BOOK: To Serve is Divine
AUTHOR: RE Hargrave
RATING: 3.50 out of 5.00
This book is remnant to many I write myself. To say I like it is to be extremely under-descriptive. I enjoyed the tension, the back stories and can’t wait to read more about them. I love the characters and Erin/Catherine is just starting to find comfort in her true self and feisty nature.
The story is fascinatingly lengthy, and there were times when I felt more dialog would have helped to pull the story along. However, I have to say the ending didn’t leave you hanging, yet still left you yearning for more—a perfect amount.
I love the main characters and how Jayden seemed to wake up a bit. Men always seem to take a little longer than women at times. The author did a great job unraveling her past without thrusting it in your face or leaving you in the dark.
I hope there is a spinoff of Mistress K. Although her description didn’t match who I thought she would be. Each of his Dom friends with their “talents” would be fun to follow in fact.
Another thing I couldn’t wrap my head around were when I would get to the end of the chapter and a new would begin and I wasn’t even at the end of a “scene”, but then a week or so would go buy and I would be in her kitchen rolling pie crust. I would go back thinking I missed a page multiple times throughout the book.
I have to say the best part of the book is the attention to detail on the scenes and understanding: body, anatomy, and length of time it takes to orgasm. Also, that every scene wasn’t perfect. Sex isn’t perfect and I enjoyed reading that in another’s work.
Catherine O’Chancey is a reserved, demure, and graceful submissive. All traits she trained hard to enhance when she discovered the world of Dominance and submission in college. In an attempt to start fresh after the unexpected death of her last Dom, Catherine moves to Dallas, TX to escape the shroud of darkness he left behind in her life. She has tried to fight the need that resides deep within her to submit, but finally has to admit she can’t for it is not a choice, but part of who she truly is. After months of mental preparation, she ventures back into the lifestyle by attending a coveted open-night event at Dungeons and Dreams, an exclusive BDSM club.
Is it fate or coincidence that Catherine garners the attention of one of the club’s board members who happens to be on the hunt for the perfect sub – a partner who enjoys receiving pain and pleasure as much as he enjoys doling it out?
Jayden Masterson is many things: a firm Dom, a shrewd businessman, and a gentleman. What he isn’t, is someone who partakes in relationships outside of contractual ones with his multiple, uncollared, regular submissives. While he likes rough sex, he is not an animal, and can find pleasure only if it is consensual. What his harem is missing is a pain slut; could there be one in his future?
Upon meeting Catherine, Jayden feels an instantaneous spark inside him that has him wanting to know not just her body, but her mind. He wants to unravel her mysteries and discover her secrets. Through pain can they find the pleasure they seek? Can part-time pain lovers find full-time fulfillment when it’s not in their contract?
***Contains explicit sexual content (including multiple partners and gender pairings) and mature situations which could be trigger-inducing for some readers. Not meant for underage readers.***