Jarrod Bancroft: The Novel

Lizzie Ashworth
Jarrod Bancroft: The Novel
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Release Date
June 2014
BDSM, Erotic Romance, Ménage or more

It started innocently enough. A rich young man in search of adventure in sadistic humiliation. An older woman intent on her profession as dominatrix. Their crossed paths should have been six weeks of a purely business relationship.

But things never go as planned.

The story of Jarrod Bancroft becomes much more than scenes of extreme sexual kink. Hope rejected, regret and anguish, terror in captivity, and an awful truth about Jarrod's family emerge in this richly-presented series. Jarrod Bancroft's adventure reveals old lies, ugly threats, and the raw human need for love.

Book Review by Rachel's Willful Thoughts (reviewer)
Jul 26, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
108 people found the following review helpful
Typically, a story incorporating BDSM themes features a dominant male and a submissive female. Author Lizzie Ashworth flips that dynamic in JARROD BANCROFT: THE NOVEL, a compilation of five stories featuring Jarrod and Macie Fitzgerald.

As a reader with diverse tastes, I have found that I can read just about anything. With that said, JARROD BANCROFT: THE NOVEL took me places I had never imagined. The depths of punishment hit levels of extremes that might be uncomfortable for some readers. I kept reading simply to get a better understanding of Jarrod's motivation in allowing himself to be degraded and humiliated. While I understand that kink is a very personal thing, the acts depicted in the story seemed to emphasize the punishment aspect.

I was frustrated with Macie's character because she was unable to fully commit to her Domme responsibilities with Jarrod. The push/pull aspect made me like her much less as the story progressed. I had expected more of a relationship between Macie and Jarrod, but there was too much confusion.

With five parts, the storyline is broken down into stages. While I really wanted to form an attachment to the characters, it never happened. Instead, I found this to be a much different kind of student/teacher story than I had expected.
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