Laura owns what might be the world’s most extensive collection of BDSM lesbian erotica, but that’s as close as she’s gotten to the world of her fantasies. Until, that is, her friend Adele introduces her to Adele’s mistress Jeanne - art collector, heiress, and experienced dominant. Nothing in Laura’s reading prepares her for the powerful reaction she has to Jeanne or how completely she is captivated by this sensual new world. With Jeanne’s first command, Laura’s life changes forever.
But even the most commanding mistress can’t always control a willful submissive, and Adele’s jealousy challenges Jeanne’s dominance and Laura’s place in their world. What Jeanne and Laura learn about themselves on their erotic journey will either drive them apart or change the very nature of their lives.
©2011 Lesley Gowan (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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A love triangle involving an dominatrix and two women who vie for her attentions.
This is top-tier lesbian BDSM erotica! We get a sexual amateur, a seasoned pro, and a jealous, vindictive sex slave. Every erotic touch is dragged out to sustain the suspense. Nothing is rushed.
This story is a personal journey for both the main character and the dom she meets. It has great depth and a very surprising sweet ending.
Jeanne, the dom, is my favorite character. While Jeanne knows the main character, her submissive, has things to learn, she seems truly surprised that their relationship teaches her something as well.
I wasn't happy with this narrator on another book where she gave a little girl voice that totally irritated me to a soft butch lesbian. But she nails the characters in "The Collector." It's beautifully read.
The ending was surprisingly sweet.
Don't dismiss this book because it deals with BDSM. It is true there is a lot of racy sex, but there is also a lot of skillful character development and story-telling. I've had the ebook for sometime and have re-read it at least twice. Still, I bought the audible book as soon as it was available. The writing, the depth of the subject matter in "The Collector" makes Shades of Gray seem like Shades of Crap.
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