Safeword Davenport (Safeword #4)
Dana has never submitted to anyone but her husband -- he trained her, taught her to submit. He's been dead a year and a half though, and she's beginning to consider the possibility of dating again. She sticks to vanilla at first, but quickly realizes she's going to need more. As she's considering the idea of finding someone who would enjoy hurting her without requiring her...more
Reviewed at Bitten By Paranormal Romance
The warning label above is there for good reason. SAFEWORD: Davenport is a novel about Dana learning to move on with her life, after suffering the loss of her husband, by rediscovering herself through BDSM.
Dana meets Zach when he hires her to redesign/redecorate his home. His wife, Bethany, passed away about the same time Dana’s husband, Garnet, did, and wants the house to reflect more of his style. Although, dead and gone, both Bethany and Garnet play con...more
The reason I am so reluctant is that I agree with Ms Blevins that we need BDSM novels which are about the real BDSM out there, instead of just some figment of the imagination. She tries hard to achieve this and in some areas she certainly has made the cut.
Unfortunately however there is so much else wrong with this book that it almost entirely outweighs the go...more
But, if you are looking to go beyond light kink looking into the psychology of BDSM, I think you'd like this series. But about Safeword Davenport specifically, I think that this is my favorite book of them all so far. Dana and Zach were...more
After losing her husband two years ago, Dana isn’t certain about getting back into the game. She has dated a little but made sure to keep it vanilla. I mean, her husband taught her how to submit, how can she now give that gift to someone else? Finding herself attracted to another Dom makes Dana start questioning if perhaps she should try to make it work.
I enjoyed the characters of Zach and Dana. I cried with the characters a few times in this story… emo...more
The first book in this series Safewords: Davenport was amazing. Yes there is sex and BDSM in the book. However there is more to the book than just that. This book takes a reader through the relationship of a couple that has the alternate lifestyle of BDSM. This book shows that even though this is something different it is not a bad thing to feel or enjoy this with you partner. However it should be with a partner that you trust.
One Sunday while sitting at work waiting on parts I started reading t...more
When even the parts of the story that are not directly involving sexual acts are steamy, you know its going to be a STEAMY read! Candace Blevins really delivers a multi-layered BDSM novel in this book.
Dana lost her husband, who taught her everything she knows about submitting and her masochistic tendencies 18months ago. She has come to terms with the fact that the part of her life that contained her submission for another was over.
The very first meeting...more
At a few points, I thought the punishments were so over-the-top it seemed unrealistic to me. I also didn't like the penalty for safeword'ing. It just seemed wacked to me. However, that said..... I knew that before I bought the book.
I started this book knowing (just by the title) that I would be reading a BDSM book. First, let me tell you that Ms. Blevins writing is extremely explicit. Second, I am as “Vanilla” as the flavor says so I went to some BDSM sites to make sure what I was reading was authentic before I started this review. Third, hold on, breath and prepare yourself for a wild ride through a true D/s
, M/s relationship between Dana and Zach.
Warning: This book is not for the...more
Published By: Excessica
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Blog For: GMTA
"Safeword Davenport" by Candace Blevins was a interesting read. Yes, it was of sex (BDSM)...of a relationship of a couple with an alternative lifestyle. Now, just let be begin by saying...this is a Adult Mature book and not for everyone. The book will explore: bondage, spanking, sex scenes, whips, rough sex...hardcore stuff. The novel features...Dana who is trying to recove...more
By: Candace Blevins
ISBN: not assigned yet
July 6, 2012 release
Dana sold her lavish home and cut her hair when her husband, Garnet died as a way to separate herself from the woman she used to be and who she could become. Keeping busy as an interior designer, she closed the door on her past and looked to the future. As she prepared for the first face to face with her latest client, Zachary Irving, a wealthy, electrical pioneer of sorts, she remembered they hav...more
Dana is a widow. She submitted to her husband who was her world. He was a Dom with a sadistic streak. Some of the punishments Dana went through had me...more
I enjoyed Dana and Zach. Dana was rich and vibrant and somehow ordinary in spite of all the stuff that she had been through. Someone who could be a friend. No BDSM Cl...more
This book starts of with Dana and her new Dom interest Zackary both mourning lost partners in the BDSM scene. They both had a partner die and are not sure about getting their freak on in a committed way again. Then it starts and they carefully feel their way into a relationship together, doing interesting kinky things along the way.
All of a sudde...more
Dana is a widow. She has only ever submitted to her husband. While we learn some of their relationship, it is not the focal point of the book so we never learn if Dana experimented before she married Garnet. He...more
I wanted to give Davenport a read as I wanted to see if it was the writer's style or if it was the subject matter that turned me off. My conclusion is that I think it is a little bit of both. The characters created feel stiff and wooden and the story again presented clinically. The scenes are extreme....more
Candace Blevins yanked me right out of my comfort zone with this story. This surprised me because my comfort zone, I thought, was a pretty large scale are...more
Let me begin by saying that I almost didn't read this past the first couple chapters. I could tell the kinks coming up were not "my" kinks, but I was drawn in to the emotional storyline so I continued on. Good lawd, I'm so glad I did.
This books gets five stars because I got super sexy hot over scenes that weren't in my personal comfort zone of kink, and that's...more
First, Dana trained and lived as her husband's submissive, but when the story begins, he has been dead for over a year and she is debating on getting back into the datin...more
I really enjoyed this book. I think the author was really true to the characters feelings. She presented humans and not heroes. She showed the characters doubts and flaws also theirs certainties and qualities.
Her ending was great and made me anxious for the next one. I'm happy the author chose to get deeper into these characters lives because I feel they still have a lot to share.
I find Ms. Blevins books about BDSM a wonderful learning experience. Even though I cannot relate personal...more
Although I liked Dana and Zach, my favorite part of this book was Brent and Jacob. I would love a whole book -- hell, an entire series --...more
If you enjoy S/M and D/s, with a little bit of menage and romance thrown in, this is the book for you.
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...more