I must admit that I am a fan of bondage fiction, though my knowledge is somewhat constrained. After reading this book, I felt like I got a welcome education in the various forms of bondage erotica and its different uses. These are definitely some of the best bondage stories of the year.
As I was reading through the book, I found myself drawn not only to my favorite type of bondage (handcuffs), but the idea that bondage could be a therapeutic tool for couples to work through their issues. In "This Is Me Holding You", I got my first glimpse of how bondage could be used in such a way. The same idea came up in "Steadfast", with its change in power dynamic and helping each partner get what they needed in order to heal. Interestingly, looking back, both these stories also incorporated the use of the military into that need for bondage therapy, too, so it was great to see that explored.
While I went in thinking I'd get the usual glimpse at erotic bondage, I came out with a new interest in furthering my exploration in all the ways bondage can be used. If you're a fan of bondage fiction, or want to know more about it, this is a great book for you!