- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 3147 KB
- Print Length: 129 pages
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B014FXC0A0
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #83,586 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Girl (The Training House Book 1) Kindle Edition
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
It is not in any way a romance novel, even in the BDSM sense. Rather, it is a stunning and evocative entry into the depths of the mind of a consensual sexual slave. Yes, you read that right. Aimée is not just a submissive, not at all; she is a bona fide slave – she yearns to be told what to do and when to do it, craving the pleasure of servitude to her master’s every whim at the complete loss of her own free will. The Training House grants her the inner peace she desires while demanding everything her body and mind have to offer. Short in physical length, this novella nevertheless draws you in and refuses to let go when you are finished.
The only drawback to me regarding Girl is that it is not a standalone novel. It does contain a cliffhanger, which to me is an instant downgrade in stars, but still a very strong 4.5 star rating. The writing is so rich and the content is so redolent with imagery that you cannot help but be enraptured by the sheer decadence of the book.
In no way could this book be accused of being BDSM-lite. Harsh punishments and rough sex are the norm throughout. Even when Aimée and Master Damon’s relationship evolves into something resembling love, it doesn’t diminish the intensity of their pleasure-pain play.
Readers who crave backstory should be pleased with the ample glimpses into the main characters’ pasts that are scattered throughout the story. The first person point of view provides both an intimacy and authenticity to the story as Aimée’s inner dialogue touches on her reactions to her experiences at the training house as well as her absolute need to serve. Since this is part of a series, it has a short story feel to it—the storylines introduced are left unresolved. Overall, The Training House, Book One: Girl is a well-written book with enough D/s action to satisfy all manner of BDSM readers.
Reviewed by Jim Lyon
Girl is a submissive. She only feels complete when all choice is taken from her. She craves a master who can take control of her body and her mind. This story is a journey through her inner thoughts and cravings that took me right along with her.
Aimee' has signed a contract that will make her a personal slave and the property of the Training House for a full year. She will be known as 'Girl'. Her first day, her first look at her new Master takes her breath away; the power he extrudes as well as his stature and beauty are overwhelming.
As her training progresses, a shift occurs and the Master takes a personal interest in her, and takes her to his room as a personal slave. Girl is not sure if this change is a good sign or not. She is completely content to serve and be used by him but wonders when it will end, and how it will affect her...
As a reader I found this story more of an experience than just a narrative. It made me want to know more. I hope to find out more in Book Two: Boy.
Girl is a surprising and delicious departure from Ms. Bradley’s usual BDSM romance novels. She deliberately and unapologetically pushes boundaries. It is shocking in its intensity, its truth, its darkness, and in its beauty. It is most definitely not the type of story everyone will appreciate or even understand. Girl is a journey into the life and mind of Aimée, a young woman whose need to relinquish herself completely, in all ways to one Master, is as essential as breathing. Aimée is not a submissive, content to include BDSM into her life. Aimée is a slave who finds bliss in the rules, restrictions, and inflexibility of service. And the Training House has what she has needed all her life.
"I try to let my mind empty, but the only time it’s not spinning in some mad mind f*** is when I am in service. When I’m being beaten or restrained. That’s when I can let my ego go, when I become nothing to the point where my silly little worries or endless loops from my childhood stop whirling through my brain and I can just be."
Girl is a mesmerizing story I couldn’t put down. I understand and relate to the need for discipline and structure. Most people with OCD personalities require it. It is why many of us find comfort and relief in a BDSM lifestyle. Even though Aimée’s needs go well beyond mine, I nevertheless understand and loved her. She is not confused, misguided, or easily influenced. She knows herself implicitly. She is exactly where she wants to be.
"I know this about the Training House—about all such formal places—that we are afforded few luxuries, and I had mine with my first meal. No, here the luxuries are in being beautifully bound, harshly punished, having no sense of self or time or meaning beyond what the Masters want us to be. Slave. Girl. Without identity. With no need for it. Yes, to sink into that. To drown in it. Bring it on."
What Aimée doesn’t expect is the immediate and all-consuming desire for the Master of the house. It is unlike any feeling she has had with previous Masters or Mistresses. It is at once disturbing and exciting. She is even more conflicted when she encounters a fellow slave who is addressed by name, Christopher, rather than merely Boy as are all other males in the house. Could it be possible to have such strong feelings for Christopher when she knows nothing about him? Ms. Bradley is making us wait until the release of Boy: Training House (Book 2) to find out. Dammit! But I hear it’s to be sometime this month. Whew.
Review copy received in exchange for an honest review.
Read more of Deb's reviews at www.xtreme-delusions.com