The Rebel - Part One

Marie Savio
The Rebel - Part One
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Hot Earth Publishing
Release Date
December 2017
Book 1 of The Rebel
BDSM, Erotic Romance

Ambitious New Yorker Sara - stressed out at work, bored with her routine and feeling less than fulfilled - needs an outlet. She decides to liven things up by pursuing her interest in bondage and BDSM for the first time. But she doesn't realize that by taking her first tantalizing steps into a world she's always fantasized about, she's putting her private and professional lives on a path towards a devastating collision.

Dominant Ben feels like no one really gets him - and his bad reputation doesn't help. People say he's a sadist: secretive and dangerous. Some even whisper he's involved with a mysterious but increasingly influential political group called Citizen Consumer - which uses questionable tactics to build its movement and recruit anti-capitalist radicals throughout the five boroughs.

A sexual connection so strong it erases all sense of caution brings Sara and Ben together - and threatens to derail not only their lives and careers, but also the balance of power in the world's greatest city.

Book Review by Gabrielle Sally (author,reviewer)
Dec 24, 2017   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
67 people found the following review helpful
THE REBEL - PART ONE by Marie Savio is an interesting story and I believe this is Ms. Savio's first publication, so massive bonus points for telling a great tale. As the summary indicates, Sara needs an outlet to alleviate stress and rather than reverting to her old party days, she'd rather step into the forays of BDSM. I really enjoyed the mix of timely social media sites to place readers in the narrative.

Likes: The environment is a primary focus to the story. The blend of backstory with the development of the couple's relationship works really well. I really like Sara as a female lead. She's strong, focused, dedicated, and a fabulous masochist. Ben is on the edgy side and they seem to work well together. Their sexual chemistry is off the charts.

Dislikes: There were some continuity issues that threw off the pace of the story. The BDSM checklist went on for too many pages and the author could have simply summarized the highlights without giving us everything since the actual contents weren't pertinent to the story.

Keep in mind, "Part One" is in the title, so it's safe to expect a bit of a cliffhanger but I was not put off by it, in fact, it has me itching to read Part Two.
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