Dominion: The Ultimatum

Katy Swann
Dominion: The Ultimatum
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Totally Bound
Release Date
January 2015
BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance

Once a submissive, always a submissive, right? Maybe she needs a little reminder.

Frankie Hamilton is stunned when her husband, Jake, gives her an ultimatum-either she goes with him to a country hotel for the weekend or he'll leave her. In an attempt to save her troubled marriage she agrees to go.

But Dominion is no ordinary hotel. During the week it's an upmarket conference center, but at weekends it becomes an exclusive BDSM hotel. This particular weekend it's Vanilla Spice, where those new or returning to BDSM can explore their fantasies in a safe and decadent environment.

When Jake asks her to submit one more time, Frankie is initially outraged. After all, it's been two years since their D/s dynamic ended and she's no longer a submissive. Is she? She still loves Jake and doesn't want to lose him so she agrees, even if it's just to prove that she's now as vanilla as the ice cream in their freezer.

But Frankie is soon reminded of how delicious it feels to kneel at her Master's feet. Her fondness for punishment and a good spanking leaves her begging for more. And when their old friend and owner of Dominion, Marco Alessi, offers to use her as the subject for a rope demo she's finally forced to face up to her kinky needs.

But that's not the only thing she has to come to terms with. Beneath her tough exterior lies a grief that has been buried for two years. As her submission starts to melt the icy core inside her heart, it sets off a chain of events and emotions that could either make her marriage stronger than ever or completely destroy it.

Book Review by Rachel's Willful Thoughts (reviewer)
May 06, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
215 people found the following review helpful
An ultimatum may not be an expected way to start a book, but that is exactly what Frankie Hamilton faces in Katy Swann's DOMINION: THE ULTIMATUM.

Frankie's husband, Jake, tells her to go with him on a weekend trip or he will leave her. What Frankie doesn't realize is the hotel is hosting a BDSM event. She and her husband left the kinky lifestyle behind two years ago.

From restraints to flogging, the author hits on a variety of BDSM elements. There's some ménage action, but it is integrated well into the storyline. What drew me to the story was how effectively the author used BDSM as a therapeutic resource. Until Frankie once again experienced the freedom of submission, she didn't realize how important a role it played in her happiness. It was refreshing to see the kinkier aspects of the lifestyle given credit rather than being bashed.

For those readers who may not be familiar with a Dom/sub relationship, this would be an excellent introduction. What may have started out as an ultimatum turned into the beginning of an exciting new chapter in their lives.
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