With This Collar by Sierra Cartwright

Publishied by Total-E-Bound Publishing ISBN 1781845832

With this CollarJulia Lyle will have nothing to do with domineering men, no matter how tall, dark, and sexy. But Dom Marcus Cavendish will be satisfied with nothing less than collaring the fiercely independent Julia.

Nothing could have shocked her more…

Julia Lyle is invited to her best friend’s wedding and is stunned when Lana kneels to accept her husband’s collar. When Julia starts to object, firm, relentless hands land on her shoulders. The man behind her threatens to turn her over his knee if she interrupts. She’s outraged, but there’s no doubt he’s serious.

After the ceremony, he offers her a glimpse into her friend’s lifestyle, if she’s brave enough to accept.

Master Marcus Cavendish is everything she doesn’t want in a man—dominant, self-assured and arrogant. So why can’t she resist him?

Telling herself that learning about the lifestyle will make her a better friend, Julia agrees to submit to Master Marcus, but only for the evening. Firm and unrelenting in his handling of her, he introduces her to his tawse and the pleasure/pain of a spanking delivered by a competent Dom. The experience unnerves her, making her question everything she thought she knew about relationships, and his forced orgasms leave her shattered.

No doubt the scene seduced her, and that makes her doubly determined to avoid him. She has fought hard for her freedom and vowed only to date nice men, and Master Marcus is anything but safe.

Marcus is undeterred. Julia is a natural sub. The way she responded to his touch, his voice, his punishment proved it. Now he has to convince her to yield to him, submitting to his tawse as she kneels to accept his collar.

A very interesting story.  I went through a phase of reading erotica and this was one of the ones that I chose.  And I am surprised to admit that I really enjoyed it.  Yes, there was erotica in it, but there was a lot of explanation about it too, without info-dumping.

Julia was shocked that her friend would submit to being someones “plaything”.  When Marcus explains to her that it was a loving relationship and that Lana is safe, she doesn’t believe him.  Julia was a strong character, and I loved that she had her own point of view.  It took a fair amount of persuasion from Marcus before Julia would give it a try – “just for the night”.

Marcus wanted Julia, he wanted to show her that submission was safe and healthy, yet he didn’t count on falling in love.  Domination and submission isn’t necessarily about sex, and Marcus was someone who didn’t fall in love easily.  But he is captivated by Julia and her resistance.

Marcus’ character is strong also, but he is willing to give Julia the space she needs to make up her mind, and make up her mind she does.

What people fail to realise is that Domination and Submission is about trust, communication and respect for each other.  If you want more information, then you need to read this book and the others in the series.

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