The Diary of a Submissive (A true story) by Sophie Morgan and published by Penguin Books
Sophie Morgan is an independent woman in her thirties with a successful journalism career. Intelligent, witty and sarcastic, she could be the girl next door. Except that Sophie is a submissive; in the bedroom she likes to relinquish her power and personal freedom to a dominant man for their mutual pleasure.
In the wake of Fifty Shades of Grey, here is a memoir that offers the real story of what it means to be a submissive. From the endorphin rush of her first spanking right through to punishments the likes of which she couldn’t begin to imagine, she explains in frank and explicit fashion the road she travels. But it isn’t until she meets James that her boundaries are really pushed. As her relationship with him travels into darker and darker places the question becomes: where will it end? Can she reconcile her sexuality with the rest of her life and is it possible for the perfect man to also be perfectly cruel?
So, lots of us have read the Fifty Shades Trilogy and started the Crossfire trilogy so when I received The Diary of a Submissive I though that this would be the same thing just with different people in different locations. What I didn’t totally realise was that this book whilst written in a story format, is actually one lady’s true accounts of being a submissive.
This book is NOT for the faint hearted. It is extremely graphic and erotic in places, but also knowing that it really happened, kind of makes elements of it a little hard to read.
Well written and gripping. The subject matter is as detailed as you’d expect and leaves nothing to the imagination. What I struggled with most was how it made me feel. I couldn’t understand how degraded and worthless these submissive’s feel and are treated, it isn’t that it was always because of being in love with that person. Whilst you get an element of this with the ‘novels’ that are on the shelves, they are more love stories. This book is about control and the need to please in the BD/sm roles.
It’s a fascinating read, well written and a real insight into this world.
If you haven’t had enough of erotic fiction and you’d like to read more about this world, why not buy a copy or e-book via Amazon UK!