The UHQ Nasanta's review of Caged (Lethal Obsession, #2)
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Jan 31, 2012 03:24PM
I see and can understand your points. I guess I have been reading to many BDSM books:) Christian did seem young for his age but he was spoiled and sheltered his whole life. He didn't know any different. Lucca was older and since he had that Dom persona, it was in him to have the alpha male tendencies and Christian was drawn to that.
I don't think the BDSM could of fixed Christian, he definately needed counseling. I think the point was that he needed the structure that the Dom/sub relationship gave. Even though it seemed like he was a house boy, he didn't have to think of his day and his mind stayed busy. I thought Lucca was hot as a Dom.
From what I have read, Doms can train as subset to see what the sub would go through.
The UHQ Nasanta
Jan 31, 2012 03:43PM
Purplegirl549 wrote: "I see and can understand your points. I guess I have been reading to many BDSM books:) Christian did seem young for his age but he was spoiled and sheltered his whole life. He didn't know any diffe..."
I actually tried to tell myself that, but I think that the author exaggerated it too much to make it believable for me. It also didn't explain why all the other captives with Christian acted in the same way. To me, their "voices" felt false. This grated on me so much that, although I'm a completist and tend to do my best to read the rest of a series as well, I cannot stomach the thought of reading anymore of this author's books for fear of encountering the same types of characters.
I agree. Christian needed counseling. I see the point that he might have needed the structure. I do recall that Lucca had found Christian's diary with information about his relationship with that other guy, but once again, it wasn't written in a way that made it believable to me.
I like this what you said about this: "...he didn't have to think of his day and his mind stayed busy." That's probably a good way to put it.
I have read a couple of BDSM where Doms had some training as subs for that purpose, but I felt that in this case, the author didn't make this clear to me. It was particularly baffling because I thought that the author had shown QUITE well Lucca being submissive to his former sub, and so when the book also spoke of Lucca as a Dom, I was like, "Wth? Was there a mistake somewhere?" Lucca the Dom just didn't feel as believable to me because.
Jan 31, 2012 05:22PM
He basically ordered Christian around as a house servant which even I often did with my younger siblings.
Ha! This literally made me laugh out loud. I think my problem with a lot of so called BDSM novels is that they fail to convince me that the 'top' is indeed a Dom/alpha male. Putting on leather, barking commands and beating the crap out of someone does not make you a Dom. That power should leap off the page and make your stomach quiver. IMO, a real dom has a quiet intensity. He doesn't need to be over the top. He just is.
As you said, many Doms first train as subs before they 'find their calling' and there are people who believe that they make better Doms because they've been on the other side so they better know how to guide a sub. ie. You can't effectively take someone to a place you've never been.
Regardless, as you say, the onus is on the author to convince you of whatever it is she's trying to portray. I have a series by another author where she writes the alpha perfectly, but then she later writes the beta and omega novels and totally bungles them. I found it hard to believe it was the same author. So maybe this author can write a 'sub' which is what resonated for you, but not a dom.
At any rate, after the sample, I was not convinced to shell out $6.
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