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Monday, October 25, 2010

Review - Tempestuous by Nicole Austin

Title: Tempestuous

Author: Nicole Austin

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave

Buy Link: Buy Tempestuous Here!

Rating: You Gotta Read

Reviewed by: Gabrielle

Once a woman’s deepest, darkest desires have been exposed—whetting her appetite for taboo pleasures of the flesh—her unquenchable hungers will not be denied.

Floggers and whips

Chains and leather restraints

Erotic rewards and punishments…oh my!

Seduced by erotic stories and the forbidden lure of Dominance and submission, Evie Sloan longs to explore the scintillating delights firsthand. While some fantasies are better left to the imagination, for the chance to visit a real BDSM club, she’s willing to take a risk.

Been there, done that, seen it all—or so jaded Dominant Niko Kovalenko thought.

Evie’s arrival on the scene reawakens long-dormant passions and ramps them up to a whole new level. She’s an exciting challenge, a dangerous temptation, igniting the compulsion to posses. To collar.

Evie is no man’s submissive pet. Niko strips her bare, sheds light on all her secret desires and weaknesses, but it’s still not enough for him. To win her man, she’ll have to confront her fears and find a way to bridge the distance between them.


This was a wonderful love story. Evie Sloan has read many a BDSM novel but has yet to experience it first hand. Her curiosity draws her to Michelle and Cain Thorne’s booth were she examines many an instrument made for the lifestyle. Evie finds the couple friendly and easygoing. Through them she meets the Dom Niko Kovalenko. Even though the two have an instant attraction Evie is determined to be strong. She is no ones doormat and refuses to have anyone control her, even if he is one gorgeous specimen of a man.

I loved this book. I was drawn in right from the start. Evie is a smart woman yet she has so many misconceptions about the BDSM lifestyle. Niko is a masterful Dom who has closed himself off to the world and his feelings. When he finds Evie he looses himself to her and she becomes his whole world. As great as the attraction is between the two they find themselves dealing with many misunderstandings. Watching Evie come into her own and finally figure out the right meanings to the lifestyle was a great read. I just loved the all girl chat were Evie learns just what misconceptions she really has about BDSM lifestyle from Michelle. Niko has found his match and his perfect sub in Evie but the two must overcome many obstacles to finally find their happiness. When they do manage to find some happiness you can see the love that they have for each other shine brightly and can only hope that they will get their happy ever after.

This book is a powerful read full of love and respect. With wonderful characters full of depth and a great story line making it a book that should not be missed.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the awesome review, Gabrielle! Tempestuous was inspired by my own first trip to a BDSM club. I'm thrilled with how the story turned out and with all the wonderful feedback I've received.


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