Sunday, February 15, 2015

Veiled Dominance by Evelise Archer

Title: Veiled Dominance

Series title:  Club Rebellion, Book 2

Author:Evelise Archer

Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing

Genre:    BDSM, LGBT, Contemporary

Heat level:(M/M, oral sex, anal play/sex, D/s, BDSM)

Page Count: 81

Reviewer: Cassiopeia

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Publisher Blurb:

Shane Wise is a Dom and part owner of a popular BDSM club in Rittenhouse Square, Club Rebellion.  A tumultuous past has led him to an almost perfect present, except Shane has a secret. A secret that could destroy his reputation in the world in which he loves to live-BDSM.

Deacon Archer is also a Dom and part owner of Club Rebellion and he is in love with Shane Wise. Together Shane and Deacon must decide if the love they feel can withstand the scrutiny they fear, if their relationship is revealed.

Can two dominants truly forge a relationship? Will secret desires open up a new world and allow Shane to be the man he was intended to be or will veiled dominance get in the way?

Review of book:

Veiled Dominance was a sexy, emotional quick read that I thoroughly enjoyed. While you should be able to follow along just fine reading this as a stand-alone piece, I think you’ll enjoy the book better if you read Eldridge’s Release first.  We were introduced to Shane Wise and Deacon Archer in the first installment of the Club Rebellion series, and hints were dropped throughout that plot piquing my curiosity about their story.  I had no idea how it would play out, but knowing Ms. Archer, there would be a good deal of hot-blooded passion and angst.  This book absolutely delivers on all of the above, and then some. 

Shane and Deacon are both Doms and co-owners of Club Rebellion, an exclusive BDSM establishment on the outskirts of Philadelphia.However, away from the club they are in a loving, albeit secret D/s relationship.  Watching Shane struggle with what he perceived his friends would think of his being the submissive in his relationship with Deacon, really pulled at my heartstrings.  I’m sure he felt as if he were living some sort of a lie, when in reality, the only time he allowed his true self to emerge, was with Deacon. There are those within the BDSM community that feel that being a “switch” isn’t an authentic dynamic, however I would disagree.  That aside, I feel that the author did a fantastic job portraying Shane’s journey and his evolution as a Dom who subs only to his husband, was highly emotional for me.I’ll also go on record stating that Deacon had the patience of a saint.  He could only guess at most of the details in Shane’s background, yet he loved and trusted the man enough to patiently provide his sub what he needed to be healthy and whole. 

Veiled Dominance might have been a book on the short side, but it definitely didn’t skim on any part of the plot.  I can’t wait to see where Evelise Archer takes us next in the series.

                                      Five Shooting Stars 

1 comment:

Evelise Archer said...

Thank you Cassiopeia for the lovely review! I adored Shane and Deacon and I am glad you did too.