09 Dec '12

A Vicky BDSM Review – Saving Sunni by Kasi Alexander & Reggie Alexander (3 Stars)

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Jessie Chambers—“Sunni” to the local BDSM community—needs to grow up. Her master, Sir Rune, has told her to get a job. Her sister slave, Sage, is struggling through college, serious as ever. Sunni goes to the local goth/kink store, The Fringe Element, and is immediately embraced by its quirky owner as the newest member of her “little family.” But almost immediately things start to get complicated. Sunni’s ex shows up, claiming he’s found God and that God wants them to get back together. A video of Sunni and Sir Rune doing a scene at the club winds up on television and all kinds of trouble ensues. Sunni must figure out a way to restore her relationships, keep her master from getting deported, take over running the store, and stop everybody else from trying to “save Sunni.”

In the past I’ve read a few books with Master/slave relationships and quite a few Dominant/submissive relationships, some of which with multiple partners. This is the first time I’ve read about a Master with two slaves.  It was this interesting dynamic that kept me reading, because I don’t normally enjoy books in first person.I like to get to know all the characters and connect with them but with first person I find it’s obviously very one sided; If I don’t take to the main character it makes the story that much more difficult for me.

Unfortunately I found it very difficult to connect with Sunni – she was very childish and thought if she ignored a situation for long enough, it would simply disappear. I know that this was probably the whole point of the story but if someone is mature enough to have made the choice to be in a Master / slave relationship, then they shouldn’t act like a child. It just seemed like a complete contradiction to me. Her view of the other characters was all over the place and it felt like she would put other people down to make herself feel better. Unfortunately, as I only had her view of the world, I didn’t really take to any of the other characters either.

I did like the way that Sunni and Sage’s feelings were dealt with – just because they are in a relationship with Sir, it didn’t stop all the jealousy, misunderstandings and bad feeling that I would naturally expect in such a situation. If anything it saved the story for me. If it had been all sweetness and light and lovey dovey between them I would have had a hard time finishing the story but this just seemed right for them, more realistic. It was obviously a effort for both of them to repress their natural instincts in relation to multiple partners in favour of Sir’s happiness.

This is an interesting relationship that seems to suffer a lot of knocks in a short time that could either destroy or strengthen them.

Nix

One Response to “A Vicky BDSM Review – Saving Sunni by Kasi Alexander & Reggie Alexander (3 Stars)”

  1. I have not yet read a book with a M/s relationship as the primary one. I am not sure that I would enjoy it as much as a D/s relationship. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Vicky. 🙂

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