There was a lot of hoo haa about this book and I was intrigued enough to go out and get the whole 3 book trilogy.
I must say I was not disappointed. I am a big fan of romantic novels so the love scenes in these kind of books don’t really alarm me. Trust me there are some pretty kinky stuff out there, I can handle this (or so I thought!) but this book has open up a whole new world for me.
I don’t want to spoil the story for you without revealing too much but I want to touch on certain aspects of the book that made a strong impression on me.
Within the pages I am introduced into a world which I always thought was really very dirty. A place where only bad people lurked (sorry, I couldn’t describe it any other way then ‘bad people’). But you know what I’m talking about, you know, ‘those’ people, the ones with lecherous backgrounds, people who are crazy, take drugs and self harm. What kind of person would be into ropes and other kinky stuff. Right? Reading the book and meandering through the internet has given me the answer and it is ALOT OF PEOPLE are into this sort of thing. I never knew!
These are normal people who you wouldn’t give a second glance as they pass you by on the street, mums, dads, the nice couple on the block, some of this people would be in their bedrooms getting tied up and spanked till they expire out of pleasure. There goes my assumptions and pompous generalisations out of the window! To me I have found that it’s just a different perspective on sex.
I will never look at the word ‘vanilla’ in the same light again.