“Sanctuary” by Eden Bradley is the delightfully spicy novella about Devin, a newbie to the erotic world of BDSM, and her willing guide, Shaye Vincent.

This is a sizzling read from an author who is an expert at penning sensual and moving scenes. You get an intriguing glimpse of a world that has its own rigid rules and protocols combined with an arousing description of one woman’s journey. Devin is a little passive for my tastes and very quick to forgive while Shaye fights his own demons, but I am sure that some of the abrupt resolution is due to the constraints of the medium. Hopefully there will be future tales of this alluring couple as they continue their journey through their dark erotic playgrounds.

Shaye can’t believe his attraction to the sweetly submissive innocent who is aroused by simply watching him work with the volunteers at the club he is performing at. He decides to guide her on her journey into the darkly sensual world he inhabits but finds himself becoming more attached than is wise. His overwhelming need to introduce Devin to the very exclusive Sanctuary club underscores the pull she exerts on him but also threatens his personal rules and boundaries. Perhaps the student will be able to teach the Master a thing or two.

Book Blurb for Sanctuary

Sensual, seductive and deeply moving—If you liked the Fifty Shades trilogy, you’ll fall in love with Sanctuary.

From the Author of The Dark Garden comes another scorching BDSM romance.

When her best friend takes her to a BDSM club in San Francisco Devin Delaney meets the beautiful, mysterious and commanding Shaye Vincent. The wealthy, enigmatic man takes her on a journey into the darker side of sex, and it’s addictive. He’s addictive.

At Sanctuary Devin’s kinkiest fantasies—and her emotions—shift into overdrive. But she’ll have to face old demons in order to give up control, and Shaye will have to walk through his own darkness. Can pain and desire bring them together? Or will it tear them apart?

Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2012 4.50