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No holding back!
on 25 October 2015
Whether she’s wielding a whip, mashing a chocolate cake or sharing the story of her life as a dominatrix, Jacky doesn’t hold back.
The catalyst for her transformation from respectable two-piece suited, frumpy-shoed businesswoman to 6” stilettoed, 3” finger-nailed, leather-clad merciless disciplinarian is Max, a married work colleague with whom she has a long-running affair. Some readers may regard him as an abuser; he certainly came across to me as a manipulator, but it is thanks to him that she finds liberation and her true vocation.
From her London dungeon within a whip’s length of Holborn Police Station in Central London, Jacky caters to the various pleasures of her clients of all ages, colours and genders.
The story is extremely funny in places, equally sad in others, a penetrating and quite explicit eye-opener into the world of ‘alternative’ sexuality in all its forms, and really well written with witty puns and double-entendres.
Not for the easily shocked, but anybody who is open-minded and curious, Jacky Donovan’s very honest memoir makes an intriguing and amusing read that may leave you wondering what if ..........
It’s definitely changed my relationship with éclairs and glacé cherries.