Becoming Sir (The Art of D/s)
by Ella Dominguez
Sawyer’s story from The Art of D/s trilogy. Can be read as a stand alone novel or as a companion to The Art of D/s Trilogy.
Warning: Contains detailed sexual encounters, BDSM themes, oral, anal, ménage, F/F and profanity. Not for the closed-minded, prudish, sexually inhibited, easily offended, or faint-hearted.
Reliable, trustworthy, loyal to a fault – Sawyer is the kind of man other men want to be; a real man’s man. But behind the facade of a his tough exterior and deadly silence hides a strong, tortured man with dark secrets. Always content to be in the shadows, now is the time of his sexual awakening.
When Sawyer realized that there were women who unabashedly wanted to be dominated and controlled, and there was a world that embraced such things as domination and submission – everything seemed to fall into place. Tired of pretending to be someone he wasn’t and suppressing his dominant tendencies, he takes the leap into the world of BDSM under the guidance of his friend and mentor, never to look back.
But the dark past and his heinous actions are hard to forget and even more difficult to leave behind. Will he be able to move forward and become the man he yearns to be?
This is Sawyer’s journey into becoming Dominant, Master, Sir.
Sawyer, who is Dylan Young’s right hand man, has been alone since his wife died. As he has watched his friend explore the BDSM lifestyle, he has come to understand that he has dominant desires as well. So, Dylan proposes that Sawyer undergo training to become a dominant. He is introduced to Sarah. She is a submissive who lost her husband and Dom several years ago as well. She is to be his partner and trainer for the length of his training.She gives herself willingly.
Sawyer finds himself immediately attracted to Sarah, his Snowflake.
Sawyer and Sarah both know what it felt like to love and lose. Sawyer immerses himself in his training. He begins doing scenes with Dylan and Isabel. He finds himself falling deeper and deeper in love with his inner Dom.
He takes on an extraordinary role of assisting with a slave. She has willingly given herself over to the lifestyle of complete power exchange.
Sawyer begins to develop feelings but he is confused. He has to do things that make him very uncomfortable. In the end, he grows more than he ever thought possible.
He discovers what he truly wants and he goes for it.
This is another fine example of the exquisite writing style of Ella Dominguez. She is absolutely amazing. If you enjoy a good kinky read this one was a good one. My only problem with it was that it was told strictly from Sawyers point of view. She did a great job of writing it, but that style is not my preference. I thought she did that inner dialogue of a male complete justice. Sawyer was discovering his own wants and needs and figuring out who he was. Even though he is not a young man, he is becoming who he was meant to be.
The scenes in the book were bloody amazing. They were HOT! There was some f/f, some M/f/f and lots of hot dominant male and submissive female. The writing was good and the story flowed well. It didn’t have as much of a love story feel to it, and that diminished the book a bit for me. It doesn’t appear that this was an issue for other readers. This one has seriously high ratings. So if you are looking for a good BDSM book told from the Dom’s point of view, this one is definitely worth your time.
4+ Stars for me.