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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Must Love Music by Jennifer Dunne

Must Love Music by Jennifer Dunne
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (111 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, Fetish, Toys, Fisting, Spanking
Rating: 3.5 cherries
Reviewed by Mistletoe

Possessing perfect pitch, a penchant for leather and a predilection for gourmet cooking, Master Rikard is a sub’s dream.

After answering his compelling personal ad, Gayle begins a relationship with the mysterious masked Dom. His hypnotic voice spins wicked erotic fantasies as he takes her to sexual heights she’d never believed possible, while glimpses of his tortured soul awaken her desire for more than just sex.

Their mutual love of music could be the beginning of much more, but his tragic past presents a barrier. Then Gayle’s innocent discovery forces them to face the truth.

While reading the newspaper during her regular morning routine Gayle comes across a personal ad that intrigues her. It just happens to be an ad from a Dom looking for a sub. Gayle is rather curious so she answers the ad. When Rikard calls her back they agree to meet for coffee and from there Rikard and Gayle begin a relationship. Will she be the one sub he is looking for or will she run when she finds out his secrets?

This was an interesting story about one woman’s interest in and the beginning of her journey into the lifestyle of submission. Gayle is a smart woman who seems to fall under the spell of Master Rikard from the very first phone call. Master Rikard is a good Dom but he is in pain and hiding secrets. Gayle and Master Rikard make a good couple they seem to play off of each other very well.

Although these two had a good relationship I do think that Gayle seemed to jump into things too quickly and is doing things totally opposite than she would normally do. It was good to see the author have Gayle and her best friend question this but it seems to be glossed over. As you read this story you wonder what is going on with Rikard and all his strange behavior, which Gayle seems to always quickly dismiss. I found it this difficult to believe, and it seemed that there was little real depth to Gayle and Rikard, and these things affected my ability to really bond with the characters.

This is a story of BDSM, with flogging and fisting involved, so there may be a scene or two that offends readers by its harshness. All in all, though, this story had a good plot and while I may not have enjoyed "Must Love Music" as much as other works by this author it is still a well-written book. Not every character will appeal to every reader and this will not deter me from looking for more from this author especially since I have enjoyed other works by Jennifer Dunne.

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