BDSM Science Fiction
Rating: 4 cups
Athena Rochan has successfully run her father’s company in his absence for a long time. She lives a life that most women in her society can only dream about. Instead of being some man’s wife and sexual slave, she has quite a bit of freedom, but all that is about to change.
Barik Lugaran is a trainer hired by Athena’s father to teach her how to be a proper Eclecian wife. At first he thinks Athena is just another bored little rich girl, but it is not long before he begins to alter his opinion of her.
When Athena’s father, a general, finally returns from fighting in the war, he is not pleased with Athena at all and in fact blames her mother for allowing her too much freedom. He gives her an ultimatum, either she willingly signs a contract for 90 days training by Barik in how to be a proper wife and then submits to the husband he chooses for her, or she will be cut off and never allowed to see her mother again. Utterly furious, but not willing to lose contact with her mother, she signs the contract and is then taken off planet for her training. At first, she is very ticked off, but it is not long before what started out as just training and hot sex becomes something more.
This is one hot tamale of a story! Whew, I think my eyebrows are permanently stuck in my hair about now. Honestly, I was not too happy with the way Barik treated Athena in the beginning of the story, and was in fact quite horrified on her behalf. However, as the story progressed, and the sex got even hotter, the emotions began to shine through and I found myself glued to the pages. This is a very well-written erotic romance that I am more than happy to recommend.
Warning: This book describes BDSM practices, including but not limited to sharing of the woman with other men, flogging, and dubious consent. It is not for the faint of heart.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More