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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Casual Fridays by Bridget Midway

Casual Fridays by Bridget Midway
Publisher: Loose Id.
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (127 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, Anal Play, Toys, Spanking, Fetish
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Jonquil

Cherish Burke has it all: a large corner office and a very efficient, if not sexy, assistant. As a high-level executive at Stratum Corporation, and one of two African-American directors, she has her sights set on becoming president of the business someday. In the meantime, she harbors fantasies about someone else taking over all of her responsibilities…but not at work. From the BDSM novels she’s read, she's learned to lust for a Dom who can control her. Who knew that that Dom could be her assistant?

Perry Stone fought to be Cherish Burke’s executive assistant. Who wouldn’t want to work for the woman? She’s made huge strides in the business world. Plus she’s not bad on the eyes. When he catches her after work reading some daring books, he discovers a sexy side of her that he never suspected.

When they start a strictly BDSM relationship, Perry wonders if Cherish can see beyond his status and job to want him to be in her life always. Cherish doesn’t know if Perry is using her just like so many before have done. Can they have a relationship that can last, or should they just keep it to casual Fridays?

Cherish rules the workplace, but her assistant Perry rules the bed.

Cherish is an executive, with a firm grasp of how she wants her career to develop. She’s a strong, powerful woman who doesn’t take any crap from anyone. Her personal life, well that is another matter. She has a secret. She lets her assistant dominate her in the bedroom. She just needs to give up control, and now she does on Fridays.

Perry is secure. He knows who he is and what he is. He has no problem taking orders from Cherish while at work, because he knows that come Friday, she is his. Kind of. See, they don’t actually have intercourse. Really, anything but. Intercourse is too familiar, it’s crossing the line. He doesn’t think that Cherish can handle more, and for him, intercourse pushes into the more category.

I found this book to be a well written story of growth. Both Cherish and Perry had to find themselves and find what they had in each other. It was wonderful to see them finally come together (and mean it) after some very intense foreplay. The author did a wonderful job of showing their development, placing them in a space where they could finally be together.

I really enjoyed this story. I recommend it to anyone who likes to see a character develop, who enjoys BDSM, and a man (or woman) in a suit.

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