Review: The Submissive’s Secret by Natalie Dae

The Submissive’s Secret by Natalie Dae
Release Date: October 24, 2013
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing
Pages: 49
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

Lori must prepare herself for the flogging of her life.

Lori has been keeping a secret from her friends. She’s being taught the lifestyle by a Swedish Dom, Jaska. Soon it’ll be time for him to let her go, but there’s one issue. She’s fallen in love with him and he doesn’t know it. With two secrets on her mind, plus knowing her relationship with Jaska will soon end, Lori isn’t sure what to do. Their play enthrals her, and she’s found it’s the only thing that makes her feel alive. She has one last scene she’d like to act out with him—and that’s a good and painful thrashing with a tawse.

Jaska collects her and whisks her away to his home. His dungeon is a place Lori feels immediately at ease in, and when she spies the flogging horse, she knows she has to climb aboard. And when she does, she discovers that what she’s experienced with him up until that point is eclipsed by pleasure and pain so great she doesn’t even know her own name…


Review: The Submissive’s Secret by Natalie Dae is not part of a series but I wish it was. I chose this book because of how mysterious the blurb sounded. I was intrigued especially when I found out it was only 49 pages long.

Lori has kept her involvement in BDSM and being trained by Jaska a secret. Its hard to tell why she kept it. What is easy to see is she does not want to give him up and will do whatever she needs to keep him. She comes across as rather desperate. To me it might have been easier if she communicated her desires to him.

Jaska is a hot and sexy Swedish man who is also a Dom. I did not get a good feel for the man but the Dom seems responsible and extremely intelligent. I got the feeling that he knew of Lori’s feeling. The chemistry between Jaska and Lori is blistering. The sex scenes were hot. These two have no trouble in bed together.

I found this book to be well written with the main characters interesting and realistic. My only issue is that I wish it was more flushed out to get a better feel between Lori and Jaska. Overall this is a great story, one that I enjoyed reading on a dreary afternoon.