The Sweetest Taboo by Harper Miller Review

The Sweetest Taboo: An Unconventional Romance Book Cover The Sweetest Taboo: An Unconventional Romance
Harper Miller
Erotic Romance
November 27, 2014

New York City, Late Summer 2009

Like many single women who reside in the city that never sleeps, Micah Foster has had numerous encounters with undesirable men that make her want to renounce love. Just when she’s on the verge of calling it quits in her quest to find love and a sustainable relationship with a Dominant man, her friend Kisa requests her company for a girl’s night out at Spanxxx, a local fetish club. Both Kisa and Micah are seasoned submissive players in the BDSM lifestyle. Micah has been involved in the scene since her early twenties, but she has yet to meet a Dominant she meshes with and takes seriously. Now, at age thirty, she continues to search for a connection that repeatedly eludes her. Under duress, she crosses paths with Dominant Rick Thomas. Unusual and dire circumstances bring the pair together, and he’s exactly what Micah has been searching for.

The Sweetest Taboo is aptly titled. It’s an unconventional erotic love story that provides a different perspective of a relationship involving D/s and BDSM. The reader will follow Micah and Rick’s journey from beginning to end. You’ll laugh, you’ll be turned on, and most of all, you’ll find yourself cheering for their love.

*Disclaimer* If rough sex, an interracial pairing (Black woman/White man), D/s, and BDSM are of no interest to you, you should bypass this story. Intended for a mature and kinky audience. Recommended for adults 18+.

I read any genre. I think it keeps things fresh. When I read romance, erotic romance, or even just erotica I tend to stay away from Dominant/submissive stories. Not for the reasons you may think – I just feel like they get it wrong. I know people in the lifestyle and I am very aware that D/s relationships aren’t abusive. It seems so many authors write their D/s relationships with an abusive dominant. I won’t lie, I was worried to start this story. Having never read anything by this author, I didn’t know what to expect. Luckily, Harper Miller quickly put my worries to rest.

From the first few chapters, I was really hooked on this story. The characters are realistic and I loved how it showed their relationship in a positive light. It’s not about complete control or degrading submissives unless noted previously. Micah is adorable but strong. She just seems like someone I could be friends with. I enjoyed Rick because he was powerful but respectful with a soft side. His character is what I’ve heard a good ‘Dom’ is from people in the lifestyle. I believe you should understand a lifestyle before trying to write about it and I think Harper Miller did a great job from my limited knowledge of the subject.

I haven’t read many ebooks lately as the screen bothers my eyes, but I read this is small pieces. I didn’t notice any errors in the story. Be sure to read the intro if you don’t have prior knowledge of D/s relationships and talk. All around, I’m impressed with the story and I’m a bit sad that it’s a standalone. I will be reading Harper Miller’s short erotic stories and posting my reviews shortly.
Harper Miller is a thirty-something native New Yorker. She’s traveled the world and lived in a variety of places but always finds her way back to the Big Apple. A lackluster love life leaves time to explore new interests; for Harper it is writing. The Sweetest Taboo: An Unconventional Romance is her debut novel. In her mind, the perfect Alpha male possesses intellect, humor, and a kinky streak that rivals the size of California.

When she isn’t writing, Harper utilizes her graduate degree in the field of medical research. She enjoys fitness-related activities, drinking copious amounts of wine, and going on bad dates.

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