Raven by Caitlyn Willows


Raven by Caitlyn Willows
Publisher: Loose Id
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (130 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, M/F/M, Ménage, Anal Play, Toys, Voyeurism
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Lisianthus

Raven is ready to hang it up as a Domme and have an ordinary life. Trouble is, she wants and needs–all right, she craves–both a Dom and a sub in her life. The sub she already has; it’s the Dom that will be harder to achieve. Especially when the Dom she wants resents the fact that she’s the trustee of his estate and business…and that she did a brief stint years ago as his father’s Domme.

Ben never met a woman he wanted more than Rachel. He’s made sure over the years that his Sledge is more than a match to her Raven. Then the truth comes out, dowsing those fires that ran deep when they first met. Fires that refuse to be denied. Obstacles are tricky little bastards.

It’s a golden opportunity for Will to get the two people he cares most about in the world together…with him. Using a few skills of his own, this contented sub knows how to weave the threads that will bind them all as one. That’s when Rachel and Ben learn who’s really in control. But will there be room for him once the flames ignite?

Rachel “Lady Raven” Morris is a Domme and a switch, who has her sub, but still needs a Dom in her life. Lucky for her, her sub, Will Sullivan has plans for her, and his best friend Ben “Sledge” Welsh is just the Dom she needs. Rachel and Ben had a moment a few years ago, but life got in the way and they’ve both wanted each other from afar.

I will admit I don’t read many stories with a female Dominant, but I will say that Ms. Willows pulls off Raven’s and Will’s relationship beautifully. She tells the story in a way that doesn’t portray Will as weak for being Rachel’s submissive, and the respect that Rachel has for Will is extraordinarily well done. The idea of Rachel fighting her instincts to submit to Ben are very believable, after all she is a Domme with her own strong reputation. This story doesn’t just jump into a threesome without there being doubts on everyone’s parts and they didn’t just meet. They’ve known and respected each other for years, with Will and Ben being best friends, and Will and Rachel having a long term and loving relationship. It’s easy to see them working to make this relationship work since it fulfills everyone’s needs. This is a ménage that is about Ben and Rachel and Rachel and Will and while Ben and Will love each other as best friends they don’t need each other in a sexual manner and that is made very clear.

Overall, I would gladly give Ms. Willows other BDSM books a try and would recommend her to others. I felt she had a real understanding on how relationships are formed and definitely knows how to write a sexy story. There is no shortage of hot and satisfying scenes in this book, with enough sentiment that you aren’t left thinking they are only with each other for sex. This book seems to be third in a series, but I had no problem following and reading this story as a stand alone.

I recommend this story for anyone looking for some smoking hot chemistry between Alpha personalities, and those who don’t mind a woman who knows how to take charge.

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