Tuesday, November 26, 2013

REVIEW: Safeword: Rainbow by Candace Blevins


Tyler and Viv have found each other again after a three day fling three years ago. Ideally suited for each other, they try to make a relationship work. However, they soon realize Tyler was expecting a 24/7 total power exchange and Vivian will never be a 24/7 submissive. As they try to find a compromise, Vivian must deal with what a Total Power Exchange means, even if it’s only a part time power exchange, and Tyler must decide if he can live with a sometimes-Master and sometimes-boyfriend relationship. 

Will they find their pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?

This title was published in 2010 with less than half of the current content. The story has been considerably rewritten and contains a great deal of new material for your reading enjoyment. We think it’s a far better story now, but if you read the original, you can be the judge!

I had the honor of receiving this novel as an ARC by the author for an honest review

This book started off with a bang right out of the gate. Vivian, a young professional woman, enjoys spending evenings as ‘Katrina’, getting a little bit of special attention at a local BDSM club. Carefully disguised so that no one would recognize her, especially her college students, she enters the world of floggers, whips, and handcuffs.  

          Being taken into a private room with ‘Master James’ was sure to set her heart on fire. Eager to please him, she finds herself easily entering her submissive mind frame. She’s unable to control her heart for falling for him… only to have her heart broken.

          We are taken down the road three years later, while Viv still lives her secret life in the BDSM scene, she is more guarded of her heart, never to feel that kind of pull again. That is until she finally meets her brothers best friend Tyler. Tyler and Viv immediately feel the natural pull that they have towards each other, once they realize they are each other’s Katrina and Master James, they are convinced that fate has brought them back together for a reason.

          Throughout this book we follow the relationship of Viv and Tyler. Through their submissive and dom relationship and trying to be together outside of a scene as well. While this novel was extremely well written and the detail was phenomenal, it was difficult for me to read some of the scenes. I just couldn’t get into the mind set of wanting to get hit with a cane.. Now, while this is not particularly ‘my thing’, it didn’t stop me from finishing front to back.

          This is not a book for the light hearted, some of the scenes made me fall in love with the characters, others made me stop and think if I could have gone through what Viv did and actually keep my mouth shut, to not tell Master Tyler off.. haha.. As I mentioned, while this may not have been ‘my thing’ it is one that I will recommend for those of you needing a little more “kink” in your reading or maybe in real life?  Candace Blevans did a fantastic job writing this novel, the details were so completely thorough I could feel myself entering the world of Viv, may even have a bruise or two… ;)

Enjoy! <3

Candace Blevins is a southern girl who loves to travel the world. 

She lives with her husband of 14 years and their two daughters. When not working or driving kids all over the place she can be found reading, writing, meditating, or swimming. 

Candace writes romance books about strong women who happen to be submissive, and in some cases have some pretty extreme kinks. Relationships can be difficult enough without throwing power exchange into the mix, and her books show characters who care enough about each other to fight to make the relationship work.

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