Controlling Interest

A book in the 1-800-DOM-help series

Let me start off by saying that I normally don’t read BDSM but this series from Ellora’s Cave has intrigued me. If I read any kind of BDSM, it’s light and not heavy on the intricacies of the lifestyle. Well, I was very pleasantly surprised and thrilled to read Controlling Interest. I won’t bore you with a blurb summary but I will tell you how much I truly loved this story.

The chemistry between Mouse and Tor is off the charts. Whether they were at the club working together or watching the public scenes at the club they own together, the tension could be cut with a knife. The internal dialogue with themselves was spot on. While being completely attracted to each other, Tor and Mouse had issues within the D/s relationship. Their one play scene in the beginning aroused Mouse more than she knew and Tor knew that he could not have any other sub but Mouse. After finding out that the sub that he had a secret play session with at a different club was Mouse, Tor swore that no other sub would do for him. The scene between Mouse and the other Dom teaching the class was intense but showed me how much more Mouse and Tor had to go in their relationship before they could truly be together. Their last play session was highly sensual and emotional without being overdone. While BDSM was the central theme to the story, it didn’t control the story.

Ms. Hawley not only convinced me to read the genre again, but now I will go and seek out more of the stories from this series. Great job and I look forward to more from Ms. Hawley and 1-800-DOM-help series.


Book Blurb for Controlling Interest

Mozelle “Mouse” Vincent inherits money, a club and her boss’ son as a business partner when society leader Regine Stuart dies. Torin Stuart knows what his late mother’s wishes were for his exclusive BDSM club, Erotically Bound, but he’s pissed that he’s forced to trust Mouse—especially when her inherently submissive nature arouses the sexual Dominant in him.After baring all in a heated, intense scene, Mouse realizes they still have to work together, but now Tor challenges any business suggestion she makes. When she wants to offer education classes, Tor dares her to organize the class and participate—as a submissive.To his chagrin, Mouse agrees, but he can’t stand the thought of any other Dom touching her. Suddenly there’s far more at stake than the controlling interest in their club…because love is the ultimate prize in their power exchange.


Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2011 4.75