Calleigh’s Collar (Le Club #1) by Skye Michaels
When Calleigh Roundtree, a young architect, is asked to design a renovation of an old Victorian mansion located in the historic district of Ocala, Florida, she works with local attorney Jason Steele on the plans. Sparks fly. Calleigh has no idea that it is to be a very private, luxurious BDSM club with only ten members. All of the renovation team sign confidentiality agreements.
Unbeknownst to Calleigh, she is overheard speaking about the project to a friend, thus breaching the confidentiality agreement, which puts her into the hands of Jason, one of the members of the club, for a weekend as his sub. When the members of the club find out she has breached the agreement, she is to be publicly punished at the club or face legal action for the breach of agreement. Calleigh has to trust Jason to handle the punishment and protect her.
This was an odd story of sorts and felt very chaotic at times with the simultaneous stories of Calleigh and Jason, Paula and Trent, and Robbie and Mike. There was just too much going on in this little novella. Consequently, the reader was only able to glean a superficial feel for each of the characters.
I won’t provide a lot of detail in this review because, frankly, there wasn’t much meat to this story at all. Beyond its chaotic nature, the story felt rushed and incomplete, especially between Paula and Trent. And sadly, as a result, I was unable to really engage in it or even care what happened next to the characters.
My constant complaint with these kinds of books is that every woman has underlying submissive tendencies that are just waiting to emerge at the hands of a skilled Dom. Gah! Whatever! Just once I’d just like to read a book where the woman does not get wet from a spanking and actually tells the man NO!!! and really mean it. But, unfortunately pop culture has dictated the new-age-submissive-woman phenomena.
The story was not overly steamy but contained elements of “soft” BDSM: primarily spanking, public exhibition, and sex toy usage.
Reading Time: 2 Hours