Review: Enslaved by Shoshanna Evers

Enslaved by Shoshanna Evers
Series: Enslaved Trilogy (# 1)
Release Date: April 8, 2013
Publisher: Pocket Star
Pages: 160
Source: Book provided by the author for review

 

 

Elisabeth Anderson has seen Trevor and his friends at the infamous Manhattan BDSM club WhipperSnapper, where everyone calls them the BAD Boys, for “Billionaire Arrogant Doms.” The BAD Boys–Trevor Brooks, Marc Wilde, and Roman Chase–are aptly named; they’ve made money hand over fist due to their aggressive investing at the Brooks Wilde Chase Fund. These guys are so rich they can get away with anything, or so the rumors go.

Trevor gives Elisabeth full reign of his estate in Westchester, letting her do as she pleases. But Elisabeth’s never been good at being the quiet sub; she’s feisty and gets off on the punishments more than she does by pleasing Trevor.

Elizabeth can’t submit to Trevor the way he needs her to, so his friend and business partner (and fellow BAD Boy) Roman takes her in hand. But love triangles can have sharp edges…and somebody’s bound to get hurt.

 

Review:  The ultimate high for a slave is to be collared by a Master. When Elisabeth’s Master uncollars her and sends her to another Dom, her whole world falls apart.

She’s a masochist who desperately needs pain and she will do anything to ensure that it comes her way. Trevor is captivated by Elisabeth, but he realizes that before he can serve as her Dom, she needs to fully embrace pleasure. Trevor’s best friend, Roman, is a world class sadist who agrees to help with Elisabeth’s training. Will Elisabeth use her safe word and walk away? Will she fall for Roman’s darkness or thrive under Trevor’s care?

Shoshanna Evers takes readers deep into the BDSM lifestyle with Enslaved, the first in a three-part series. It delves into the psychological aspect of BDSM in a clear, straight-forward manner.

For readers who understand that some people must have pain in order to experience pleasure, this will be a fascinating read. It might not be quite as appealing to readers without a solid understanding of what the lifestyle entails.

Elisabeth is a complicated character who is searching for answers. As the story develops, the reader can easily see benefits of her being in a relationship with either Trevor or Roman. Rather than going with the expected ménage solution, the author serves up some surprises.

The result is a gritty, raw read that probes the fine line between pleasure and pain. This is a depiction of the BDSM lifestyle at its finest — not some watered down playtime exercise.

Evers has created a solid story line that will continue throughout the other two books — with more than a few kinks along the way.

 

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