- Title(s): Power Play: Resistance and Power Play: Awakening
- Author(s): Rachel Haimowitz and Cat Grant
- Series: Power Play
- Genre(s): Contemporary, GLBTQ (M/M), Erotica
- Publisher: Riptide Publishing, February/June 2012
- Source: Provided by the publisher via NetGalley ($8.99 ebooks)
- Length: Resistance: 267 pages; Awakening: 292 pages
- Trope(s): BDSM, Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Tragic Past
- Quick blurb: Sadistic billionaire offers troubled aspiring architect a $3 million contract to become his submissive/slave for six months.
- Quick review: If you can handle the extreme kink, go for it – but only if you commit to reading BOTH BOOKS. Trust me.
- Grade: Resistance: B-; Awakening: B+
Reading these books was not a choice made on a whim. I read all the reviews and all the warnings and all the samples and all the excerpts. When it was listed on NetGalley, I decided to test my smug self-assessment as a completely open-minded reader willing to push my boundaries.
These books blew those comfort zone doors WIDE OPEN. Off the fucking hinges.
Boundaries. As if. These authors laugh at my pathetic excuses for boundaries and gleefully push me over the fucking cliff.
I’m mixing my metaphors. Now do you understand what they did to me???
NOTE: Trigger warning – some of the excerpts below are graphic.