Troubador The Story of Simon

Released: 28/10/2020

ISBN: 9781800460393

eISBN: 9781800467446

Format: Paperback/eBook

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The Story of Simon

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“Oh God, Kate, what the hell have you talked me into?”
“Only the best night of your entire life, Simon, and you can thank me later...”

Simon knows nothing about the fetish scene. His only experience with dominant women was his last girlfriend. But that taste has left him longing for more. He dreams of meeting a Mistress to help him explore his interest in femdom. After a drunken confession to his friend, Kate, she persuades him to join her at a BDSM club. Innocent and out of his depth, what would possibly go wrong?

Simon hopes this exotic new world will offer him everything he craves. Too shy to find a partner, he lets Kate push him into another bad decision – signing up for the slave auction. Falling into dangerous hands, he becomes a pawn in a terrifying game.

Will chasing his fantasies bring Simon everything he desires, or will he live to regret it?

"This story definitely built suspense. I think this story showed that romantic relationships can come in so many different forms. Just because someone's relationship is different from what society deems as normal doesn't mean it's not full of love. I'd recommend it to anyone that enjoys romance novels." 
Lilliana-Rose, Wattpad

Hot, well-written, kink-positive

This was so hot and incredibly gripping – I stayed up far too late reading it, and only managed to stop because the idea of not having any left to read the next day was too upsetting!

You can tell that the author is an insider on the kink scene; the fetish club and play scenes are depicted authentically and in candid detail. If you were bothered by the parts of Fifty Shades that were unsafe, questionably sane, and non-consensual, then this is the book for you. It is thoroughly kink-positive, with no lazy ‘explanations’ about an interest in BDSM being ‘caused’ by childhood abuse or similar. It is also poly-friendly and, although the main pairing is m/f, queerness is completely usualised throughout. But just as importantly, it is also incredibly hot; the violet wand scene was particularly good.

The author builds tension really effectively throughout; the reader completely shares Simon’s sense of anticipation edged with mild terror. Simon himself is an incredibly endearing and believable character. While the novel centres on one main pairing, secondary characters are introduced in enough detail to give a sense of a world beyond this, with its own complex human relationships.

My only real criticism was that I wanted it to be longer! However, the author has noted elsewhere that there will be other books in the series. In the meantime, I shall go back and read this one again.

by L


Rachel Loewen

Rachel Loewen lives in East London beneath a veneer of respectability which belies the way she spent her earlier years. She discovered BDSM at nineteen, and spent the next decade topping a selection of lucky victims at various fetish clubs and private parties before deciding that a normal job was less work.


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