Review: The Retreat
The Retreat by Kay Jaybee
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
More smoking hawt kinky sex is dished up in the second in the Perfect Submissive series. In book one, Jess Sanders is introduced into sexual submission and becomes more than part of the hotel management staff. She's now also a sexual submissive as part of the entertainment floor. Just as she feels comfortable, Mrs. Peters changes it up on her by sending both Jess and Miss Sarah to another sexual retreat.
From the very beginning of this story, both the characters and the readers are wary. This adult retreat is being run by someone they don't trust nor do they like. Still, these are professionals and both Jess and Miss Sarah will not bring shame to Mrs. Peters. Hands down, the kinky sex in this story is five star. The perversion of fairy tales with even gender bending costume changes is fabulous. The constant tension with Jess not knowing what is going on and if she will return to Fables is a great mind fuck. What did bother me is the dubious consent in the BDSM here. Let me explain. I love dub-con and non-con. This one dances on the line because it comes across as BDSM lifestyle contemporary yet there are several violations to SSC or RACK. Still, this is fiction and the sexual fantasies will be vibrating humming good.
From a character perspective, Jess and Miss Sarah are the focus. Jess is a good submissive striving for perfection. Her kinky repertoire is growing in leaps and bounds. What is a bit baffling is her concern of not returning to Fables. This is hard for me to understand because it's almost as if she really believes she's a slave. This just doesn't work in my brain. Miss Sarah on the other hand is sexy smart goodness in her domination. Her character is attractive for submissive females looking for a female dominant. The secondary characters do help with the story and I wouldn't be opposed to having a spin off story about The Retreat characters.
When it comes to erotica, Ms. Jaybee is hands down one of the best. Her sex scenes are well written and inspiring. The plot of the story is fine and enjoyable. There are villains and the intrigue with different alliances to add to the story. The villains were fine if a bit abrasive. The conspiracies and double crossing dealings didn't do much for me. I guess when I'm in the middle of high sexual arousal, trying to figure out who is friend or foe kicks me out of my sexy mood. The ending to this book does feel a bit contrived yet it is needed as a set up for the third and final book in the series. This kinky erotica is recommended to those who enjoy elaborate roleplaying with a dark fairy tale twist.
*I received this book as a review copy in return for an honest review
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