REVIEW: Two Masters for Alex by Claire Thompson from Ellora's Cave

Title: Two Masters for Alex
Author: Claire Thompson
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Website of Publisher: http://www.ellorascave.com/
Genre: Menage a trios or More/BDSM
Rating: E-rotic
Publication date: February 2008
ISBN: 9781419913587
Length: Novel
Format: e-book
Reviewer: WitchGiggles

Can a young woman looking amongst a set of posers playing at the D/s lifestyle find a Master who'll help her find out if she has a true sub nature? Probably not, but Claire's hoping the couple who answered her ad will. She's always been able to use her body to get her way, but with a gay or bi couple she may actually find out if she has a true sub nature. She certainly hopes they will, anyway.

Daniel is the devoted sub who loves his Master unabashedly. But he also has the desire to dominate at times, so it's decided to find him a "toy" to see if he is a true "switch". Instead of Alex the man, enter Alex the woman: feisty, over-sexed and used to getting her way. Can he train her in the ways of the sub, while finding the Dom side of himself?

Liam knows his sub loves him more than life, but Daniel has been showing Dom tendencies lately and he's no one's sub. So it's decided to bring a "third" into the house with Liam as teacher to hone Daniel into a proper Dom. He is, after all, ultimate Master of the house and has final say. What he doesn't expect is the jealousy and doubt Alex's advent into their home brings into their relationship.

Do I understand this lifestyle? Not completely, for it's one of those "dirty little secrets" we don't talk about. I think if we talked more openly it wouldn't be the Boogie Man any more. The descriptions of the disciplines seem almost boot camp in nature, but the girl seems to thrive. It's probably the first time I've seen sex (very erotic sex) used as a means of punishment. Maybe it wasn't meant that way, but I found it to be when one is made to watch the other two, but not allowed to join in or self gratify. Delightfully clever. It is, overall, a dark, gritty, enlightening read. I did find the end a bit abrupt…unless Ms. Thompson plans a sequel?


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