The Dom with a Safeword

Posted December 4, 2017 in Book Review / 2 Comments

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
The Dom with a SafewordThe Dom with a Safeword by Sorcha Black, Leia Shaw, Cari Silverwood
Series: Badass Brats #1
Published by Self-Published on October 25th, 2012
Genres: Erotic Romance, Menage
Pages: 286
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Purchase on: Amazon
Also by this author: The Dom on the Naughty List
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Late at night, on an amateur ghost hunt, Sabrina and her best friend Q are caught trespassing by the gorgeous, blonde Jude. The embers of attraction between them sizzle when they discover Jude’s kinks match their own.

Jude is a Dom on his last summer of freedom before starting the prison sentence that is med school. Q is a bad-ass bi switch who knows what she wants, and for years it’s been her cute, doe-eyed straight friend Sabrina. But the only way into Sabrina’s heart and panties may be with Jude’s fist wrapped in her hair.

Domming the bratty Q and mischievous Sabrina isn't going to be easy but Jude relishes the challenge. At the end of the summer, will they find a way to stay together when everything is tearing them apart?

THE DOM WITH A SAFEWORD isn’t my favorite of the Badass Brats, but it does hold a special place in my heart. Before reading this novel I was intimidated by M/F/F. I have no idea why because I’ve always been more attracted to women, but it’s true. The book introduced me to a love of all things M/F/F and served to remind me that kink has all flavors and while your kink might not be my kink and that’s okay.

“Don’t fall!”

Sabrina rolled her eyes. “Yes, thank you. Whatever would I do without your genius advi—” The foot holding most of her weight slipped and she tumbled to the ground.

On a ghost hunting excursion turned breaking and entering, besties Q and Sabrina run into Jude while they’re breaking into his creepy haunted mansion. After their awkward yet highly entertaining meet cute, it’s not before long when the trio agree to spend Jude’s last summer of freedom exploring a kinky relationship. As their summer comes to an end and the trio become close, they soon discover saying goodbye might be the hardest thing they’ve ever done.

There was nothing quite as powerful as using your mouth to make a Dom your bitch.

Q is the bratty gender queer switch of my dreams. She’s weird, overprotective, sexy as hell, and more vulnerable than her appearance would have one believe. She’s also wildly in love with her mischievous, voluptuous, straight best friend. Since the death of her parents, she’s had a difficult time losing people, so when the opportunity to share her tempting BFF with her new friend and potential Dom, she’s both reserved and DTF.

“Q is pretty and smart and funny, and if you hurt her, this Italian New Jersey catholic schoolgirl will go all heels-off-drunken-chick-fight-in-a-bar on your ass.”

While Q was my favorite of the trio—I crush on sexy Dommes—I strongly identified with Sabrina. I was also raised in an overbearing religious family and I certainly understand how hard it is to shake off the ideals drilled into your head from birth, even if you wholeheartedly disagree with them. Though Sabrina spends a good portion of the book angsty and in denial, it’s hard not to love the girl. She’s an adorable smartass and mischievous as hell. You just can’t help but laugh at her antics. She gives her Doms a run for their money and they enjoy every minute of her trouble-making.

“I have no tolerance for over-the-top bratting tonight. Do it and I’ll put you in the corner for an hour with a vibe strapped to your clit and a dildo inside you. Got that?”

Though Jude wasn’t the star of THE DOM WITH A SAFEWORD imo, he was just as stunning. Like Sabrina, his desire to live up to family traditions clashed vehement with his wants and desires, but for different reasons. He’s a confident Dom but he’s always done what his duty to make his dad proud. Jude’s given himself one more summer before he leaves his carefree kinky life behind for medical school.

Before discovering THE DOM WITH A SAFEWORD, I always associated “bratty subs” as something negative. As with all lifestyles, BDSM has rules and a path that is mainstream/expected and if you don’t fit into that cookie cutter persona, you’re likely judged as something bad or wrong. The Badass Brats showed me as long as you and your partners are happy, sane, safe, and consensual, you do you and fuck what other people think.

THE DOM WITH A SAFEWORD is a spectacularly kinky menage with a beautiful romance, heated sex, and a silly ghost adventure. If BDSM romance is your cup of tea, the Badass Brats are worth taking the plunge.

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About Cari Silverwood

Cari Silverwood is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling writer of kinky darkness or sometimes of dark kinkiness, depending on her moods and the amount of time she's spent staring into the night.

When others are writing bad men doing bad things you may find her writing good men who accidentally on purpose fall into the abyss and come out with their morals twisted in knots.

About Leia Shaw

Leia started writing in 2010 after falling in love with paranormal romance. Her very first series, Shadows of Destiny, was published so long ago she almost can't remember them. After writing six paranormal books in a row, she took a break to explore other genres under other pen names, and even scored a publishing contract with Penguin!

But now she's back to her roots, writing what she loves as Leia Shaw. The mystery of the supernatural, sexy alphas, and dark, gritty magic. She's excited to stretch her imagination again and hopefully make people laugh, gasp, and fall more in love with reading.

About Sorcha Black

Sorcha Black is the author of BDSM-themed books, including the Masters Unleashed series and the Masters of Adrenaline series (both co-authored under the name Sparrow Beckett), with Penguin USA. When Sorcha isn’t writing, she’s generally avoiding housework and planning her next tattoo. Sorcha lives in Canada with her husband and their horde of witty children.

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