Review: Breaking Skye by Eden Bradley

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Review: Breaking Skye by Eden Bradley
Breaking Skye
Book Info

Released: Feb 4, 2013
Genre: BDSM, Erotic Romance



“I was completely taken in by this one from the first page.” ~Under the Covers

First I’ll just get to the point and say how much I loved Breaking Skye.  Novellas aren’t usually my favorite reading length, as the stories are often too short for satisfying character development.  I was completely taken in by this one from the first page.   While I like BDSM stories that take place in clubs and with experienced players, I really appreciate one where the woman is new to the lifestyle, but not clueless.  Skye is a strong, intelligent and independent woman who has harbored submissive desires long enough to finally reach out to someone online.  When she meets Adam, a longtime Master, she is captivated from the first moment.  Adam trains submissives, but doesn’t become involved with them emotionally.   Little does he know that Skye will challenge his boundaries.   He can’t help but be inexplicably drawn to her.  Their scenes are hot, but about to become hotter if he can’t control his desire for not only her mind, but her body.

I loved Breaking Skye because I found it to be so believable.  Bradley captures the emotions of a new sub perfectly, from the infatuation of the first meeting, to her first time in subspace, to the languid calm that one experiences during aftercare.  The actual play is fairly tame, but it goes to show that enjoyment of a story, just like a scene, is not so much about the actions that take place, but how they’re spun together to capture the mind.  A simple spanking can be more erotic than the dirtiest sex if done right and this story really delivered for me on that front.  Skye’s initial resistance and apprehension, her blatant fear, is spot-on.  Adam’s dating life is a bit of a shock to the reader, but also very real life.  I loved that the action was in a bedroom, not in a club.  No intricate bondage or spectacle sex, just real D/s exploration that rung true.   I few more scenes would be awesome Ms. Bradley!  I’d love to see these characters again.

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About Eden Bradley

I’ve been reading and writing for as long as I can remember. When I was 3 ½, even though I wasn’t quite clear yet on my alphabet, I decided there were never enough adults around to read to me and demanded to be taught to read myself. My Auntie Mo took the time to teach me. At age eight, I volunteered for summer school so I could take a creative writing class. My friends thought I was crazy; all they wanted to do was climb trees, go roller skating, swim. But I knew even then that what I was doing was even better.

I wrote my first novel at age twelve with a good friend who is also still writing, as far as I know. At a sleepover at her house, instead of sleeping, we stayed up all night crafting a rather horrible romance novel. Hopefully I’ve improved since then, and I now have enough sense to sleep at night and write during the day. Usually.

I didn’t get serious about my writing until the summer of 2000. I went into it writing romance novels, since that was what I thought I could sell, but eventually I returned to what I truly love: writing erotica, and eventually blended erotica and romance in many of my books. It’s been a difficult and wondrous journey, learning about the craft and business of writing, but well worth it. And now, here I am, doing what I love.

Fortunately, someone other than myself loves my work, too. I write for Bantam/Delta, Berkley Heat (as both Eden Bradley and Eve Berlin), HQN and Harlequin Spice, and Samhain Publishing, and I have a few self-published novellas out, as well. Sometimes it’s a struggle, but mostly it’s wonderful and exhilarating. I also love to cook, eat, go to the beach, hang out with friends, shop – especially for shoes – and read everything I can get my hands on. I’m fascinated by art, tattoos, and what goes on inside people’s minds, which is what I love to explore in my books. I’m dying to travel more, and would love to spend a few months at an Italian villa, cruising the Greek islands, or exploring Southeast Asia. Meanwhile, I get to write, and someone actually reads my books, which is a pretty good life!


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