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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Butterfly Unpinned by Laura Bacchi and Bonnie Dee

Butterfly Unpinned
spoke to me. As far as I know it's not part of a series, but the book is good enough that I don't really care. I'll start with the blurb, then give my thoughts.

Slavery was her refuge…now it’s time to fly free.

Navajo woodworker Bryan Lapahie can’t believe his luck. He’s been hired to create sculptures for a wealthy photographer’s wildly opulent mansion. Once inside, he finds his new boss is a man of many possessions—and an appetite for BDSM so extreme it makes Bryan’s own Dominant tendencies look tame.

Of the four submissives enslaved at the mansion, it is quiet Butterfly who captures his interest. Her vulnerable beauty stirs his fantasies…and awakens his protective instincts.

Butterfly wanted only two things: to feel protected, and to satisfy her craving for hardcore kink. She found both…with the wrong guy. She’d almost forgotten how to be a normal person until a man with flowing dark hair enters the mansion. Suddenly, her safe haven is looking more and more like a prison, and all she can think about is breaking free—with Bryan.

To rescue her, Bryan is more than willing to lay everything on the line. But simply walking away isn’t as easy as it seems…

Bryan "rescues" her about half way through the book. The first half of the book is exciting, titillating, emotional, and thought provoking. But it is the latter half of the book that makes this book so special. It's the reverse of most BDSM books, where a submissive is learning what it means to be submissive, is accepting that part of his or herself. In this book, we see someone who has been a 24/7 micro-managed slave with no safeword and no negotiation power walk back into the real world and try to find herself. Five years of obeying without thought, five years of being a possession. Five years of not being allowed on furniture, of being a "thing" and not a person. Five years of being inside, sleeping in a cage, to the point of becoming agoraphobic. How does one begin to define themselves as a person again?

Butterfly Unpinned easily gets a 10 of 10. I'm looking through the two author's other books to see what else they have written. And should the two authors team up again I will probably automatically buy whatever they write. I loved the ending of Butterfly Unpinned, but I would still love to see more written about these characters. Or even about other characters we met in this book.

Book Rating: 10 of 10
Heat Level: 5 of 5

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