Natalie Cross The Awakening of Desire
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Jill lives what you'd call a normal life. Normal job, normal friends, and boring dates that lead to nowhere. That is, until she reluctantly agrees to go on a blind date with her best friend's cousin and Jill enters into a whole new world full of mind opening experiences.

Gregory has a penchant for BDSM and Jill wants nothing more than to learn everything she can about the intriguing man as well as the lifestyle he loves so much. Starting off small, he slowly submerses Jill into the BDSM lifestyle but she soon finds herself deeply involved...and deeply in love.

But is it the man she’s falling for, or is it the lifestyle she craves?

This book contains elements of BDSM, spanking of adult women and sexual scenes.  If any of these themes offend you, please do not purchase.

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Natalie Cross

The Awakening of Desire

Published by: Blushing Press

Copyright 2016 Blushing Books and Natalie Cross
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Number of Chapters: Nine - Word Count: 27400



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The story is interesting and a story of self-discovery. It doesn’t have a serious romance or a happily ever after ending or even a cliffhanger. There is a small cast of characters, and the story is more of an introduction into the BDSM lifestyle without deep, emotional commitments.

Jill is asked by her roommate Renee to please help her out and go on a blind date with Renee’s cousin, Gregory, who is in town for a week to visit family. Reluctantly she agrees, and they have a good time together and even make arrangements for more dates. After one night, he invites her to his hotel room, and she agrees, where he blindfolds her and gently introduces her to a mild BDSM scene, and then another night he takes her to a BDSM club, and they scene there before he leaves town again.

Jill takes the chance and returns to the private BDSM club and meets another man, Jeff, and they scene together and eventually start seeing each other. Gradually he introduces her to more experiences. The relationship is exclusive, but neither one is falling in love and will be hurt when it ends. The spanking is all for erotic play; there is also some mild bondage, sensory deprivation, rope play, anal play, and the scenes are detailed and explicit.

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A reader:

A very new Journey/discovery into BDSM!

I have to agree with some other reveiwers that this book wasn't so much about a romance, but a journey into and about discovering BDSM. It is very well written and detailed. A real 'pleasure' to read for sure!!! Very different and all in a good way! I wouldn't mind reading more about Jill's journey!!

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A reader:

Short and Fast-paced.

I am sorry to say that this book fell short of my expectations from reading the description. The characters were okay but I wish the author would have gave more info on the guys and there wasn't really a plot to the story. It was like Gregory came into the picture and started teaching Jill about BDSM and then he left to go back home and then another door opens and then it closes abruptly and then a door opens again and the story ends. I think the author had an good idea for the plotline in the book but it was not fully executed to make a great book. If you are looking for something to read for an evening this would fit because it is a short, fast-paced book. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.

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Hope W

Not a happy ending romance but a journey of discovery!

This book is not your typical romance story with a happy ending, but rather a journey about Jill discovering her inner desires. When she goes on a blind date with her best friend's cousin, Gregory, he introduces her to the world of BDSM. While he is only visiting for a few days, he takes her to a BDSM club where she sees various scenes being played out. After Gregory leaves to go back home Jill eventually returns to the club where she meets another dominant, Jeff. He further introduces her to pushing her limits in a safe, sane, and consensual manner as well as continues to help her explore various implements and aspects of a world she didn't know existed until recently.
I recommend reading this wonderful introduction to the world of BDSM in an entertaining story of self discovery and exploring life. With paddles, St. Andrews cross, floggers, whips, violet wands, role play, vibrators, public sex, sight deprivation, and bondage, there is a lot to see, imagine, and enjoy. So take this journey with Jill, Gregory, and Jeff while enjoying some reading time. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.

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