Saturday, June 30, 2012

Review His Forbidden Submissive

Title: His Forbidden Submissive
Author: Brandi Evans
Source: Self purchase
Genre: Erotic Romance
Length: Short Novel
Published by Ellora's Cave

To find happiness, she must do something she swore she’d never do again...

Let a man control her.

After beating cancer, Vivian goes on a mission to cleanse her life. First on the list, kicking her cheating, controlling husband to the curb. Second, discovering the answer to a question that’s been haunting her. Is the love she harbors for Brock, her bad-boy brother-in-law, genuine or a chemotherapy-induced illusion?

Brock loves a woman he can’t have. His brother’s wife. To claim her would be a betrayal. He knows loving her is wrong but he can’t help it. So when circumstances bring them back together, he can no longer deny his forbidden attraction, and they unite in a fury of passion, lust—and bondage.

But Vivian isn’t prepared for Brock’s BDSM lifestyle, no matter how sexy he looks with his tats and leathers. After ten years with a controlling husband, submission is terrifying—but so is never being with Brock again. Submission or freedom? No matter which she chooses, her life will change forever

I'm going to jump right of the gate here with honesty;  I completely bought this book for the cover.  After ogling it for a couple of minutes I clicked the BUY button and away I went :)

What I liked :  
Fun little story with enough steamy stuff to have you squirming in your seat by page two.  Not kidding here folks, you jump right into the action.  Not to mention there's actually *gasp* a story going on.  It's not a love a first sight deal either.  Vivian and Brock have known each other for a while.  Well, ten years to be honest.  You see Viv was married to Brock's controlling, egotistical adulterer of a brother. He constantly controlled and belittled her.  During her cancer treatment Brock was the one to stick by her side; watching movies with her and taking care of her after bouts of chemotherapy.  Through sickness and recovery Brock and Viv start to develop feelings for each other.  After one steamy kiss Brock high tails it out of Texas because, even though he knows his brother is no good for Viv he feels guilty for falling in love with his wife.  Viv is heartbroken at Brock's retreat but a year later, after filing for divorce, tracks him down so she can examine the feelings that she has for Brock. In the year that has passed Brock's feelings haven't changed but he has more than just his brother to overcome.  There are things he kept hidden from Viv and those secrets could mean an end to their relationship before it can even begin.

What I didn't care for:
I just couldn't wrap my mind around how Vivian was subjected to what was essentially mental abuse for ten years and came out the other side with zero knocks to her self esteem.  She had no qualms about throwing caution to the wind and showing up at her heart's desire's door literally demanding him to have sex with her.  It seemed a bit implausible.  Don't get me wrong I don't particularly like simpering weak woman in my books, but it just threw me for a loop.  I had to take a step back and remember it is an erotic romance and sometimes you have to cut corners to get from point A to point B. Not to mention Viv's constant bouts of running away.  Why do heroines always run at the first sign of trouble? I'm no relationship expert, but come on, if you don't like something sit down and talk about it don't run away.  Again, I regress, Point A to Point B. LOL

Alright, so, let me just say, HOT cover, HOT sexin, with a pretty good story to boot.
Yes, it has BDSM elements, but there aren't any whips and canes.  Brock's more about the "sensual" stuff.  If the author turns this into a series I can see some of the other characters dragging their whips in with them, but His Forbidden Submissive shouldn't be too scary for newbies to the genre.  Check it out if you're in the mood for a hot read :)


  1. Ok, I'm sold. Sounds good.

  2. Cover...yes love this cover! Sounds good too!

  3. Thanks so much for the great review, Carole! Glad you enjoyed my story. ;-)


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