Making Him Wait is the new release from Kay Jaybee, fabulous erotic author of some brilliant smut.
The gorgeous Joe over at Sweetmeats Press asked me to review the novel and I was very honoured to be sent a complimentary copy of the book in return for my honest opinion.
Making Him Wait
Maddie Templeton has always been an unconventional artist. Themes of submission and domination pulse through her erotic artwork, and she’s happily explored these lustful themes both on and off the canvas.
But, when Theo Hunter enters her life, she is presented with a new challenge. Maddie sets out to test his resolve as she teases, torments and toys with him. However, as Maddie drives Theo to breaking point, she soon becomes unsure whether her own resolve will hold out!
At the same time, Maddie must put on the exhibition of a lifetime. As the hottest gallery in town clamours for her best work, Maddie pushes her models harder and higher until they are physically, sexually and emotionally exhausted. Will Maddie’s models continue to submit to her, or will she push them too far? And will she be ready for the exhibition in time?
The only way to find out is to wait and see…and the waiting only makes it sweeter!
Kay Jaybee has managed to write a novel that literally ouses sex, Dominance and submission from beginning to end, and yet, I have just finished reading and I am desperate for the next couple of chapters!
This book is very clever. The main characters and the supporting cast are (literally) painted and yet they evolve and emerge as the story progresses, filling the pages with unexpected plots-twists and grenades (thanks @miss_rosie ;)) to become new and exciting pawns moving through the carefully crafted game Kay Jaybee sets out through Maddie and Theo, her main characters.
Theo, her leading man is both so very believably written, a tradesman, who starts out as a proper ‘lad’ who is thrown into this game unwittingly, however not unwillingly. His journey, along with Maddie’s, leads the pair through unexpected turns for each character, exploring their desires, passion and resolve…!
The book is set against the backdrop of Maddie’s erotic atwork and an impending exhibition. I absolutely loved the way that the tempo of the book seems to match the speed with with Maddie is having to work, although I have to say, I would switch my job with her’s, or her model’s in a heatbeat, if only I could draw, or sit still…..! ;)
Much of the book takes place within the same four walls, however it is never dull, nor even similar to the previous chapter. The plot manouevres around the artwork and sexual tension and desires of the characters brilliantly, with the nature of the paintings, and the poses often becoming blurred with the reality of the erotic encounters. I found the book incredibly imaginative, especially on the artistic front, both drawn, painted, bound and photographed!
What I also really enjoyed about the novel was that the whole book was, as described on the front cover, Erotica told on a canvas of baondage and discipline, however very differently to a lot of the BDSM erotica I read there was very little pain play. The sex is enticingly written and made me ponder (more than once) whether the author is herself a Dominatrix, submissive or a switch as the layers of humiliation and psychological aspects of BDSM were so billiantly conveyed without the need to resort to physical acts of BDSM. The final two scenes had me squirming, as the characters submitted to many things on many levels and with anticpation of what was ‘promised’.
You can read the opening scenes from the novel over at KD Grace’s site….
Further extracts to whet your apetite can be found here over at Sweetmeats website.
I would fully recommend that you all go and buy Making Him Wait, a 5 star novel…. When is the second book out?!
If you need to find me on any weekday morning, then I’m usually to be found in the far corner of my favourite cafe, with a large black coffee in one hand, and a ballpoint pen in the other. I spend each and every morning immersed in thoughts of all things kinky, thoroughly enjoying the fact that my fellow caffeine sippers have no idea what I’m writing.
The way I make a living is a constant source of surprise to me, as I should really be stowed away in a dusty university library somewhere, making some use of my collection of degrees, writing learned papers on Medieval England. I swear that at no point on the suggested careers list I was given at university did it say, “This girl should write erotica”…
After seven years of compiling novels, short stories, poems, and reviewing other peoples work, I can say without doubt, that there is NO going back for me. Once writing has you in its power you are at its mercy for life. It doesn’t pay well, it leads to constant disappointment, and it takes over every other thing you do - but when the publisher says “Yes,” and the occasional unexpected royalty cheque arrives in the post, it suddenly all seems worthwhile, and I LOVE IT!!
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I’m off to read The Perfect Submissive… It is burning a very large hole in my kindle as we speak!
With my thanks to Sweetmeats Press for the chance to read this fabulous novel, mwah! xxx