After reading Fifty Shades of Grey I became curious about the whole Dom/sub subculture. So when I was offered a chance to review Diary of a Submissive, I jumped at it.
The About the Author is intriguing itself, “Sophie Morgan is in her early thirties and working hard at a career she loves as a journalist. She spends too much money on books, DVDs, and handbags, mostly in that order. The one thing missing in her life is someone to share it with… and she is still searching for someone to dominate her sexually, as well as help her sort the recycling.”
This book is not a novel like Fifty Shades of Grey, and it’s not a how to book on being a submissive. But it’s a lovely and interesting story about the life of a submissive. If you’ve ever wondered why a woman might want to submit and what is the mindset that goes through their head during a scene or a punishment, then this book is absolutely for you!
The book starts with a prologue and it captured my interest instantly. I was captivated by the prologue, it sets a tone for the book that is continued through much of the book.
Sophie starts out by giving us some background on herself and her early dating and then slowly moves into her submissive side, just as she slowly learned about her submissive side. Of course things heat up pretty quickly.
As I read it I started to think like a submissive, when the punishment got too intense I wondered if I should safe word and put the book down. But, I continued to push myself and make it through and feel better for having read some of the crazier things. Ok, that might be an exaggeration but I really did start to see the mind of a submissive. I wondered if my own stubborn side would kick in if I was in her place, even at times when I was thinking, “I would tell him to screw off and walk out.”
In response to the question regarding the different book covers, I contacted Sophie Morgan on Twitter @mssophiemorgan. She said it was a publishers decision. The US and Italy have the pearls on the cover and the UK has the rose. Not uncommon in publishing. Thanks Sophie for getting back to us.
Disclaimer: A free copy of this book was given to the reader with the expectation that they would write a fair and honest review of it.
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