May 4, 2010
PAGAN & PEN REVIEWTitle: Her Master’s Gift
Author: Dena Celeste
Publisher: Noble Romance Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Length: 41 pgs.
Other: BDSM, M/F, M/F/F, whipping, spanking, voyeurism, exhibitionism
Pagan & Pagan Elements: no
Reviewed by: Violet Harper
About The Book: Now that Katie's been collared, she's settling quickly into life with her master, Sam. But she thinks she's ready to expand her experiences and he's quick to help. In fact, Sam has a special gift planned that is sure to delight her, if only she can gather the courage to move beyond the past and accept it without regrets.
The Review: This is easily one of the best BDSM stories I’ve ever read. I love the way the characters are developed, and the way their relationship is portrayed. Katie is a real woman, a strong woman who knows what she wants. Sam is an enviable Dom who makes sure Katie gets what she needs to grow emotionally. Dena Celeste portrays the D/s relationship in a completely realistic light, including scenes where Sam and Katie do the everyday, mundane things people do in relationships, like have breakfast and discuss their day. The sex scenes are erotic, sensual, and romantic. Because it is a short story, we are only treated to glimpses, but it is enough for us to see how completely Sam and Katie love one another.
I’m a sucker for a great love story, and this is definitely one of the best I’ve encountered. Sam takes care of Katie. He makes sure she has what she needs, from a chat with a friend to a session in the playroom to help her work past her fear, so that she can successfully pursue the things she wants in life. I loved that he wasn’t threatened by her attraction to women, that he encouraged her to embrace all the sides of her sexuality without fear, guilt, or regret. At the end of the day, isn’t that what we all want from a life partner—someone who helps us be a better version of ourselves?
This is the second story by Dena Celeste I’ve read and liked. I’m definitely a fan, and I’m looking forward to more from her.
Pagan Elements: None
Cover (Rated 1-10): 9—Wow. Two pairs of sexy female legs and a masculine pair of feet. I’m not a huge fan of feet, but I am a huge fan of BDSM and this cover definitely announces its intentions. The ‘G’ in ‘Gift’ is made from a coiled whip. This cover would entice me to pick this book up and never put it down.
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