The Art of Control by Ella Dominguez
Series: The Art of D/s #3
Source: Personal Library
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Warning: Contains moderate BDSM themes, graphic sexual encounters, profanity, Dom/me in action, oral and anal sex. Intended for adult readers 18+. Not for the faint of heart or closed-minded individuals.
Having moved on from the terrible events of two months earlier, Dylan and Isa try to move on with their lives. Things seem to be going well as they grow into the roles of their unconventional D/s relationship, each learning the give and take of power and pain, accepting and giving love unconditionally, and respecting each other’s wants, desires and need for control.
But Isa has been fighting with the demons of her past. Recurring nightmares have begun to plague her and fear of the future overwhelms her on a daily basis. Her desire for control and independence prevent her from sharing her deepest fears with the man she loves, threatening to drive a wedge between the couple.
With gentle yet stern prodding from her cherished Dom, Isa confides in Dylan and their bond grows deeper. But their kinky fairy tale existence is all too good to be true when Isabel’s father sets forth a chain of events that will test their love and loyalty for each other, and Isa is forced to decide which is more important – Dylan’s life or her happily ever after.
The final installment in the D/s Trilogy gave us a truly stunning conclusion to the whirlwind relationship between Dylan and Isa…
Just when I thought it was impossible to love him anymore, I do. I love him entirely, completely, eternally and infinitely, and beyond the stars and universe.
This book was a perfect example of how to balance panty-melting Erotica with an intriguing and thought-provoking storyline…
It featured emotional turmoil (for both the MCs as well as the Reader),
personal growth from both main characters,
and of course, the sinfully sexy interludes we’ve come to expect from this series…
He’s a strict Dom with a vicious sadistic streak a mile wide, but I love it just as much as I love him. His hand is firm and he’s not afraid to use it when I’ve broken protocol, but his heart is soft and he’s gotten less and less afraid to show that side of himself.
“I like the pain because it makes me feel alive. But more importantly, I surrender to the pain because it pleases my Master and I know he enjoys giving it to me and that he needs to give it to me in order for him to feel content…”
Many trilogies often stumble over themselves in the third book, rushing toward the end and struggling to tie everything up with a pretty bow, but Ella Dominguez had a beautiful rhythm to her timing… She kept me on the edge of my seat, a lump in my throat, turning pages like a mad woman without even realizing it…
Honestly, if I didn’t have Becoming Sir to look forward to reading next… I would have the biggest book hangover…