Thursday, October 10, 2013

Review: Under His Command by Kristine Cayne

Title: Under His Command (Six-Alarm Sexy)
Author: Kristine Cayne
Rating: 2.5 Stars
Source: Amazon

I'd heard a lot about this book, so I decided to give it a try.

Under His Command is about a firefighter, Jamie, and his wife, Erica. The book opens with the night they met - a one night stand - then fast forwards the readers five years into the future. The two are now married with a young daughter. They are not, however, happily married.

The book centers around Erica embracing Jamie's Dominant side...a side she got a glimpse of that first night, but has rejected ever since.

This book had a lot of promise, but fell short in my opinion.

I wasn't sure I was crazy about Jamie after the first chapter, but as the story progressed, he started to grow on me. It was easy to relate to his struggle suppressing his Dom nature, yet loving his wife enough to keep who he is locked inside himself in order to make her happy.

My problems with the story came once Erica and Jamie started to embark on this new journey of exploration into BDSM. Other than their one night of kinky play, Erica has no experience in BDSM. She is a complete novice, which Jamie admits, yet some of the things he told her, and some of his thoughts were completely contradictory to that.

I don't want to give too much away, but I will say that I was disappointed in what I felt was the authors lack of research into the lifestyle. With that said, there is a scene toward the end of the book, while written well, it felt as though the author had read about it somewhere, found it fascinating, and decided to tack it onto the story. I certainly didn't feel that it was appropriate play for a woman who'd only decided to give being a submissive a try a few days before.

I wanted to like this book, but unfortunately, it fell flat for me, and I doubt I will be reading anything more from this author in the future.

Have you read Under His Command? What did you think of it? Share your thoughts below.


Author Bio

Kristine Cayne is fascinated by the mysteries of human psychology—twisted secrets, deep-seated beliefs, out-of-control desires. Add in high-stakes scenarios and real-world villains, and you have a story worth writing, and reading.

The heroes and heroines of her Deadly Vices series, beginning with Deadly Obsession, are pitted against each other by their radically opposing life experiences. By overcoming their differences and finding common ground, they triumph over their enemies and find true happiness in each other’s arms.

Today she lives in the Pacific Northwest, thriving on the mix of cultures, languages, religions and ideologies. When she’s not writing, she’s people-watching, imagining entire life stories, and inventing all sorts of danger for the unsuspecting heroes and heroines who cross her path.

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