A mysterious gift, handed to her by a dark and arrogant stranger. Who was he? How did he know so much about her? How did he know her life was crying out for something different? Something...exciting, erotic?
The pearl pendent propels Marika into a world of uninhabited sexuality, filled with the promise of a desire she had never thought possible. The Discipline of Pearls is an exclusive society that speaks to the very core of her sexual being, bringing with it calls to ecstasies she is powerless to ignore, unwilling to resist.
©1995 Susan Swann; (P)2007 Hachette Audio
The title, unfortunately is a misnomer. There was one spanking in this novel, traditional, with the hand and over the knee and not a single whip. It is the story of a secret society in which the members meet each other and engage in a myriad of sexual ventures. Amidst the beautiful and tantalizing encounters there is an undertone of psychological dominance and submission and that's it. This is a delightful erotic tale but it does not hold a candle to the modern Story of O it claims to be.
I felt the title also is misleading. It started out interesting, but as the meetings continued it was bland. There could've been more details to the society's history, rules, and interactions. I lost interest in the main character and her attitudes. She seemed petulant for having to follow the rules, but very transparent in her interest of the one character. boring and dissatisfying ending
"Well-Written Sophisticated Erotica"
If you are expecting hardcore S&M you will be severely disappointed, as the title is very misleading; there isn't a single whip or implement to found anywhere in this work - merely a bit of voyeuristic spanking, but if you are looking for literate, well-written, steamy erotica then you have found a small gem...
The heroine Marika embarks on a journey of sexual discovery and "surprise!" finds herself. She does so through plenty of high quality lingerie, an attractive and remote mystery man, a strong element of voyeurism and a number of beautiful sexual partners.
The author builds and holds the tension well, there is a theme of forbidden acts being observed, an actually engaging story line that holds together well, and the participants all end up in a sweaty, satisfied, spent heap at the end.
Lovely. Enjoyed this a lot. Recommended, particularly as a holiday book...
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