Title: Naked Submission
Author: Alex Jordaine
Rating: Four And A Half Siren Stones
Keywords: HEA Ending, M/M, Domination, Bondage, Sadomasochism
Word Count: 43,155
ISBN E-Book: 978-1609823511
Buy-Link:Reviewer: Sally Sapphire
Cap de Berg in the South of France is a nudist resort. But it is not just any nudist resort. It is the biggest, sexiest, kinkiest nudist resort in the world. It’s a paradise for persons of a deviant disposition. But there is trouble in paradise.
Paul becomes ever more insanely jealous of his Mistress Caroline’s lesbian relationship with fellow dominatrix Sarah. He is convinced that Sarah is intent on stealing Caroline away from him. It leads the normally dutiful slave to start screwing up badly and ultimately to commit the cardinal sin of disobeying a direct instruction from his Mistress.
As punishment for his wrongdoing the furious Caroline disciplines Paul with increasing savagery. She is aided in this by her fearsomely sadistic friend Yvette, a woman who more than lives up to her reputation for being the cruellest dominatrix in Cap de Berg.
Meanwhile spirited slave Rhoda switches from sub to domme and in the process becomes seriously smitten with a delectable novice sex slave called Laurent. But Rhoda has to leave the country soon, so can there be any real future for her and Laurent? And will Caroline ever let up on poor benighted Paul – and if she does, will it only be to ditch him altogether in favor of the highly seductive Sarah?
For a story that’s so full of extreme pain and sadistic punishment, Naked Submission is surprisingly romantic. Beneath all the torture and the domination it is truly a story of love and redemption, and it’s that wonderful depth that allows it to rise above its erotic competition.
The romance in question – and, for Paul, it does fall very much into question – is between Mistress Caroline and her house-slave Paul. On the surface, theirs seems to be a relationship built strictly on dominance and submission, but it takes a lot of trust, not to mention love, to make such a relationship work so well for so long. Unfortunately, the introduction of an old lover risks destroying that trust when Paul allows his insecurities to get the better of him.
With those insecurities setting the stage, the scope of the book widens to encompass several BDSM relationships that parallel and overlap with that of Caroline and Paul. On the one hand, those relationships serve to remind us and Paul of how the power exchange is truly meant to work, and just how much pleasure can be taken from it. At the same time, they serve to further separate Caroline and Paul, before independently reinforcing their roles, and ultimately bringing them back together to rebuild their relationship.
This is an incredibly erotic novel that’s full of some very inventive and intense scenes of bondage. It’s not for the faint of heart, as the S&M elements do push the extremes, but the strength of the characters, and the beauty of the romance that binds it all together, make this a story worth risking the reader’s limits to enjoy.