Author: Kristal Baird
Genre: Erotica, BDSM
Source: Author in exchange for a honest review.
Published: July 19, 2012 by Xcite Books
Aspiring journalist, Cally Hammond, believes she is undercover to expose dominating company executive, Jake Stone. However, she has been duped by her real boss, into undergoing training to become sexually submissive.
Jake is an enthusiastic master who exposes Cally to bondage, correction, and submission to his will. The shocking experience re-awakens a dormant side of Cally’s personality which Jake can’t help reacting to.
But both have a mission to fulfil. Will they succeed, and what secrets will be exposed in the process?
I'm going to start off with my first impression of Jake Stone and that is he sure lives up to his name! Like Stone, he’s stubborn and unmovable. The other unflattering qualities that are Jake is abrasive, cocky, unbearable and harsh (I could keep going for quite a bit with my first impression here.) He’s without a doubt a VERY dominant (and sexy) male that keeps himself focused on the task at hand like a predator going for its prey. What Jake does for a living is he hires himself out as to train (or turn) women into the ultimate submissive. He uses a very quick and effective way to get the subs training to stick. He’s newest task is to train a beauty named Cally to appease her boss. Oh and thing is, he has to do so without making her aware exactly what he is and what he’s goal really is.
Cally is currently an intern for a big newspaper. She's a very sweet, determined and seemingly naive woman that knows how to handle men. Her boss gives her the perfect opportunity for advancement and to prove herself worthy by going undercover to expose the one and only Jake Stone. She snags the job hands down. But what she had to go through to prove herself worthy was (I saw as) unethical and an amazingly difficult feat. She’s so very determined to get higher up and become a full-fledged journalist that she does each and every single thing Jake asks of her. The question is... In the end, was it all worth it for her?
A definite roller coaster of emotions happening throughout the book and a shocking turn around that will have you thinking “no way! Did that just really happen?” You'll be very happy with the turn of events and those who deserved it received their just desserts (oh boy did they!)
I enjoyed all of the surprises Kristal put out there for her readers. Amazingly detailed (and hot) sex scenes that some will be amazed by and others may be appalled. There’s loads of spanking, submission, binding and blush worthy moments that are not for the faint of heart. That being said I suggest those curious about aspects of BDSM or someone in the mood for a different kind of (actual) story with anything but vanilla sex should be the ones to read it.
All in all I give it 3 1/2 stars. While I did enjoy it, I found the abrasiveness of both Jake Stone and Joseph Mathers (Cally's boss) to be a bit much at times. But truly adored the characters Katherine and Cally (two women after my own heart) and the way they both took charge :)