Review: Pain and Pleasure (A Bit of Strange #2) by Harlem Dae

May 21, 2014 Review 0

Review: Pain and Pleasure (A Bit of Strange #2) by Harlem Dae

Shopping for pleasure can be a risky business, especially when you want a bit of pain thrown into your cage.

Isabella can’t help but throw another fantasy Gabriel’s way. It’s risky, it’s kinky but it’s something she just can’t get out of her head.

But will he go for it, or is it pushing his boundaries too far?

Luckily for Isabella the dominance that runs thick and vital in her stranger’s blood, is heating up to boiling point. Before she knows it the most innocent of places becomes completely thrilling in the middle of the night.

She’s caged, expertly tortured and brought to a place where only pleasure and pain exist. Her head is dizzy, her heart beating only for him, but will she ever come down from the high? 

More importantly, does she want to?

Reader Advisory: This book is best read in sequence as part of a serial.

Title: Pain and Pleasure
Author: Harlem Dae
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Beauty and Pain
Published by Total-e-Bound Publishing
Source: Publisher
Published: 18 April, 2014
Genres: BDSM, Erotic Short
Pages: 39
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Stars: three-half-stars
Flames: four-flames

Following closely from their first encounter, Isabella and Gabriel take things up yet one more notch as they continue to match fantasies: Isabella chooses the location and setting, Gabriel chooses the toys.   This time they are in an all-night grocers, with the stock-cart to be the ‘cage’ in which Isabella can lose the few inhibitions she has left.

Again the story is told from Isabella’s point of view, while this time Gabriel brings something wholly unexpected to the table: his emotions.  Still determined to have Isabella submit more to him than just throwing out the word Sir, he’s finding she is difficult to walk away from: the perfect combination of daring and bold, who craves the ability to submit to the pain he can deal out.

Isabella just wanted a fling: one or two nights, perhaps longer. She wasn’t thinking about a relationship, but Gabriel is the perfect playmate for her, and perhaps something can come of it.

I enjoyed this installment more than the first, perhaps the gradual unveiling of the character’s personalities and their interactions increasing in emotional content helped.  Another quick and short read, this is a serialized story, and I am left wondering just where and when the next installment will take us.

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