- Decadent Publishing
- Release Date
- July 2011
- Book 1 of Sypricon Masters
BDSM, Erotic Romance
Planetary Deputy Chief Marshal Selene Orasova is looking for a reminder pleasure still exists in the universe. Fresh off her latest case, she heads to Tawse, a BDSM club on the planet Sypricon. However, upon her arrival she finds the club almost empty as nearly all the staff has been hired out for the night. Disappointed, she starts to leave, only to walk face first into a wall of muscle.
Vaughn, one of the few Doms at the club Selene hasn't been under the command of, is immediately intrigued by the hard edged cop. A few instructions and she's easily under his guidance. However, Vaughn quickly discovers Selene has a problem relinquishing total control. She likes to top from the bottom and that isn't something Vaughn will stand for. Determined to correct her, Vaughn pushes her limits with a little impulse control.
Aug 30, 2011 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
266 people found the following review helpful
IMPULSE CONTROL is the first book in Sara Brookes' Sypricon Masters Series. It's short and serves as an introduction to the sci-fi series but leaves you wishing there was more. Ms Brookes grabs readers with one of the best first lines I've ever seen: "Today was the cherry on top of a shitty week sundae" and then moves you quickly through a BDSM exchange worth reading.
After finally catching a serial killer, Deputy Chief Marshal Selene Orasova heads to Tawse, a BDSM club on the planet of Sypricon, seeking a reminder that pleasure still exists in the universe. She's disappointed when she finds the club nearly empty but when she moves to leave, she runs into Vaughn, the man she was "unconsciously" hoping to see. It was a bit strange – I wasn't sure if she wanted to find him but didn't want to say it or if she really didn't know what she truly desired but others did and it took me awhile to determine whether the two knew each other and how well.
Anyway, Vaughn is one of the few Doms Selene has yet to match up with and he's immediately intrigued by the hard edged reputation as an important deputy with their planet's protective force. After just a few minutes with Selene, Vaughn quickly discovers she likes to "top from the bottom" but he is determined not to let that happen. Determined to dominate her and certain it's what she really needs, Vaughn pushes Selene's limits with some impulse control.
As a reader, I felt rather ambivalent about the characters. I neither really liked nor disliked either, which left me feeling a bit uninvested. Although Vaughn does fit into my alpha male criteria – dominant, sexy, and still caring – and Selene has the strength I like to see in a heroine. And I always like the theme of giving up control to gain more freedom in BDSM books so overall, it was a good read.
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