This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Kitty's review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews 4. While looking, they just happen to come across the woman that complete them both as men and as Dominants. Just one little hitch — both Trevor and Roman have fallen in love with the same girl. She was collared by Gregory, a homosexual Sadist when she lost her family. He sends her off to Trevor who is anxiously waiting for her.
He knows that she can be all that he has ever wanted in a woman. Even after a failed marriage, he has not given up on love or of finding a woman who could be his Submissive and fulfill all his darkest desires. After spending time with Elisabeth, Roman knows that he has found the woman to can take all his Sadism. Nothing is too much for her. He made a promise to Trevor that he will not break but he does need to tell him exactly how he feels.
After their past, he at least owes that to him. Take her Submissive training and run back to a man who will love her forever, cherish her and give her all that she needs when she needs it or stay with Roman and have the pain that she so desires. Putting it simply — does she open her heart or keep living her life as she has, empty and lonely and only in need of pain? It was a well-written book that detailed the trials and tribulations of a Dom in love and a Masochist that has to learn how to open herself up to that love.
But, the BDSM scenes were wonderfully written to the point where you felt her pain and enjoyed subspace with her. And, there was so much more to this story than the BDSM aspect. The back-stories were just as interesting as the original story-line. Heartbreaking when Elisabeth had to make the choice. Riveting watching the tension between Trevor and Roman. Joyous when she accepted his proposal.
Review copy provided for an honest review. Shoshanna Evers, in my opinion, is the best erotic romance author anywhere. Her recent Enslaved Trilogy is a great example. The three books in order are: Enslaved book 1 , Enamored, book 2 Enraptured book 3 which was released yesterday I am reviewing the entire trilogy. If you enjoy reading about BDSM, or If you just want to know more about the subject, you will love these books.
There is a fair amount of kink in each book, but it is always appropriate to the story. The sex is very graphic, Shoshanna Evers, in my opinion, is the best erotic romance author anywhere. The sex is very graphic, but not gratuitous. However, these books are not just one sex scene after another. Each book tells an exciting page turning story of one of three close friends and business partners Trevor, Marc, and Roman who all are billionaires and their very different paths to an authentic relationship with the woman of their dreams.
All three are Doms and deep inside are seeking that one special sub that will fulfill their kinks and still be a true lover, but their paths are all VERY different, infinitely challenging for all three and extremely enjoyable for the reader. I read each one through in one day, including book 3 after it was downloaded to my Kindle yesterday morning from my pre-order. Each book can be a standalone, but I recommend, in order to grasp the full impact of the struggles and triumphs that you read them in order.
At least start with the first one. This is Trevor and Elizabeth's book.
Elizabeth is very sassy and continues to try to top from the bottom. She calls herself a pain slut and disobeys often to receive the punishment she desires. She and Trevor struggle to find an acceptable balance. And Boy do they ever! Marc and Lauren book 2 have a totally different story. He is a Dom and she is a Domme, and how they get together is probably the most interesting and certainly the most challenging story. Roman was not my favorite in the first 2 books. Shoshanna told me there would be some big surprises in the third book, and WOW was she right. Now I think Roman is my favorite of the three friends.
Jessica is seemingly so totally opposite of who you think Roman is that you will never believe the miracle that happens. What a beautiful ending for the trilogy. The books are easy reads roughly in the page range. This is the best length for these stories. I am not into the kind of kink that is the heart of these stories; however, there are underlying issues and struggles that have nothing to do with BDSM. These are dilemmas that many of us face every day. This is one of the things that make Shoshanna the best erotic romance author anywhere!
Advanced Copy provided by the Publisher via NetGalley. The logic doesn't flow. This relationship is going to have to happen backward. Her former Master wants more for himself and her, but with different people. So, off she goes, scared and unsure of how her life will play out in the care of a new Dominant. Not knowing how to handle feelings he didn't expect to have, especially after a failed marriage with a woman who thought he was damaged, Trevor takes Elisabeth into his home in hopes of finding out what life would be like in a relationship where both parties want the same things Oh Roman, dark, heartless Roman Roman accepts this challenge because hey, he's the perpetual bachelor.
He doesn't want a relationship but loves the lifestyle. He takes Elisabeth to train with the intention of making her suitable for Trevor He's never met anyone like Elisabeth. But there was something else there, something she had only seen in herself when she looked at other happy couples and wondered if she'd ever be loved that way, or able to love back.
She has to make the hardest choice of her life, submit to love for the pain, or to pain for the love One of the best love triangles I have read! I could not put it down and was enraptured from the very first chapter. I cannot wait to read the next two installments of this trilogy. What a great way to experience erotica, from a submissive's point of view as well as from two sexy Dominants who have completely different ways of training subs Evers for this story All of the best books usually are!
I actually loved the entire cast as a whole and how they all fit together to drive the story. While there is a bit of a side story it actually helps move the whole story along with a better understanding of the love and respect they all have for each other. It added to the story and I had no issue reading it at all. I knew before buying the book it was there since I follow Shoshanna on FB and if your reading this now you'll know to. I just feel like that little tid-bit should have made it into the blurb. Elisabeth isn't the weak willed women that you first get a glimpse of.
Not in the least when she can top from the bottom. I found her being a self-proclaimed pain-slut empowering and refreshing. Despite what she thought in the beginning chapter she knows who she is and what she needs. The Elisabeth you see first isn't the whole Elisabeth and most of us when starting out on a new journey in life are nervous and in need of reassurance. So don't judge her by that first glimpse you get. Trevor didn't know for sure how to best fix their situation. What true Dom wants a sub that Tops from the Bottom?
He knew if the situation wasn't remedied soon neither of them would be happy. He wanted a women who could except all of him and love. I feel like after reading some of the other reviews out there, I walked away with a completely different feeling from this book then some others. I adored this story of Elisabeth and Trevor.
It had all the elements in a good BDSM book that I enjoy and was so glad that Shoshanna recommended this one for me to read. In Enslaved, Elisabeth is moving from one Master to potentially a new one. Gregory, her former Master was a sadist and for Elisabeth, who is a total masochist…they were a perfect match. When Gregory decides to embrace his homosexuality and sends her off to live with Trevor, Elisabeth will have to relearn her role as a submissive.
The break that she had to make from Gregory really pulled at my heart strings…. I fell in love with Trevor off the bat…he is what I call a gentle Dom. He is kind and sweet and want to lavish Elisabeth in his lifestyle, yet he has a firm hand and expects nothing but total submission…. Elisabeth, who is self-professed pain slut, might be more than Trevor has bargained for.
Her youth has molded her into a woman who craves the pain and does not want to experience the joy of pleasure. Many people called Elisabeth bratty, but I found her to be something else. I found her to be a woman who enjoys being a masochist because the pain she endures masks having to feel emotion. Is her acting out being bratty to get pain?
I just never got that…. Now Roman is probably better suited for Elisabeth…. With Roman and Trevor both falling for Elisabeth, a decision has to be made. I think that is why this book worked so so well for me…. Mar 03, Carin rated it really liked it. Trevor is introduced to Elisabeth, a girl who grew up in the projects, by her former master who has uncollared her and is embracing his homosexuality.
While Enslaved is not an extremely long book it manages to create characters with depth and give them background. Evers does a fantastic job of presenting both points of view and allows you to empathize or even sympathize depends on YOUR kink with the hero and heroine. We are also treated to a wonderful cast of secondary characters that will be involved in future books. If you like your BDSM a little on the intense side and while still getting your happy ever after then Enslaved is a book you will enjoy a great deal.
I received this book in exchange for my honest review. As posted on http: So Elisabeth is uncollared by her Master Gregory. However, Elisabeth is a masochist. She was with Gregory only because he loves to administer pain and she needs it. Which makes her a bratty submissive, As posted on http: Which makes her a bratty submissive, deliberately disobeying to get punished. Travis on the other hand needs her to obey him and so he sends her to Roman his best friend who is meant to train her. She mostly annoyed me; she wants Trevor, no she needs Roman, maybe she should ask Gregory, or she could just leave, oh what to do?!
Trevor on the other hand was such a sweet guy. Him I definitely liked, so sweet, so romantic… He was the best part of the book. All in all, I think the book could have been better. I really loved the premise and I think it had potential. I found the steamy scenes hot and I quite liked Trevor and Roman. How her background shaped her need for pain. There was just so much left unexplored. Mar 25, Kelly rated it it was ok Shelves: ARC provided by the publisher and NetGalley. This book just did not do it for me in any way.
I have no problem with alternative lifestyles, but books alternative lifestyle relationships aren't really a license to totally check out of reality. The two leads develop legitimate feelings for each other, but it's impossible to buy into that as a reader, because there's literally zero development of that aspect of their relationship. What does she like about him?
He's nice to her? That's all she ever mentions. And what does he like about her? That she's into kink where his ex-wife wasn't? That's all that I was able to pick up. It's even clear pretty quickly that their particular kinks don't line up, making their absolutely baseless match all the more puzzling. I'm not saying that they couldn't fall for each other.
I'm just saying that the author gives absolutely zero support for it. I would have liked to have seen that explored. The fact that it wasn't, the fact that Elisabeth chose to go back to Trevor, is absolutely boggling to me. The shocking "twist" would have been amazing.
Or at least a bit of a savior to a weak book. Overall, the plot felt weak and gimmicky damaged lady can't love, seeks physical pain to express her emotional pain , asking the reader to buy in to a romance the writing never supports. The side plot with Gregory is cute, but seemed unnecessary. I appreciate that it's a shorter book and as such, can't be as detailed as others might be, but it being so short, glosses over things in such a way that makes it seem as though the author doesn't have a real grasp on what she's talking about.
Feb 06, PJ rated it really liked it Shelves: I got sidetracked from my path in writing a straight review, but I'm posting what I wrote anyway. It's great when a BDSM book still has something to "teach. Elisabeth is the real deal, a self-described pain slut who is deeply submissive. I want to say wounded, too, because I believe she is. But even if Trevor can help her to heal her Note: But even if Trevor can help her to heal her wounds, she'll always be submissive. Trevor says submissives are born, not made, and I don't think that's true for every submissive.
A lifetime of being beaten down can do that to you. Or depending on inner strength, you might grow up craving control and become a Dominant. In some more dark erotica, we see how slaves can be made, if sufficiently tortured. I think it's a spectrum of sexuality and most hover somewhere in the middle, or, perhaps, it's a just a side of us unexplored in most. Come to think of it, submissives seek control just as much as the Dominant, and they carry the ultimate trump card, their safe word, where stop means STOP.
Anyway, it's a fascinating topic and I think that why so many of us fans are interested in reading every BDSM book we can find. So, even if this isn't a five star read, it still got my brain churning on this topic. And these are just my reactions to meeting the character Elisabeth, a submissive who ultimately seeks someone to love and cherish her and not who merely seeks to punish her harshly. As it is with Trevor Brooks, a handsome billionaire, who falls in love with her because she chooses him, not for his mansion or his money, but for the man and Dominant he is.
Mar 19, Melly rated it liked it Shelves: He's sweet, sexy, generous, and just plain ol' yum. There were other parts of the book that were just meh. I think part of my problem was Elisabeth. I tried to like her, but I never really felt a connection with her. For me, it seemed like she was a little too all over the place. I know that's part of what she's supposed to be working out, as in discovering her true self, but i 2.
I know that's part of what she's supposed to be working out, as in discovering her true self, but it was kind of annoying. I don't understand her aversion to pleasure.
She's all for it. But when it comes to pleasure, she shuts down. I know everyone has their own tastes, but still. Trevor falls for her hard. He may be a Dom, but he's too focused on making her happy that the dynamic between them gets mixed up. Elisabeth ends up taking on a little too much power, much to Trevor's disappointment. He enlists one of his best friends, Roman, to train Elisabeth how to truly submit. Ok, this I had a problem with. The time spent with Roman, and away from Trevor, confuses her.
As if things weren't complicated enough. I'll just have to read Enamored to find out more about him, wont I? Dec 24, Arshia rated it really liked it. Sexy, hot and shockingly different from all the remakes of Fifty Shades! It wasn't just sex, the novel had a story line that kept me reading till the end. Can't wait to read Roman's book! Mar 22, Shirley Frances rated it did not like it Shelves: I rarely give books a 1 star review and for me to do so there has to be many elements wrong with the story.
I will go about this review in a different manner so that I can truly express my position in regards to my rating. The Story Elisabeth has been released from her relationship with her Dom and given for training to Trevor. Trevor welcomes Elisabeth to his home and tries everything he can to give her what she needs but fails miserably. So he decides to 'give' her to his friend Roman in hopes I rarely give books a 1 star review and for me to do so there has to be many elements wrong with the story. So he decides to 'give' her to his friend Roman in hopes that Roman can train Elisabeth to find pleasure in pleasing her Dom while still having her needs met.
The Characters Elisabeth is a pain slut. I won't say that she is a sub, because after reading more than my share of BDSM books I cannot, in my heart of hearts, refer to her as a sub.
She is a whiny brat that misbehaved only so that her Dom could give her the pain she craved. Her character came across as superficial, selfish and unrelatable in all counts and I found that her behavior unacceptable. Trevor is a rich Dom who wants to find a partner to settle down with.
He wants a woman that accepts his dominant side in and out of the bedroom,. He was a caring Dom who wanted to fulfill Elisabeth's needs and thinks he has found the perfect companion in Elisabeth. Apparently his standards for a life partner are not high, because he fell head over heels in love with this woman. I still don't understand how he could even accept her behavior as a 'sub' never mind understanding his 'love' for her. Roman is a self-proclaimed "love 'em and leave 'em" kind of guy - he changed subs as often as he changed underwear.
At least that's how he came across. He accepts the challenge of training Elisabeth for Trevor confident that he will make her submit while finding pleasure in pleasing her Dom. Oh Roman, Roman, Roman, how the mighty have fallen! Roman had potential for an amazing hero in another story and his character was forever spoiled for me. Cons - No connection to the characters.
Enslaved is the first book in the Enslaved Trilogy and although I did not like it I'm certain I will be reading the next installment, Enamored , because it's Marc's story and the little I read about it caught my attention. I just hope I enjoy it. I received this title from Pocket Star through NetGalley in exchange of my honest opinion. Mar 23, Leslie rated it it was ok Shelves: When I saw the summary for the book, I was drawn in by the concept of the story. I really wanted to like the book. However, by the end of the book, I was left feeling disappointed.
There were several things that I had a problem with. I don't know if it's me or whatnot, but the main thought I took away from this book was that I was confused through the majority of this book. In most aspects of this story, there was something I found confusing. An example is the main female character of Elisabeth. I did not like the character of Elisabeth much. Or more specifically I didn't like how wishy-washy she seemed to be. I didn't understand exactly what her issue was and what she wanted.
This confusion and lack of understanding made it hard for me to connect with her and just enjoy her as a character. I get that the author wanted to make her this spitfire submissive, but she just came off as a real brat and not in the fun way. There were certain points where it just made her annoying. It wasn't until towards the near end of the book where I got a sense of what her issue was and I can sort of understand why she behaves the way she does.
At that point however, this confusion just overwhelmed everything else about her. And with regards to Elisabeth, I don't understand why Trevor is in love with her. To myself, it never really showed his reasoning. It just felt like he just decided then and there to fall for her. I never felt and real spark between the two of them. It felt forced, as if it had to be there because the author already had it in mind for it to be that way. I had a hard time buying the romance between them. I also felt confused regarding Trevor. It wasn't made clear at first what he wanted.
He seemed to be suffering from the same problem that Elisabeth had in expressing to the reader what his intentions are. But unlike with Elisabeth, it didn't take as long as it did with her to see what Trevor's ultimate goal was. Finally, the sorta love triangle that happened between Trevor, Elisabeth and Roman felt out of place.
In my opinion, it was as if that component was thrown in just to create some kind of obstacle. Which, like as with other aspects of this book, was not fully explored more in depth. It could have been a great plot point to explore, but it was just done half-heartedly. Again, like with Trevor, I never fully saw why Roman fell for Elisabeth. The storyline described for the book had real potential for a great story.
But I found it lackluster, with characters that left me confused and questioning their behaviors. The foundation was there, but there wasn't enough for me to fully enjoy the book. Mar 19, Dianne rated it liked it Shelves: Enslaved by Shoshanna Evers tells the story of the relationship that develops between Elisabeth, a self-confessed Sex Slut and Trevor, a mega-rich Dom looking for a woman who can keep up with his sexual appetite. Elisabeth is in to pain, she has found she can get all she wants by not being completely submissive. I actually found some of her attitude to be humorous and sassy.
Trevor is sweet and generous, and he is falling hard for Elisabeth, allowing her to have a little too much control in their Enslaved by Shoshanna Evers tells the story of the relationship that develops between Elisabeth, a self-confessed Sex Slut and Trevor, a mega-rich Dom looking for a woman who can keep up with his sexual appetite.
Trevor is sweet and generous, and he is falling hard for Elisabeth, allowing her to have a little too much control in their relationship. Obviously, she needs some training, so off she goes to 'learn her lesson' with Trevor's friend, Roman. Will she learn to submit and become all that Trevor wants? Or will being with Roman screw her up more? Although well-written, I just could NOT connect with Elisabeth as a submissive who knew what she was doing. I really thought she seemed to be in need of help. Trevor was almost too nice to be a real Dom. May 22, Cherryreads rated it really liked it.
Enslaved was a much better read than I expected. I soon found out that there was a complexity to Elisabeth. She is dealing with a lot of pain and grief and maybe she is not going about it in a traditional manner. She admittedly has a dark soul. Trevor is a wealthy man with particular tastes, especially in bed, wh Enslaved was a much better read than I expected. Trevor is a wealthy man with particular tastes, especially in bed, which makes it difficult for him to find someone to share his life. I do not know anything about the BDSM lifestyle other than what I read in these types of novels, but this book gave me a glimpse of why these types of relationships work for some people.
Editorial Reviews. Review. "After only a few pages billionaire bad boy Trevor Brooks will own Book 1 of 3 in Enslaved Trilogy (3 Book Series). Enslaved: Book 1 in the Enslaved Trilogy - Kindle edition by Shoshanna Evers. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.
Everything in this book is consensual. This was a hot and steamy read. I really enjoyed this book and have purchased the next one in the series. Elisabeth seems quite a weak person as she is unable to make a decision without Gregory's input. The story is told mainly from Elisabeth's POV, however we do get some from Trevor and a few appearances from Gregory which I don't think was really needed. The passing of 3. The passing of time passes fairly quickly, however sometimes it's hard to realise how fast it has gone. I really did not feel Elisabeth's struggle to choose between Trevor and Roman and the ending felt a little rushed.
However saying all of the above, I did really enjoy the story and i'm looking forward to Roman getting a HEA. Apr 04, Cinzia rated it it was ok. Questo primo libro della serie Enslaved Trilogy mi ha lasciata un po' perplessa, l'ho trovato un po' superficiale nello sviluppo della trama e dei rapporti tra i vari personaggi, per non dire poco verosimile per le dinamiche BDSM, per come ho imparato a conoscerle attraverso i libri.
Elisabeth Anderson ha visto diverse volte Trevor al WhipperSnapper, un rinomato locale BDSM di Manhattan, dove lui e i suoi due amici Roman e Mark sono conosciuti col soprannome di BAD Boys - dove BAD sta per Billion Questo primo libro della serie Enslaved Trilogy mi ha lasciata un po' perplessa, l'ho trovato un po' superficiale nello sviluppo della trama e dei rapporti tra i vari personaggi, per non dire poco verosimile per le dinamiche BDSM, per come ho imparato a conoscerle attraverso i libri.
Elisabeth Anderson ha visto diverse volte Trevor al WhipperSnapper, un rinomato locale BDSM di Manhattan, dove lui e i suoi due amici Roman e Mark sono conosciuti col soprannome di BAD Boys - dove BAD sta per Billionaire Arrogant Doms - nomea che si sono conquistati dopo aver guadagnato i soldi, che costituiscono il loro immenso patrimonio, compiendo una serie di investimenti rischiosi. Possono permettersi di fare tutto quello che vogliono, secondo le chiacchiere che girano sul loro conto. Regola Numero Uno deve obbedire e sottomettersi a Trevor mentre vive nella casa; Regola Numero Due deve sempre rispondere al telefono blu che le ha dato.
La cosa non mi quadra. Si ringraziano Netgalley e la per la Gallery Threshold per la gentile preview. Within a few days, Trevor is in love with Elisabeth, totally lost for her and he wants her to be his sub as well as his future bride. Elisabeth is enchanted by Trevor's standard of living, and by the fact that he is a Dom, she would like to be able to get to love him, but her past experiences have marked her, pushing her to be what she's become, a real masochist who finds her pleasure only through the pain.
Now, in so few days all these feelings professed by Trevor are really not believable. The relationship between them as Dom and sub is completely unbalanced. He isn't a sadist, he nedds control, obedience and submission that are hardly the traits of Elisabeth, but he seems to be madly in love with her.
Aside from the fact that poor bad Roman falls at the feet of Elisabeth as an apple falled from a tree, but using Pavlov' method training seemed very sad, and unedifying for Elisabeth. And Trevor gives his sub to his friend to get what should be able create him?! I don't think is a wise choice. Probably in this short novel was given too much space to the former Elisabeth's Dom, Gregory, and his relationship with a new partner, Andrew, neglecting many aspects regarding Trevor and Elisabeth.
We'll see if the second book about Mark the things will be more interesting. Thanks to Netgalley andGallery Threshold for the preview. Mar 23, Faith Geeky Zoo Girl rated it it was ok. Review also published on my blog StudentSpyglass Source: Review copy provided from NetGalley Plot: Trevor is looking for a sub he can love, and be loved by in return. This time, Trevor is looking for a sub first, and hoping the love will follow. However, despite his attraction to Elisabeth, and their combined hopes for a fulfilling relationship, Elisabeth is, to put it nicely, a pretty poor submissive.
She consistently tops from the bottom, acting out in order to be punished, leaving her with all the power in their relationship. Trevor discusses their issue with his fellow BAD boys, Marc and Roman, and Roman eventually offers a solution — he will train Elisabeth to be a disciplined submissive. You can obviously see where this is going though! In my opinion, Trevor gives Elisabeth to Roman for training late enough in the book, that it almost seems like a spoiler to announce it in the summary.
However, some reviewers objected to the idea of Elisabeth being effectively shared by the two men, so perhaps it was spelled out to try and minimise complaints like that. As well as following Elisabeth, the story occasionally flicks back to follow Gregory, and his developing relationship with his new submissive.
The portions of the novel previously used for that side-plot could then be used to further develop the main story, which at times felt rushed. Some of the characters in this were wonderful, but overall opinion of the book seems to hinge on how you feel about Elisabeth. At times I liked her — she could be feisty, and she knew what she wanted sexually and how to get it.
Trevor on the other hand, was immensely likeable — he was like an alpha male mixed with a contemporary love interest. Yes he was a dom, but he was also funny, tender and generally kind. Since Trevor is so likable, occasionally when Elisabeth was grating on my nerves, I almost wanted her to leave, so that he could find someone better suited! Apr 28, Ilana rated it really liked it.
These guys are so rich they Title: My Thoughts It's an interesting take on things, the way that this story comes about. We meet Elisabeth when she's in Grand Central with her old Dom Gregory, as he's seeing her off on a new adventure. She had been collared to him for years and they had ended their relationship a few months back. Even though that's all happened, Elisabeth has had a fear of what's to come, and Gregory has worked to find a solution since he knows that he needs someone different for himself and that the same goes for Elisabeth.
Enter Trevor - as noted in the overview, he's one of the 3 BAD Boys - and he's become interested in Elisabeth over time. He has his own past and demons to deal with and thinks that maybe Elisabeth is the way to get past them. He was married once before and the lifestyle that he prefers was a breaking point.
Where this story takes us is on a journey of self discovery for E - given that she knows what she likes - meaning PAIN and a lot of it, she's slowly learning that there's other stuff there too - emotions that she's been trying to fight off - but that keep bubbling up. Her time with Trevor is one that's really good for both of them, the find an easy comfort in one another, yet they have a great BDSM relationship as well.
All the while, they begin to develop feelings for one another but are too scared to let them happen or even admit. That's where the story takes an even more interesting twist. Enter Roman, Trevor's best friend, who has taken on the task of training Elisabeth in the hopes that she'll realize that she has true feelings for Trevor. Of course things have to become much more complicated right? I think that i was hoping for this new love triangle to make things more complicated and it seemed like for a while we were going to get the complex story that i was hoping for.
I'm still not sure that i buy into the clean nature of how things played out - and maybe i will as the series continues, but i think that it's interesting to say the least. The other nice thing about this story is that we have a sub-plot of Elisabeth's old Dom Gregory who has realized that he prefers men and has taken on a new sub in Andrew. It's nice to see that he's finally doing something for himself that is good - v. What we get in this story is a new take on BDSM, in the sense that we have someone who really prefers to be a full time slave and have someone make decisions for her all the time.
Anyhow, i'm off to read the next installment and see which BAD Boy we get to learn about next. Apr 01, Kathy Davie rated it liked it Shelves: The couple focus is on Elisabeth Anderson and Trevor Brooks. It's cute enough, but no great dramas or tension other than the one towards the end. There's not a lot of real life in this. Well, yeah, it does involve billionaires, so that does put paid to most of that, but what I'm talkin' about is Elisabeth's experience with Gregory and no The first in the Enslaved Trilogy BDSM erotic romance series.
Well, yeah, it does involve billionaires, so that does put paid to most of that, but what I'm talkin' about is Elisabeth's experience with Gregory and no romance there, so why is she thinking she'll get a romance with Trevor? Evers forgot that she needs to build that reality into the story.
She doesn't have a game plan. She can't make a decision to save her life. The one that could screw it all up for her. Trevor lets her know that his height has given girls a neck ache before, and she reminds him that she does like pain. She just doesn't like the emotional pain. A good point about money, that it can be scary: Ooh, I also liked Trevor's point about Gregory needing to find his own happiness. Okay, I don't buy Roman's change of heart. Evers hasn't done anything to show us why this would happen. She simply tells us that he loves, but that's it.
I did enjoy his approach with herwhen he keeps wanting to know if he gets to be the Dom sometimes. I did get confused when Elisabeth suddenly decided that Trevor didn't really love her because he gave her away. This felt very undevelopedand stays undeveloped. As if Evers suddenly realized she needed dramatic tension, and, ooops, let's just slip this one in and see if it works On the whole, if you want a Harlequin-ish BDSM-lite read with a billionaire lifestyle, you'll enjoy this.
The Story Gregory has come to realize that he needs more than Elisabeth is able to give him. And she needs more than he can dish out. Trevor, on the other hand, went about his former marriage all wrong. Now, he intends to try it out from the other end. Only, Elisabeth is too much of a brat.
The Characters Elisabeth Anderson is a rebellious masochistic submissive who needs orders. Friends and partners in a wildly successful hedge fund, the Brooks Wilde Chase Fund. Trevor wants a family, and he is a dominating man. Adele is Trevor's house manager; Cynthia is Trevor's ex-wife and the reason he wants to work backwards; Carl is the driver; and, Julian is the house stylist. I think he's my favorite in this!
Gregory is a sadistic gay Dom who finally found the love of his life, Andrew , the "lovely twink bartender". Mistress Lauren is friends with Marc and herself a Domme. The Cover Fortunately, it's a simple graphic of a hand wrapped in a red ribbon. God forbid that pesky graphic get in the way of all the text on that very busy cover. The title could well apply to either half of this couple, for each is Enslaved to the other.
Kitty's review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews 4. While looking, they just happen to come across the woman that complete them both as men and as Dominants. Just one little hitch — both Trevor and Roman have fallen in love with the same girl. She was collared by Gregory, a homosexual Sadist when she lost her family. He sends her off to Trevor who is anxiously waiting for her. He knows that she can be all that he has ever wanted in a woman.
Even after a failed marriage, he has not given up on love or of finding a woman who could be his Submissive and fulfill all his darkest desires. After spending time with Elisabeth, Roman knows that he has found the woman to can take all his Sadism.
Nothing is too much for her. He made a promise to Trevor that he will not break but he does need to tell him exactly how he feels. After their past, he at least owes that to him. Take her Submissive training and run back to a man who will love her forever, cherish her and give her all that she needs when she needs it or stay with Roman and have the pain that she so desires.
Putting it simply — does she open her heart or keep living her life as she has, empty and lonely and only in need of pain? It was a well-written book that detailed the trials and tribulations of a Dom in love and a Masochist that has to learn how to open herself up to that love. But, the BDSM scenes were wonderfully written to the point where you felt her pain and enjoyed subspace with her. And, there was so much more to this story than the BDSM aspect. The back-stories were just as interesting as the original story-line.