A decent BDSM read but I found certain things irritated me personally. I jumped to the conclusion it was set in a medieval castle with King Niall, son and ruler who had taken over from his despot father, that although he had to show ruling and strength he initially shows a compassionate and sensual but dominant side to him. Normally despised gypsies in this kingdom, (that so reflects the like in many countries today) has a mixed breed gypsy in Abigail. I liked the touch on racial acceptance shown by Niall, especially as he was brought up by his gypsy hating father. I also thought the attraction and sexual start to their relationship fine. Some may not like his ownership of Abigail and lending out as favour to his henchmen and others will, and here is my dub-con ticket as I'm not sure she would have done so voluntarily if not for part love and part fear of her King as his concubine.
I didn't like the hotch potch of medieval castle with dungeons and modern bathrooms and electrical light in their rooms yet torches in sconces in corridors. I like either historical or contemporary but not one that can't make up its mind which.
Worse was his reaction and treatment of Abigail and incarceration into the dungeon and beatings all based on a bit of spiteful gossip, this just shows he has no trust in her and there's no sound relationship here. I would have thought such a Dom king above such pathetic seeds of doubt, as in courts gossip and spite historically has always been rife... but it grows to a monster that almost has him destroy whom he professed previously to love. He went right down in my estimation and didn't deserve his concubine's submission nor love.
So three stars from me, sorry had expected too much I think.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1961 KB
- Print Length: 59 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Burlesque Press (17 December 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006NG36R4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 15 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #447,237 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)