Seduced By Fire by Tara Sue Me
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
3.5 to 4 Seducing Stars
Seduce by Fire was a pleasurable light BDSM read.
Julie is vanilla, but always felt like something was lacking in her sex life. Julie owns a flower shop and one day Daniel comes into Julie’s flower shop and order flowers. They exchange some flirtatious banter, which leads to a date and some vanilla sex. Daniel is a Dominate and is okay with vanilla sex, but he craves more. He’s willing to work with Julie in her becoming his submissive and Julie is apprehensive, but interested.
I enjoyed Tara Sue Me’s The Submissive. I thought it was kinky, steamy and the plot very entertaining. I was very happy about her new series Seduced by Fire. Overall I did enjoy the book, but there were some things I felt were lacking.
The things I enjoyed
Tara Sue Me can write a book and just capture me within the first chapter. I love that. I love her easy writing, her no-fuss manner. Her books are a breeze and refreshing.
I enjoyed Julie and Daniel. Julie at times did frustrate me, but I do love how “easy” the relationship was.
I liked reading about the side characters. I usually am not interested in the best friend, but it was a nice peek to future books as I am sure they will have their own story.
The things that didn’t work for me
I’ve read a lot of BDSM books and I’ve read at all levels, from your light mild kink to your, OMG, did that really happened, so I understand Seduced by Fire would have a low kink factor. However, there was not really any BDSM play. I wouldn’t even call it that, sure, Daniel has a play room, sure he spanks Julie, but that’s it?
I wanted to see not only some bondage, but maybe some intense spanking, kinky scenes. Could we have some public sex or semi-public sex? Could Daniel be a little more Dominate, like telling Julie not to wear panties all day?
I wanted Julie and Daniel to really progress in the relationship, but I felt like there were a few mild scenes and that was it. I wanted it to be months of dating and Julie really being pushed.
Julie frustrated me a lot. She acted like a scared baby when it wasn’t really warranted for. So what he ties you up, so what you are spanked, it’s not like he’s using a huge dildo in your butt. I wanted her to be a little more open minded and not have her apprehension be the “tension” of the book.
Some of the dialogue was dry and not romantic. Sometimes when Daniel and Julie discuss their relationship it sounded more like a business transaction. I get you want to have your desires out in the open and say what your hard limits are, but sometimes, the element of surprise is nice. Also, the whole BDSM club meeting is okay, but I didn’t get the trials if someone does something bad. It seems like you can only do BDSM things if you are in the club. I just didn’t get it.
I felt like there was a lot of potential for this novel and most of all I enjoy the way Tara Sue Me writes. I am looking forward to book 2 because I feel like Dana’s story is going to be really gritty. I really hope Tara ups the kink and intensity. I want to be blown away.
An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review