Review & Giveaway: Always in Control by Ava Sterling

Title: Always in Control
Author:  Ava Sterling
Publisher/Year:  Red Lace Publishing 6/6/16
Length:   18 Pages

Overview

Serena hasn’t worked long at the law firm before she catches the eye of Mr. Laing, a top lawyer within the company. She quickly falls into the role of his babygirl and submissive, pleasing him in every way she can think of.

One night, he takes her to a cocktail party, lavish and fancy compared to what she’s familiar with. There he tortures her in the sweetest way possible, barely hidden from the other unwitting guests. She hopes he enjoys his dessert later at home, but Mr. Laing may not be willing to wait that long.

My Thoughts

Happy Wednesday everyone! So here we are again, in one of the many worlds and stories by the great Ava Sterling. If you’ve spent time on her site to see the significant variety of what she writes, i think that you can see that i’ve been bouncing between category of kink trying to find which ones are my favorite. So this time around i’ve taken the leap into her own brand of power struggle, the master and submissive bit of romance. If you’ve spent time on my blog as well, you can see that I read quite a bit in this area, and it’s perhaps one of the more challenging ones, especially if you’re going to have a quick snippet or novella. There’s a trust dynamic and a storyline that needs to develop to truly understand how the dynamic works between the two.

I’ll start with saying that I really enjoyed that this story was focused in Manhattan since i like to see how my stomping ground gets incorporated into a story. We have a very successful man who has decided that his assistant is his new pet, and that’s something that Serena is completely on board with. I think that’s what fantasies are made of, being new to your job and some how catching the eye of your boss – a man who is powerful, wealthy and knows exactly what he wants and what you want when you don’t even know it.

We spend a quick night out with this duo – as they go from home where they are preparing for an event to the event itself where the control that Mr Laing has over Serena is impressive. He’s able to get her to do things that she never expected she would do, and she finds that she enjoys it more than anything. Where that takes them, both in private or in public is something that your imagination will have to run along with.

A parting thought that I have here is that this was a sweet quick intro into the world of control and dominance. It perhaps was a bit too sweet and quick though for my liking – i kept wanting to understand more of the back story here since that’s what really excites me. How did she get the job, what were his first advances, and what does it mean for her job long term. All things that we don’t get in a novella, but all things that i’m sure Ms Sterling has thought about should this have become something bigger.

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