Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Kidnapped for Christmas by Evangeline Anderson

Plus-sized and practical Jillian Marks is the responsible one in her family. She got all the common sense and her little sister Sabrina got all the skinny genes. When Sabrina plans a custom kinky kidnapping as a Christmas present for herself, Jillian tries to talk her out of it but her ditzy sister won’t listen.

Muscular and intense Kyle Stephens is a Dom who is looking for a permanent sub—a curvy woman who can submit in the bedroom but still think for herself. He takes Sabrina’s file but mistakenly ’naps the wrong sister, grabbing Jillian instead of Sabrina.

Now Jillian is bound and gagged in a dungeon, learning to submit to the man of her dreams who has her kidnapped for Christmas.
I've read a few eroticas by Anderson before but I have to say this was an unexpected hit to me. BDSM can either really work for me or really not - especially when they are elements of pseudo force involved. Because the reality here is that it's a case of mistaken identity - Jillian didn't sign up for this and if Anderson hadn't written the physical and emotional journey so well I probably wouldn't have been turned off halfway through.

Instead readers get a look at both the internal dialogue of Jillian and Kyle and it's hot. I mean really hot. Jillian eventually giving in to her previously unrealized desire, Kyle trying to hold back and stick to 'her' fantasy and not let his own emotions take him to far - it all worked really well. Also keep in mind though that the type of relationship Kyle is looking for is a BDSM in the bedroom, not all the time in life; again this is how I like things so it was right up my alley but it might not be enough for everyone.

The twist at the end was funny and added just enough 'will they or won't they' tension to the HEA. I highly recommend it!

Overall Feeling - Thumbs up!

Series - None.