Review: The Dom with a Safeword
Author: Sorcha Black, Leia Shaw, Cari Silverwood
Publisher: Wicked Cucumber Press
Genre: M/F/F, BDSM, Erotic Romance
Q appeases her best-friend Sabrina by accompanying her on a ghost hunt to an abandoned house, but little did they know that it wasn’t empty. She can’t say no to Sabrina, not ever. So when they find themselves staring face-to-face with the handsome renter, the girls are unable to convince him to let them snoop about, even after Sabrina flashes her paranormal investigators badge. Q can’t help but chuckle at Sabrina. They were the closest of friends, and Q wished it was more.
Fresh out of a bad relationship with Dom that wanted Q as a 24/7 slave, she was happy with whatever Sabrina would allow between them. They lived together and yet couldn’t be more different, but you know what they say about opposites. Sabrina was like sunshine and rainbows, and Q with her darkness and Goth, but the girls dance around a mutual interest. With an extra ticket to a Slipknot concert, Q takes Sabrina shopping for something more appropriate than a frilly sundress. Sabrina’s flirtations with Q take things to a new level within the confines of a dressing room. Decked out in her vinyl and PVC, Sabrina shows Q some skin and sass. When Q finds herself injured at the concert, it is none other than the handsome homeowner, Jude that is her hero.
A chance meeting at a coffee shop leads to a very open conversation between Q and Jude that just so happens to include Sabrina. They plot and scheme to get Sabrina alone with them. Jude, a very private man that belongs to the local BDSM club, is a Dom without a submissive and Q is a submissive without a Dom and that leaves them with a very sassy brat on their hands. With a summertime arrangement between the three of them, no one was prepared for their hearts to become involved, but when it does who will be left standing.
I absolutely fell in love with these characters. Their intrapersonal relationships were real and honest. The complexity of loving more than one person and sharing them with another can be difficult at best. Cari and I had more than one conversation about these characters and how we related to them, who we loved and why. The alternating point of views helped shed insight into the emotions that some were afraid to share openly. And let’s not forget the sex people; Jude commanded respect, but dayum…what a treat they got in return for their submission. Being a brat of Jude's one role that I would love to have. Sabrina’s constant worry of what other people thought instead of what her heart was telling her made me want to cuff her to the scaffolding myself ;) Now Q, and yes you do find out what it stands for, she truly was the most vulnerable of the three. The switch gave her freedom, but at what cost? She just wanted to be loved and it was heartbreaking to watch at times.
The scene in which the title comes from made me giggle. One never looks at the other side of the coin. These ladies did an amazing job collaborating on this book and I am happy to report there will be a sequel. Bravo Ladies!
Michele gives this book