14 December 2014

Unbearable: A Dark Erotic Romance by Alaska Angelini

 In the eyes of society, I’m the perfect man. Charitable, kind hearted…a role model to all.

For the ones seeking death, I’m their salvation. They think when they come to my door that I’ll assist with the one thing they’re afraid to do alone. Die. Little do they know, I have a lot more in store than a one way ticket to heaven or hell. Four weeks of being my slave and I’ll grant their suicidal wish…or so they think.

When Death sought Diane, I wasn’t leaving her a choice to seek out my help. Her pain and determination was more than I’d ever seen and I knew I was the only one who could save her. Even if it meant becoming the hell she was so desperate to escape.

But will it be enough to make her choose life? Will I be able to let her go when she gets better? Or will the Master in me deny freedom to the perfect slave?

WARNING: THIS IS A DARK EROTIC ROMANCE AND CONTAINS DISTURBING SITUATIONS, DUBIOUS CONSENT, EXPLICIT SEXUAL CONTENT, AND VERY GRAPHIC LANGUAGE. (Also includes knife play/blood play, consensual cutting, and breath play. If you are not comfortable with these situations, DO NOT read this book!
Warning: This is a very dark themed book that contains EXTREME BDSM practices including: knife play, blood and breath play.  If any of those things bother you then do not read this book.

This book left me speechless.  It has taken me a day to even process how I feel about this book.  While I have not personally experienced a tragedy quite as devastating as Diane’s, I came close, and I am able to empathize with her degree of despair.  I can understand reaching a point where you are so immersed in emotional pain that physical pain is the only stimuli that makes sense and can reach you.

While the practices in this book are extreme it seemed to fit with the story and Ms. Angelini used the BDSM scenes to drive the relationship aspect of the story.  The trust and obedience Master required of Diane facilitated a deep bond between them that was further strengthened by their mutual sufferings.

I was impressed by Ms. Angelini’s ability to create a book that while describing one woman’s struggle with suicide, still managed to include a deep and encompassing romance.  Her ability to balance all the themes and still make this a romantic story makes me anxious to read more of her books in search of other dark gems.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, thank you for the amazing review, Melissa! I'm so glad you enjoyed Unbearable. :) ~ Alaska