Review by: Stacy Palm
Time to jump on the bandwagon! So you and your girlfriends went to see Fifty Shades this past weekend and now your looking to read another hot, steamy, BDSM (but not really BDSM) story about some hot, steamy, DOM (but not really a DOM but a playboy millionaire) who falls madly in love with his submissive (but not really a submissive just the girl next door.) This book, The Gilded Cuff, has it all. Seriously, everything you read in Fifty Shades can pretty much be found in this book.
Let's talk sex. It's swoon worthy, but nothing too exciting. Yes, there are cuffs and individuals tied to beds, but ironically for being what it is, this book is pretty tame on the actual encounters. Actually, there are times where I felt the author rushed through the intimate scenes to get on with the story.
Let's talk about the story, aside from the Fifty Shades wantabe parts. There is a mystery, and an actual plot line that was interesting. It is for this reason alone that I gave this book an extra star. The author does her best work with the mystery, and I really wish I could have advised her at the start of this book that if she had focused on just being a mystery with some hot steamy scenes.
All in all, yes I finished the book, will I read the next, possibly, but it will be because I want to know the end of the mystery, not because I'm looking for "mom porn."