When Agnes Bright loses her infant son and her husband files for divorce, she finds herself drowning in sorrow and bitterness, unable to grieve. She seeks an expert to help her explore the sensual world of masochism and test the boundaries of her quiet rage. What she finds sets her on a path of lies, love, and self-discovery. How far can she bend before she breaks?
Successful entrepreneur and experienced Dominant David Lake isn't looking for love. But when he meets an irresistible woman, he doesn't hesitate to show her what it means to be his. When one night with her isn’t enough, David grows hungry for more and determined to claim her in every possible way.
The three book Absolution series is meant to be read in order:
Break Me: Early 2016
Bind Me: Coming Soon
**Be advised that this novel contains BDSM content, dark elements, and mature subject matter. Due to explicit sexual content and adult language this novel is recommend for readers 18 and older.
Bend Me by Sophia Scarlet
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Agnes has experienced some serious tragedy in the last year of her life. The loss of her infant child leads to the loss of her marriage (specifically her husband filing for divorce). She is angry, bitter, and experiencing enormous grief, but has not really been able to feel the emotions she knows are there. Agnes knows that it is time for her to find a way through her pain and try to start living again. She finds that experiencing physical pain helped her to connect to and release some of her emotional pain. This leads her into a BDSM community where she meets David Lake. David is a successful and sexy man who finds himself attracted to Agnes/Eliza quickly and in a way that doesn't make sense to him. He just knows that he wants her and is going to try hard to claim her.
This is a quick sexy read. Agnes/Eliza is a character who is easy to sympathize with and root for. She has been through a lot and it seems she has found a way to start moving forward. The connection between Agnes/Eliza and David is strong and their sexual chemistry is intense. The sexual connection is easy to see, but the element of instal-attraction makes it difficult to know whether this relationship has the potential to turn into anything beyond the temporary sexual and pain-fix Agnes/Eliza needs. When this installment ends, we are left wanting more, and I am eagerly anticipating the next in the series.
*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review