Title: Mistress Stephanie’s Strays
Author: Jim Lyon
Genre: Erotica, Fetish, BDSM
Heat Level: 3 out of 4 flames
Overall: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Naughty Book Snitch: Mindy
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After inheriting her namesake aunt’s estate, Stephanie leaves the bohemian life in Portland behind and heads to her new home in Hawaii. Upon arriving in Kona, Stephanie learns that her aunt and she had more in common than anyone would have ever guessed—along with the house came four live-in servants who had been her aunt’s longtime submissives. While Stephanie has been a practicing domme for years, taking on four complete strangers as service submissives proves to be a daunting task.
“Jim Lyon’s gets to the meat of the story and makes you feel every scalpel edge along the way. The fun part is, you learn to like it and when you flinch, you always go back for more.” – BDSM Book Reviews
This is a very interesting story. It moved very fast and I think glossed over a lot. Although the main point came across just fine, I felt there should have been more detail in some areas. There were lots of sex scenes but went so fast sometimes I had to go back and reread to make sure I didn’t miss something. There was also a lot of different kinky things going on, it was hard to keep track of who, what and type of kink.
I really like the premise of the book. Stephanie inherits her Aunts home in Hawaii and with that comes four readymade polyamorous D/s family. Being the new Mistress of the home and enjoying all the kinky and sexual perks, Mistress Stephanie finds herself a little board with the same routine. One can only take so much CBT, face dildos, pegging and squirting before venturing out and getting some help with all that.
You have Peter, the chef, Louise, the groundskeeper, Toni, the maid and Molly the PA that Mistress Stephanie is taking care of. So, in order to cure the monotony of the house, Mistress Stephanie gets involved in the local BDSM community and meets Jewel. She is the ‘missing ingredient needed to perpetuate what she had initiated.’. The party at the mansion was good. I would have liked to have spent more time there. Reading about the different scenes that were going on in more detail.
Even though this was short, there were a couple parts where I started to tune out a bit. While Mistress Stephanie was wondering around the island was a boring to me. However, since this story moves extremely fast, I didn’t have to wait long.
I think I was a little more interested in what was happening or getting ready to happen on the cruise.
Overall, it was pretty good. Jim Lyon just jumps right into the story and hands your all sorts of kinks right up front. He doesn’t make you work for it. Nope, he is in your face like a chin strapon while serving you your well deserved and delicious punishment. There is a little something in here for everyone and flogging is totally my kink. I would recommend this for anyone who is into BDSM and would enjoy a copious amount of kinks. This is the second book I’ve read from this author and I really enjoy reading his unique style.
I received a copy of this book via the author in exchange for an honest review.
I primarily write erotica with BDSM themes. Three of my erotic novellas, Uncharted Territory, The Accidental Domme, and Virtual Reality Mistress, plus an anthology of short stories, Ten Shades of Submission, are currently available wherever naughty e-books in that genre are sold.
Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, I left high school in my senior year to live the bohemian life in New York City’s Greenwich Village and Lower East Side. Not being a big fan of cold weather and crowded tenements, I returned to the West Coast within six months and lived in Berkeley for several years. While there, my claims to fame include being folksinger Malvina Reynolds’ neighbor/tenant and part owner of the Northside Theater, a repertory cinema of some renown.
After leaving Berkeley, I put myself through college and earned a B.A. in Journalism from USC. My eclectic career since then has encompassed editing, writing, business management, social work, teaching, and web publishing, with stops in northern and southern California, Hawaii, Florida and Oregon.
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