I’m a huge fan of Justine Elyot’s work, which is why it’s crazy it’s taken me so long to get around to reading this book. Having read it, I recommend that nobody else should delay – it’s a fantastic read.
It tells the story of Cherry, a woman whose submissive side refuses to stay hidden any longer. She longs to be spanked, to be dominated, and after a chance meeting with someone that fulfils those longings, she goes online to look for something more permanent. She’s quickly pulled into the BDSM ‘scene’ and ends up taking part in slave auctions, orgies and hardcore submissive training in a mansion house.
This is definitely not a book for the faint-hearted – it’s packed full of BDSM action, but it’s levelled out by the vanilla happenings in Cherry’s life. She feels torn between the two sides of her life and worries that they can’t sit comfortably together. Will she figure out the balance? Or will she have to make sacrifices?
Meeting Her Match was an absolutely delicious read. The action begins at the very first page and doesn’t let up until the book is at an end. It’s very erotic and kinky, but there are romantic elements to the read too, which, for me, made it such a brilliant read. Cherry’s journey is a painful and emotional one and I was hooked from beginning to end. More excellent storytelling from Justine Elyot. Recommended if you like BDSM erotic romance.