The Dom's Dilemma

Raven McAllan
The Dom's Dilemma
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Evernight Publishing
Release Date
March 2015
Book 5 of Dommissimma
BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance

What are two Doms to do when their daughter wants to experience the lifestyle? Set her up with a sadist, of course. 
Claudio Martakis is the best at what he does, and he will get her to see sense. What happens however when Seonagh finds a sadist is just who she is looking for? 

Will there be a happy ever after—or Dom wars at dawn?
Be Warned: BDSM, sex toys, spanking

Book Review by BookAddict (reviewer)
Sep 20, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
154 people found the following review helpful
Ever wonder what happens when those in the lifestyle have children? What happens when the child wants to also enter into the BDSM lifestyle? How do the parents respond?

Seonagh is interested in BDSM and she wants to go to the same club her two fathers patron. Her fathers, two dominants, are a bit squicked out. Still they want to support their daughter and they figure they can convince her out of the lifestyle by setting her up with a hardcore sadist dom, Claudio.

I must provide a bit of baseline for my review. It must be that my definition of an experience of hardcore and sadist is not the same as the author. This is why there's a bit of a discrepancy for me. The sadists I know in real life scare me. They are all into edge play and mind fuck. They are intense and blood play is almost always involved. At one point I'm sure these dominants practiced SSC. That is long gone and sometimes they are past RACK. For me, Claudio is not a sadist. He's not even much of a dominant. It could be the way he is described. It would be better if there are scenes showcasing Claudio's sadistic side. Because all evidence shows he's more of a sensual sadist. There is nothing wrong with being a sensual sadist. My expectations of what would occur in this book are completely different than what takes place. If you are looking for a hardcore sadist, this is not the book for you. If you are looking for a sweet dominant introducing a young girl into the lifestyle gently, this is the book for you. The BDSM in this store is light and just okay. They are all plausible scenes. They do come across as scenes which were researched, not experienced.

From a writing perspective, the dialog between the characters is a bit off. It's perhaps a bit cheesy. It's dialogue if overheard in real life would make an eavesdropper bust out laughing. This first one is Claudio to Seonagh.

"What do you mean, my kitten? And until you say red, no dice, no go, goodbye, I'll call you that. Okay?" (pg. 35)

"Ready?" [Claudio]

"Ready, with the deeee after the red." [Seonagh] (pg. 38)

Some of the metaphors are a bit jarring.

"The next swat on her other butt cheek was harder and the pain radiated out like a bitch with PMT." (pg. 38)

PMT? Or is it PMS? Pain radiates out like a bitch with PMS? Not sure this makes sense. The following descriptions just make me scratch my head.

"And her pussy muscles didn't know whether to relax, tighten or do 'the dance of the cheese grater up my ass crack thong'." (pg. 39)

"More, please Sir, ahhh." She didn't give a monkey's if it was protocol, wrong, right or indifferent. She had to ask. (pg. 41)

The story concept is cute with parents helping their child into the lifestyle. Is this a plausible response from parents? Possibly. The dynamic between Claudio and Seonagh is amusing, especially their speech patterns and vocabulary. The BDSM is light. The conflict is tame. The resolution is sweet. Recommended for erotic readers who enjoy a light kinky read.
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