Review: On a Dare by Alyssa Fox

On a Dare by Alyssa Fox
Release Date: August 22, 2012
Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing
Pages: 24
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

On a dare from her good friend, Kaily Summers goes onto a BSDM dating site where she meets Master Jason who’s been mastering her body through a computer screen. In the safety of her home she can let loose and be herself. She can indulge in the fantasy without risking her heart or at least she thinks so. Now he’s set everything up to meet in person.

Jason had played with many subs since coming into the lifestyle. He’s never allowed anyone in his personal space, but something about her calls to him like no other. He’s certain he’s lost his mind, taking on one on-line, something he’s never done before. Some might call him crazy, but he feels the connection and wants her in his arms and life for good, but will their romance sizzle off the screen, or will they both end up heartbroken?


Review: This was a short read and as such, I may seem somewhat evasive when as I write this review. I do this because I don’t want to give anything away that’s a surprise ruin the book for the reader. I’ve read books by Sweet Cravings publishing before and I very much like their books. The stories are always sound, creative and entertaining to read. The editing is always on point as well which makes reading the book that much more entertaining for the reader. I don’t consider myself an expert on either subject, this is just my opinion.

Jason and Kaily are two damaged souls that find each other on line. They each have a past hurt that is hindering them from finding someone to love them and they each have had their own personal demons that they needed to get rid of in order to be able to move on and be in a stable loving relationship. They each have a hard time letting each other in emotionally, but want to very much. They both have to trust each other and themselves in order to make their relationship work.

Jason, the male protagonist is an alpha male through and through. He, in true dom form, takes things very slow with Kaily. He needs and wants to get to know her…but slowly. He wants to know her, what makes her tick, all of her habits, her likes and dislikes, what she does for a living. He wants to know it all. He’s getting to know his submissive. I really like that about him. He takes care to get to know her as a woman. He respects her. He takes care to move at her pace so as not to make her nervous or uncomfortable. For all this though, Jason is just as fragile as Kaily is emotionally and I love that about him. He has a vulnerability about him that just pulls at my heart and makes me want to like him even more.

Kaily is a woman who took a chance at finding happiness on line when happiness always seems to allude her. She wants to embrace her submissive side but isn’t sure if she’s ready, if she can trust Jason enough to do it. She’ll need to be able to trust Jason with everything that she is because as a dom he’ll accept nothing less. I’m getting goosebumps just thinking about it.