Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Becoming Sir by Ella Dominguez

My rating: 3.5 - 4 Sizzling Stars

ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

“Becoming Sir” is the story of Sawyer’s journey into the world of BDSM, self discovery, the meaning of becoming a true Dom and finding love.  What’s in store for him is a  road paved with several detours coupled with lots of steamy club scenes.

Sawyer “Domly One"
Sawyer, a former CIA badass turned security specialist is experiencing struggles in his life.  He is a recovering alcoholic, still mourning the loss of his wife Serena to cancer, the demons of his past continue to haunt him and he is reeling from a break-up with Sonya (who has jerked him around).  Becoming a Dom seems to help him put his life in order, but he is battling with the concept of “punishments”, which makes his training somewhat challenging.  I would have liked to explore more of Sawyer’s “darkness”, reaching deeper into his soul to discover his pain.

I found that there was a difference in Sawyer’s character that does not fit the norm of the stereotypical dominant alpha-male.  Perhaps this difference is part of his persona and part of his struggle.  At times, Sawyer seemed to be fickle when it comes to desire. He was indecisive. There are three women in his life: Sonya, his ex that which he still has feelings for. Sarah “Snowflake”, a submissive who aids in his Dom training.  And Ciara, a sub in training who is under his care.  His emotions are entwined between these three sexy women. Sawyer seemed more of a “love the one you're with” type of man instead of having the possessive alpha-caveman “MINE” mentality.  Eventually, he realizes only one holds the key to his heart...

My favorite character is Sahara “Snowflake”.  She too is mourning the loss of her husband/Master and her sorrow pulled on my heartstrings.  It is Snowflake’s strength that aides Sawyer work past his struggles.

“Your face was so bright the first time I saw you, and the added color of your eyes and the way your skin shimmered under the lights... you reminded me of a beautiful Snowflake.”
“You taste pure and clean, like freshly fallen snow."

“Becoming Sir” is a fast pace, ultra sizzling read about a heart broken man taking control of his destiny, discovering his dominant ways and the beauty that lies in a lovers submission. 

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