Tuesday, October 20, 2015


Title:  Brand
Author:  Sierra Cartwright
Publisher:  Totally Bound
Publisher URL:  www.totallybound.com
ISBN/BIN:  978-1-78430-656-4
Genre: {M/F}, BDSM, Contemporary, Series
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amazon Nymph

Sofia is helping her friend with her wedding reception when she meets Cade.  Cade is in a bind because his family wants to have a centennial celebration at the ranch they own.  Sofia knows she should stay away from Cade on a personal level.

The second book in The Donovan Dynasty series, Brand, is the story of a very independent woman learning about submission and the BDSM lifestyle from a man she is extremely attracted too.  Both know they probably should not indulge in their attraction, but they can’t seem to help themselves.

As their business relationship starts to develop, Sofia learns that Cade is a Dom and, despite his warning to her to stay away, she wants to experience what that means.  I loved the relationship they had, even though Cade wouldn’t open up to her.  Cade kept telling Sofia that honest communication was key, though he made sure that her perceptions of her experiences were processed and talked about. 

Sofia learns more about BDSM and how to process her experiences and learned that she really enjoyed them.  Cade experienced having a novice to teach as he had always played with experienced subs before.

Cade’s reaction to Sofia wanting him to open up and not have a one-way relationship brings things to a head.  I can understand Cade’s unwillingness to open up about his feelings as a lot of people don’t want to do that.  What Sofia wanted was what most women want in that they want that emotions that are real.  I loved the way it ended. 

Those that are familiar with Ms. Cartwright’s stories will enjoy this.  As I read about her various BDSM stories, I want more and am looking forward to future stories in this series.  This is one to be read again.

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