Miller, the protagonist in Cinderella Club is a very responsible but naïve young woman. Her family is shrouded in mystery, as Miller's mother is killed in a plane crash when she is very young. Miller has a sister who was named Thyme; before Thyme dies in a mysterious fire, Miller believes that she must be using some sort of drug. Miller begins to see Thyme in a different light, once she is abducted and taken to club where she is forced into sexual slavery.
Miller must endure extreme slave training, which includes being forced to be the human fox in a fox hunt. Miller discovers that her first and only love is a member of the club, and she's convinced Colin is going to rescue her. Throughout the story there are references to several versions of the Cinderella story, including Miller's memories of her & her mother talking about Miller's wish to be a princess, like Cinderella.
I found this story to be very interesting; there are several interwoven plots in this piece and I think it would lend itself well to becoming a series. I have to admit that while I was aware that this book revolved around BDSM, I wasn’t prepared for the graphic nature of the scenes that were portrayed. I did find it incongruent & somewhat stereotypical for Miller's character to be accepting of all the incidents where she was forced to have none consensual sex, EXCEPT for her experience with Kente. Kente is an African man who worked at the club, and had groomed Miller. The writing seemed to emphasize the fact that Kente was a big, scary black man.
I enjoyed this piece and would probably read other titles; as a reader you become connected to all of the characters who are part of the backstory, you want to know there stories. I would've given Cinderella Club 4 stars if it weren't for the Kente storyline.
Twenty-eight-year-old Miller Smytheson has always had a secret aspiration: to experience rapacious intercourse through bondage play. She represses her fantasies and submits to the role of the good girl and responsible daughter to her father, William, by working with him at The Tiger’s Eye, a gallery specializing in erotic art.
One day she meets dazzlingly handsome Brit Colin Duncan. But Colin has a secret. He is involved in an operation known as the Cinderella Club, a club true to its doctrines of obedience.
When tragedy strikes, Miller is unwittingly pulled into a world of bondage and submission. She learns a sexually charged version of the Cinderella tale and embarks on a journey that takes her to the deepest depths of her fantasy. Although she is sent to live with sexy Thomas Roslyn, a man with secrets of his own, another man seeks to claim her. Miller’s adventure takes her from New York to London, France and Scotland.
Will she submit to a life with one beautiful man or another? And will she make the correct decision? Through sexual capture Miller seeks her True Master and attempts to ensnare her happily ever after in the process.