Mistress Please is the second book in Anastasia Vitsky’s Mistress series. It is not a standalone story, so if you haven’t read Mistress on her Knees yet, go read it and come back or risk seeing spoilers in this review.
I didn’t love Mistress on her Knees because, despite being the first book in the series, its story is driven by something that began in another book I haven’t read. However, when I got to the end, I immediately started reading Mistress, Please and I’m glad I did.
The situation with Hana and Mira has been resolved, and Trinity is now living with Graciela. They have made an uneasy truce, with Trinity having nowhere else to go in South Korea and no passport to get home. Each wants to be with the other, but neither trusts that the other is in it for the long haul, still bruised from their breakup 10 years prior and the infidelity that led to it.
Gracie demands absolute submission and Trinity isn’t sure she can give it, struggling to reconcile her current peaceful moments as a Little with her identity as a professional Domme. Can they build the trust they need to move forward into a life together?
The characters are very well written, clearly differentiated in their motivations and vulnerability.
The Writing Style
The story is written in the first person, shifting between Trinity and Gracie’s perspectives. I found it easier to follow this time around because I had a better handle on who they were and what brought them to their current emotional situations.
I normally can’t do BDSM books where there’s no safeword, but this time it worked. There was a reason, and Trinity still had an out. The character work and plotting are particularly strong in this book, and I liked the little insights into life in Korea.
The flip side to my first pro is that Trinity’s lack of access to a safeword and the forced age play might be too much for some people (I promise, it’s much less creepy than most of the forced age play you’ll find on Amazon).
Also, I don’t understand why there are no explicit sex scenes in this book. There’s one instance in particular where it would have enhanced the overall story and relationship development.
I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book and I’m eagerly awaiting the next in the series.
Note from Sheena – this novel contains spanking scenes with men. Also there are scenes without a safe word
Excerpt from Mistress Please by Anastasia Vitsky
At the words I both hate and long to hear, I burst into tears. “I don’t want to be your girl!”
She remains unmoved. Unthreatened. “And why not?”
“Because I hate feeling like this!”
She watches from a distance, though her knees touch mine. “Do you think I don’t see it? Don’t feel it? You are mine again and have always been. When you hurt, I hurt. If you’re to settle into life with me, you must let go of your fears.”
I gulp with ugly sobs. Not the pretty, dainty tears of proper ladies and their lace-edged handkerchiefs, but gut-busting, ragged gasps that don’t match the convulsions of my chest. “Don’t make me.”
But my words tell her all she needs to know. Ten years ago, I would have refused. I would have called upon the safeword that would stop all action. Today, I can only beg. Don’t make me.
Because she can, and she will.
She runs her fingers through my hair, and, in spite of the rawness in my chest, I feel comforted. “That’s not your decision, is it?”
I should rage against her. I should lash out, storm from the room, or make threats of what I will do. Instead, the oozing infection inside of me relaxes. She will make me, and I will be safe.
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Bits and Bobs
- AISN number: B011JL783U
- Publisher: Indie Author
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