Review: Burn (Songs of Submission #5) by CD Reiss

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Title:  Burn
Author: CD Reiss
Publisher/Year: Flip City Media Inc. 6/23/13
Length:  298 pages
Series: Songs of Submission #5

Overview

——————–Here’s how it’s going to be, goddess.

Until you surrender yourself to me fully, I will not touch you.

Until the world can know you belong to me, I will not kiss you.

I’m going to be inches away, at your side. I’m going to whisper in your ear and put my breath on your neck, but the heat of my skin will not feel the shudder of yours until you commit yourself to me completely.

My Thoughts

we are finally getting somewhere, and i think that’s due to the fact that we’re now past the midway point in the installment series.  I love where this story is going, and i think that CD Reiss has done a GREAT job in laying it out for us in a way that keeps us guessing.

What we get in this 5th installment is quite a variety of emotions and wondering who’s trustworthy.  What we also get too though is a bunch of randomness that i’m not sure really means much to the story.  or will it?

We travel to Vancouver for the opening of the exhibit that Monica and Darren agreed to help Kevin with, and of course, things become much more complicated there.  while we know that Monica and Jonathan are ‘on a break’, we know that he doesn’t trust Kevin at all yet, even with the information that he’s learned from Santon on who planted the cameras….but that’s all with just cause.  Given the fact that Monica’s ‘attacked’……by one Kevin Wainright.

Anyway, we travel to Vancouver where a lot happens, and a lot doesn’t.  There’s still a wall up between Monica and Jonathan and they are doing their best to both keep it intact and rip it apart.  The question really becomes, is it worth the fight?  isn’t it better to just give in one way or another?

I really liked where this story ends up though – while i kind of figured that we’d get to a point where someone had their life threatened again or was arrested, i wasn’t sure about the circumstances, and the way this has played out so far has kept my interest.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s not all about a story of who to trust and who not to.  We’re starting to get to the bottom of what this relationship could mean to Monica in the bedroom (and all over any surface she encounters).  while i’m happy to say that the word that i HATE (a.k.a. snatch) hasn’t made an appearance lately in the series (thank heavens), we’re also not really getting a strong dom  – which is something that i’ve come to really want and appreciate in this genre.  i know that Jonathan is supposed to be quite the top, but he seems very playful in it and tentative, and i know that it’s because of what he’s explained to us – he realized only with Jessica that he was into this, and really didn’t get a chance to live it out to the fullest.  I don’t know – i’m just used to a much more authoritative dom.  regardless – at least the scening that we do get is nice, and we get to see what he can do to a woman, and what Monica lets him do to her.

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