Take Me, Break Me
Some of this story is not safe, sane, or consensual and this is not a manual on how to practice kink.
Jodie is scraping the barrel trying to stay afloat. An idea arrives that could rescue her finances and bring her together in a kinky way with a man she never gave up on. She's terrified and fascinated, ...more
Holy Fuck! What a dark, pain-edged orgasmic ride this one turned out to be! Cari Silverwood is a new discovery for me and now I’m going to have to slavishly read her back list because, wow, how wonderful is it to find an author that appears to be such a good fit. If you like your BDSM a little edgy, your consent a little dubious and your boundaries pushed then I suggest you give her a try!
As the blurb states, Jodie decides to make a documentary about capture fantasy – a fetish which she belie...more
See, this is what happens when I skim the synopsis, and get one-click happy.
It was all right there – should have been no surprise, but I totally missed the whole “warning part”
I’ve got to admit, I’m more of a “glitter-kink” kind of girl. While I’ll dip my toe into some more hard-core stuff, I generally swim in the shallow end.
The interesting thing about this book is that, for the most part, (except for two scenes) I’d say this wasn’t anything out of my comfort zone (as narrow as ...more
The eyes are the mirror to the soul and right then my soul was very dark.
This is surprising a slow working way dark read. It starts off kind of slow but then it catches up to you and take a full swing into dark, erotica, captive, dom and sub. I really quite enjoyed this book. I love how the author took something different and very unique way of captive books and did a spin of mind fuckery.
Jodie is struggling with money, she needs t ...more
Ok, I'm ready to admit it....I'm a sick, sick girl. Not only that, but hey, I'm okay with it! ;) Right or wrong, non-con works for me and this book took non-con to a new level. I've read all variety of dark reads with rarely as much as a flinch, and yet Take Me, Break Me pushed me a bit outside of my comfort zone. I didn't even think that was possible anymore.
With so many "dark" reads out there with non-con and BDSM, they really start to blend together. It's really all the same sto ...more
I liked this a lot. It was a really unique take on many things to be honest.
Jodie wants to make a documentary about Stockholm syndrome/captive fantasies. She recruits her old lover Klaus to be the 'captor' whilst she is the 'captive'. At first it is all smooth sailing and she is locked in the basement and fed the same foods. Just like a regular ol' prisoner, they both realise this isn't working and Klaus......well, Klaus does *cough* stuff.
The most compelling thing about this book ...more
I'd just signed a document that gave the man opposite me permission to mind fuck me into the next century
This quote alone pretty much sums up the whole story of Jodie & Klaus's initiation into the world of capture fantasy and Bdsm.
Jodie is currently an underemployed comedian and film maker. She decides one day to live out her fantasy and start filming a documentary exposing the lure of capture fantasy & Sub/Dom scenarios. Jodie impleme ...more
“I have an idea. Performance art of a sort. I want do a film based on me going through the experience of a capture fantasy.”
Jodie is a comedian and documentary filmmaker who's short on money and romance. So what could be better than filming a capture fantasy under "controlled" circumstances? Su ...more
Like anyone, like everyone, I craved stuff that could never happen. I dreaded the idea of ever letting myself go. The old Lord of the Flies book came to mind. Peel off the veneer of civilization and people are unspeakable monsters beneath.
Did every man have some version of a monster inside him, deep down? Maybe we just needed the right circumstances to set it loose?
I knew this book would be interesting and hot, but I wasn't prepared for how deep it would delve into the human ...more
Well, well, well. This was one hot little read.
Jodie is an underemployed comedian and film maker. She is struggling to make ends meet. She has an e-reader full of racy erotica. She is really interested in a capture fantasy and decides to create a documentary film starring herself and her old flame Klaus.
Klaus is an accountant. Everything he does is controlled and by the books. He is intrigued when Jodie approaches him. He has always had a thing for her but felt that they never really connected....more
Ms. Silverwood's skillfully crafted story sneaks up on you, introducing you to the heroine Jodie, a woman with complex motivations, and the hero Klaus, a man of outwardly serene, even uncomplicated, demeanor. Right away, you want to learn more about these people, a ...more
Take Me, Break Me was an unbelievable read that had me turning pages and waiting, just waiting to see how everyone was going to come out on the other side. It was intriguing watching both Klaus and Jodie transform into other people.
Jodie is a comedienne and producer of documentaries. She wants to film her fantasy – being kidnapped and held hostage. She’s sure her ex-boyfriend, Klaus, is the right man for the job. She makes the proposal ...more
After the pseudo-capture Jodie finds the whole thing boring and tells Klaus he's way too nice. But- b ...more
Reading TMBM again,i loved how i was drawn in,again,from page 1. Jodi and Klaus are still so precious to me. The way they grew into their roles as Master and slave. Knowing their thoughts,their doubts about how far to surrender to his sadisme,ánd th ...more
The novel follows the two main characters, Jodi & Klaus on their idyllic island off the main coast of Australia.
Cari has told her story as turn and turn about from both POV, which i personally liked, and found it good to know what each character was thinking and experiencing regards the situation they found themselves in, and the feelings and emotions that are awakened in them through their journey into BDSM, with ...more
I liked that it didn't shy away from the desires or make excuses for it. The story for my was about gaining control of those desires, of challenging the conventional ideas of love. Yes there are some elements that only work in the realm of fiction - you can only do so much physical discipline before you start to do real long lasting damage; but I was ok with that, it was needed for the tale.
Funnily enough I was worried for Klaus more than ...more
He’d said long ago that all I wanted was to fuck him. He’d been right. I’d kept my distance from really being with him, fended him off with excuses. Now, we had more. Not just S and M and kink, but a way of feeling, of being, that matched. I would kiss the very ground he walked on to be with him. And he felt the same. I was certain.
Jodie is making a documentary about the psychological effects of being someone's captive and enlists the help of her ex-boyfriend, Klaus, to be her captor. S ...more
that takes us from an art project, to Dub Con, to BDSM, to a HEA (or maybe for now?)
Cari Sliverwood takes us on a great journey with this book. Both Klaus and Jodie experience personal growth by exploring their kinky side. I loved how she’s got the essence of that exploration, with the fear and doubt that comes with it. Both characters learn and evolve during the story.
This story contains SM activities, that will leave bruises and might draw blood. It also contains dark parts, whe ...more
Jodie is a fan of Dark Erotica. She’s read stories about women being taken captive and forced to serve their master… and… she’s intrigued. She makes a living as a comedienne and a low-budget documentary maker. So she gets an idea. Why not make a documentary of herself living out a capture fantasy? More women like her enjoy these stories, so it’s bound to be a hit. She approaches her ex, Klaus. They’ve r ...more
Jodie is making ends meet but needs to look to the future if she wants to be able to pay her bills and keep her head above water. Thinking that a performance art documentary about a capture fantasy will give her some much needed cash and notoriety she asks her ...more
I've decided to
Ok, calm down.
This is the first book in the Pierced Hearts series and where we all fell in love with Klaus
The "by the books", rule oriented ex-boyfriend Jodie thought was safe to film a capture fantasy with. Her fantasy. How wrong she was.
In the process Klaus discovers the sadist that has been hiding inside himself.
I think this is the biggest appeal of Klaus. He's ...more
For me the first half of the book was the best. Klaus taking charge of Jodie and finding himself intoxicated by the power he had over her was exciting. Jodie realizing that letting go and letting Klaus take charge was equally h ...more
I am not normally a series type girl either but on finishing this story I immediately downloaded Bind and Keep Me.
Well done Cari :)
When others are writing bad men doing bad things you may find her writing good men who accidentally on purpose fall into the abyss and come out with their morals twisted in knots.
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