Tangled Truth by Delphine Dryden
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Length: Short Story (95 pgs)
Other: M/F, voyeurism, fetish, bdsm
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Nymphaea
Drew likes Eva. But he also likes to tie girls up for fun.
Eva likes Drew. But she keeps insisting ropes aren’t her thing.
When a friend’s fluke accident lands them in a bondage-themed photo shoot, however, Drew soon discovers why the lady doth protest too much. And Eva overcomes personal demons to discover a whole new world of freedom within the loving constraint of a well-tied rope.
Imagine what you can do with a little rope, a little ingenuity, and a lot of time...
This is my first book by Delphine Dryden, but it won't be my last. The writing flowed well and drew me in from page one. I wanted to get to know these characters and to really understand them. My understanding of rope play isn't as wide as it could be, but this book really opened my eyes--in a good way. There's an honesty and a trust in rope play--trust that the person won't go farther than the sub can stand and honesty in that in most cases the only barrier is the rope. I liked reading about it and seeing Eva's journey.
I have to admit, I thought the plot, based on the blurb, would be a lot more simple. I was pleasantly surprised and eager to finish the book. Drew is very much a dominant man. He's got to be in control, but when it comes to Eva, he's controlled AND totally aware of what she needs. Their connection really sizzled. Then there's Eva. She's a lot more complex than I'd figured and it worked well for the story. The twists at the end and the way she carried herself was great to read about.
Oh and the sex? Well, make sure you've got a fireproof screen. You'll be glad you did.
If you have a hankering for a hot read with a little rope for fun and satisfaction, read Tangled Truth. Four cherries, indeed.