My Review ♥ Brie Learns The Art of Submission by: Red Phoenix!

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First published as the popular nine-part eBook serial, Brie Learns the Art of Submission is now available as a full-length novel.

Join Brianna Bennett as she is introduced to the erotic world of submission…

Brie’s life changes the day Sir comes to her tiny tobacco shop. His invitation to the Submissive Training Center is about to rock this young woman’s world. The renowned school is famous for its elite submissive instruction. She has no idea what will be asked of her or the boundaries that will be pushed. One thing is certain: Brie is about to learn more about herself in six weeks than she has over the previous twenty-two years.

From formal classes, hands-on practicums and weekly auctions, Brie will confront her deepest fears and desires. In the process, she will also forge lifelong friendships with fellow submissives and fall for several of the Center’s skilled Doms.

As graduation day approaches things begin to unravel, forcing Brie to make an unexpected choice of Master. Which Dom will ultimately earn her devotion and capture Brie’s courageous heart?

1. Brie’s First Day of Submissive Training
2. Brie Learns to Obey
3. Brie Learns Her Power as a Submissive
4. Brie Lives Her Fantasy
5. Brie Practices Her Oral Skills
6. Brie Embraces Bondage
7. Brie on Display
8. Brie Surrenders to His Will
9. Brie Bows to Her Master

My Review 

Originally posted on Goodreads April 19, 2015

Title: Brie Learns The Art of Submission
Series: Submissive Training Center (Brie #1) Collection
Author: Red Phoenix
Genre: Erotic BDSM Romance
Rating: 5 ‘s

I’m still shaking from reading this book… in all the best ways! I was given the first novella for free and was hooked right away. I didn’t hesitate a second to purchase the collection, because I never wanted to stop reading it. (I’m currently starting the After Graduation collection). I’m a new fan of Red Phoenix and plan to start cyber-stalking her properly asap. Now, to begin much like the main protagonist, Brie, with a little uncertainty…

First, I have to preamble this a bit, only because I wouldn’t want any negative notes to keep anyone from reading this series – Please, read the books! – There is very little I didn’t like about the story, but notably two things threw me off. One, based solely on the modern-day, realistic setting the story is set in and how detailed the application process was, I was unpleasantly stunned at how quickly things got intimate and physical at the Training Center with no regard to safe sex or birth control issues, when all of the other emotional/health issues were so thoroughly and beautifully explained, though I also understand that on some level, as well. Two, I found the dissension between the trainers unsettling, not only because they’re all Dom/Domme’s, but professionals and as such should never have displayed their conflicts in front of their students – on the flip side, it added a constant level of tension and necessary insights for the rest of the storyline, while reminding the reader that Dom/Domme’s are really just people, too, and make mistakes, so after my initial reaction, I decided that it worked out magically.

My biggest praise of this collection is that the author highlighted far more positive aspects about the BDSM lifestyle than the inevitable negatives. I found it very refreshing from the handful of other novels I’ve read of the same type. My second biggest praise is the characters. They were so rich and stayed so true to themselves, even as they grew or came to change their initial mindsets, they never left me feeling like they’d been suddenly replaced by a stand-in. The remarkable detailing of the countless facets of the BDSM lifestyle was so captivating, not to mention the smoking hot D/s scenes you never have to wait long to be right in the middle of! I enjoyed the extensive diversity of scenarios Brie and her peers experienced and even their in-depth, non-physical educational lessons with Mr. Gallant.

I can’t wait to continue sharing in their growth outside of the Training Center and fear my sleep might be suffer for it more than it should! I definitely recommend this collection to anyone, whether you’re a fan of BDSM erotica or not – you will fall in love with the characters and the easy way in which the author’s style allows you to completely escape into their world.

AMAZON GOODREADS

This is a Free & Honest Review from a book I purchased after reading the first serial when it was free on Amazon. I was not paid anything by the author, including an ARC. The Blurb is from the novel’s Goodreads link above.

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