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Author:  Sienna Stapleton
Publish Date:  04.16.2014
Publisher:  Sienna Stapleton
Category /Genre:  Erotic Romance, Short Story
Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content
Received from:  Sienna Stapleton (in exchange for an honest review)
Grammar/editing:  B – a few small errors
Goodreads link: Breaking Boundaries
Date completed: 07.22.14

Description from the publisher:
In this BDSM Erotic romance, BBW Beth Kingston finds herself with a serious problem. Her self-image issues have taken a toll on her sex life. After her boyfriend of two year, walks out during a bad sexual encounter Beth comes to terms with the fact that it's time to make some serious changes. The last thing she wants is to lose Adam, but her decision to change runs deeper than just a bid to save her relationship.

With the hopes of expanding her sexual horizons, Beth books a weekend at a sexual therapy retreat. Once there, she quickly learns that the weekend will be much more than she bargained for. Beth fights with second thoughts, when she must either succumb to the orders of her ‘Master’ or leave. She doesn’t want to walk away, knowing nothing has changed, but playing the submissive in a weekend of BDSM training isn’t exactly what she had in mind.

Previously released as a Michelle Cary title called Beyond Boundaries, this story contains graphic sex and subject matter that some readers may find objectionable including but not limited to bondage, submission, oral and anal sex

Originally released as BEYOND BOUNDARIES under the pseudonym Michelle Cary, this is a stand-alone erotic romance novel

Beth has been belittled her entire life, mostly from her parents, about her size.  This has inhibited her when it comes to sex.  When her boyfriend of two years walks out after a fight about where and when, she makes a decision to attend a sexual therapy retreat.  Adam agrees to do anything that will make her happy because he loves her so much.  Both, thinking they will be attending couples counseling are surprised to find that the retreat has them paired off and Adam must act the part of her Master.  Beth must submit or they will be asked to leave the retreat.

This book contains a lot of BDSM role-playing and is very sensitively presented.  I hated FSOG because, in those books, kinksters are portrayed as deviants in need of psychological counseling and constant supervision.  Ms. Cary did not share that stand.  Instead, she lets it be known that each couple in the lifestyle ultimately makes their own rules for what works for them.  Communication is the key and this is demonstrated repeatedly, especially when Adam breaks the character prescribed by the rules of the retreat to make sure that HIS submissive is okay in their play space.

I loved both Beth and Adam.  Adam is the perfect BBF.  He is sweet, caring, loving, strong, and alpha through and through.  He makes a wonderful Dom with the little crash course he received the day before Beth arrived at the retreat.  I get Beth.  She’s scared to the core that nobody could love her exactly as she is so she tries to hide her true self.  First, at home, she hides behind rules of sex belonging only in the bed and with the lights off.  At the retreat, as her physical barriers are torn down, her mind makes the trips necessary to come to terms and tear down the mental walls as well.

I look forward to more great reading from the “pen” of Ms. Stapleton.

Small Town Series:
          1.     Price of Love
          2.     Scars of Love
Curves Series:
1.       Reckless Curves
2.       Reckless Curves 2
3.       Reckless Curves 3


Originally posted 07.25.2014 on my previous website closed that site because I promoted authors and their books

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