Book Reviews

No Shame by Amanda Steiger at Changeling Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / BDSM / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 06-July-2013

Book Blurb

Paul’s never been a risk-taker… until the night he meets Kade -- the Dom who wants to make his darkest, sweetest dreams come true.

Paul's never told anyone about his fantasies of being spanked and flogged. Hell, he can barely admit it to himself. But a lifetime of denial has left him aching and unfulfilled. After a bad breakup leaves him single again for the first time in years, he decides to shed his cautious nature for one night and visit a BDSM club, where he meets Kade -- a sensual, experienced man who offers to fulfill his every hidden desire. But Paul soon realizes that he might be in over his head...


Book Review

This is probably the cutest, sweetest BDSM story I have ever read. It's a fairy tale and an "Intro to BDSM" all rolled into one. Actually its focus is D/s and light impact play, since Paul, the curious sub, wants to try spanking and maybe a flogger. Not that it even gets beyond the spanking. That alone blows his mind so much he is totally overwhelmed – in a very good way!

Paul is curious about BDSM. He's had dreams and fantasies for years, but he's also very afraid to make them happen. What if he doesn’t like it? What if he does? He is so inexperienced that he's very vulnerable and damned lucky he walks into Kade rather than some ruthless Dom who might have exploited his inexperience. Everything about Kade's careful and sensitive approach only makes Paul want more. He is delightfully shy and innocent about it all, but his natural enthusiasm and uninhibited reactions made this a very special story.

Kade may be an experienced Dom, and he definitely sees something he likes in Paul, but he is also blown away by how much he likes what they do. He approaches Paul in the club and reads the situation and Paul's responses like the Master he truly is. He moves slowly enough for Paul to be able to respond and is just forceful enough to give the new sub the measure of dominance he clearly craves.

If you've never read a BDSM story and are curious to see what it might be like, this is a good one for you to try. Just keep in mind this is the fairy tale version, very sweet, and definitely not what the majority of the stories labeled as BDSM I have found out there is like. But I loved it for those differences and really hope there will be more stories about Paul and Kade – they are hot together, and could become great lovers.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 46 pages/12000 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 05-July-2013
Price $3.99 ebook
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