Perfection! Brie Embraces the Heart of Submission by Red Phoenix took me on one hell of a journey. A journey full of heartbreak, compassion, angst, and an undeniable passion. I'm sad for it to end, but I am incredibly pleased at the outcome.
"The moment I locked that collar in place, our fates were sealed."
Every time I pick up a Brie book, I am a happy girl! These stories have everything I could ever want in a Must Read book. Not only do you have one amazing Dom in Sir, but we get visits from multiple Doms throughout Brie's journey. The writing was spot-on, and the BDSM element was gentle, tender, heart-warming, and steamy. Sir takes Domination to a whole other level, just like Brie takes Submission to a level unlike I have read before is BDSM novels. The chemistry between these two was always there, but now that Brie is collared, they share more, communicate more, and are just there for each other more through thick and thin. There is definitely no giving up. Red created characters that are strong-minded and strong-willed that even when there is loss, the fight within them just gets stronger.
One of my favorite parts in this story was the scenes. During the "fire scene," I was completely captivated. I felt like I was there watching Sir apply the alcohol on Brie's willing body, touching it with the flame and then snuffing out the flames with his masterful hands. It was like a dance in my head, and one of the most beautiful things I have read in a while. The "switch roles scene," was pretty fantastic too. You get to see a part of Brie that you haven't seen yet, and it was amazing. Oh, and to give you a little teaser, there is another pretty fuckin' hot DP scene that includes one of my favorite Doms from the past. *Wink Wink*
Another part of this story that I enjoyed was catching up with the other characters like Tono, Lea, Mary, and Rystar. Secrets are revealed and new relationships blossom. Stupid decisions are made, and threats try to sneak their way in to relationships to tear them apart. Different sides of your favorite characters are revealed, and some with make you cry, and others will make you laugh. Overall, this was a total winner...the complete package, and something I will treasure and re-read again and again.