Haven of Obedience
Twenty-something Londoner Natalie Bowen is envied by many, but her personal life is a disaster.
Then she hears about an exclusive weekend retreat called The Haven, a place that specializes in introducing people to pleasures they could never have imagined. Shocked at the idea, but unable to resist finding o...more
Please disregard the bold blurb of this story. It lied. How it could even be synonymous with Fifty is beyond me. It should r ...more
My criticism for this book lies mainly with the story; my complaint being, that I felt there really was not one.
This book basically consisted of a bunch of descriptive sex scenes between various characters in the book and I'd say 70% of the time, those characters are uncomfortable or don't want to be doing what they are doing. It was ...more
I am so tired of things getting shoved under a readers nose just because they may have enjoyed 50 Shades of Grey. To even insinuate that this book is anything like 50 Shades is a direct lie. And this is coming from someone who only marginally enjoyed that book. The only two things the books have in common is sex. So really yo ...more
Natalie is a self-obsessed spoilt cow and Simon has about as much charisma as a wet sponge. I thought that Natalie's character at the very least would be developed further, that she would become someone I could relate to or like a little but she just annoye ...more
Βέβαια, κάνοντας μία σύντομη έρευνα έμαθα ότι το συγκεκριμένο βιβλίο έχει γραφτεί εδώ και καιρό. Οπότε το συμπέρασμα μου είναι πως σκέφτηκαν ότι τώρα που είναι της μόδας να το διαφημίσουν κατάλληλα για να τ’ αρπάξουν!
Η Νάταλ ...more
So on page 20 (chapter 2), I came acro ...more
I was so excited to read this book after falling head over heels for the 'Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy'....but my excitement was short lived.
The book focuses on Natalie who is a young, beautiful and successful woman who cannot keep a relationship due to her constant need for control. She goes to The Haven, to take lessons in how to relinquish this need and better satisfy a lover. She falls for her tutor Simon,I had to imagine he was amazing because the book didn't help descriptively,who basicall ...more
Being subjective here, there is a storyline BUT
flimsy plot and detached characters and concentrated too much on sex instead of character building. And there's many spelling mistakes.
This book is really about BDSM and very erotica and many new sex positions.
Rihanna's S&M lyrics described Natalie and Simon's mindset perfectly.
Honestly I wouldn't want my lover to be displayed for the world or even experimented. *grimace*
In the end of thi ...more
There is zero story line to this book. There is sex, pages of it - but ...more
Amazed that it was first published in 2000 and not popular back then as FSOG is in 2011/12, but suppose women were a little more prude back then and probably frowned upon to be interested in those kinds of book, my my, how things have change!
I loved the char ...more
Natalie Bowen is in her twenties and a very successful young lady. The magazine aimed at single women like herself working high-powered jobs she started only 18 months ago is a huge success and although she works long hours, her working life is very satisfactory. The same can’t be said for her private life though. While Natalie has no problem attracting men with her blond hair and slim well-built body, relationships, while sexually satisfying, ne ...more
The bulk of the book takes place at The Haven, which should mean it's no surprise that the bulk of the book is the activities Natalie participates in (or is subjected to depending on your persepec ...more
First off i would like to say that they should change the name of this book from Haven of Obedience to Porn for Woman. =)
Overall: This book left me wet in the pants and waiting to visit The Haven.
Characters: Natalie and Simon
Plot: Natalie is the owner and editor for her own magazine, but has trouble in the bedroom department. So after a friend reluctantly refers her to Haven, Natalie is in for a wild ride th ...more
I'm not certain why it was such a disappointment, but it really didn't fire my imagination i ...more
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Da hun kommer bliver hun præsenteret for sin instruktør, Simon. Hun føler sig meget tiltrukket af Simon, og hun er sikker på at han har det på samme må ...more
After seeing so many negative reviews I was very worried about what the book may contain, but I was pleasantly surprised. Unlike Fifty Shades of Grey, Haven of Obedience had me tingling in all the right places during the sex scenes and I'd be lying if I said it wasn't still having an effect on me.
I really like the premise of the book; the idea that a person ca ...more
This book is definitely for any fans of "fifty shades of grey".Marina Anderson is an incredible writer!