Safeword: Arabesque (Safeword #9)
*Submitted for review by author*
Genre: BDSM, Erotic, Ménage, M/M
Cassie’s introduction to kink throws her for a loop until a friend and his slave give her a gentle introduction. Unfortunately, her friend has issues when it comes to kinky activities with women, so Cassie goes looking for someone else to teach her.
She knows how to be safe, but a disastrous adventure ends with an ambulance ride to the emergency room, and the three men it hasn’t worked out with all come together to nurse her back to health.
Two Doms and two submissives in one house should be a nightmare waiting to happen, though under the right circumstances could be a dream come true.
Warning: Contains graphic language, consensual BDSM, male/male sexual practices, bondage, male chastity devices, and the use of toys including clamps, canes, paddles, floggers, plugs, and gags.
Readers with a history of rape may find elements of this story disturbing.
Safeword: Arabesque is a stand-alone book. You do not need to have read the previous books in the series.
I hadn’t read one of Candace Blevins Safeword instalments in while and as soon as I started reading this I remembered why I enjoyed them so much. I could not stop reading, time flew by without my notice I was so enthralled in the story and the characters. I felt a little bit spoilt while reading this, not only did you get told and get to experience Cassie’s story but you got Cam’s on the side as well.
I liked how Cassie and Frisco didn’t immediately get into the Dom/Sub relationship and that when Cassie branched out to Isaac for enlightenment Frisco didn’t run to get her back, it made the story realistic and I was thrilled when Isaac didn’t just disappear into the background either once Frisco came back into the fold.
I didn’t expect to like Cam as part of the read, often when I read ménages there is one of the three I either wish wasn’t part of it or I didn’t care for but I grew to adore his character so much. The element that striked me the most about this read was the emotional depth. I even teared up reading some of the moments in this book, I think that is a tell-tale sign that this is worthy of picking up.
Due to the nature of this read it wouldn’t be for everyone’s tastes. There are some rough moments to read through and some aspects that might be too much for some but if you are a BDSM fan, I would recommend this read without any hesitation. I’d give this read five stars.