Book Tour Review: The Secret Life of A Submissive: A True Story by Sarah K

The Secret Life of A Submissive: A True Story by Sarah K
Release Date: March 26, 2013
Publisher:  HarperCollins
Pages: 289
Source:  book provided by publisher for review


Sarah K has a secret.

By day she’s a writer and level-headed single mother; by night she’s a submissive, living a real-life Fifty Shades of Grey that is thrilling beyond her wildest dreams.

But this is no fantasy: Sarah’s story is all true.

Daring, evocative and thrilling, but told with wit and honesty, this is an explosive account of life as a submissive, and of a secret world in which only a few dare to play.

When Max comes into Sarah’s life – charming, handsome and deliciously brooding – she can’t resist. She surrenders to him in every way: he is a dominant, and Sarah becomes his submissive, yielding her body to his every desire.

But as Sarah pushes her mind and body to its limits – performing acts E.L. James would blush at – she begins to realise that she’s in too deep. Pleasure and pain have become her world; she’s addicted to the adrenalin, to the sensation and to Max himself.

Now she’s in serious danger of giving in to the ultimate temptation: falling in love…


Review: This is not a book that tells you that you need to be into BDSM. Just a decision that one woman made to get into BDSM.

This a a book that I enjoyed reading. I have been thinking about the whole BDSM and wanting to know more about it. There are so many kinds out there and if it is something you want to do you need to find out more about it and what you will and won’t do. I really appreciate this author bringing out her life like this. I know that it couldn’t be easy.

In her book she tells what all started her research and what she did to get into the BDSM. Some things I couldn’t see myself doing. I have thought about the whole tying up and maybe spanking. I just think getting whipped with a cane would be too much for me. I enjoyed reading this book. The author did a wonderful job describing what she was feeling during every course of her education. I really didn’t like her husband all that much and I am glad that she found her someone that could give her what she wanted.

I was hoping that things would work out for Sarah and Max. I had to remember that this is a true life story not a romance novel that I love to get into and everything works out in the end. Sarah has found someone to love her and give her what she wants. She love to have vanilla in the mix. I just couldn’t see having the BDSM everyday in my life. That is something that you need to work out for yourself and your partner.

With reading this book my eyes have been opened up even more to the different sides. I know that you can never know how much you want to be in the lifestyle until you try it. It also is an experience on trust and if you can trust your partner to look out for you and make sure you are never hurt. I really commend the author for opening up and sharing what I know had to be a little hard.

This is not a self-help book that tells you what you need to do. It is the journey of one woman and what she wanted in her life. I recommend this book to people that wants to know about someone that has tried it and what they experienced and if it is for them.


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2 thoughts on “Book Tour Review: The Secret Life of A Submissive: A True Story by Sarah K

  1. Maria D. says:

    Thanks for the review – very interesting concept of the author telling her own story of how she got into BDSM

  2. I’m not interested in BDSM myself, but I find the idea of it interesting and would probably read this book more for personal curiosity than anything else.

    Thanks for being on the tour!

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