My Body-His is an erotic romp into the BDSM lifestyle from a newbie's aspect. Jane Stiles is a successful business woman, however her personal life is lacking. She is bored and lonely and is beginning to think that she will never meet anyone to share her life with. Then her friend with benefits, Scott invites her to go to a party with him. She goes but feels very uncomfortable to find that she is at a “sex” party and that Scott has left her and is no where to be found. Jane goes in search of a phone in the house to call from since her cell phone has no coverage and meets a sexy stranger named Luke. Her interaction with Luke is disturbing but very erotic and fulfilling as well. Needless to say, Jane is left flustered.
Luke sets his sights on Jane and begins to make demands of her. At first Jane is at a loss as to why she continues to care what he thinks or follow his demands, but he excites her like no other and makes her feel alive like never before and she is hooked. Luke is an artist/photographer who has made his money by photographing BDSM women in various poses. Jane is introduced into Luke's lifestyle and given the ultimatum that he knows what she needs, will never hurt her (unless she needs it ire. “punishment”) and that in order to have a relationship with him there would be several rules she would have to follow. She is told that at any time all she has to do is use the safe phrase, “Get lost creep” and leave, but otherwise is expected to meet every demand he places on her. After only a week of being with Luke she contemplates moving in with him. Things are moving so fast between her and Luke, it begins to make her have doubts, but she craves his attention, his touch and his approval. Luke continues to demand of her and continues to submerse Jane in the BDSM lifestyle. The only problem is that Jane is changing her entire life for a man she barely knows, is she loosing her mind, her self-identity or is this a change that she can embrace and emerge victorious?
A lot of critical reviews have been written stating that this book misrepresents the BDSM lifestyle, but I think if those same critics would read the note to the reader that the author has placed in the second book in the series they would realize that Ms. Bennett did not intend to have the reader believe that the relationship between the main characters was “therapeutic or healthy," or that she is stating that every BDSM relationship is unhealthy or not therapeutic. I don't want to fill this review with spoilers, however if you read the book I think most people will realize that the author does not state that she thinks the relationship is either healthy or unhealthy, she is simply telling a story. There are several factors that can either make or break a relationship. BDSM is a lifestyle choice, not necessarily the only aspect of the relationship between Luke and Jane that can come under criticism. I ultimately feel that this is a book about a woman who has not discovered who she is or what she wants out of life and Luke and the BDSM lifestyle just gives her one avenue to explore who she could be and what she desires out of life. Luke helps her to discover more about herself by pushing her limits with the BDSM lifestyle. This book is a very erotic, sexy romp that is very easy to read and a very quick read also. I personally LOVED it, as others have as well since I also have seen many 5 star reviews. I can't wait to read the second installment in this series. If you can keep an open mind to the BDSM lifestyle, enjoy erotica and want a steamy read, then you will enjoy this book! I give it 5/5 stars! Enjoy!