Thursday, March 13, 2014

Eldridge’s Release Author:Evelise Archer

Title:    Eldridges Release

Series title: Club Rebellion 1

Author: Evelise Archer

Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing

Word Count: 23877

Genre:     MM. GLBT, Contemporary, BDSM

Reviewer: Cassiopeia 

Publisher Blurb

Eldridge Cristoff worked hard and rarely played, always leery of letting himself go after the humiliation he suffered at the hands of his college boyfriend. Best friend Isabella Catana, submissive and lover of Johnson Petri, invited him to a night at an upscale BDSM club, Club Rebellion-owned and operated by Johnson and his trio of friends. All dominants.

Dalton Peters has never collared his own sub nor had the desire until he met Eldridge. Dalton was immediately taken with the skittish man, deciding to make it his mission to release Eldridge from his sexual prison.

Slowly Eldridge realized the world he was meant to be in. A loving man and master at his side; he discovered submission was not a weakness but a true testament of his strong inner spirit.

With Daltons careful guidance, Eldridge had no choice but to give into his desires and heart, allowing Dalton to dominate his body and soul.

Review of book

Evelise Archer was a new to me author, and I cant believe I waited so long to read one of her works.  Eldridges Release was hot, sweet, and a fantastic beginning to what I hope will be a series filled with many more installments. 

Eldridge is a typical twenty something professional uses a grueling work schedule to substitute for what he lacks in his life - a fulfilling and loving relationship.  Hes understandably vulnerable and frightened to step back out into the dating world after the scarring experience with his last boyfriend.  Hes not even sure exactly what he wants out of his ideal relationship, but thanks to his well meaning best friend, Isabella, hes about to find out.  The question is, once hes confronted with the surety of knowing what he wants, will he embrace it or run?  I cant reveal which path he took, but I can tell you it was emotional to see Eldridge confront his fears and discover just what he was made of.

The plot to Release was strong, and the characters were well rounded.  In fact, I cant remember even a supporting character that didnt intrigue me.  Dalton, Eldridges love interest was everything a girl/guy would want in a partner - compassionate, tender, forceful when need be and sexy as hell.  The one part of his personality that rubbed me the wrong way was his rush to solidify his relationship with El.  He just appeared to plan so many steps ahead of where they actually were that it made me question just how much control this particular Dominant had over himself.  I understand the excitement and rush of finding someone that you think is your other half, but experience should have caused him to slow down just a tad.

My only other complaint?  It was too darn short.  The length of the piece didnt detract from the story, but Im the type of reader who wants more.   Call me greedy if you must, but I love details and backstory.  All in all though, I loved Eldridges Release, and will be looking for subsequent installments of the Club Rebellion series by Evelise Archer

                                                         Four Shooting Stars

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