Friday, March 1, 2013

Review: Take Me, Break Me by Cari Silverwood

Take Me, Break Me
Pierced Hearts Series, Book One
By: Cari Silverwood
ISBN/ASBN: pending
Self Published
Genre: Contemporary BDSM
Format: eBook
Release Date: March 7, 2013
As a struggling independent film artist, Jodie thought that shock value might entice people to see her next project and she knew just who to get to help her with it.  She thought documenting herself enacting a capture fantasy with her sexy ex-lover, Klaus, as the captor would draw people in. With the rules signed and agreed upon, they embark on a journey neither knew how it would end. Jodie loans Klaus her ereader full of her favorite kinky stories as character reference since he is not a Dominant man by nature.  However, he has his own idea of research.
Four weeks, that was all she asked for, but neither was prepared for the changes that they would go through during this project.   As things do not start as planned and she sat in front of the camera, Jodie reveals that it’s just is not working.  With one statement, Klaus agreed and took matters into his own hands, changing the rules.  She needs to fear her captor, fear the consequences. So, when Jodie submits to Klaus and revels in the feelings that stir within, the fear is replaced with peace.  Trusting Klaus mind body and soul, she learns (rather quickly might I add) what the consequences of her actions are…good and bad.   So when their time comes to an end, neither of them are prepared for the outcome.
This story evoked so many emotions in me as I read into the wee hours of the morning on more than one night. I laughed. I cried. I gasped in shock and found that I hung on every word needing to know what would happen next. The emotional journey that Klaus and Jodie explore together could easily be any couple, anywhere.  Trust is so important when exploring BDSM, but safe, sane and consensual takes precedence above all else. Take Me, Break Me is a perfect title for this story.  Ms. Silverwood’s story evolves from fantasy into a way of life that is lived by many around the world.  I feel Cari was able to accurately get into the head of a Sadist and help the reader understand the need that drives them.  The book is written in alternating point of views which really allows you to embrace that transition Jodie and Klaus go through.

Michele gives this book


  1. This is soo going on my HAVE to read list!! I was NOT a fan of the Fifty Shades book.. the writing was poor and not an accurate depiction of that lifestyle. This seems to be much more what I want to read. Cannot wait

  2. This one is definitely a Must Read!