Thursday, July 7, 2011

Fly-By Review: Tender Mercies by Kitty Thomas

Tender Mercies
Kitty Thomas

Fed up with play kink, Grace Warner moves to an island that embraces erotic slavery to be with a man she met online. Within hours of her arrival, everything is ripped from her, and she quickly learns play is preferable to the realities of actual enslavement.

I obtained the above information from Smashwords.

For those of you that know me... and those that don't this is my little statement about short books.... I do not judge short stories on the rush of their relationships, because they are just that - short stories. So, yes the relationships always could have been drawn out more, yea it seems like they fall in love to fast and of course the story could have been made longer... but it is a short story. So with that said.... here is my review...

I was given this book for an honest review and my honest thoughts, so here goes...

For those of you that know me, know that I read things that might make some of you uncomfortable. But also, those of you that know me... know that I read Kitty's last book and really loved it. I just want you to remember the type of book Comfort Food was.... it was a very dark book.... Well.... This is no different... Just a different story.

But I want warn you that there is a part in the book (quick however... but still in there) that left me feeling kinda yucky. But like I said... it was quick enough to just read through and not give to much thought too... but you know it happens none of the less.

The book is under 100 pages, but life Comfort Food, this one will make you think. Think what, I have no clue because everyone will have a different take on the book. It will make you think things that never would have been entertained in your mind - good or bad..

Grace is a woman with a huge side of kink. Kink is a good thing, especially when you embrace it. Some would like to think that having kink makes you "not right." But they are just jealous because they afraid of it. Grace embraces it. Some would say that she is stupid for wanting to move to and island where she could become a submissive and live in the lifestyle 24/7. The reason they would think she is stupid is because you - the person going to the island - has to give up all their rights as whatever citizenship you have to go there. Yes, you become their slave, their property.

Lucas is the man responsible for bringing Grace to the island. He talked to her for a whole year before getting her to agree fully to coming to the island. He was the normal sweet talker kinda man. He was good looking - him and Grace - had did the webcam thing. He answered all her questions, checked out all the background checks she ran on him. She did everything to feel secure in going to the island. He had Grace right where he wanted her... Coming to the island to be his slave.

This story had me feeling - WTH? But as I kept reading, I found the story wrapping around me and Grace getting under my skin. I knew where she was coming from. She knew that once broken the way she was, she could not go back to the life of the real world. But this story had me seeing a woman who went from broken to having backbone to save her life. Ms. Thomas pulled every dark emotion from me and had me thinking of evything I could possibly think of when it comes to truly the BDSM world. There are the vanailla people, the play people, even the fake-it people. But there are the people that really live the lifestyle out to the fullest. Ms. Kitty just shows us again or should I say that she pushes us again outside out comfort zone. She will push and pull you until you are not sure what side of the fence you are on when it comes to how far would you go??

I dare you to read this... It is a lot different than Comfort Foods, but I want to say that it is equally as dark. Just on a different level.
Ms. Kitty, you did it again.... Showed me another side of the coin. I commend you for pushing those boundaries that no one else pushes.

And remember... Keep it Dirty, Smutty & Hussy!
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  1. Maybe I will step out of my comfort zone one day and try it.
    Lovely review Cecile

  2. Hey Blodeuedd! I think you would like to move out of your comfort zone one day... and when you do, you know where to come to see what to read, lol!!!
    Thanks for peeking in Hon! Hope all is well!!!

  3. I still haven't read one of Kitty's books.Maybe this will be the one.Great review Cecile.

  4. I stopped by to say hi. It's been awhile but I do read you on my FEED.

    Thanks for dropping by blog. I put those guys up there just for you. lOL
    Eliza MArch

  5. elaing8~ Hey honey, thanks for popping in! I really did like this book. Ms. Kitty's writing intrigues me very much. I always cannot wait to see what she comes up with next.

    Eliza March [Elizabeth Marchat]~ Hey honey! I am so glad that you popped by! I am also glad that you read me on your FEED! =)
    You know I love dropping by your place whenever I can!

  6. You've definitely got me intrigued! Thanks for the review - I may check it out.

    Hope you're well!

  7. Tracy~ Hey honey! It has been a while! I hope all has been well for you and your family!
    I am glad that I have you intrigued... This book is well worth being intrigued! Hugs to you honey!


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My Fictional Smutty Boyfriend.... =)