December 27, 2012

Tour Stop Review: I Want That One by Paige E. Roberts

Series: I Want That One
Format: Digital
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Lady Jane wants Will, for her slave, and she'll pay a high price to get him. Will dreams of a life under Jane's spike heels, but in the future city-state of New York, it's illegal to enslave a free man. Jane, once a notorious hacker, now a network security consultant, isn't used to letting a little thing like the law keep her from getting what she wants. When a bound and naked Will is delivered to her kitchen door, she takes great pleasure in using leather cat and cuffs and cruel penetrating sex games to tame him. But Will must give up everything to prove his loyalty to her before he can take his rightful place forever kneeling at her perfect feet.

Warning: This book may contain graphic sexual material and/profanity and is not meant to be read by any person under the age of 18.

I WANT THAT ONE by Paige E. Roberts is a short entertaining three chapter BDSM erotic story. Instead of a Master we now have a Mistress and a female dominant has always been appealing to me so naturally I went ahead and grabbed the novella.

The setting has a pinch of dystopia or an alternate future where love slaves are permitted by the government. Lady Jane is a Domme who got and bought herself Will, a sales associate from a salon she frequents, and decided to make him her love pet. What happened next was underwhelming for me because though the idea of a female dominant is very appealing, the way the story unfolded was lacked several key ingredients for me to even consider this erotica. Aside from the BDSM play and explicit sex scenes, PERoberts didn't create a bridge to help me connect with the story emotionally.

I'm not sure if I WANT THAT ONE is dark erotica because the overall feel of the story feels light. However Will's enslavement involved abduction, captivity and torture as his "love pats" aren't consensual but to go with the story, Will doesn't get it but he liked being beaten. So things were jumping from point A to D, skipping important parts like the characters' psyche and other emotional mechanisms that would make us understand the Why's and What's of the story and situation.

I love the idea behind I WANT THAT ONE, it seemed like a fun and unique BDSM erotica story with a dildo-wearing Domme in the middle of a illegal slave trading investigation (yeah this major twist was haphazardly inserted at the last minute too) calling the shots. I wish Roberts was more firm in the presentation instead of straddling different elements all at the same time which resulted into a hodgepodge tale to me. From the looks of it, it seems like there's a second novella coming out, I hope the story will be firmer and better plotted.


  1. I pretty much felt the same way about this one. I just couldn't connect with her characters or the story.

    1. Maybe she needed to make the story longer instead of compressing it into a short story/novella so she can give us more details

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  3. Erm, is this book is interesting or is only about sex? Just gimme information about it and i will write a blog post like this where i will explain more


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