It's so nice when you find a femdom book that contains a story and characters outside the stereotype that is so often associated with the genre. This week I had the good fortune of reading Discovering Domination by Shaw Montgomery and I am happy to tell you that this is one of those stories that leaves the porno-ish view of femdom well behind.
Discovering Domination is the story of J.J. and Parker; how they meet and begin a female led relationship. J.J. is a successful, driven, self-employed woman who has had a difficult time finding the right man. Parker is also successful, driven, and having trouble finding the right woman; the difference is Parker knows what he is looking for while J.J. is not so sure. There is a strong attraction when the two meet, but J.J. quickly learns that Parker is interested in a woman who takes charge of the relationship and she is not sure if that is for her or not.
Once again Ms. Montgomery creates characters that are actually well developed, like-able and who thankfully don't fall into the femdom stereotype of shrew and milquetoast. J.J. and Parker seem real, they are functional human beings who most of us would be happy to sit down to dinner with. It's so nice to see characters in the femdom genre portrayed in this way. There's a good bit of light bdsm play protrayed in this book, but J.J. is not some screeching, man-hating, control-freak and Parker is a strong caring man who has the will and ability to stand up for himself.
This is a romance that is very well done and has enough erotic hotness to get the readers blood pumping.
I very much enjoyed Discovering Domination and I'm giving it four out of five paddles. If you enjoy reading female led fiction and femdom that breaks the porn stereotypes then I highly recommend this book.