Title: Destination Anywhere
Series: The Kink Between Us, Book 2
Author: Felicity Brandon
Genre: BDSM erotica
Heat level: 4 out of 4 flames
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Naughty Book Snitch:Connie Cliff
Far from home Alisa is restless and cranky. What she needs is the firm hand of her man to quench her thirst and calm her. What she needs is to be put in her place with the kind of punishment that leaves her panting and cherished. But what does it matter what she needs? So long into a road trip, her needs will just have to wait, won’t they? What she should have remembered is that where her needs are concerned, He will always be there to meet them. And when you play with power Alisa, anywhere can be your playground…
This is the third book by Felicity Brandon that I read in the last week, if that’s saying anything. Full disclosure: the first two books by Felicity were in a mega bundle Commanding Obedience, where yours truly also has two books. I had to buy the bundle to read the other amazing authors’ work, and I was definitely pleased.
What struck me immediately when I flipped to the first page of Destination Anywhere, was the narrative style: the ‘somewhat’ second person (it wasn’t a pure second person, since the protagonist also uses first person narrative). This is not commonly seen in today’s fiction, so it was surprising, in the most positive way. It almost felt like the heroine was writing a letter to her Dom, but the events were taking place in real time. I was pulled into the action, and the emotions were felt even more raw (rawer? doesn’t sound right for some reason) than if they would have been described in pure first or even third person narrative. It reminded me of Lars von Trier’s film Europa for this reason.
The plot of the story is simple enough: a couple on a road trip. The heroine is in a pensive mood, and when asked by her Dom “What’s wrong,” she can’t come up with a legible answer. This makes him angry, and it makes her scared (in a good way — she knows a punishment is coming). What’s more important, it makes both of them horny as hell. The main action takes place in a public restroom. He commands her to go to the men’s room and wait for him there. Some heavy spanking ensues, followed by unexpected backdoor action, then ATM (you’ve been forewarned), and finally, regular (albeit rough and ravenous) sex.
Felicity’s power of description is breathtaking, and I found myself following along the lines of the book, anxious to see what happens next. The sex scenes are described so vividly that I almost felt like this was happening to me as I was reading it (the second person narrative likely intensified this impression too). All in all, a worthy read. I’ll be following Felicity closely.
Writer of unadulterated, scorching stories soaked with BDSM, spanking, humiliation and ménage. I write unapologetic and intense sex which will make angels weep and the devil blush, capturing the intimate connection between a submissive and her Dominant.
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