Alison Tyler, "mistress of literary erotica," has mined her memoirs, spinning a kinky fairy tale with a happily-ever-after ending. Dark Secret Love is a modern-day Story of O, a 9 1/2 Weeks - style journey fueled by lust, longing, and the search for true love.
Inspired by her BDSM lifestyle and based on her private diaries, Tyler draws on her twenty-five years' experience penning sultry stories to create a scorching hot work of autobiographical fiction, a meta-audiobook with reality at the core. Take a deep breath and get your safe word handy. Alison Tyler will push your boundaries to their limits - and have you begging for more.
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"Readers seeking romance as well as erotic interludes will enjoy Samantha's journey from hesitant awareness of her preferences through a truly psychologically abusive relationship to a more complete understanding of both her own needs and her partner's. Readers tired of sensationalistic portrayals of BDSM will appreciate Tyler's nuanced and realistic approach, which draws a clear line between kink and abuse." (Publishers Weekly)
Absolutely! The sex in this book alone is worth another listen.
Sam. Rebecca did an amazing job portraying Samanthas strength and emotions.Very believable, As if it was Rebecca's own story being told.
Yes. Made for a very interesting work day.
Of the 70+ books I've listened to on audible, This one is near the very top. I would encourage anyone with any interest at all in BDSM to pick this up. I love that Alison Tyler doesn't take the easy, predictable routes with her characters. I can't really explain the amount of enjoyment I got from this title. I am so glad I finally picked it up.
This is a story of a young woman who loves pain, trying to understand, who she is and why her body works this way. She can not achieve sexual pleasure with out the pain. Starting in High School, and then goes on from there. I have listened to many of Alison Tyler's books and short stories.....By far this will knock the rest of erotica off it's feet. (it's supposed to be semi-autobiographical/ novel) You have to be a true BDSM lover for this story, or it may upset some people that there are people like this who do these things consensually..
Samantha........She is the story.
Everything in this book is from the "First Person" Rebecca Estella is WONDERFUL.....you actually feel her shame, pain, doubt, and lust. Her fears, about not being normal, and her desires to fit in.....Ms Estella expressed the emotions wonderfully.
I've read Parts of 50 Shades of Gray, I thought it was ok but not a real, never felt the characters were real with depth. so stopped reading after 1/2 the book. THIS book gets you by the guts from the very first. It's hard to stop, you just want to keep going . I understand it's supposed to be a trilogy.....can't wait for the next book.
Again I warn those who are not into HARD CORE BDSM to pass on this. It is all consensual. It is all with adults, but degradation, pain and these things may upset those who are not familiar with the scene. I am so looking forward to the next book in the series. I have always enjoyed Alison Tyler. I'm enjoying her even more now.....WOW.
I had a really really mixed feelings about this book after I finished it.All the guys (who she goes through one after the other with little time for a breather) seemed to blend together into one for me. There just weren't enough distinguishing characteristics about them included.The story also starts to get very repetitive.Later in the story, she gets whipped no matter what she does. She'll misbehave, then get whipped as punishment. She'll behave, and get whipped anyway because she "needs" it.
I would've liked her to come to a point where she's totally accepted herself, but that never happened.
All in all, not a bad experience, but not a great one either.
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
This is not playing at BDSM, this is the real thing, so if you are skiddish keep that in mind. I enjoyed the listen, I still have a lot of questions about the lifestyle but learned a lot. This listen is extremely erotic and has a lot of explicit sex. The story is not pretend, it is this woman's journey through the BDSM world. The narrator was very monotone and I think this was meant to be but I didn't really like it, it was tolerable though. I will listen to #2.
Raw, dark, and insanely hot (okay that was four words, you caught me)
Maybe Story of O, but Dark Secret Love is more about love, as the title indicates. The heroine Samantha isn't just out to please her dom - she needs BDSM every bit as much as he does.
Why Samantha, of course, but perhaps simply because she is so similar to me. Almost every desire Samantha thinks or utters resonates with my own fantasies. Just as Samantha is perpetually surprised that "some men just know," I kept wondering how Alison Tyler knew every one of my darkest thoughts.
The whole thing, basically, and I don't want to give any spoilers... so let's just say vaguely the part Samantha finally learns that kink isn't necessarily shameful.
Every person who is the slightest bit intrigued by, curious about, or interested in BDSM should listen to this.
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