Ellora's Cave Taboo
Contemporary BDSM Interracial
Rating: 4 Cups
Ted Basel is a no-holds-barred dominant who accepts nothing but complete and unquestioning submission from his bottoms. He has only slightly more patience for "gutter language" than he does with dishonesty. His reputation is so formidable in the BDSM scene other Doms send their intractable submissives to him for training.
Jo Nehr is a headstrong woman determined to find a Dom who can help her sort out her issues with men. Her best friend suggests immersion therapy at the hands of a Dom, given her own success with the lifestyle. When Ted refuses Jo's initial request, she engages in a little constructive stalking, seeking another Dom in Ted's own club.
By signing the "Full Monty" release form, which indicates she is prepared for any scene no matter how extreme, she draws the attention of every Dom and sadist at Ted's BDSM resort. To prevent a horrible situation, Ted finally relents. His rules are simple, but she cannot bring herself to give him the disclosure he demands. Now he must sort through the web of betrayals, lies and half-truths to protect his infuriating, charming, beautiful submissive.
Required Surrender is a well-written, captivating story with boldly-drawn characters. Overall, this book suffers only from one major flaw– believability. The underlying logic of Jo's motivations for seeking out a Dom is not adequately discussed in the story. Despite this apparent flaw, Required Surrender is well worth the readers’ time, even if they should know beforehand this book does contain potentially triggering material. Fans of this book will undoubtedly want to seek out the other books in the Surrender series.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More