Saturday, December 6, 2014
Review of Enthrall by Vanessa Fewings
Enthrall by Vanessa Fewings
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The blurb is a bit misleading. It reveals that the story is set in a fetish club; Mia is drawn to her wealthy boss, Richard, who is the club's senior dominant; Richard offers white-hot passion, threatening an unbound pleasure like no other; Cameron also finds himself enticed by Mia's haunting innocence. Because of these statements, I was expecting an erotic, sex-filled read as we accompanied Mia on her journey to become a submissive and that's not what I got. Don't mistake me though because I'm not actually complaining about the book but rather its blurb. I feel that many potential readers will draw the same conclusion I did and opt not to read Enthrall because they expect it to be full of sexcapades, thus denying themselves an outstanding read.
My misconception as to what I thought the book was about is why I picked it up and oddly enough, Enthrall is about misconceptions – being open-minded enough to admit your misconceptions and being willing to change your view when given new information. Much of the book is about Mia's misconceptions and how she faces new information (whether she did so voluntarily or was dragged there kicking and screaming) and processes it. Mia enters Enthrall with a host of preconceived notions as to what goes on there, the type of people who work and visit there, and, most importantly, her life and the people in it. As she makes this journey, she is accompanied by Richard, Cameron, and “the girls” whose acceptance of her teaches her that family comes in many forms.
Enthrall is a beautifully written book about the human condition that suffers from a blurb that seems like it's trying too hard to sound like so many of the popular BDSM series and, is thus, selling itself short. While it will likely catch the eye of erotica readers - who won't be disappointed that there is actually very little sex in it because they understand that sex is only a part of BDSM - I fear that it is going to send potential romance readers away and they'll be missing out on a great read. If you enjoy books about the human condition and people learning that things aren't always as they seem, then check out Enthrall - let go of your misconceptions and let the author whisk them away.
I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
Reviewed by Angela at Crystal's Many Reviewers!
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