Ever since re-discovering my love for the Erotica genre, I’ve read almost everything I could get my hands on. One of this was my first FemDom book. I stumbled upon it and to be honest didn’t realize that it was FemDom until I was very deep into the story. And surprisingly… I loved it! Since then I’ve been searching for FemDom books that will measure up and have been sadly disappointed. Until I came across Natural Law.
I was reading a book I’d been anticipating but it was proving to be quite a bore so I dropped it and opened Natural Law. Wow! So so glad I did! Erotica plus Romantic Suspense, two of my favorite genres. But I was of course a bit apprehensive of the FemDom angle. Turns out I needn’t have worried. Joey Hill handles the genre like only a pro can.
So what’s it about? MacKenzie ‘Mac’ is a homicide detective and a submissive. Quite surprising for a man who looks the way he does and does the job he does.
But he’s accepted his proclivities which is why when a dominatrix starts killing off her submissives, he takes on the job. Goes undercover at the BDSM club linked to the dead submissives. There, he meets Violet, a Dominatrix, just out of training. And he falls hard. Unfortunately for him, Violet is not only out to find a man who’ll submit his body to her, she wants everything… heart and soul included. Problem is, Mac knows how to play the submissive game without letting any of the mistresses close. But Violet is different, if only both of them can agree to surrender to each other.
“He lets a woman hold the reins sexually, probably the only apect of his life where he allows anyone to dominate him. However, the key is that he ‘let’s her.’ His heart is that of a true sub, but no one’s ever taught him that being a true sub means the only choice is surrender. Though he barely knows it, he’s waiting to possess and be possessed.
Again. wow! I’d almost forgotten how hot well written erotica could be! I’m just happy I could read all day Sunday in bed with my boyfriend reading next to me because man, I needed both the bed and the boyfriend 🙂 I’m more of an alpha male kind of girl and so I’m always so curious as to how a woman could take a strong man. The other FemDom book I loved so much had a beta male so it was easy to imagine him being submissive. But Mac is alpha everywhere… but in the bedroom.
He was powerful, a predator, but what made him absolutely irresistable to her, overriding her common sense, was that he was a sexual submissive. An alpha wolf who chose the role of beta in the bedroom, but only for the right woman.
I wanted the author to convince me that such a man could be tamed in the bedroom. And boy does she convince! I loved the fact that the belief came easily for me. That at no one point did I question his submission. And I loved watching surrender to violet. Loved the fight in him, the love, the reverence… just plain loved him. Violet on the other had was a strong character, as a dominatrix should be. But she was also sweet and believable. She broke down, she suffered, she cried… she was just human… it was just a joy to read about these two…. them learning and accepting their need for each other. It was truly heartfelt.
I will say that this was not light BDSM. There were toys, sadism, and everything in between. But what I loved is that I believed it. It almost had a Tiffany Reisz feeling to it, but I wouldn’t call it dark.
Which now brings me to the suspense. There are the murders that Mac is investigating. And what better way that to get to know the mistresses in the club. But of course, with him having his eye for only Violet, he did get a bit distracted. But the suspense was still there. I wondered out of the mistresses who it was and I’ll admit I thought it was one. At one point I was really willing the author not to disappoint me by making it that easy. And luckily she didn’t. The suspense, the mystery, the action, all played out to my satisfaction.
And let’s not forget the sweet…
“I’ll make you feel so loved and desired, you won’t know where one ends and the other beings. What’s more , it won’t matter. You won’t need to separate them.”
I’ve already downloaded three more books in this series. Joey W. Hill, you’ve earned yourself another huge fan!
Amazon Buy Link – Natural Law by Joey W. Hill