I remember reading the first book The Secret Life of a Submissive last year and enjoying the heck out of it. Bonds of Love was just as awesome. "Why?" you'd ask.
The majority of BDSM fiction can be easily read as fantasy, but this was so normal and realistic, you have no trouble accepting it as a part of Sarah's life.
First of all, she was a divorced mother of two in her late forties. She was not fragile, she was not damaged and she knew what she wanted from life. I had great respect for Sarah who used her brain, no-nonsense attitude, a network of friends to rely on and a good-natured behaviour to get on with her life after she walked away from her first Dom, Max in the last book.
When she started dating again and met Alex I could have just hugged them both. He was such a sweetheart, the pages would lit up every time they were together.
This was a beautiful piece of intelligent, bittersweet, romantic fiction from a British author with an ending worthy of an English chick lit movie, and I loved every moment of it. Very much recommended.