The Delicious Torment

The Delicious Torment - Alison Tyler Alison Tyler has done it again. What she started in Dark Secret Love continues as Samantha and Jack get more familiar with each other in book two of her personal trilogy. Enter a new player in Jack’s right hand man, Alex, and the power-play mind games begin!

I absolutely loved Dark Secret Love. I have to admit I was a little afraid that the sequel would not be as good. This book is on par with her first and may even be better. I devoured this book in one day. Now I have to wait….for the final installation. This book is brilliant enough to stand on its own, but it flows really well with the first book as well. The ending is not quite a cliff hanger, like I said it the book could stand alone as a complete story. Much like Dark Secret Love it ends at a good stopping point. Knowing there is more to this tale, and Samantha and Jack, I can hardly wait to read the net one.

Samantha is put through a series of tests in this book. Her own boundaries are stretched as she and Jack include his right hand man, Alex, into the dynamic. Alex is a key player right from the start, but where are his boundaries? Samantha and Alex have some things to work out. They both fall right into Jack’s plan as they spar for his attentions. Samantha’s imagination as a writer bleeds right into her love affair as she and Jack, and Alex, figure out how to make this livable for the three of them.

This book goes right into the discipline of BDSM with a canning in the middle of the night. The impact scenes in this book really took me there. I was biting my nails as I read. I wondered right along with Samantha, what does Jack have planned? I am surprised at how much pain and discipline Samantha can endure. I don’t think I would have made the same choices as her to go along with it. At some point I even rooted for her to leave Jack. But just as I went to ponder the reality of the story for the author, Alison drew back and explained how the scenes were not necessarily right after the other. She also reminded the reader of just how “in love” Samantha and Jack really are with snippets of their affections for each other that had nothing to do with their power exchange, and it changed everything for me.This may not be a familiar form of love to me, but that is what it made it even more interesting.

The idea that this book, the whole trilogy actually, is laced with reality really made me feel all the more a voyeur for reading every scene. Or maybe it is just that Alison is such a great exhibitionist that she is an expert at holding attention. It was so bold of her to pen it out for us. It is worthy of admiration, if even some of it is true. Hey jealousy, what a charming life you must be living Mrs. Tyler! I felt exhilarated by the end of the book. This book had my attention all day, and the day was not wasted at all.

This book was written (and mostly lived through) by the Queen of Kink, Alison Tyler. Alison Tyler draws on twenty-five years of penning sultry stories to create a scorchingly hot work of fiction, a memoir-inspired novel with reality at its core.