“I struggle to decide where to start! I’m very fenced about this story, because I like BDSM, but until this story, I didn’t realize that it was only to a point. The term “dark erotica” is no joke. It’s a very dark story involving hard core BDSM. Barring her captivity, there are several instances of questionable consent, yet they don’t cross the line and are surprisingly erotic.
While a great deal of this story is obviously physical, it’s also a very mental and emotional one. Her memories of her captivity, the bleakness of her future…it’s just so heartbreaking. It gets even more so when she finally realizes who she is, and what had happened. The woman’s journey of self-discovery and figuring out just what she wants is a powerful one.
My few problems were that it sometimes felt more like a victim’s story than a romance, the details at the end were a little hard to follow, we never find out if the men that “trained” her are ever dealt with, and the subject of birth control never comes up at all which is surprising to me. In the big picture though, these things just don’t really end up mattering much.
The bottom line is that while I’m not sure it was quite my cup of tea, Hear Me was still a strong story full of unforeseen twists, and has a satisfying ending.
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“Skye Warren is my new go to girl for Dark Erotica.
At this point, I have a few. But this story moved me, pushed me, and made me want more. I think there is something disturbing about the fact I found this book ridiculously romantic. Then again, I also found the last chapter of Anne Rice’s Sleeping Beauty Erotica series. This story was no different for me, and it was 200 pages less than that. Perhaps that type of situation moves me. My husband thinks I have a romantic idea of the subby being saved from the bad Dom, by the good Dom, yet he is still brutal and unyielding.
This story sucked me in from the moment I opened it up. I had a hard time stopping and even got grumpy every time someone tried to interrupt me. Skye is a writer. A real writer, that can weave a story with such intensity that you are thinking about months from now and find yourself going, “What ever happened with Melody and Sam?” You care, you connect, and you want to know more.
Just like Sam says, her submission was beautiful. This story was beautiful. It was dark, wicked, and sexy as all hell. I’m a woman with a desire for the dubious consent situation. And just when I thought I had it all figured out, Skye hit me with a sledge hammer and I was going, “What the--!”
I highly recommend this story to all lovers of dark, twisted, well written stories! This goes in my reread collection! I would just like to note that this is the second story I have read by Skye. I read her freebie retelling of Beauty and the Beast and loved it! I have her other books, all of them actually, and will be reading them asap.