relationshipwoth her larents. From Tono’s situation in Japan and then ending with Master Anderson. Between Brie’s and Sir’s story, there is a storyline for all of the other characters. It makes for an overall more in depth book.

The BDSM in this book is done tastefully and is actually enlightening. Not only are the scenes hot to read, but they also educate anyone who isn’t familiar with that lifestyle.

I’m completely invested in these characters and I’m really looking forward to the next book.

Overall, I think this is a fantastic, enlightening series and I would definitely recommend it.

My rating: 5/5*

Brie’s Submission (1-3) (The Brie Collection Book 1) by Red Phoenix

This is the boxset of the first three books in the series.

Brie Bennett’s life is about to change.

An invitation to the exclusive Submissive Training Center is one she can’t turn down.

As Brie learns the art of submission under the skilled hands of a team of Dominants, her boundaries are tested and her heart is put on the line.

But as Graduation Day approaches, she can only be collared by one.

Which Dom will win her heart and … her submission?

I really enjoyed reading these books. The characters are great and I love the storyline.

Brie is a great character. She’s on a journey of self-discovery, and I really enjoyed watching her grow and develop.

I actually found the Submissive School quite interesting to read. The lessons were interesting, if not tough at times.

All of the other characters were brilliant too, from the various different Doms, to the trainers to the other subs like Lea.

Brie’s journey was also about coming to terms with her feelings. I loved seeing things develop between her and Sir. I loved the graduation ceremony and then after it when the were both learning to make this new relationship work.

I found myself becoming quite invested in them both.

My only comment would be that I prefer books written in first person POV, but with the brilliant characters and storyline, I found that it didn’t bother me much here.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this series. I’m really looking forward to reading the next book.

My rating: 5/5*