Monday, February 20, 2017

Book Review: SILKEN by Isobel Starling


Matthew Fisher loved being a dancer, but his ten-year ballet career came to an abrupt end with a knee injury. He had to find a new way to make a living, and luckily, his sister was friends with Annabelle Ramsay-Aiken, only daughter of property magnate Sir James Aiken. She arranged an interview, and six months on the job training saw Matthew stepping out as a real estate agent for Aiken Luxury Lettings. Now, instead of stretching at the barre, Matthew spends his days inspecting the vacant London homes of their rich and famous clients.

Losing his dance career had left a huge hole in Matthew’s heart, and to fill it Matthew began a Tumblr blog dedicated to his fetish for wearing lingerie. He wanted to give his followers the impression he lived a charmed life, so decided to use A.L.L properties as locations for erotic photo shoots.

One of his online followers presses all of Matthew's buttons, and a long distance, online Dom/sub relationship develops between them. But when the relationship suddenly moves from online fantasy to real life... can Matthew really submit?

N.B - This story contains graphic descriptions of gay sex, BDSM, and cross-dressing.

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Carra's Review

Now that was seriously hot.  Silken may be a quick read, but it packs a scorching punch with a bit of D/s, voyeurism, and other kinks and toys—enough to make your heart beat faster while feeling a bit like a voyeur yourself.  

Matthew is definitely taking a risk doing what he does while at work, but that’s also part of the excitement for him.  Add in to that the online D/s relationship he has that makes its way into his offline life in a very unexpected way, and you’ve got as much tension and excitement in this short story as you might find in a much longer book.

I don’t want to say too much so I don’t spoil anything since this is a short story, but just know that this racy tale is perfect if you’re looking for hot and sexy with a bit of kink (something this author does very well).  Silken was a 4.5-star read for me, and is definitely meant only for those readers 18+ for adult language and M/M sexual content including certain fetishes that will tick some pretty interesting boxes for some readers ;-)

About the Author
Born in Germany, Isobel Starling spent most of her twenty-year professional career making art.  She relocated to the UK and, faced with the dreaded artist’s creative block, Isobel started to write and found she loved it more than making art.
Isobel’s first novel “Fall Together” was a bestseller in the GLBT-Bisexual genre on the ‘All Romance e-books’ site.  Her second novel “As You Wish”(Shatterproof Bond #1) is an Amazon bestseller, and its sequel “Illuminate the Shadows”(Shatterproof Bond #2)  was awarded a bestseller star on All Romance too.  She has just completed her eighth book and signed French and German, translation and publishing rights deals for the whole Shatterproof Bond series.  
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