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Safeword: Rainbow (2010)

by Candace Blevins(Favorite Author)
3.47 of 5 Votes: 4
Excessica Publishing
review 1: I really wanted to like this book more than I did. The main problem is that key parts of the story are skipped, told in retrospect, or summed up. Those momentous moments that give us insight into the characters aren't there. Instead of hearing the conversation where they decide key issues (not wanting to give spoilers here), we're given a summary, but then we're treated to pages of inane conversation that should have been summed up. And where did her family go? Some things there didn't quite ring true...I wanted to get to know Viv and Tyler as people, but because those key parts of developing the characters were skipped, we're left with caricatures, melodramatic stereotypes of a Dom who wants something that his submissive doesn't want to give. It reads like an early draft,... more and it needs to be fleshed out a lot more.What's good? The sex scenes--as long as you're a masochist who appreciates a good sadist. But I wanted more from this romance, especially because I'd heard so many good things about it. Perhaps my expectations were too high?I'll give other books in the series a chance with the hopes that the characters are developed.
review 2: Candace Blevins has been on my TBR list for almost a year and I finally decided to pick up her first Safeword book after reading some reviews of her newest release. OMG!! Talk about HOT! The book started out so hot that I was a bit shocked. Most books start out slow and build up to the hot scenes so I expected that. By the end of the book I realized Candace did start it out slow. Lol This was a great read and I hadn’t seen the dynamic of one partner wanting 24/7 Total Power Exchange (TPE) and one partner not wanting it. She made everything intense but still followed the rule of safe, sane, and consensual. Forewarning this is not a slap and tickle book. If you are a reader who only likes bondage and spanking then this may not be for you. Tyler is a serious sadist i.e. he leaves marks for 2 weeks!! He needs to see Vivian in pain. He enjoys seeing her fully submit to him. The pain level is quite high but they both get off on it. Tyler did assume some stuff early on and it made him seem like total asshat.Vivian likes the pain and loves submitting to Tyler but she doesn’t want to do it 24/7. She did have some issues with some of the things he ordered and personally I couldn’t blame her. Not everyone has the same kinks and Tyler’s are way more pronounced than Vivian’s. They did struggle with the communication but to me that makes it seem more real because it is a problem that everyone has. Candace didn’t shy away from the unromantic like needing a tissue for a snotty nose but somehow and I have no fucking clue how, it made it endearing. I was hooked from beginning to end. I couldn’t put it down and stayed up past 3:00 a.m. to finish it. I will be reading the rest of the series!! less
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Not my typical BDSM read...A little heavy on the S & M....but a great story all around!
Way too short. I loved the story and the characters. Tyler oh God, he was something.
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