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Thursday, March 7, 2013

ARC Review: Take Me, Break Me (Pierced Hearts #1) by Cari Silverwood #FMBBooks

Title: Take Me, Break Me
Series: Pierced Hearts #1
Author: Cari Silverwood
Genre: BDSM, Erotica Romance,
Publisher: Self
Format: Ebook
Length: NA
Purchase: Amazon |
Release Date: March 7th 2013

Book Description: 

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, and tempted as hell.

Capture fantasies rule her eBook. Re-enacting one in a documentary would surely be irresistible viewing to millions of women?

But Jodie and Klaus discover that underneath an ordinary man dark desires may lurk. What will win in the end? The man and lover, or the monster?

Dark, intriguing and erotic, with a dose of realism Take Me, Break Me is a tale of a man who finds out there is more to himself than the peaceful, civilized veneer he has always worn.

We jump right into the book and learn all about the proposed documentary by Jodie to Klaus, their past relationship, some of her desires and his as well.

It starts out fake, not the book but the documentary between Jodie and Klaus, however soon Klaus really begins to embrace the idea of it, getting a thrill like never before of having Jodie in his power. As
his desires grow he learns that he loves to cause Jodie pain and though he seems to fight with the idea of it and doubts whether he is still the same man he was he also cannot help himself.

For a month Jodie is his, sinking deeper and deeper, more at peace than she has ever been. You can see a drastic difference between Jodie at the start of Take Me, Break Me and her at the end. She was fascinated by capture fantasies and with Klaus, who she trusts unconditionally, she really lets go and embraces his new, darker side. Begins to crave it.

I have to say that while I have read plenty of books where men and women learn they are submissive and into BDSM, I do believe this is the first book I have ever read about a man finding out he is not only into BDSM and dominate. It was wonderful to read about and learn a little about what dominate might struggle with when they first realize their interest in BDSM, especially later in their life.

From the very beginning I think author Cari Silverwood has really been one to bring in a dose of realism to her writing and characters—like in her and author Leia Shaw’s book 31 Flavors of Kink, which was based on a true story and kept that ‘real’ feel—Take Me, Break Me also has a very ‘real’ feel. Klaus was not a perfect Dom, just a man who is discovering himself and slowly learning what it means to be a Dom, and coping with the knowledge that he is also a sadist.

One thing that, while I didn’t dislike it as a part of the book (it really fit in with Klaus’ desires) but it did make me shiver in a not-good-way was the needle play. There is really only one scene and it was not hardcore or anything, but I hate needles and I could not help but shudder and think about being poked with them. Definitely not a fantasy of mine. But again it was a short scene and looking at it without my horrid fear of them it really fit in the book and Klaus’ desires.

Overall Take Me, Break Me was an intense and very hot read that will stick with readers a long time after you put it down. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a darker BDSM read and I'm looking forward to book two in the Pierced Hearts series.

4 Moons!
*I received a hardcover/paperback/eBook copy/ARC of this book for free to review from the author/publisher/tour site; this in no way influenced my review, all opinions are 100% honest and my own.


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