Publisher: eXcessica Publishing
Genre: Erotic Romance
Heat Rating: 4
Twenty-eight-year-old Miller Smytheson has always had a secret aspiration: to experience rapacious intercourse through bondage play. She represses her fantasies and submits to the role of the good girl and responsible daughter to her father, William, by working with him at The Tiger’s Eye, a gallery specializing in erotic art.
One day she meets dazzlingly handsome Brit Colin Duncan. But Colin has a secret. He is involved in an operation known as the Cinderella Club, a club true to its doctrines of obedience.
When tragedy strikes, Miller is unwittingly pulled into a world of bondage and submission. She learns a sexually charged version of the Cinderella tale and embarks on a journey that takes her to the deepest depths of her fantasy. Although she is sent to live with sexy Thomas Roslyn, a man with secrets of his own, another man seeks to claim her. Miller’s adventure takes her from New York to London, France and Scotland.
Will she submit to a life with one beautiful man or another? And will she make the correct decision? Through sexual capture Miller seeks her True Master and attempts to ensnare her happily ever after in the process.
I’ll start out with an admission: this book intrigued me from the start. The description was compelling and involved, and it sounded like an unforgettable rollercoaster ride of emotion and potential heartache. I was eager to get started…
…and then it fell apart.
My largest issue with Cinderella Club was the lackluster, awkward, purple-prosey writing, which stood as a perfect example of show don’t tell. Characters were flat, almost caricatures, and the prose was bloodless, which made the book a chore to get through for this reader.
However, the novel does contain a great deal of steamy sexual encounters. If you’re looking for an involved work with ample bondage and numerous sex scenes, you’ll likely take more from this book than I did. It might be to some readers’ liking, but it wasn’t my cup of tea.
1 Tea Cup!