Leila King leads a double life. In reality, she is a normal woman with everyday problems. She has a tough job as the executive assistant to an overbearing boss, whose sole purpose in life seems to be to make her life miserable. As a powerful dominatrix in her other world, Leila takes on the persona of Goddess and rules with an iron fist. When her two worlds collide one night, Leila is faced with a decision. Should she play along and usher her new subject into her world of domination and submission?
Goddess portrays a power-struggle that spills over into both of Leila’s worlds, culminating in a whirlwind of difficulties she must face while involved in a love triangle that is sure to have Leila on the edge of chaos. How long can Leila ride the line between her fantasy and reality worlds undiscovered? We shall see....
I enjoyed this audiobook very much, it's a strong story with interesting, well developed, characters. While the erotic scenes were well written they are not the focus of this story, this story is about Leilla King's life, not just the erotic moments of her life. I did find the authors writing style to be a bit too formal (especially the dialogue) and a bit wordy. I thought that the amount of detail and the number of adjectives used were a bit extraneous and sometimes rather tedious. I'm sure that some readers will enjoy this attention to detail but it just kind of caused the story to drag in places for me.
Erin Bateman's narration was quite good, although her Canadian pronunciation of certain words was a bit disconcerting since the book is written in the first person voice of Leilla King who is a Los Angeles girl.
While this book is not exactly my cup of tea, I do think it will appeal to many Femdom fans and it is certainly a quality piece of BDSM erotica.
The story itself is excellent! I felt it took a while to get to the climax, but it makes sense for there being a second one. The resolution was short but satisfying. I think the development of the main character was a bit lacking, in comparison to the character Matthew who seemed to have the most depth. Each character was very strong in their own, however, the overbearing boss, the utterly submissive pet, and the two halves of Leila King were each very different. Worth the read, or if you want, the listen.
Pros: Excellent imagery and descriptions. The story doesn't revolve around BDSM, but more like the BDSM is woven in very smoothly. The characters are strong and simple.
Cons: A few awkward moments of repetitive word use. The narrator's obviously Canadian "soory" was hard to get over.
4 Stars overall. Definitely a good read.
I am very proud of this story. My first full length novel narrated expertly by Erin Bateman makes my heart swell. Highly recommended story of love, dedication and the occasional tragic event that always seems to find us. Enjoy!
I LOVED this story. I had never heard or read anything by R.J. Castille. I was not disappointed in this story at all. The narrator was fine. I should tell she is a Canadian because of her pronunciation of certain words and it threw me off the story for a bit.
The storyline was different from anything I have/had heard or read. I loved the strong female character. I loved the hero in this story and how you don't know it's him till later in the book. I can't wait to hear the sequel!
The main character in this story to me is doing a balancing act. She's doing the life that is expected of her during the day, while simultaneously finding herself at night.
Ms King saw herself as a goddess because that is what they called her when she played. When she went to work her boss Mr. Roth made her feel like a small person. She was taught by a master and he was a very good teacher. This was her way to escape reality. Matthew was her pet and she took out her frustration out on him. Then she got a chance to get back at her boss. The narrator was good.