Review: Passion’s Training by Cara Carnes

Passion’s Training by Cara Carnes
Series: Pleasure Brigade (# 3)
Release Date: March 30, 2012
Publisher:   Ellora’s Cave
File Size: 249 KB
Source:   book provided by the publisher for review

What happens in The Brigade stays in The Brigade…Viviana Marks crashes the annual Brigade masquerade with one mission—submitting to Chief of Security, Stryker. She isn’t about to pass up this opportunity to dabble in her BDSM fantasies with one of the best Doms around.Returning from a mission, Lance is surprised to discover an unknown woman posing as a former submissive of his. Curious, he assists Stryker in taking control of the sweet bundle of curves, sensuality and attitude.

Viviana soon finds herself in a two-week training session with the two men, who are determined to unleash her darkest desires and awaken a need she’s ignored too long. When the time draws near to decide whether to continue her journey of sensual discovery, the true test is whether the tentative trust she’s built with the two Doms is enough to overcome her bitter past.


Review: Passion’s Training is the third book in the Pleasure Brigade by Cara Carnes. I choose this book because the summery sparked an interest. I wondered if this book could live up the summery.

Viviana masked who she was to avoid her brother to gain entry to the club. Unknown to her, the Master’s name she is using is present looking for her. Viviana is a strong and intelligent woman that outside the bedroom can command a presence. Lance is a Dom at the Brigade. Stryker is the man that Viviana was in search of.

I am not fond of having a different name for the submissive when they are in a scene. In this book, it was done with tact and care. This book while it was just over one hundred pages it felt much longer than it was. I enjoyed the chemistry between the three characters. I do wonder what will happen long term between these three.

I loved the epilogue! It was a teaser for the next book. I also enjoyed how the author intertwined the stories from prior while telling this story.

I loved this book. While this book is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone. The only thing that I would of liked resolved would have been the long term issues between these three. Overall, this was a great addition to the series and I cannot wait until the next book in the series!