In “Bounce Down,” heroine Suzie Price answers the call for a dom/sub relationship. While she enters the bargain with a degree of curiosity and trepidation, she quickly begins to develop stronger feelings for Brendon, her partner. Along the way, she experiences not only the highs and lows of this unusual agreement and must ward off the well-meaning but intrusive inquiries of her friends, including a cadre of male friends at the police station in which she works.
Possessing an XY chromosome pair—and having never read fiction of this sort—I wasn’t sure how this book would suit me. But I was pleasantly surprised! And no, not so much because of the erotic scenes (where were tantalizing, to be sure), but because the focus remains squarely on the most interesting aspect of the heroine’s journey: the evolution of her feelings for Brendon. What could have been an endless series of trysts instead describes an emotional passage, and the physical scenes serve to mark her emotional progress. To me, the arc of her sexual progression would have been far less interesting without the deeper personal bond Suzie forms and desires in return from Brendon. As deepening feelings by both partners lead to compromises, the reader is left wondering what will happen in the sequels.
If you’re interested in a book that appeals equally to passionate and emotional bonding, “Bounce Down” may be just the book for you.
What happens when a first-time dominant and submissive come together?
The answer is a great deal of heartache. This is not a romance; it’s a story about one person’s need to control and dominate another.
Brendon is an AFL footballer who advertises on the internet for a submissive. Suzie, a secretary at Homicide Squad, is curious and answers his ad.
Theirs is a story plagued with anguish and subjugation, as they each struggle to find themselves; from the thrills of power play to the depths of self-degradation. They are both inexperienced in the roles they play and as this tragic relationship develops, Brendon and Suzie each realise they want more.
Will Suzie get the respect she deserves and will Brendon finally admit how important she has become?
This novel is part of the Playing the Game Series.
BOUNCE DOWN EXCERPT: Copyright 2014 Lorraine Loveit
“How do you feel right now, one word answer?”
That was easy, in a word, “Vulnerable.”
“Better, it’s a step up from nervous. Are you feeling aroused, yes or no?”
It was hard to admit, especially with him standing over me like he was. “I don’t know....”
“Yes or no?”
After a brief pause, I confessed in a small voice, “Yes.”
“Good, come with me.” In a controlled movement he brought me to my feet. He held my bound hands in one of his and grabbed the paperwork with the other. He headed for the stairs, pulling me along behind him. He was forceful yet took the steps at a slow pace so I didn’t stumble.
It was an overwhelming experience, heightened by the fact he didn’t speak nor once look back at me