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I'm very glad I read this book. I learned so much about BDSM. It was quite an adventure! The characters were really very interesting and I enjoyed them. But this type of lifestyle was not for me. But I can understand why people accept it.
I will start by saying I have read several books by Christine d'Abo and have become quite the fan of her work. In fact 30 days was a stand out read for me last year. I was very excited to read Submissive Seductions. It sounded like a perfect book for me and I did enjoy several parts, but I am left quite torn now that I am done reading. Liz has always been interested in leaning more about BDSM and submission. Her friends decide the perfect way to allow her to experience her fantasies is to get her a Dom during a Dom auction. Enter Gareth, the sexy Dom Liz wins who gives her a night out of he deepest fantasies. What happens when what was supposed to be just one night turns into more?Things I loved: Gareth - I really loved him. Also the majority of the sex scenes were hot and well written. The writing on a whole was spot on and I think d'Abo gave us a realistic and authentic look at what someone new to the BDSM world might feel if they were suddenly immersed in it and over their heads. What didn't work for me was Liz, especially towards the latter half of the book. Things were right or wrong from her perspective and she had great difficulty seeing the grey in situations which definitely frustrated me at times! The scene where she decided Gareth needed her to be all Dom and in control also disturbed me. I just didn't feel like it fit. Another part of my problem was I never fully bought into their relationship, but that may have had something to do with my issues with Liz. On the whole I enjoyed most of he story, I just had trouble liking Liz enough to get fully immersed in it so am rating it 3.5 stars which I am rounding up to 4. I would still re moment this for the great writing alone.