Unmasking Dorian

Very realistic and sweetly done. 

Note: For those on the fence about them meeting online, I did have a brief moment of "omg it's cyber/phone sex", but it was less awkward and nervous giggle inducing than might be expected and they do move to real life TM interaction pretty soon.

I really enjoyed how the storyline tags into the previous stories and some of the people make cameo appearances as well. What really touched me was the careful and realistic rendering of Cassidy's emotions and her emotional journey to being ok with her kink and what it meant for her as a mother. I really thought that the reason she started out online really rang true and her insecurities and worries came across as really spot-on. 

To a certain extent, I was a little surprised by how quickly Cassidy warmed to Dorian, and how much she was willing to tell him their first time meeting each other in real life. I also found it a bit strange that she wouldn't recognize his voice, considering that they knew each other previously. I would have found it more believable if she had her suspicions. 

Regardless, I thought this story was very well-done and I really enjoyed it. 


Book Blurb for Unmasking Dorian

Book Length: Novella

Dorian Jenner is an undercover vice cop and a serious Dom. Cassidy Anderson-Lassiter has moved to Detroit with her daughter to work for her new brother in law Marcus Worthington, and to heal from the loss of her husband.

She finds a book on BDSM in her sister Carrie's old apartment. The subject immediately catches her attention. Since the death of her husband Cass has put all she is into raising her daughter. Her wild child days are over, but there is something missing. She's grown cold inside, afraid to make the wrong move in life. To add some excitement she decides to explore the on-line world of D/S. It couldn't hurt, it’s not like she was ever going to meet someone from the computer. That is until she meets Master Darken. He is patient and kind. He takes her to places she'd never known. What starts online eventually leads to a real life meeting. Even though she can't see his face, his actions, his words wrap her in a whirlwind of erotic sensations that thaw the cold in Cassidy's soul.

Hidden behind the mask, Dorian knows that Cass was meant for him, but she is skittish and afraid of the world outside the safe cocoon she's wrapped herself in.

One night she begs to see who the man behind the mask is. What follows is a tempest of emotions that threaten everything Cassidy thought she wanted and needed for herself and her daughter.

Because Unmasking Dorian will force Cassidy to choose between love, faith and hope or an overwhelming fear that could tear her apart forever.

Contains light BDSM, voyeurism, ménage with a sexy Russian, anal play and intercourse, and a bad-ass Dom who knows how to work a mask.


Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2009 4.25