Rating: 5 of 5 Kinks!
When Molly loses her longtime Master, she feels lost, angry. Confused. She’s unsure of her future, even her calling to the BDSM lifestyle. She knows her Master always intended her to go to his friend Mephisto next, but their emotionally—and sexually—fraught history is still a confusion of desire and fear in her mind.
Mephisto wants to help Molly, but he doesn’t want to force her into service she’s not sure she wants. He owes it to Clayton to help her find happiness, but how? Molly and Mephisto advance and retreat from one another as they try to untangle their complex feelings for one another. More and more it seems their tense standoff will only end one way…
That is the single word I can use to describe this book; this series for that matter. I adored every inch of what I read of Molly and Mephisto. It was both a torturous journey and tragic at times. I understood Molly, because at one time in my life I was that girl. Reckless, destructive, impulsive, and out of control. I let things get to me that normal people wouldn’t have. I felt worthless and unlovable. All these things Molly feels. A woman trapped in a world where she felt unworthy and unlovable, I wanted to hug her and tell her it was going to be ok. Her grief ripped me in two. I had tears more times in this book, then a lot of books I have read. I laughed and felt so much joy. This is the love story for the masochist in all of us. It was an adventure of the heart, soul, and mind. I can’t really put into words what this book did for me. It is hard to review a book I loved this intensely.
It is not just the story, but the writing is connecting. I feel into the world, and I was watching. An invisible figure following around these characters; their troubles and fears, their love and lose. God, I feel in love, in lust, and in heartache. Annabel didn’t miss a beat. I could tell, that in her heart, she knew these characters, and she bleed out their story on the page for us. These were characters invented in HER mind, and she gave us a gift. Without this story, I would have felt incomplete. I would have forever been trolling in the hopes she would give us more Molly and Mephisto. I have to say, I like Molly the Molly better than Molly the slavegirl 24/7. She was an engaging woman, that if she lost that part of her spirit, she would have felt forever incomplete.
What a journey, what a incredible story. I can’t tell too much without giving the game away. All I will say, in hopes that Ms. Joseph reads this. The labor scene and the ‘dubious consent’ roleplay were by far my favorite! Got and it even gave me ideas! I don’t read stories again very often. I just don’t have the time with my ever growing list of books to read. But this series, I plan on reading to my husband at night. He likes when I read to him, and this is up next. I have told him, and I told him he will recognize a little bit of use in Burn For You. Because there is so much of me in Molly, and finding the balance in someone like me, that would thrive in a TPE, but doesn’t want to lose the ‘fiery’ personality.
I will say. Thank you Ms. Joseph. To me, as a masochist, this book was like a gift. And thank you for your after thoughts at the end of the book. It made me tear up and want to thank you personally if I could.