Are you ready to submit in Subordination by Katie Ashley!
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When Sophie Jameson first became a domme at Club 1740, it was more out of financial necessity than it was for personal pleasure and sexual exploration. But over the years as she rocked her leather corsets and boots while wielding every crop and flogger imaginable, she grew to love the thrill and adulation that her clients brought her. But all along, her path in life and her heart was with a different profession—one she was planning to embark on at the summer’s end.
And then he changed everything. Tall, dark, impossibly built—William was the complete opposite of whatever image a male sub conjured up. After all the subs, Sophie finally felt true lust and desire. Although he was the proud stallion who needed breaking, he became the one to make her break all her rules and let down all her walls.
But it was just supposed to be for that one night, but an accidental encounter days later outside Club 1740’s protected walls had the two seeing each other in a different light—as simply Sophie and William, not Domme and sub. While they should have parted ways, they couldn’t. While they should never have gone back to her place, they did.
And that simple mistake has a serious price for both of them.
I was strangely nervous about starting this book. I really can’t tell you why except to say that sometimes reading about BDSM and sex clubs can get a little tiresome. I’m aware that sounds ridiculous, but it’s true. NOT THIS BOOK. I wasn’t tired of Katie’s writing after 30% or 100% – Subordination was an quick read for me that focused way more on love than on submission and I completely fell for it. I could have kissed Katie’s boots. 😉
Sophie’s been acting as a Domme for five years in order to make enough money to care for her father who suffers from a debilitating disease. That fact alone tells you just the kind of person she is: selfless, loving, and willing to take on any challenge. While she never sexually interacts with her clients, she emotionally cares for them. Until William.
When she sees William from across the club, everything shifts just a little on its axis. She’s suddenly attracted to him. She’s desperate to play – and she never wants to just play. One night isn’t enough, but then suddenly one night becomes too much. Too risky.
Sophie bounces back and forth in the relationship badminton game while William knows exactly what he wants and he’s willing to do whatever is necessary – or risk whatever is necessary – to get it. I completely understood why Sophie was so nervous, that wasn’t the issue, but her oscillation and unwillingness to accept what was good for her contradicted her personal character traits of strength and control. Translation: she drove me crazy sometimes, but I still liked her.
Sophie’s not a true Domme though and William is most definitely a sub – or are they? This book allows us to transcend titles and labels and focuses purely on love. There’s conflict, romance, and sweet personal relationships that develop with ease. I was ready to submit to William the second Sophie spotted him in the club, even though he doesn’t swing that way. Each character was boldly developed and the plot was wonderfully light.
Katie Ashley had me by the balls. Trust me, you’ll want to just submit. 4.5 stars!
[I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review]
Keeping his head bowed, he asked, “Mistress, will you give me the honor of pleasuring you?”
I swept my hands to my hips. “Are you being insubordinate with me?”
“No, mistress. I just wish you would consider my offer.”
“And why is that?”
“Because I want to please you. I want to make you come as hard as you made me.”
“Sorry. The answer is still no,” I replied as I took the rope over to the sink to be disinfected.
When I turned around, surprised filled me at the sight of William on his feet again. His gaze still remained averted from mine. “Look at me,” I commanded.
He raised his eyes to stare at me full on as I walked back over to him. Although he was trying to mask it, I could tell he was hurt by my refusal. “I want you to understand that it’s not you—you didn’t do anything to displease me. I don’t receive pleasure from any of my subs.”
“You should,” he insisted.
Cocking my head at him, I said, “You should remember how to talk to your mistress.”
Instead of appearing apologetic, he took a step forward. “May I at least kiss you?”
As I gazed at his earnest expression, I didn’t see what it could hurt. “Fine. A kiss and then you go on your merry little way.” I poked a finger into his breastbone. “And you tip me well.”
William smiled. “Yes, Mistress.”
I stood toe to toe with William and tilted my chin. “Kiss me,” I instructed.
He dipped his head, and he closed his eyes. At the slight brush of his lips against mine, a shiver of anticipation shot down my spine. I felt like I was thirteen again with a boulder of anxiety in my stomach as the boy I liked kissed me behind our barn. When he deepened the kiss, he brought his arms around me, molding me to him. The kiss was everything—passionate, intimate, and affectionate. It felt like rediscovering a lost emotion—a lost part of me.
Needing more, I sucked his tongue inside my mouth. The moment I gave him the green light, a switch flipped inside William. The reverent way his mouth had worshipped mine was replaced with a desperate conquering. His tongue battled along with mine, sucking, licking, devouring. An ache began to build between my thighs, and I pressed my hips against William’s.
His hand left the small of my back to wrap around my braid. He tugged on it, pulling me back to look at him. “I want to taste every part you, not just your mouth.”
Breathless from our exertions, it took me a moment to find my voice. “I told you I don’t do that.”
“Why should you deny yourself?”
Staring into his handsome face, I wondered the same thing. All these years, I’d never taken any pleasure for myself. There had been subs I’d been attracted to like Owen. Not all of them were interested in reciprocating pleasure, but many were. And I told them all no.
As I stood molded against William’s warm, overpowering body like a second flesh, I didn’t want to argue anymore. I wanted to let go. I was a twenty-four year woman who had pretty much sacrificed her life for work, school, and her family. I couldn’t remember the last time an orgasm hadn’t come from a vibrating device.
Dipping his head, William’s breath was warm against my ear. “Please let me make you come.”
At the thought of what his mouth could do on my pussy, I whispered, “Yes.”
About the Author
Katie Ashley is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best-Selling author. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her daughter, Olivia, and her two very spoiled dogs. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Harry Potter, Shakespeare, Supernatural, Designing Women, and Scooby-Doo.
With a BA in English, a BS in Secondary English Education, and a Masters in Adolescent English Education, she spent 11 1/2 years educating the Youth of America aka teaching MS and HS English until she left to write full time in December 2012.
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