Monday, 12 September 2016

Book review - Communication Skills by Minxie Wells - 4/5 stars

Communication Skills by Minxie Wells
BDSM erotica 
4/5 stars 


Novelist and competitive board game player, Kira, sits down opposite her Scrabble opponent, Grahame Gaines, a few moments after the buzzer rings. Little does she know that A-P-O-L-O-G-Y is more than his first word of the game; it is also her first sense that Grahame is less an opponent than the Dom she’s been hoping to meet to help her explore her hidden submissive urges.

When this kinky and ultra-wealthy corporate magnate spots her again during her introductory visit to a local S&M club, he offers up his services as a mentor to indoctrinate her into the world of sexual slavery, and her lessons in Communication Skills begin.

During their visit to a private Manhattan sex parlor, Grahame has a catsuited Dutch Domme and her harem of slave girls put a reluctant and defiant Kira through her paces, using fetish wear, bondage, canes, floggers, dildos and an introduction to bisexuality, to ensure that Kira will be adequately prepared to serve her Master--but only should she prove pleasing enough for his collar. Kira slowly learns that serving Grahame is far more rewarding than winning any word game.


Communication Skills is a great BDSM romance with a unique setting - the world of competitive Scrabble tournaments. I really enjoyed the storyline and there were some fabulously steamy sex scenes which I loved. I couldn't decide whether to rate this four or five stars, but in the end I decided to give it four stars because I had a few problems with the hero/Dom. He was an intriguing character but I struggled to connect with him as I didn't feel that I really knew him. That's the only little negative I found with this book though, everything else was great. The author's writing is slick, the story flowed well and it is a fun, sexy read.

Kira first meets Grahame when he's her opponent at a scrabble tournament, and his air of dominance brings out her natural submissive side. She's surprised to run into him again when curiosity leads Kira and her friends to explore a BDSM club. Grahame offers to mentor Kira and he introduces her to the world of dominance and submission. 

There are some unique and imaginative BDSM scenes in this book - and boy oh boy are they steamy! I especially enjoyed Kira and Grahame's scrabble game at the end of the book, this was the best part of the book for me. Overall I really enjoyed this story and I will definitely look out for future work from this author. Communication Skills receives four out of five stars.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.

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