Book Reviews

Taming Dru (Once Upon a Dream 4) by Nikki Prince at Evernight Publishing

Genre Lesbian / Contemporary / Interracial / BDSM / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by jj on 19-July-2013

Book Blurb

Drusilla Trumane has been a naughty girl. Flora LeBeau knows just what to do to tame the beast.

When beauties Drusilla Trumane and Flora LeBeau meet, the only thing beastly is Dru’s behavior. But Domme Flora has just the cure for that.

Drusilla’s ghastly attitude may have alienated her from her sisters, but Flora sees beneath the façade to the hurt woman beneath. Refusing to be turned away by her snide comments and bitchy attitude, Flora continues to bring the haughty woman to her knees, showing her at every turn she knows what she needs.

Desperate to retreat to the safety her walls provide, Dru agrees to allow Flora one night. Will twenty-four hours be enough to get the other woman out of her mind and her heart?

Be Warned: BDSM, rimming, flogging, f/f sex


Book Review

This is an intriguing story, with dynamic characters almost across the board. Curiously, the weak link within the chain is our leading lady, Drusilla Trumane. However, she remarkably performs as a balance and pivotal element via the ministrations of a totally amazing Domme. Was this a deliberate ploy by the author or a serendipity that generated a most satisfying counterpoint?

Dru presents a rather beastly and disruptive front from the very beginning. She initially has very little awareness about where her heart wishes to be, how adult manners are more than a lubricant for good relationships, and why her deceased mother’s desire for her happiness should not rule her life. She loves her sisters and may have worshipped her mother, but she desperately needs a strong hand to guide her back to her soul’s destiny.

Flora LeBeau unquestionably knows she is an accomplished Domme. She also appears to be smitten to the max by Dru. Flora is a wonderfully sophisticated woman, has an unerring eye for whom she wishes to dominate, and a nearly implacable core that does not tolerate disobedience. This short story might have been served better if Flora was a bit more insistent on Dru facing her devils in a more timely fashion. However, that didn’t sway me from being completely captivated by this extraordinary lady.     

If the inner workings of dominance and submission appeal to you and if the superior seductive qualities of a Domme attempting to sculpt a new submissive through a multiple series of strategies tickles your fancy, I sincerely hope you will not be disappointed. I wasn’t.






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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 17300 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 27-June-2013
Price $3.99 ebook
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