Dark Secret Love: A Story of Submission is not a story but a journey. I was expecting a story and was blown completely away. It’s not a happy journey but what is striking is how realistic it is. This is a journey where we see Samantha figure out what she wants in her life and how to make everything work. We get to Samantha grow and learn from every relationship she was in good and bad. We are also reminded how complicated relationships are even in the best of times.
The author does a wonderful job of making you feel the characters emotions. Samantha does not know what is “wrong” with her but feels complete relief when she finds someone that understand what she cannot even voice. What I loved the most is the author does not just show the good part but also shows the bad parts as well. Also she does not gloss over them. I loved how communication was an important part of this book as well experimentation.
The sex scenes in this book are hot. This book is filled with all different kinds of scenes. There is bondage, caning, anal sex, public display, and so much more. I loved the verity but was also struck how truthful it was. It’s very easy to see that this book was written by someone that not just knows the lifestyle but also understand the lifestyle.
This is a book that blurs the lines between what we normally think of romance, and erotica because this book does not really fit either. This book is not just well written but the ring of authenticity is striking. The main and secondary characters are realistic, intense, and intriguing. Overall, this is a great book.
Reviewed by Victoria for Cocktails and Books