Review: Secrets Learned (Diomhair #5) by Raven McAllan

January 27, 2016 Review 0

Review: Secrets Learned  (Diomhair #5) by Raven McAllan

What happens at Diomhair, stays there. Pleasure or pain? Mimi needs to know and Alex wants to show her.

When Mimi Leman is asked to go to a ‘Meet the Dom and chat to a sub’ night at her local BDSM club, little does she know what she’ll find.

Curious? Oh yes. Interested? She’s not sure.

After all, she’s anti pain and a BDSM virgin. Mimi knows things will go either badly wrong or perfectly right and has no idea which.

It’s up to scribing artist Alex Sunderland to ensure it’s the latter. He’s everyone’s idea of how a Dom should be—even Mimi can see that—but is he the one to show her the lifestyle?

Alex is intrigued by Mimi and is sure that deep down she’s the perfect sub…for him.

Mimi wants to be, but can she conquer her fear of pain and let herself fly?

Only trying will tell

Title: Secrets Learned
Author: Raven McAllan
Series: Diomhair #5
Published by Totally Bound
Source: Publisher
Published: January 26, 2016
Genres: BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Romance
Pages: 129 pages
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Stars: four-half-stars
Flames: four-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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Secrets Learned is book five in Raven McAllen’s Diomhair series. It can be read as a standalone, but I have to admit I will be reading the previous books to see what I was missing!!

Mimi attends an event that the community committee she belongs to recommend she go to. They want to shut down Diomhair believing it is bad for the community. Mimi is asked to research the facility and give a recommendation. The event set up for her is a “meet a Dom, chat with a Sub” event to check out the facility. Mimi has read about BDSM in her romance books, but has never done anything to resemble BDSM. For one, she hates pain, and knowing pain is the pathway to pleasure has her questioning why she is even there. But after she is there for awhile, she discovers things about herself that seem so foreign, but at the same time, so very right!

Master Alex agrees to help Diomhair make a good showing by being the Dom to see to Dominique’s(Mimi) safety and wellbeing. Knowing his sister has set him up, he strives to help Dominique realize that the lifestyle is about the people and can be very different for each couple. It’s not necessarily what you read in romance books! The only problem he sees, is that Mimi proclaims she hates pain. He is a sadist and scribing artist, so pain is his kink. How can he show her the right kind of pain can be oh so pleasurable?

After Mimi gives her report that the club shouldn’t close because they are not doing anything wrong, she realizes this vendetta is driven by someone who wants revenge. That person is causing all the problems but why??

I loved this book! I loved that Mimi(Dominique to Alex) really didn’t know want to expect. Knowing she was afraid of any pain, I loved how Master Alex showed her it was a very different pain than she expected. He was very sweet to her and I really liked that about him. Mimi has a chance to see who she is and what she can be. She found out things that were surprising, but are right for her. I liked both characters and the side characters were just as interesting. I look forward to catching up with their stories too!

Secrets Learned enthralled me from start to finish. There are a few more mysteries to find out so I am excited to get the next book in the Diomhair series!


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