✦ SUMMARY ✦
Are second chances a myth? After twenty-five years, I expect champagne and flowers. What I get instead is heartbreak and a divorce. With my life in shambles, I hit the road and begin a voyage of self discovery and growth. When my keyboard reveals a world of sensual fantasy and dark desires, I don’t know whether to leap into the unknown or play things safe. What I do know is that I’m worth a second chance. I may be forty-five, but I’m not ready to give up on love.
✦What Reviewers are Saying✦
✦Now THAT was a Rabbit Hole to go down! What a captivating story of a woman’s growth from the ashes of betrayal and crumbled marriage to the rise of a courageous submissive. The irony of those two words, courageous and submissive. But that is exactly what Angie becomes.
Yet again, Ellie Masters has written a story that got me so wrapped up in the characters, the dialogue, and the scenery that I saw the movie playing in my head. I think I forgot I was even reading at one point! It is that good!
This is a story of a woman’s journey of discovery of herself, her true self. As she picks up the pieces of her life and sets out on her own, she finds herself alone in a campground dancing by the fire…
“I danced alone. I laughed alone. I sat alone. I dreamt alone. Then one night that all changed. A man caught me mid-twirl. He wrapped a hand around my waist and pulled me until our hips met. I’ll never forget the first words he said, the smirk on his face, or the firelight dancing in his eyes. “I’ve been waiting all night to steal this dance and all week to work up the courage to take it.”
That encounter awakened a part of herself she didn’t know existed in a night of sexual education by a mystery man and led her to the online world of BDSM… She was seeking answers to these hidden desires (fitting) and found herself engrossed in a world that both frightened and excited her. As she dug deeper into the web of D/s and M/s she gets caught in a forbidden chat room which leads to a punishment and then an online relationship with the Master of all Masters – this Dom who is intrigued by the honest and naive newbie. Not one to mince words, he is frank and stern, while creating a safe place for her to learn about a world, a lifestyle, and the psychological dynamics that are far outside her comfort zone.
This is a portrayal of a women’s curiosity and fears that intrigue her and the conflicting feelings of leaving your safety to explore the unknown. This is by far one of the most well written and real progressions into this world where safety is paramount and the exchange of needs and desires along with limits that are openly discussed, confirmed, reaffirmed and cautioned. All acts and scenes have explicit consent with clear and defined boundaries while creating a space of trust.
“Frightened because I knew once I went down the rabbit hole, I wasn’t sure how to get out. ”
It was refreshing to read a truly honest exploration into BDSM that was well balanced with understanding of the learning process. One does not just wake up and be the D or s. One grows into it, trained, and introductions take time.. This book opens a window into that process and had me engrossed from the first message. I felt invested in these characters as they grew and learned from each other.
“I still wanted the courtship. I wanted my ultimate surrender to be earned and truthfully, I wanted to find a man strong enough and determined enough to take it from me. I wanted to be conquered more than I wanted to surrender.” ~HG7 Goodreads