Review: Begging For It by Delilah Devlin

Begging For It by Delilah Devlin
Series: 1-800-DOM-help series
Release Date: May 3, 2011
Publisher:  Ellora’s Cave
Pages: 77
Source:  Publisher

She needs punishment…before she deserves pleasure.

Tragedy scarred TJ Lipton. Now the only way she can find pleasure is when it’s delivered with a heavy-handed dose of S&M. But finding a lover who can give her what she needs proves an elusive quest—until she finds the sex club Unfettered and a Dom named Cross McNally.

Cross understands all too well what drives TJ. He takes command of her body to give her everything she needs—restraint, the stinging kiss of a flogger, the thrill of a three-way—a sexual adventure that pulls her beyond her painful past and has her begging for more of his tender brand of domination.


Warning: This book has war and PTSD elements which are sometimes an issue with some readers.

Review:  Begging For It is definitely a book I will not forget. The characters had personality and I truly cared about them. TJ’s spirit yearns for forgiveness and compassion but she believes she deserves nothing but scorn and pain. From the very first pages I want to both hug her and scream at her. My first impression of Cross was very different. He seems to be a generally nice guy, trying really hard to do the right thing for someone he cares for very deeply. Cross has issues of his own to deal with, but he knows that he is exactly what TJ needs. I enjoyed reading Cross and TJ’s story very much because it was not a cookie cutter story with different names. The addition of Tanner in the mix is also very interesting but I don’t want to give too much away there. This is considered a novella but I did not feel that anything was missing and that to me is delightful. I sometimes find myself disappointed in shorter length stories because things are left out or skimmed over. That undeniably shows me how wonderful Delilah Devlin is in telling a great story.

This is my first 1-800-DOM-help novel but I know it will not be my last. I have already purchased two additional titles and can’t wait to read them. Ms. Devlin definitely has acquired a new fan.