When a Domme loves a Domme, strange things can happen. When a Domme loves a Domme who is her former submissive and cheated with her best friend, all of the usual fun with handcuffs turns into something darker.Graciela struggles to control her attraction to the headstrong, beautiful woman who broke her heart ten years ago. She offers temporary shelter to a fellow human in crisis, nothing more. But when Trinity buckles under Graciela’s righteous anger and begs for forgiveness, Graciela’s resolve wavers. Can she ever trust again? Does Trinity deserve a second chance, or is this yet another manipulation?
This book was very hard for me to review as, although I liked it, I’m not really sure why. It is thought-provoking and certainly pushed some of my buttons, especially regarding consensual versus non-consensual.
It is a continuation of a free story on the author’s blog called Fire of Desire, but can be read as a stand-alone.
It’s not an easy read by any means. Both POV and time changes occur and if you’re not concentrating it is easy to lose track. The author does not believe in spoon-feeding her readers and much is left unsaid or merely implied.
I found the behaviour of both characters somewhat questionable: Trinity selfishly takes advantage of Mira and then asks Graciela, her former domme/lover, to step in and fix the mess. I’m not convinced Graciela’s fix was the right choice but many readers seem to love her.
After reading the book twice I am left pondering on the nature of betrayal and forgiveness, the price of love and the issue of what constitutes consent.
Certainly not my favourite Anastasia Vitsky book but I am glad I read it and will buy the sequel.