Discover a world of control and passion in this erotic novel from Eve Berlin. Follow Kara Crawford as she discovers the man of her dreams and explores her dark desires. Will she ever fulfil her most erotic fantasies?
'Berlin's got a knack for tight plotting and hot sex. A truly erotic romance that will keep readers squirming as they race toward the pitch-perfect climax.' - Romantic Times
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Black Lace - Desire's Edge by Eve Berlin 9 out of 10 (1 review) Write your own review
Reviewed: June 10, 2013 by SophieM, a Straight Single Female
Brought to you by the same author as ‘The Dark Garden’ but penned under a different name, ‘Desire’s Edge’ is the second instalment in the Pleasure Dome trilogy.
I haven’t actually read the first novel in the series, but as the main characters are different in each book it doesn’t so much follow on from it; the book can be read as a stand alone without any confusion.
If you are into reading novels containing extreme and intense BDSM play, then this novel won’t be for you. Although ‘Desire’s Edge’ is too, focused on BDSM play, the scenes in this novel are much, much softer; there are a couple of scenes within a BDSM club, but the majority of the sex scenes contain just some plain old spanking.
The book is well written, and the two main characters, Kara and Dante, are beautifully described and written about. They are strong and believable characters, and you can’t help but fall in love with them and their fears – well, at least I couldn’t! The one thing that kept grating on me throughout the book though was Dante's repeated use of calling Kara "My beautiful girl". But I must say that I really like that Berlin has written the book switching from both Kara and Dante’s P.O.V so that we get to see what goes on inside each of their minds when in the same situations.
Growing up unable to please her parents, Kara has craved and needed reassurance throughout her life. And now, after being dumped by her ex for wanting something ‘a little different’ in the bedroom, she is afraid of both rejection and being judged for her sexual desires. Dante on the other hand, has the need to always be in control in every aspect of his life, including the bedroom. He is a sexual dominant and has never become emotionally involved when playing out his fantasies with submissive women in the past. Only, when it comes to being with Kara he becomes fearful of the fact that he cannot control his growing feelings towards her.
Not only is this a soft BDSM novel, but it’s also intense, sexy, romantic and emotional with lots of twists and turns in the plot to keep you gripped and guessing what will come next. If it wasn’t for me being on holiday at the time of reading the book then I probably would’ve had it finished within a few days as I never wanted to put it down!
Without giving too much away, it is as clear as daylight that Kara and Dante are perfect for each other. The only question is, will they overcome their fears which have derived from their childhood so they can truly be together and get their happy ending?
- Well written book with great characters, and a plot that keeps you guessing.
- The repetition of the phrase 'My beautiful girl'
- Bottom line
- A fantastic read which I would definitely recommend!
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