Sex and emotions: a dangerous combination. Beware of what you wish for; it might just come true. Just a few moments earlier she had listened as Sir got dressed. She had never been blindfolded before.
Each time he stopped touching her and walked around the room mysteriously she anticipated where she would feel him next. It might be something sweet and slow like the warmth of his breath near her hips. Or it may be something sharp and short; the sting of his palm against her behind.
Before he left she'd listened to every move he made, picturing it all behind the soft satin of the blindfold. She'd heard the rustle of fabric. The zip of his jeans. His belt being buckled. The clip of his watch being fastened to his wrist. She'd listened as he gathered his belongings - saying not a single word to her - and strode heavily toward the door.
"Say thank you, slave."
"Thank you, Sir."
Part two, Darkness Illuminated, is also available now.
©2016 Alice Wright (P)2016 Alice Wright
Wow! My ears hurt from listening to this book for the last 5 hours! Such an enthralling story of a young woman who finds fulfillment in the most unconventional of relationships. I must confess I was skeptical about reading an erotica book but who looks gift horse in the mouth these days? Anyway, I absolutely loved the story line. Even from the early part of the story, one could tell that Alex was never in love with Jackson in a primal sort of way. She may have been content with him but never truly satisfied. It was endearing how she became liberated, bolder and transformed from the “Office Cinderella” to a sexy princess in the right mix of emotions.
I felt so bad for her as she pinned for “Sir” while he wasn’t there (obviously, he was trying hard not to get too attached to Alex). I also felt sorry for Jackson who even though he tried to be all he could, he just was never enough for Alex. Alex’s best friend Fiona was also a very wonderful character. We wish for best friends who will be there to break rules with us and slap us when we’re being silly.
It was a very well written story about complex emotions, a sensual unusual type of romance and very well-developed characters. This isn’t your average erotic novel about ropes and handcuff, this is a story of a woman who found romance in the most unusual of places. I cannot wait to start on the second book in the series. The last chapter was so dramatic that it was almost a let-down when it ended.
I liked that it balanced the erotic genre with a proper story, a lot of that has been missing lately as authors churn out poorly researched clones of Fifty Shades. There was a building to the storyline that ended in a cliffhanger that leaves you wondering what going to happen next.
You also get so drawn into the characters that you find yourself wondering how it would feel like being in those circumstances. Who wouldn’t love to be discover their secret Master was one of the richest men in the world, give me a penthouse any day!
Yes! I would definitely listen to this book again, especially the last few chapters as Alex struggled to balance her feelings for Sir with her relationships with Fiona and Jackson. It’s also a welcome departure from the usual type of stories I’ve been used to in this genre.
Wild Untamed Passion
Very impressed with this book, really enjoyable, interesting and sexy storyline that kept me gripped and yearning for more. Found the characters to be well rounded and the storyline had some very satisfactory twists and turns. Very happy to have found a new series to follow!
For the few audio books that I have downloaded from the adult section, or rather the erotica section, this book is quite high. It's well read, and well written, and it was able to keep my attention for the entire narration. It says a lot about Amanda Hendricks's narration, when I say that this book doesn't fall into the trap of trying to be like all the other erotic novels. She keeps it very down to earth and believable.
The first meeting of Sir and Alex. Alice Wright knows how to write the tension between these two characters. It shows that she has written erotica before, since she was able to guide the reader through the encounter, without making it seem to over the top. It is easy in romance and erotica to get a bit carried away with dialogue, and character description, but Alice Wright knows how to bring it without making it seem cheesy. It also makes it a lot more believable.
Amanda Hendrick's performance during the book is amazing. You can tell that she really enjoys reading the subject matter which is important for romance novels. The last things that you want when you're listening to a book, is someone who seems as though they are bored while reading. This is even more important I think for the romance and erotica genre. If the narrator is bored, then it's hard to get into the mood. Amanda is able to get you into the character of Alex and keep you there. She makes every scene come alive as though you are actually there, which adds to the excitement of the book.
Alice Wright is able to make all the love scenes very hot without any of them coming off across super cheesy or unrealistic. The way she describes the scenes is perfect. She doesn't use a lot of flourishes of language to make each love scene sound bigger than it is. This actually adds to the anticipation of each scene. Believe it or not it makes it a lot hotter when there is not a lot of vulgar dialogue used.
Unlike other books, the description of a BDSM relationship doesn't seem like an abusive one. Alice clearly has done her research and applies it with great skill here. I can't wait to get the next one in the series to see how everything continues.
I already have, to two friends
Like a much much better version of 50 shades.
Very good, nice to have a great new series to follow. Good storyline, plenty of unexpected twists and turns...and some nice hot steamy bits too ;)
One of my fave books for quite some time. Listened to this one holiday (trying not to blush too much as i listened to certain parts on a packed beach….) and really enjoyed it. So excited for the next in this series, really awesome to have a new author to follow. I liked the story was not too generic, it was actually a bit different and had a lot of twists and turns.
Very enjoyable listen. I intended to listen to this over a few weeks but I got so so hooked I got thru it in 2 nights, I literally could not stop listening. For once the characters were realistic and relatable (which is rare for this sort of book). A great mix of romance, the submissive side of sex and the everyday life of people who live in these roles. Fantastic book!
Enjoyed this so much more than I thought I would! I thought it was going to be another 50 shades of grey rip off, but it is so much better. I found the story really gripped me. I felt totally invested in the characters. A lot of the parts I could really relate to ;) Really good romantic sexy book, great for listening to in bed!
Awesome book, loved the story line. Was a perfect balance between romance, sex and intrigue. Kept me hooked from the very first word and I couldn’t stop listening to it. Loved it and look forward to the next in the series as I can’t wait to hear what actually happens to them next. (This book is for adults only!)
Secret Submission is unlike any book I have ever read. This book raises the bar to a whole new level for romance novels. The story is amazing, the narration is top-notch, all you have to do is relax, listen and be amazed.
My favorite character in this book would be Fiona. She seems like a practical lady who is not naive, up-to-no-good but someone who knows her limits. She is a best friend material, an achiever, and an all-around intriguing woman.
Amanda Hendrick brings life to the novel. So much detail and attention were given to each and every word; I could picture it all. Her voice also was sexy and expressive. A voice I would love to listen to again and again.
Secret Submission is a book about Alex, a clumsy girl who gains some level of confidence after an illicit affair with Sir, a master sadomasochist. After a brief silence from "Sir," Alex begins to withdraw from work, Jackson her loving fiance, and her best friend, Fiona. She was crashing the world around her for a face she had never seen, for a man whose name she didn't know. Secret Submission is a story about love, lust, betrayal, submissiveness and self esteem, written with an apt attention to detail. Alice Wight is simply amazing. I cannot wait for the second part.
Captivating, Romantic, and Sensual
I've always relished a healthy erotica. This one seems to take the cake. It breaks the ice you feel when anything related to sexual romance comes up. Breaks the bubble and helps you embrace your deepest desires which you are too embarrassed to even admit to possess in the first place.
The author brings our truest fantasies to the table and presents them in a totally insightful way. She tastefully handled the submissive side of a romantic relationship.
The narration was top notch and did absolute justice to the content. The drama and romance were made so much more entertaining by the sudden shift in tone and pitch as we went along.
Worth a Read. Highly Recommended to anyone. Enthralling experience through the guilt and pleasures of a Secretive RelationShip.
"Great one for women!"
One of my favorite novels in a long time. It was a good balance between romance, sexual tension (with some very very hot sexual acts!) and storyline. Kept me intrigued, i couldn’t stop listening. So many rubbish books in this genre around right now, but this is one of the great ones.
"Interesting story, lots of twists and turns!"
Really interesting story, very well told. Liked the twists and turns and the sex scenes were just at the right level for me. Pretty steamy at times but a very interesting story and I’m gonna get part two of this asap.
"Hooked right from the start!"
Yes! This is one of the best BDSM / romance books I've ever read. It's a great piece of contemporary fiction, unlike most erotic novels. The prose is compelling, the characters are believable, and I absolutely could not put it down.
It sheds a whole new light on sub/Dom relationships. The relationship between Alex and Sir is complex and you never know what's going to happen next with them. It seems like they are destined to be together but they have so many obstacles to overcome. It's a real rollercoaster for the reader... One minute you want them to get together, the next minute you're outraged by Sir's behaviour or Alexis does something stupid that sends them flailing back to square one. But regardless, I really want them to end up together! Sir is so sexy, broody and mysterious and initially you think Alex is going to just be your average, predictable protagonist but she surprises you again and again. What a suspenseful story line!
In addition to the incredible plot and character development, Alice Wright really knows how to write a sex scene and believe me, there's plenty of them in this book! Hot hot HOT. You don't want to miss this.
It hurts so good.
YES! I cannot wait for book two!
"I will be picking up more titles by this author"
yes because it aroused me many times during listen
Oh my....Every once in a while you read a book that you just aren't sure about. This is that book. These type of books getting you thinking, sometimes they throw you into a moral dilemma and sometimes they create a dynamic shift in your thinking. For me it was a little bit of both. I found that when I was finished I ended up very emotional, pondering many things and somehow changed.
The authors storyline caused me to think about what society believes and how society effects others feelings about themselves and what they desire. Though this book won't be for everyone it will be just what some people need.
This book doesn't not end in an expected way. But it ends in a perfect way
"The sort of books which keeps you engaged."
Of course I would listen to it again. The seductive nature of it is addicting.
She brings a voice which if you would have had read yourself, you would have had surely got tired.
I did listen to it all in one sitting. With my eyes closed, gazing in to the depth of the words of Amanda Hendricks.
This book was very moving as always is the story of a girl who is shy lets her sir take full advantage of her. The way this book led up to the climax was amazing and an amazing job done by Alice Wright as usual.
"Very very enjoyable!"
Really enjoyable book! The perfect balance between a great story line, plenty of build up...and some good naughty action! ;) A great listen and I am now very much looking forward to volume 2. I have a lot of books in this genre but this one actually stood out a bit, as it had a proper storyline that kept me hooked from the first word!
"a hot book!!"
I enjoyed the reality behind the story, it is just not any fantasy story but is a true story.
50 shades of her
Her Secret Submission reminded me of 50 Shades of Grey, which was not only a great book but an excellent movie too. I love the character of Alice, how the vision in her eye have changed each and every experience for her. The narrator Amanda Hendricks did great too, maybe it was due her that I found every scene in the story hotter than it really was. The story is not all about sex scenes but there is a plot, unlike many other erotic books which lack providing a plot. there are twists, curiosity and extreme level of affection and sensuality. Enjoyed listening to it. Recommended book!!
"Amazing book, loved this!"
Listening in public ;) Pretty hot to listen to something like this when nobody has any idea what you are ACTUALLY listing to ;)
Some people have compared it to Fifty Shade of Grey and whilst I can see the obvious comparisons, to me this was vastly better. Much better and more interesting storyline.
Loved her voice. First of her books I have (as far as I know), but really liked it.
I already owned the kindle version and loved it so thought i would check out the audio version - so very glad I did! it really comes to life in audio. The storyline was so much more interesting to follow, the hot parts were hotter and I can't wait to get the next in the series, as it really did end on a cliffhanger. Loved this!
"Very enjoyable listen!"
I got recommended this by a friend and really loved it. Very good and interesting story and the steamy scenes were...very good indeed ;)
"A perfect balance..."
The perfect balance between romance, sex and storyline. Great narrator and a few parts that definitely made me blush whilst listening to it on the commute to work ;)
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