Thursday, May 22, 2014

Beyond Addiction

Author:  Desiree Holt
Publisher:  Ellora’s Cave
Publisher URL:  www.jasminejade.com
ISBN/BIN:  9781419945038
Genre:  {M/F}, BDSM, Sequel
Rating:  4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amazon Nymph

Fallon has stayed away from Doms and BDSM since her last experience with Brian.  Meeting Cord changes that and both fall hard for each other.  Will Fallon be able to overcome her experience and make a life with Cord?

Beyond Addiction is the sequel to the short story Dangerous AddictionBeyond Addiction continues Fallon’s and Cord’s story, but now Cord is learning more about Fallon’s history and realizes he may not be able to keep or help her get over her experience with her previous “Dom”, Brian.

As the story progresses, the differences between an abuser and a true BDSM Dom/sub relationship is very apparent in this story.  Readers need to be aware that there are situations in this book that can cause triggers for some.  I was glad Fallon realized very quickly just what Brian had done and why.  The way she got out was very creative though and I was glad she got help.

The author did a good job showing that there are people in all professions who are familiar with the lifestyle and can use that knowledge to help those that choose to live it.  Cord had a good friend who was a lawyer that knew a doctor and therapist that could help understand some of the underlying issues that let Fallon fall prey to the abuse.  Fallon also had a great friend in Claire who was able to see what was happening and took action.

Cord is a wonderful man and I was mad at Fallon when she left.  The relationship they had was great and full of chemistry.  The scenes between them were intense and heated up the pages.  Once Fallon escaped and healed, she and Cord got back together and I was glad as he was very good for her. 

I hope the author does a sequel to Dangerous Addiction as I want to know what happens between Jose and Claire.  The way the author left that idea hanging seems to give credence to that.  I will be reading this again.

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