When author Tymber Dalton gets it right, she can rip your soul from your body and put everything back together again. In The Denim Dom, she gets it right. ~ Shadow, Guilty Pleasures
Who needs leather when you can have denim? A denim Dom, that is.
Shayla Pierce dumped her lying ex and moved to Florida to start a job at a magazine. An assignment to write about BDSM leads her to discover a new world and make a slew of new friends, including the sinfully sexy Tony Daniels. She’s just not sure she can ever trust again.
Tony is used to teaching about BDSM, but he’s never trained a submissive he wasn’t dating before. After losing hope he’ll ever find the perfect submissive for him, Shayla walks into his life and asks him to train her for her series of articles. He knows about her bad breakup and their agreement is supposed to be nothing more than business. But as she raises the ante, he’s finding it harder to keep his heart under lock and key.
Will Shayla stay a hostage to her past, or allow Tony to become her Denim Dom?
When author Tymber Dalton gets it right, she can rip your soul from your body and put everything back together again.
In The Denim Dom, she gets it right. While it is not quite as emotional as some of her previous efforts, (don’t read The Reluctant Dom without a tissue), you feel for both the heroine and her Dom and really pull for them to have their HEA.
In this wrap up of several of her books, she works hard to explain the attraction of BDSM through the education of a journalist, Shayla. A reporter for an on-line and print magazine, Shayla recently moved to Florida to make a clean break with her former boyfriend, who took out credit cards in her name and ran up bills of over $16,000 for on-line porn, especially hard core BDSM.
When she is assigned to do an article on the local BDSM scene, she isn’t sure she can be objective but wants to try. She finds people in the lifestyle welcoming and more than willing to educate her, as long as their real identities are not revealed. After an overwhelming introduction, she decides the only way to give a true representation is to actually experience the lifestyle. The Dom who accepts her for training, Tony, has been lonely, but is not willing to put up with a lot of drama or clinginess from a sub. This leads to some real misunderstanding between them. Can Shayla overcome her trust issues to form a real link with Tony?
Throughout the book, we are treated to updates on characters from Dalton’s earlier books, including The Reluctant Dom, Domme by Default, Cardinal’s Rule and Safe Harbor. However, you don’t need to have read any of them to appreciate the Denim Dom.
One of the more interesting aspects of Dalton’s book is that she lives the lifestyle. And she gives some compelling reasons why people are drawn to it, although ultimately, as she demonstrates in the book, it takes experiencing it to understand it. The book does contain bondage, impact play and Master/slave relationships.
Overall, this was an excellent read, well-written and fascinating.