Audio Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway – Brooklyn Blues by R.E. Hargrave

BROOKLYN BLUES
by R.E. Hargrave

Genre: BDSM Erotica (short story)

By day, Brooklyn Crenshaw goes to work and does her job. She doesn’t make waves, simply follows orders and stays off the radar. Oh, and she might have a crush on WILLIAM K. BAXTER from across the hall. Each time she passes his office—with his polished name plate on the window—her gut clenches with desire at the sight of him. But he never looks up, can’t possibly know who she is, and even if he did, her needs would send him running. Because they always ran.

At night, in private, she turns on her laptop so that her Sir can turn her on. Brooklyn’s never seen His face, but she knows His voice and the magic of His words. The arrangement works for her. Mostly.

As the office holiday party approaches, Brooklyn starts receiving Secret Santa gifts which suggest more than casual interest, Sir reveals his fondness for exhibition and voyeurism, and WILLIAM K. BAXTER finally looks up at her, and waves.

Brooklyn begins to question everything. Does she continue to follow the orders of a man who hides behind technology, but is always there, or does she take a chance on the man right in front of her who’s seen her at long last? Then there is the Secret Santa who seems to know what makes Brooklyn tick. So many decisions.

‘Tis the season… to be kinky.

 

My Review – 4 Stars

This book was a fun and sexy holiday read. I loved how Brooklyn discovered and took charge of her curiosity in regard to BDSM. The meeting and build-up of the intimacy between Sir and Brooklyn was spot on, and the instructions that Sir gave her and she completed each day were hot and kinky. I also liked the added mystery of her Secret Santa, even though I had that one figured out from the beginning. The only issue I had with the story was that the ending and time that we got of the physical relationship once Sir’s identity was revealed was too short. We only get a glimpse of their first time together. I was sad to see there were only a few minutes left of the audio since I was hoping to witness more of what Brooklyn craved and her complete submission to Sir.

This was my first audio book, and I have to say it was enjoyable. The narrators were good but took getting used to. While I liked the sound of their voices, their inflections weren’t always what I would have heard in my head, and I found the slowness of their words at times irritating. I was pleased that both voices were given, especially when Sir was delivering his instructions. I liked being able to multitask while listening; however, it was difficult at times to completely focus. I found myself going back to listen to parts over again. I was also unable to be as engrossed in the story as I would have been if reading. Therefore, I didn’t feel connected to the characters or like I was part of their world. Please know this was not a reflection of the story or narrators, but my inability to connect through audio.

 

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Domestic engineer. Author. Burgeoning editor. And quite possibly certifiable. Believing every story can shine bright with a bit of tenacious tough love, R.E. Hargrave is thorough and to the point. An international bestselling author, she takes storytelling and manuscript polishing seriously, working with her authors and on her own creations to ensure they come to life, crawling from the pages and into the reader’s souls.

Hargrave lives on the outskirts of Dallas, TX and is married to her high school sweetheart; together they are raising three children. A native ‘mutt,’ she has lived in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Alabama, Texas, and California. She is fond of setting her stories—which range from the sweet to the paranormal, to the erotic and horrific—on location in South Carolina and Texas.

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