When Faris steps into his friend and mentor’s inner sanctum, he doesn’t expect to find Stella—a leather-clad Dominatrix. He can only watch as Ulric, the most powerful man in the sector, drops to his knees and throws himself at Stella’s mercy. Faris must decide whether to walk out the door, leaving his friend behind, or to put himself into the hands of a woman who demands nothing less than his absolute surrender. Ulric knows Faris holds himself responsible for the devastating attack on the colony outpost. If Faris doesn’t learn how to forgive himself, the young man will be on the road to emotional disaster.
His only hope is to convince Stella to bring Faris into their lives as another submissive. Ulric must now put his feelings for Stella on the line while holding tight to the man he desperately wants beneath him.
I’ve never been one that was interested in the whole BDSM scene and I can’t say that I’m at all interested in it now but I did find it very interesting to read about in this story. My eyes kept getting bigger and bigger the more I read on in this story because I couldn’t for the life of me put myself into Stella’s shoes and do what she does with Ulric…and then Faris.
The story centers around Ulric, Stella and Faris. Faris holds himself responsible for an attack that was made on their colony and Ulric wants to help his friend get over it all by bringing him into the inner sanctums of his home. To the outside world, Ulric is this big, strong man who takes orders from no one. He’s sure of himself and he’s capable of keeping everyone safe but when he sheds that coat and enters Stella’s domain, his every move caters to Stella. He is her slave and she is his master.
Stella is sure in her role as Ulrics master, she knows what is expected of her and she knows how to take care of Ulric and she genuinely cares for him. There are roles that are played and Stella is strict in playing them and with the introduction of Faris into their little game, it throws the whole dynamic and Stella, off. The story centers around this. She has to go back and re-do the work she’s done on Ulric and then she needs to train Faris.
The story was short but I was very much intrigued by what was going on. I think it was mostly due to the fact that I was interested in seeing this kind of world come to life. I have no idea if this is the norm in a BDSM relationship but it was interesting to see anyway. It was a pretty good read and though it was a short read, it was still pretty good and hecka steamy.
Grade: 3.5 out of 5
This book is available from Ellora’s Cave. You can buy it here in e-format.