Monday, December 13, 2010

Review: Away From Me by Sophie Oak

Away From Me by Sophie Oak

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand Publishing
Genre: BDSM Romance

Heat Rating: 3



Shattered by the loss of his wife, Callum Reed is a man surrounded by rules designed to protect him. He has found the perfect submissive in Gaby Sullivan, until she breaks his cardinal rule.

After three years of perfect obedience, Gaby declares she wants love. Love isn’t in their contract, so Cal lets her go. But Gaby has a secret reason for leaving. When Cal discovers the truth, nothing will stop him from following her. On a secluded island paradise, Callum will do anything to prove he’s the perfect Master for his defiant, loving sub.

Clare C's Review

Sometimes a story comes along and socks you in the gut with the poignancy only true love can bring. Ms. Oak is a master at including the BDSM world in her works. In Away From Me, it isn’t a plot device or a shock to the system, it’s just a part of Callum’s and Gaby’s lives. The erotic scenes are light, as far as BDSM goes, but painfully sweet and ultimately heart-breaking.

The story centers on the pivotal issue in a good BDSM relationship—communication. Partners in a good D/s relationship must communicate openly and honestly with one another, which can only be done if each participant knows what he or she wants. Away From Me is about two people realizing what they want. Unfortunately, Gaby realizes it before Callum.

I love stories where both the hero and the heroine have strong personalities. I love stories where nobody compromises matters of the heart. I love stories that grab me from word one, sink their claws in, and never let go. This one made me, in turn, laugh, cry, gasp, and cheer. Carve out a good chunk of time because Away From Me isn’t a story you can put down until it ends. Thank you, Ms. Oak, for this wonderful novella.

5 Tea Cups and a Recommended Read!

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