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Dutiful: a love story of consensual sadomasochism [Kindle Edition]

JP Tate
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This is a serious novel about human relationships, not simply a piece of superficial erotica, but readers should be aware that it deals with very adult themes and therefore includes graphic sexual scenes.

“Dutiful” is the portrait of a woman: Isabel. The story explores the fascinating paradoxes of one woman’s lifestyle as she combines career accomplishment in her public life with sexual masochism in her private life. The intensely reflective narrative which unfolds in Dutiful offers intriguing insights into the nature of a successful consensual-sadomasochistic relationship between a male dominant and a female submissive. The novel looks beneath the surface and delves more profoundly into the personal freedom derived from being truly oneself.

Isabel’s married life with her husband/lover Gabe has taught her that love only rests secure on complete sexual honesty. She knows that if you are loved without being understood, then you have to live in fear that one day your lover will learn the truth about you and not love you any more, but if your lover understands and accepts who you really are, then it is truly you that he loves, and you can love and be loved without fear.

Guidance Warning: Mature Content.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 960 KB
  • Print Length: 296 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #677,363 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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JP Tate was born into a working class family way back in the winter of 1961 and has spent the last fifty-two years coping with being alive in the world. It wasn't his idea. He spent the first decade of his adult life in unskilled labouring jobs before escaping to become a philosophy student. Over the next ten years he earned four university degrees including a PhD and became the wise old sage of the west. These days he is pursuing his desire to write, it being the most effective and satisfying way he has yet found to handle that same old pesky business of coping with being alive in the world.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Something Special 14 Nov. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
In a market that's flooded with endless cheap 50 Shades knock-offs, this novel really stands out as something special. I was taken by surprise at how much insight and understanding it has into its characters. I feel like I learned a lot about myself! Be warned, it is written in a style that requires an intelligent reader - but I managed! It is a book I shall re-read in the future, it has so many fascinating ideas in it that I am sure it will be worth reading more than once.

The story is about Izzy, who has a very nice lifestyle with her husband Gabe, an important part of which is the sexual role play that they enjoy together. Gabe is the dominant and Izzy is the submissive. The story then introduces other characters, especially Izzy's boss at work, Lilith. We discover that Lilith is contemplating a relationship with a man where she would be the dominant and he would be the submissive. But Lilith is frightened to pursue the relationship because she thinks there is something wrong with people who like sadomasochism.

So a lot of the novel is about the contrast between Izzy and Gabe's successful relationship and the things that can make a relationship of this sort go wrong as a result of someone (i.e. Lilith) not being able to accept their own sexuality and being frightened by cultural taboos, etc. This really got me thinking!

Things then get even more interesting when we find out that Izzy has a secret desire to start a sadomasochistic relationship with Lilith! I won't say any more because it would spoil the plot but this all builds up to a climax as Izzy gets closer and closer to confessing her own masochistic feelings toward Lilith. It had me on the edge of my seat at times!
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