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Monday, January 31, 2011

Bittersweet: A Story of Dominance and Submission by Jenika Snow

Bittersweet: A Story of Dominance and Submission by Jenika Snow
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (90 pages)
Other: M/F, M/F/M, M/F/M/M, BDSM, Anal play, toys, mild spanking, menage
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Honeysuckle

When Piper agrees to go on vacation with her friend at an exclusive sex resort, she finds it has more surprises than she is ready for. Because what Piper doesn’t realize is that when she agrees to play a submissive for two weeks, it won’t be with only one dominant man, but four.

Piper finds out she has been hand selected to not only submit, but to be possessed and conquered by the towering men. To make matters worse, the four men that have chosen her to play their sex slave are the sovereign and arousing Grayson brothers--her employers and the men she has been lusting after.

With her identity hidden behind a mask of feathers and jewels, Piper allows herself to experience the delicious pleasures that only the Grayson brothers can conjure within her. But soon she realizes it isn’t only her body that is in the game, but her heart as well.

“It isn’t like you would even see anyone you knew. The place is on a freakin’ island.” Famous last words!

Piper Crane has a decision to make. Does she continue to live her boring structured life or does she give in to what she really wants and become a submissive for two weeks to a complete stranger? It wouldn’t be much of a story if she stayed on the straight and narrow. So, of course, she takes a chance and joins her friend for two weeks at the Bre’zail Resort, where kink is always on the menu! If it wasn’t intimidating enough to be served up to one male dominant, Piper soon realizes that she is to be the sex slave to the four men whom already dominate her thoughts and now will have complete control of her body as well.

One of the things I really appreciated about Bittersweet was how Ms. Snow wrote Piper’s reaction to first seeing the Grayson brothers on the island. At one point Piper thinks to herself that if she hadn’t been wearing a mask she was sure she would have that “deer in the headlights” look on her face. The mask seems to serve a dual purpose of providing anonymity as well as a boost of courage for Piper. Ms. Snow’s writing is very vivid and I could almost feel Piper’s apprehension as well as her anticipation.

There were multiple times while they were on the island that I wanted one of the men to jerk her mask off and reveal her identity but that would have messed up the dramatic ending to the story. Want to know what happens? Read the book!! This little novella moves pretty fast from start to finish. I couldn’t put it down and was eager to get to the HEA. The title may be Bittersweet but the ending is anything but bitter and a whole lot of sweet!!

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