Reviewed in the United States on January 24, 2019
As a huge fan of series books, I also love spin-off books from a series. The Pleasure Island series is a spinoff from the Dungeon Fantasy Club series and will have some of the people from DFC make an appearance. Jared McTavish has left his homeland of Scotland, along with his best friend, Declan McDougal and his new wife, Zoey. He needs a change, and that will include opening a new facility on a private island in the Bahama’s near Nassau.
Her Master and Commander
The plot will have two people trying to exorcize the demons of their past and try to move forward in their life. Jared can’t continue in Scotland with Declan and Zoey now that they are married. It was one thing to top a sub with another Dom, but once they married, he can’t do that anymore, especially when he is in love with her too. Naomi needs a safe shelter to work and live away from her physically abusive ex-husband, Jon. She has had a life of neglect and abuse, and it is time for her to spread her wings and find safety and freedom. Life at a BDSM resort is an entirely new experience and one that has her blushing often. She has a nice room, good pay, and she enjoys her job. Having a boss that is sexy and makes her panties melt is unexpected, and something she tries to avoid him, but he won’t let her.
Her Music Masters
The plot will bring three people back together that had played together at DFC in Scotland when they were all there for Declan and Zoey’s wedding. They had a connection with her at DFC but are shocked at seeing how broken she is now. Can Lachlin convince Jax that adding Amaya into their relationship is not an either/or situation, but an extension of their dominance and affection? The chemistry sizzled when these three played together, but can they make it work on a more permanent basis?
The battle of wills will be played out, the demons that have destroyed Amaya’s world, her career, and caused everyone to disown her will have to be addressed for her to heal and to move on. Can Jax accept Lachlin’s desire to have Amaya become part of their life and not just for a couple of weeks of play? The story has very explicit sex scenes that include M/M, M/F, M/M/F and M/F/M. Two Doms and one sub at play will have these maestros making beautiful music together.
Their Shy Submissive
The plot will have Deke Shep, and Yvette scening together at the club, and then they take her back to one of the boats for the night. “Where Shep was the violent storm of desire, Deke was the calm and sunshine after. They complemented each other.” What happens when she wakes up, and then slips out of bed and away from her men? Yvette comes with baggage leftover from a poor Dom who was great with verbal abuse, having affected her self-esteem. Deke and Shep have their own baggage, but something that together they have been able to tackle and keep above water.
The story will show that we are all human, all prone to mistakes, all needing forgiveness. One mishap will cause much pain for these three, but can they forgive and move forward or will this end their relationship? The story has explicit sex scenes including several ménage scenes.
Her Lawful Master
The plot will bring both Theo and Piper to the Island at the same time for work for Pleasure Island and Jared McTavish. What will start as two people there for work, will shift gears into a bargain made between Theo and Piper. She wants to photograph him, but he turns the tables on her, he will agree only if she will become his submissive for the week they are working on the Island. Reluctantly she will acquiesce, and they will begin a D/s arrangement. The biggest mistake will be keeping a dark secret from her past that has scarred her and led to panic attacks. In private, their play is intense, erotic, and she can completely surrender to him. Theo has avoided having a relationship in London because of his ex-wife and their teenage son, Jacob, and an agreement made years ago.
The story takes a twist of how important it is for a Dominant and submissive relationship. One that requires an open and honest discussion before anything else, before a scene, and a relationship. For safe, sane, and consensual to be in play, when dealing with panic attacks from a traumatic event, full disclosure was needed. Misunderstandings, things left unsaid, a personal family crisis, all lead to pain for two people.
Her Rockstar Dom
The plot will have Julia and Collum meeting and her mouth and attitude getting her into trouble with him. He demands she either submits to his punishment or allows Master Jared to do it. What starts out as punishment, becomes an erotic sex scene at the poolside and then to his villa. This will be the beginning of their time together.
Two people with no plans for anything but a little fun together quickly becomes an addiction to each other. While Julia is doing a job and must stay undercover and keeping secrets, she is honest in revealing her lack of experience in BDSM, and various sexual acts. Collum is normally over a woman before the end of the night, but he can’t get his fill of Julia. Together, he will take her on a journey into dominance and submission, BDSM, anal sex and more.
Duets and Dominance
The plot will have Lizzie deciding that she is going to seduce Solomon and lose her virginity at the ripe old age of thirty-one. When he spurns her attempt, she will be devastated. Determined that she will not leave Pleasure Island as a virgin, she will go to the club and be introduced to two Doms from Louisiana, but Solomon won’t even allow that to happen and embarrasses her in front of everyone.
The story brings out the importance of open and honest discussions. Two things that both Solomon and Lizzie seem to omit, and leads to confusion and anger. Both have strong feelings and emotions for each other and have a hard time acting on them without angst.
I was so outraged by how Solomon manipulated not only Lizzie but even the other Doms at the club. His martyrdom status of pushing her away, to protect her, was cruel and painful. I’m glad that she took the right steps, sought out the right people, and was willing to humble herself with honesty to help clear the way for them. If two people needed each other, someone to love and support, it was Solomon and Lizzie. The story has a great cast of characters and explicit sex scenes. The chemistry between Solomon and Lizzie is electric and sizzles off the pages because there is love.
Her Undercover Doms
The plot will have Sherry upset with Jared for turning her over to Nick and Patrick for a week, but that will change quickly. There is a chemistry between her and these two powerful and commanding Dominants.
Her nosiness will land her in trouble with them, and then when a hurricane has them all leaving Pleasure Island to seek shelter on Nassau, she will make a foolish move that lands her in serious trouble. Wanting to help with their investigation, becoming bait, will cause dissension between Nick and Patrick. Will she be able to help with their case, or will this tear them all apart? She trusts these two men with her very life, but will that be enough?
The story takes on elements of suspense, danger, and life and death, that will keep the pages turning and the reader on the edge of their seat. The intimate scenes of dominance and submission are an erotic dance between the three characters. This story has both M/F, M/F/M, and M/M/F action.
Menage in Paradise
The plot will have Eric, Ian, and Olivia all on the same boat ferrying them to the Island. While Ian doesn’t handle the water well, Eric and Olivia will become friends topside, and even make plans for that night at the club. Ian is in love with Olivia but has never acted upon his feelings since their night in Scotland, hurt that she would disappear before morning. How these two have been able to travel and perform together is a mystery, because they harbor feelings they pretend aren’t there.
The story has the green-eyed monster of jealousy, and it rears its ugly head and makes a scene. It doesn’t take long for Master Jared to see the effect these two Doms are having on Olivia and her well-being and he will step in and call a time-out. Learning that they are fighting over one woman, even though they came up with a schedule of time to share with her, it is overwhelming Olivia.
The story isn’t your typical ménage scene story because it involves two Alpha Doms who each want to win her, not share her. It will take lots of compromises and acquiescences by all three individuals to come to a working understanding. While each man hopes she will choose them, her heart, her mind, and her body can’t make that choice.
Her Rodeo Masters
The plot will have Ivy on her way to a week stay at Pleasure Island, and what a shock when Dax and Nate board the private jet taking her there. After their intense scene at Dungeon Pleasures, she didn’t expect to see them again, and for the two men, they are happy to see her. Learning that she must participate in the Submissive auction, Dax is determined to win her, even if Nate isn’t as on board with the idea.
The story is part mystery, suspense, and secrets, as Ivy is determined to have her breakout story and meet people who she can expose. But the biggest part of the story will be the intense and highly erotic encounters between Dax, Nate, and Ivy during the week. The sexual chemistry between these three is off the charts and sizzling hot on the pages.
Be careful when you are trying to deceive because sometimes it will catch up with you. What happens when it comes to light that Ivy is a reporter? Will this destroy her relationship with Dax and Nate? Will she place herself liable for a lawsuit if she publishes her story? Life is all about choices, and now Ivy must decide what to chose and where her future will go.