Iron Dominance by Cari Silverwood
Publisher: Loose Id
Genre: Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full Length (185 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, Anal Play, Toys, Spanking
Rating: 4 Cherries
Reviewed by Gladiolas
Raised from childhood as an assassin, Claire finds her world knocked off kilter when Theo Kevonis, a rich, ex-Air Corp nobleman, rescues her from an airship crash. Being a soldier of a hostile nation she cannot reveal her identity, but Theo sinks his steely Dom fingers into her heart and soul, showing her the pleasures to be found in surrendering to his touch. Captivated, Claire cannot help but bind herself in lie after lie rather than risk losing the one man who’s ever loved her.
When her loathsome commander returns from the dead, her deceit is uncovered. Somehow, Claire must find a way to win back Theo's trust and destroy the man who threatens them both.
Iron Dominance is a sultry, wickedly enthralling story. Ms. Silverwood has done an excellent job combining steampunk and erotic romance, creating a world that is vivid and lush. The protagonists, Theo and Claire, come to life on the page. From start to finish, their journey from strangers to lovers captivates and entertains. Likewise careful attention is devoted to secondary characters, who add depth and richness to the story.
Claire is the perfect heroine. Strong when she needs to be, tender when the time calls for it. Although her origins make her different than others, she finds a way to trust in others, something she’s never believed possible. Aiding her in her explorations is Theo, a commanding, sexy dominant who knows exactly what he desires in and out of the bedroom. Their chemistry is off the charts and pulls the reader into their world, their passions, and their growing adoration for each other.
Ms. Silverwood has a writing style that is a pleasure to read. Iron Dominance moves at a quick pace with nary a lull, making the book impossible to put down. Although the book is a BDSM romance, emotion is the foundation of the story. Suspense builds tension between the protagonists, especially as Claire is forced to come clean about her past and trust Theo to understand her motivations.
Fans of steampunk will devour Iron Dominance. Those curious about this new genre in erotic romance need look no further.