Cassandra s Conflict am Book This book was recommended to me by Amazon because I d bought To Seek a Master from them which is by the same publisher Now and then Amazon can draw your attention
Cassandra's Conflict am Book This book was recommended to me by Amazon because I'd bought To Seek a Master from them, which is by the same publisher. Now and then Amazon can draw your attention to a book you might not have ever noticed before otherwise, and it can work. I loved To Seek a Master, which is why I had high hopes for this one; I also knew to expect something pretty extreme from this publisher, and besides, the premise made me think it was the erotic, modern-day version of Jane Eyre: timid new governess Cassandra is hired to look after the two young children of a widower, Baron von Ritter, who has powerful charisma and some very extreme sexual tastes that often involve initiating shy young women into his games. Growing tired of his mistress's cruel sado-masochistic needs, the Baron turns Cassandra's initiation into a game that pits the unwitting woman against his mistress - only one will stay, but only he knows the rules.What could have been a mesmerising novel of gothic atmosphere and erotic seduction, was instead a flat story with highly unlikeable characters and an unconvincing seduction. The Baron's so-called charisma, upon which the entire premise rests, is never really in evidence - instead, he gave me the creeps, and how he treated his two little girls made me despise him from early on. Remove his power to drive women wild and make them fall in love with him, and the motivation is entirely gone. I was told these women love him, but I couldn't believe it. I saw no real evidence of it, or what it was about him that made them love him. I especially didn't like his sexual tastes and I wasn't impressed by his skill - he was all technique, detached and cold and boring. It didn't help that the writing also got too technical, and the descriptions repetitive.The seduction scenes lacked a necessary powerful ingredient to really make them work, instead of making the reader uncomfortable. By the time the baron decides to introduce Cassandra to the joys of enemas, I'd had enough. I'm sure there is a way to get a divine orgasm from an enema, but there's nothing sexy or erotic about it. It's all so clinical and messy and unpalatable. As is the focus on the belly and water-retention (not letting them pee and forcing them to drink more and more water as a kind of sexual torture until the final, orgasmic release) - I couldn't help thinking about how you can die if you don't pee, from the toxins that have been filtered from your blood having nowhere to go but back into your system. These characters think they're at the height of sexual discovery by defeating their boundaries and pushing themselves, but honestly, I couldn't help but feel they were missing the point.There is an audience for this book and others like it, as badly written as it is, but it's not for me. I prefer the quietly simmering sexual tension and subtle build-up of grumpy Mr Rochester to the Baron's "baby-faced" charm. Yuck.. A house in Hampstead, present day Behind a facade of cultured respectability lies a world of decadent indulgence and dark eroticism Cassandra s sheltered life is transformed when she is employed as governess to the Baron s children He draws her into games where lust can feed on the erotic charge of submission games where only he knows the rules, and where unusual pleasuA house in Hampstead, present day Behind a facade of cultured respectability lies a world of decadent indulgence and dark eroticism Cassandra s sheltered life is transformed when she is employed as governess to the Baron s children He draws her into games where lust can feed on the erotic charge of submission games where only he knows the rules, and where unusual pleasures can flourish.. Bestseller Ebook Cassandra's Conflict I need to add called Books I Hated. I try to be all big and bad and groovy about BDSM. I have a child (an adult) who is a Dom. Don't ask me how challenging that is, based on my history. Mostly, I am open minded. I have no trouble with what consenting adults do. But I hate reading poorly written, mean spirited books on this subject. There is more to be said. I'll have to write a short rant later.