Mr.Sir by Jayne Kingston (Ball & Chain #1+#2)

(Ball & Chain #1) Mr. Sir by Jayne Kingston  and (Ball & Chain #2) Cassandra Carr - Unexpected Top

Mr. Sir by Jayne Kingston download or read it online for free
Mr. Sir by Jayne Kingston
Even the most dedicated Dom/sub couples are subject to the pitfalls of domesticity. Right?

Owen and Grace’s kinky life has become a thing of the past. A year has passed since Owen’s job moved him to a new city and away from all of their old friends. New city, new friends, new house—no play. And it’s making both of them really cranky.

After Grace attempts to take matters into her own hands on their tenth wedding anniversary, Owen realizes he’s failing her as her Dom. He comes up with just the thing to get them back on track—a surprise custom made to keep his feisty little sub bound and begging for more for years to come. At least if everything goes to plan.

(Ball & Chain #2) Cassandra Carr by Unexpected Top 

Sometimes a wife has to go to extreme measures to save her marriage. When Cissy Holden doesn't feel appreciated, she takes matters into her own hands--literally--and introduces her wayward husband Len to the concept of a Female-Led Relationship (FLR). Will Len be on board with FLR, or has Cissy just made the biggest mistake of her life?

(Ball & Chain #1) Mr. Sir by Jayne Kingston  and (Ball & Chain #2) Cassandra Carr - Unexpected Top download or read it online for free
 Unexpected Top
by Cassandra Carr



Mr. Sir is the first book in the Ball and Chain series by Jayne Kinston. I chose the book because of how true life this was. Many times in life we sacrifice things we enjoy because of other things like work, family and kids that get in the way.

Owen and Grace have been married for ten years. After moving to a new city neither has played together. Once Grace makes an attempt to rectify things Owen decides to get them both back on track. The characters complement each other very well.

I did not understand the drama at the couples work and how that played into things. This story would have been better if the author spent more time on the couple’s relationship. Overall, this is a great book. 

Four and a half stars.

I wasn't sure what to expect when I picked this up, and I find that I quite enjoyed this novella by Cassandra Carr.

Cissy and Len have been married for years and are childless by choice. But while Cissy knows she still loves Len, she's increasingly unhappy about their relationship and feels disrespected and UNloved. Not only that, she's a little frustrated about their sex life and how one-sided the satisfaction seems to be, and gets to the point where she knows they need a change.

While doing some research on-line, she stumbles across a site discussing Female-Led-Relationships (FLR), and decides that she definitely cares enough about Len and their marriage to give this a try. It remains to be seen whether Len can get on board and whether they can both be happier when Cissy takes the lead. Does Len still love her? And does he love her enough?

Ms. Carr does a great job getting us inside Cissy and later Len's heads (and hearts). It was a pleasure to get to know them and follow along as they discovered new truths about themselves and what worked for their relationship, in and out of bed. It was fascinating to get a peek into FLR alongside Cissy and Len, and not only was that educational, the story was heartfelt and hot! I also really enjoyed how she showed communication within their relationship--just as in in real life, when you're able to open yourself up to the other person, usually good things happen. It was neat to read and inspiring ;)

Definitely looking forward to reading more from Ms. Carr! 

Now, THIS is what I call the ultimate female fantasy. Finally a BDSM book featuring a male and female relationship I can dig. Nice change.

Cissy and Len are married and they are at the point their marriage has...gone stale. I think we all know what's that like. They love each other, but something's missing.

Len doesn't help around the house, is rude, doesn't strive to please his wife in bed. He's gotten lazy. Cizzy decides to take him in hand. She makes a set of chores for him to do and once he does them, he gets rewarded with hot sexual acts. But this way, Cissy gets something out of it too. She gets help around the house, gets the dishes done right...

And emotionally, this begins to affect Len. He starts to realize what a jerk he's been, that he NEEDS to be taken in hand.

Ultimate women's wet dream. *sigh* She even gets to spank him when he's bad, and I confess at first I was turned off by it because it made him seem like a child, but then we get into Len's head and he tells us how he feels about and why it's good for him and it made total sense. He needed punishment and forgiveness.

Cissy is unhappy in her marriage. She loves her husband Len deeply but feels that she is unappreciated. Len never helps around the house and their sex life is two thumbs down. So she decides it's time for a change. Cissy introduces Len to the world of a Female-Led Relationship. Can he give into his desires and let Cissy control him or will it be too much?

I've read plenty of BDSM books but never one where it was a FLR relationship. This book was great! Author Cassandra Carr has done a fabulous job of presenting two wonderful characters with all their flaws and insecurities. You could feel Cissy frustrations and fears. I can see myself in Len's shoes have those exact same insecure thoughts. The honesty of their emotions completely drew me in. I was definitely laughing to myself thinking "You go girl!" the whole way through the book. Unexpected Top was definitely a book where you are cheering for both sides. This was such a page turner for me I hated to see it end. I really look forward to reading more from Cassandra Carr. Unexpected Top was definitely a winner!

I was provided a copy of the book for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review in any way and the opinions of this review are all mine.

A lot of times, romance books are about a new couple or a reunited couple, so it’s refreshing to read stories about a married couple. Cissy and Len have lost their chemistry and Cissy’s desperate to get back, along with some respect from her husband. In her research, she learns of a Female-Led-Relationship (FLR). She decides to take a chance and try some things. The rest of the story is about the results and their journey together.

One of the things that really stands out for me in this book is that research is done to fix a stale marriage. It’s about a random interest or whim, but stems from a deep desire to fix the marriage and a desperate need to do whatever it takes even if it means stepping out of her comfort zone. When they tried some things, it didn’t magically make everything better. They struggled with how it felt, what it meant, and where they should go from there.

Overall, Unexpected Top is truly a beautiful story about getting that spark back. Naturally it’s also a very sexy story and sex plays a large part, but it’s the emotion behind it that leaves an impact. The most important part to me is how much I appreciate the authenticity of the story. Definitely a really great read!

Such a great short little read. 
I love the progression and how Cissy and Len found a steamy way to reconnect as a couple and save their marriage, how Len found the courage to speak up for what he wanted and Cissy found the strength to go after what she needed from him. It was sweet when Len realised how much Cissy had been doing for him and all she had on her plate, how he started to help her out more and give her the respect she deserved. It was great when Len made a suggestion about trying something different with Cissy to try and increase her pleasure, and Cissy suggested that he try it as well.

I like how this was about a female dominant, but it wasn’t overly done or on the more extreme level, so if you are just starting onto sub/dom reads this would be a great choice. I found this read to be refreshing and enjoyable, my only wish is that it had been longer, I would have loved to see what other lengths Len would go to get his rewards from Cissy. This was my first FLR read, and I will definitely be on the look out for more reads with this concept.


No comments:

Post a Comment