Book Review – The Big Book of Bondage by @AlisonTyler

Big Book of BondageThe Big Book of Bondage
Sexy Tales of Erotic Restraint
Edited by Alison Tyler
$15.95, Trade Paper
352 pages, 5 x 7

ALISON TYLER is prolific author of erotic fiction and is the editor of Three-Way, Heat Wave, Best Bondage Erotica, Love at First Sting, and Naughty or Nice. Called a “literary siren” by Good Vibrations, she is the author of over twenty-five explicit novels. Her books have been translated into Japanese, Dutch, German, Italian, Norwegian, Greek, and Spanish. She also has a well-travelled website at alisontyler.com.

 

Alison Tyler is fascinated with the ecstasies of giving up, giving in, and entrusting one’s pleasure (and pain) into the hands of another. The sensual stories in The Big Book of Bondage delve into a world of unrestrained passion, revealing heart-stopping dynamics that will thrill and inspire you. To Tyler, bondage means “I trust you to keep me safe,” and yet BDSM can also mean “I trust you to hurt me.” Because the most important part of bondage, of dominance—of all the slippery ways one can play with those concepts—is trust. Of course, in The Big Book of Bondage, trust involves leather cuffs, collars, whips, blindfolds, belts, gags and toys.

I really enjoyed this collection. It had a great mix of bondage stories, including quite a few where the dominant was female. I enjoyed pretty much every story, even Curry, Extra Hot by N. T. Morley where the description of ‘figging’ made me wince. My favourite stories mostly include females dominating their partners, for the most part F/M stories, but one was F/F.

  • Prey by Madeline Elayne – I loved this story. From the moment of inception, through the urgency of his escape, the seesaw of his feelings as he is torn between wanting to be caught and drawing out the chase, to the moment when she ties him down then fastens on a strap-on and takes him. Hot, sexy and oh so yummy.
  • Life Drawing by Vida Bailey – This great, sexy story is the only male domme in this list.  I loved the slow build up, the way she submits without him being overly dominant, it all feels so organic, and sensual. Very nicely done.
  • “Golf” Spelled Backwards by Andrea Dale – A female golf-pro takes charge in this fun story about improving your golf game, and learning to take instruction. Nicely told, good pace, teasing and hot.
  • Balancing the Books by Lucy Felthouse – In this sexy story a book-lover finds his submissive side when he starts working for the aloof  and captivating Giovanna. I liked how this story started near the end, and then flashbacked to the meeting. Hot, sexy, and dominating bookshop owner. I want to be Giovanna.
  • River of Beauty by Sharon Wachsler – This gorgeous story was really erotic. It tells the story of an artist and her girlfriend. The way it blended erotic and sexy was beautiful. The descriptions of skin and paints was so evocative you could really feel it. Exquisite.

Overall: I loved this book. I think it has something for everyone.

Look out for an excerpt and giveaway coming up in my next post.

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 *Disclaimer – I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. An edited version of this review appears on other websites.

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