Tuesday, March 14, 2017
BOOK REVIEW: "The Database" by TL Travis (18+)
In The Database, Emily Morgan is complaining to her friends over lunch about the lack of dateable guys out there, and how they lack between the sheets.
Much to her surprise, her friend Sabrina hands her a business card with only a website address on it. At first Emily tosses it back to her, but once Sabrina explains the concept behind it Emily takes it back.
Emily embarks upon a journey that takes her from dating to ‘as needed one night stands’ and awakening her inner Mistress which she never knew she had.
What she doesn’t expect is Hunter. One of the so called ‘losers’ she’s sent to evaluate. But unbeknownst to her, this particular loser is aware of their club as well as his rating and is seeking redemption.
This novelette is catered to readers over 18 as it does contain a consensual BDSM F/F (1 scene) and M/F Femdom sex.
I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
The Database features a slight bisexual domme discovering her kinky side as she is introduced to a dating site by one of her friends, where she's going to "rate" male members and possibly reform them for her as she plays Mistress.
Emily is a good main character and you know a lot about her after just two chapters. She's bold, kind, and knows what she wants.
Hunter, one of the men she goes to dominate, is looking for redemption, but when he meets Emily all thoughts of that fly out the window.
Hunter is a switch, and his relationship with Emily is slightly unprecedented, mainly because it's sui rare to find two people willing to switch with each other, but it works well.
I'd probably call this softcore BDSM, because it doesn't delve very deep into the lifestyle, as Emily herself is just discovering that side of her. With the way the story goes, we could easily see a prequel or sequel, and I'd really enjoy that.
Travis wrote a hot, quick, undeniably sexy story for those who might just be getting into reading BDSM erotica. As someone who is into the more hardcore stuff, I can honestly say that this story was excellently written. Warning: read with a bottle of wine and possibly a toy or two.
Purchase The Database on Amazon Kindle!