Sophie has decided that today will be the day she will stop hiding from her true nature and get her toes wet again by attending a local D/s munch in Atlanta. At the event, many of the people she once considered friends shun her, knowing how badly her last relationship ended, shaking her confidence. As she looks around the room, she catches the eye of a local fetish photographer who feels compelled to capture her haunting beauty, but something intangible holds him back. When Sophie meets Dave again at a BDSM dungeon, will she have the courage to try a D/s relationship again?
If you are a connoisseur of the BDSM genre, run to get Annabel Joseph’s Deep into the Woods immediately. Sophie was in an extremely sadistic BDSM relationship which left her broken, both physically and mentally. She’s been to more therapeutic sessions than she would like to admit to, which has made her realize she needs kink - extreme kink - in order to attain her full potential as a human being. Fueled with this startling self-realization, she attends the local munch in the longing hope she will find a man worthy of her undying love and devotion. While there, she is just as mesmerized with Dave as he is with her, but at that point, she cannot commit to anything.
Dave sees that Sophie is skittish, but he doesn’t even know half of what she’s gone through. Yet, he is determined to make this elusive creature his. What a wonderfully sadistic, kinky, humorous, and kind-hearted Dom Dave is! He's perfect for Sophie. Dave is comfortable enough in his own sexuality to know what he wants in a submissive and the very subtle boundaries of sadism. The scenes between them threatened to blow up my ereader with their intensity! When Dave invites his friend Ryan over for the holiday, these two determined Doms put Sophie through her paces in a truly creative D/s scenario guaranteed to make your panties melt.
Rarely do I have the privilege to read and review such a talented author like Annabel Joseph. Ms. Joseph really understands the nature behind BDSM, creating two characters in this book who are meant for each another. With Dave, Sophie is able to come to terms with her horrifying past, learning sadistic boundaries through his highly inventive imagination and capable hands. Dave gets everything he ever wanted in his beloved submissive Sophie.
Deep in the Woods is a rare BDSM masterpiece which now holds a coveted spot in my ereader and hopefully, when it comes out in print, will be chained to my bookshelf. I’m now waiting in anticipation to read Ryan’s story, because this hunky dominant deserves his own happy-ever-after as well.