Review: Adventurous Me

I’ve been listening to audiobooks on my daily commute. It beats the alternative – listening to the news on NPR talk about coronavirus and the election. The tagline for Adventurous Me: “Boring? Tiresome? Predictable? We’ll see about that,” made me think of my commute immediately: boring, tiresome and predictable.

This book, on the other hand, was none of those things. When Trish’s husband decides he’s had enough of their marriage and leaves, Trish sets out for an adventure. Her adventure takes her to Bliss – a fetish club for the BDSM lifestyle.

Trish jumps into the lifestyle feet first, training as a sub with the “dungeon master” Dave, before she signs up for an annual event that assigns her to a Dom for two weeks. Trish is assigned to Clint – a brooding, quiet dominate.

I found that once I realized this story was about Clint and not about Trish, I was much more interested in the story. While Trish was a fine character, I couldn’t connect with her. However, I found Clint’s growth as a character much more enjoyable.

Not that there was a lot of “story” here – but this was the perfect escapism listen. This was very hot, steamy and smutty chapter after chapter. And it definitely made my commute less boring.

I do think I would have enjoyed this book more had I read it. I think the narrator might have ruined this one a little bit for me. She tended to end sentences in a lilt that felt like a question, when it wasn’t a question. And, her actual questions always sounded too much like begging.

Thank you to Spectrum Audio and NetGalley for the review copy in exchange for my honest opinion. 

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