The Dom Project. Heloise Belleau, Solace Ames
Review from Jeannie Zelos Book reviews.
I liked the sound of this even though its shorter than I usually choose. Its a great read, and I so wish it was longer – the story-line had so many interesting plots it certainly could have been expanded IMO – but then, there’s a huge market for shorter books, today people have so little free time they seem to suit many readers, just not me 😦
Anyway – Robin, she’s a sweetheart. I liked her go and get it attitude, loved the humour in her blog and felt like she was someone I’d be happy to befriend. John- well, six foot plus of sex is how he reads. I didn’t really get to understand him personality wise, except that he was a very amiable, go with the flow, laid back kind of guy, and I think what developed between him and Robin was as much a surprise to him as it was to her.
I loved the plots here – the transition from friends to teacher and pupil to…the work issues Robin is having, then there’s the whole Dpm/sub/pleasure from pain angle. Its not something I really understand but feel there’s so often a huge psychological aspect behind the need for pain. At least in the characters from the novels I read – real life – I’ve no idea? Then there’s Robin’s blog – that’s so apt with people blogging ect. ( I do! But never anonymously) about all sorts of things, and living their life out in social networks. Inevitably jealousies creep in, and under cover of anonymity there can be some really despicable bullying going on – its another example of how the Law needs to catch up with technology. All things to think about alongside the developing relationship between Robin and John, and when they are together – well, some hot scenes..I felt there was enough drama and sadness for me too – I need that to balance the happy parts.
So a book that for me had so much to offer, and was well written and a treat to read. I did wish it was longer of course 🙂 but at £1.93 for 157 pages is very reasonably priced.
Stars: four and a half.
ARC supplied by Netgalley.