Wednesday, September 11, 2013

REVIEW: Obeying Olivia by Kim Dare

***This book was originally reviewed for The Forbidden Bookshelf.***


Mark’s been working as a bartender at the monthly meeting of local female dominants for months. He’s played out scenes, he’s knelt, he’s served to the best of his ability, but he’s still yet to date any woman who inspires inside him a genuine desire to completely submit in the way he’s always desired.

There’s one domme at the meetings who Mark longs to submit to—Olivia—but she’s never shown any interest in him, and he knows it’s not his place to approach her. When he suddenly feels someone watching him across the room, Mark doesn’t expect it to be Olivia. He really doesn’t expect the interest he feels in her to be returned either. However, Mark needs to learn to expect the unexpected, once he starts obeying Olivia.


This story is a little quickie, bringing you heat and a happy ending. We start off just as Olivia get Mark in her sights, and we follow them through their first encounter that will hopefully bring them everything they are both looking for. Because of the short length of the book, we only get the one experience, and we really don’t get enough character building. While I felt some connection with Mark, I felt almost none with Olivia.

Despite only getting the one scene, the good news is that it’s a pretty hot one. You get what’s expected with her driving everything, but it’s all pretty low-key. I guess I expected the stereotypical dominatrix (this was my first read of this particular genre), so I was pleasantly surprised with the gentleness and mutual respect that existed between the pair.

Overall, I’d give the heat a 4 out of 5 rating and the story a 3 out of 5 rating, mostly just because it just felt too short.

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