Anthology Review: Healing Submission by Saskia Walker, Selena Kitt, and Arden Aoide

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Anthology Review: Healing Submission by Saskia Walker, Selena Kitt, and Arden Aoide three-stars
Healing Submission by Arden Aoide, Saskia Walker, Selena Kitt
Series: Healing Submission
Published by eXcessica on October 14, 2014
Genres: BDSM, Erotic, Romance
Format: eBook
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Safety. Security. Trust. Discipline.

How do you heal a shattered heart? With their dominants’ masterful handling and unique approaches to comfort, these lovers with hurt and trauma in their pasts get another chance at finding the love they deserve.

This boxed set contains ten novels from bestselling D/s romance authors including NYT/USA Today bestsellers Anna Antonia, Adriana Hunter, Selena Kitt and Linda Barlow. Some books are from existing series, but each book stands alone - no cliffhangers!

Mastering Meg by Saskia Walker:
When Piers finds Meg's secret stash of BDSM material he sees the way to unbuckle her and win her heart. Meg is wildly aroused, but getting her to admit that is going to be his biggest challenge!

Coming Clean by Selena Kitt: When divorced Donnie hires Elena as a housekeeper, he has no idea the dark desires she will inspire in him, or the dark past he will help her overcome.

Force Majeure by Arden Aoide: The mind of Jeff Rainier is remarkable and strange. It separates him from true intimacy. Until Evan. She revels in his obsessive nature and captivating idiosyncrasies. Can he trust her affections?

The Dangerous Hero by Linda Barlow
Catching Caitlin by Amy Isan
Her Two Doms by Adriana Hunter
Trust by Anna Antonia
Lost in His Woods by Penelope L’Amoreaux
Dysphori a by Hildred Billings
Not Your Damn Dom by Amy Valenti

Note: This book is no longer for sale.

Mastering Meg by Saskia Walker – 3 stars
When Piers finds Meg’s secret stash of BDSM material he sees the way to unbuckle her and win her heart. Meg is wildly aroused, but getting her to admit that is going to be his biggest challenge!

I’ve read more than a few short stories by Ms Walker and I always enjoy them. I really must find my way to a full length if she has any. Mastering Meg was a decent story. The heroine, Meg, is interested in BDSM but afraid to go through with it so she dumps her boyfriend. Her boyfriend learns of her sexual interests and forces her to admit to them as well as him. As it is a short, there is not a lot of character development but it was still enjoyable.

Coming Clean by Selena Kitt – 1 star *TRIGGER WARNING*: domestic violence, sexual violence, rape, and murder
When divorced Donnie hires Elena as a housekeeper, he has no idea the dark desires she will inspire in him, or the dark past he will help her overcome.

Strangely, I’m almost positive that the only reason I picked up Healing Submission was that Selena Kitt was listed (the only other name I recognized was Saskia Walker). I’ve read a decent amount of Ms Kitt. Normally, most of the Selena Kitt I’ve read is pretty…light-hearted at the end of the day. This one…was NOT. The story was ok and I enjoyed myself well enough. Until the ending. The ending was…straight out of left field. I don’t know WHERE that shit came from but I almost recoiled in shock. And it turned me off reading the rest of the anthology.

Force Majeure by Arden Aoide – 4 stars
The mind of Jeff Rainier is remarkable and strange. It separates him from true intimacy. Until Evan. She revels in his obsessive nature and captivating idiosyncrasies. Can he trust her affections?

I loved Force Majeure! I enjoyed it so much that it deserved it’s own space. Full review for Force Majeure here.

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