Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Blog Tour: The Secret Life of a Submissive by Sarah K.

Author: Sarah K.
Publisher: HarperCollins
Date of publication: December 2012
Sarah K has a secret.

By day she’s a writer and level-headed single mother; by night she’s a submissive, surrendering herself to forbidden delights. But will she perform the most illicit act of all – falling in love?

When Max comes into Sarah’s life – charming, handsome and deliciously brooding – she can’t stop herself. Before long she has surrendered to him in every way: becoming his submissive, yielding her body to his every desire, powerless to fight his sensual temptations.

As Sarah pushes her mind and body to its limits, she begins to realise that she’s in too deep. Pleasure and pain have become her world. She’s addicted – to the adrenalin, to the sensation, to Max himself.

The Secret Life of a Submissive is written by a well published romance/erotica writer under a pseudonym.  Apparently, she had a very regular, if boring, love life and after her divorce, she decided to explore her BDSM fantasies.  I thought the book was very well written. Something I would expect from an established author.  I also thought the book was pretty honest.  In the epilogue, she tells us that some events have been changed and conversations have probably been embellished.  But, I figure that is to be expected.  

So, did I enjoy the book?  Yes, I did.   Even though I had a hard time wrapping my brain around why someone would chose to be a submissive.  I tried to go into the book with an open mind and not be judgmental   I know this is just one glimpse into the lifestyle.  As I said, I felt like I was reading an honest account of her experience.  I felt like she was being honest with herself about her own feelings and needs.  She admits that this book is not a manual , it's just a glimpse into the life based on her experience.  I definitely recommend this book.  While it isn't something I would choose for my life, it was an entertaining read.

About the author:
Can't say much...Sarah K. is a pseudonym....

1 comment:

trish said...

I thought it was really well written as well. It's interesting to get an honest glimpse into things like that.

Thanks for being on the tour! I'm glad you liked the book.