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I read/listened to erotic romances but not all of them have bondage or Sub/Dom elements to them. Below are a few of my favorite series that deal with bondage and/or Sub/Dom romances.
Songs of Submission series by C.D. Reiss
C.D. Reiss writing is outstanding and her Songs of Submission series feels very organic. Jonathan is the dom and he baby steps Monica into the world of play. I say the world of play because once it’s out there for Monica to know what he’s into he tells her that he is not into living the lifestyle but he likes to play. Which I understand it to mean he likes to keep it in the bedroom as much as possible. Even though his strong dom personality does cross over but he doesn’t expect her to be his “salve” as Monica fears.
Bondage Level: I’ve only listened to Beg, Tease and Submit (as one audio) and so far in the series the bondage is what I call light. Jonathan uses things to tie Monica’s hands and the tells her how he wants her. But he has not gotten too “forceful” with her. That may change.
Mastered series by Lorelei James
Lorelei James’ Mastered series doesn’t deals with “bondage” per-say and has more to do with Shibari/Kinbaku rope play. Ronin is a rope master and slowly introduces the art form to Amery. Like Christian Grey, Ronin has a play room but it’s not a scary. LOL
One thing that the Mastered series has going for it over the other mentioned today is that in the latest release, Unraveled the relationship is about a Domme/sub. I really liked seeing the roles reserved, it was a first for me.
Bondage Level: Again I say it’s light in the series (so far). And the Dom/Sub level is very light.
The Game Maker series by Kresley Cole
What’s not hot about Russian bothers with mob ties? The first book, The Professional was heavier on the bondage and the second. But both have elements of kink in it.
Bondage Level: I feel like out of the three series, The Game Maker has a stronger bondage level as of right now.
All of these series are very emotional and sensual. I think erotic romances are better with a strong story line and characters. Not just sex for sex’s sake.
Are you into whips and chains or is light bondage more your reading style?
Do you read these romances for the kink or the emotional ride?
After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.
While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).
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