A BDSM-lite MMM story
Founded over four hundred years ago, Sanctus Infinitus Redemptio is a private and very elite society where dominance and submission are revered. Steeped in tradition and excellence, every Dominant and every submissive, and their pairing, are selected with great care.
When Hunter Vargo is brought into the Sanctus, his need for strict dominance sees him paired with the wrong Master. But only a short time later, mistreated and his trust broken, he’s recalled, his collar removed. The Grand Master knows it will take a special kind of Dominant to restore the sub’s faith and trust.
Sig Bruckner’s world is perfect. He has a great job, he has high standing within the Sanctus, and he has Levin, the very best submissive. When he’s asked to take on a second sub, a young man with issues and a rule not to touch him, Sig’s world is turned upside down.
When his dominance, his patience, and self-control are tested, and when Sig’s relationships with both subs are pushed past his limits, everything begins to unravel. Yet Sig knows every good Dom learns from their subs, and he’s no exception. He might not be able to fix everything on his own, but perhaps the three of them together can.
I can hardly believe I'm giving an NR Walker book 3 stars, but there's a first time for everything.
While I enjoyed the overall story, the writing style felt awkward to me. The dialogue was stiff and formal, and it fit the setting and story pretty well, I think, but it didn't work well for me. It took me the longest time to settle in.
As the author puts in her Author's Notes, this book is more BDSM-lite. It is naughty, but still very sweet, as I have come to expect from NR Walker. I don't read sweet stories all that much, anymore, but resisting was just too difficult, and even though it wasn't my favorite, I did still like it well enough.
Things I enjoyed:
-- The smexy times were pretty darn smexy and definitely naughty.
-- I liked Sig, Levin, and Hunter
-- The tension was a delicious tease
-- The lack of jealousy between the subs, but especially on Levin's part
Things that didn't work well for me:
-- The writing style
-- Hunter trusted too quickly and too easily for all his baggage
-- Sig and Levin were a little too perfect for my tastes
While SIR wasn't quite my speed, I do think it was a decent effort of a touch o'kink while keeping the author's trademark sweetness, and I would be willing to read more, should she write it.
Review copy of SIR was generously provided by the author, in exchange for an honest review.
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