Yes, Sir - book by Cleis Press Inc. - review by Lilith Desiderata

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Yes, Sir review

Overall, a definite must-have for male dominant fans, and fans of well-edited themed erotica collections. I am happy to have gotten it.
Well-written stories, cover a breadth of BDSM situations, good collection overall.
Not a lot of "adoring submissive/doting dominant" stories, mostly more intense play.
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While not what I expected, Yes, Sir is a book I am glad to own!

I anticipated the stories to all run along the lines of "On your knees, slave! *whip crack*" but I was happily incorrect. The editor made a real effort to capture the subtleties of female submission, and gave a nod to the very real, but often understated emphasis on mental arousal in BDSM|A guide to the world of BDSM.

While there are some stories that start out inside a scene already in action, more of them open in mundane situations that blossom erotically into one. Bosses, professors, and editors fill the ranks of dominant men in this volume, comfortably beside the more familiar lovers known to the main characters.

There's a gender twist in one story, settings that range from a dude ranch to a theater, and several that feature "do this while I'm away" type of set ups, so this might be a good selection for submissives with physically distant dominants.

My favorite stories are "The Power of No", which still seemed romantic despite the context, and "The Day I Came In Public", which sounded less like a work of fiction and more like a juicy confession. "In the Corner" is set in a bar, deals with an ex, and wins for the hottest story in this book; it definitely got me in the mood to do more than read.

A few of the stories were less than stellar. I found "When Harry Met Penny" to be a little contrived and clunky, not too conducive to good literary foreplay. "Ribbons" wasn't very sexy at all, almost sad and too artsy to really enjoy. "Body Electric" I stopped reading halfway through because it really didn't hold my attention very well at all.

However, Yes, Sir|Yes, Sir is excellent bedtime reading overall, even if it was a little short in the "pet/good girl" type of Dominant/Submissive relationships that I like to read about. Altogether sexy, and definitely worth a read.
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  • Viktor Vysheslav Malkin
    sounds interesting!
  • sbon
    Sounds like an interesting read.
  • k3
    Sounds good--thanks for reviewing!
  • fredacarl
    Great review.
  • jeep9
    Great review.
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