This is Dakota and Brea’s story.
This story uses the vehicle of BDSM to tell the love story between this couple.
Dakota is Master Dak, but he is no longer active as a Dom because the last submissive he had left him because she wanted him to be rough on her and he did not feel very comfortable with this. He felt like a failure because he failed to be what she needed and he left the lifestyle. He becomes a member of a group called S.A.F.E. that rescues submissives who are being abused by their Doms and Dommes.
Rebekah is the name that Dakota gives Brea, but she refers to herself as “This Slave”. She comes from a very abusive background. She lost her mother at an early age and her father was her caregiver. He taught her through his abusive behavior towards her that she was worthless. She believed him and escaped her home as soon as she was old enough to do so and joined the lifestyle. She finds Master Blade, a Dom, who does not mind giving ‘This Slave’ what she wants. She pushes him to be cruel to her and he complies.
When Dakota rescues her from this horrible situation and shows her tenderness and kindness she rejects his care and wants to go back to Master Blade because with him she knows what she is getting. She could not handle Dakota’s tenderness and caring. He uses the lifestyle to teach her that no one has the right to abuse her and she can say no at any time.
I enjoyed the story. I learned a lot about the BDSM lifestyle and that it is just not about sex; it is about obedience, respect and trust. That is the biggest element, trusting the other person without reservation. The submissive must trust the Dom that he has her well-being as his utmost concern, at all times. He needs to treat her with respect and follow her wishes. It is not about what the Dom wants.
The couple establishes a relationship. Their past catches up with them and tests their love. Dakota did not tell Rebekah everything about the reasons he gave up the lifestyle originally. He has to deal with the consequences of this decision.
I enjoyed this story; it was well written and engaging. The pace of the story could have, perhaps, been a little quicker but the writer takes the time to ensure that the reader understands what the BDSM lifestyle is all about.
I recommend this story; it is a good read!
-Reviewed by Marcia