Friday, 10 July 2015

Book review - Corporal Domination by Cassandre Dayne (m/m BDSM) 3/5stars

Corporal Domination by Cassandre Dayne 
M/m BDSM romance 
3/5 stars 


Dominating a powerful man isn’t easy…

Sometimes corporal punishment is needed

Kade Thompson is sick and tired of working sixty-plus hours a week. After all, he’s only an accountant, not a surgeon. For many he’s considered powerful and a sought-after catch, yet he hasn’t obtained all he hungers for. However, earning a six-figure income has allowed him to indulge in his every desire, including toys and rather kinky bouts of sin. He also enjoys an on-again, off-again push-and-shove relationship with his boss, Trevor Willis. While the sex is passionate, he craves being dominated by the six foot six god, but Trevor doesn’t seem interested. Tired of playing games, he’s ready to break off their relationship until an invitation to meet for a drink at The Peeping Hole—a mysterious and very exclusive club—has him more than curious.

When he finds out the club offers every aspect of kink, he’s breathless with excitement. As Kade waits for Trevor’s arrival, he’s given an offer he can’t refuse and one that might sate his every craving—if he will submit to the man behind the mask. Unfortunately what goes on behind the hallowed doors is required to stay a sensuous mystery. But can they keep up their end of the bargain and one forged in a touch of black magic? Only Alexander knows. Ssshhh… No peeping.

I am Alexander—a teacher, a scoundrel, a voyeur and a true entrepreneur. In my world there’s little left to the imagination. That is if you dare to taste what only I can offer. Welcome to The Peeping Hole, where every fantasy you’ve ever desired will come true. Leave your inhibitions at the door and join us. But you must remember, whatever happens here stays here, and trust me, I will know…


I really liked the sound of this book, but sadly it didn't really work for me. I didn't hate it, but unfortunately I didn't love it either.  I knew before I read it that it was a short book, so that wasn't really the issue. The main problem was that no matter how hard I tried, I just couldn't connect with the two main characters. It's hard to pinpoint exactly why that was, but I just couldn't make myself care about them or their relationship. It may just be that the book wasn't for me and others may love it. The BDSM scenes were really hot though, and that's what the three stars are for.

Kade and his boss Trevor have had a on again off again relationship for a while now, but Kade needs more commitment from his workaholic boss.  He also wants a D/s relationship with Trevor, he needs to submit to his partner to feel complete, but Trevor doesn't seem interested. Kade is thinking about ending their relationship when Trevor surprises him with a gift - an invitation to a magical, exclusive BDSM club where he'll be trained to be Trevor's perfect submissive. 

There are elements to this story that I really liked - I love the hints of magic at The Peeping Hole, the BDSM scenes are detailed and well written and Alexander is an intriguing character.  This is a hot, quick read that readers of gay BDSM erotica may enjoy but sadly I can only give it three stars.

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

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