Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A Short Leash by Syd McGinley

I thought I'd read all of the Dr. Fell series as they've come out, but looking through the Torquere sight, I realized I've missed A Short Leash.

A Short Leash is a fairly short story with a good bit of actual story thrown in. This is the period where Dr. Fell was still working through his feelings, lonely but not ready to bring someone else into his life just yet. Somehow, he ends up "pet sitting" three of his friend's submissives. One of them when his friend has to leave town in an emergency when his mother falls ill, another one that was planned because his friend had been too lenient on his sub and the sub needed some more training, and the final one as kind of a last minute plan. So Dr. Fell had planned for one submissive and ended up with three.

If you haven't read the series then I'd recommend you start with Volume 1. But, if you're like me and you missed this one, it's a nice little short.

BDSM elements:
  • Bondage and Discipline: 2 of 3
  • Dominance and Submission: 3 of 3
  • Sadism and Masochism: 2 of 3 
  • Extra Point: Yes
As for the writing elements: the plot revolves around the needs of the submissives, pacing is fine, prose and dialogue are always comfortable with Syd McGinley writing, and character development is consistent with other stories in this series.
  • Book Rating: A Short Leash: 8 of 10
  • BDSM Intensity Level: 8 of 10
  • Heat Level: 3 of 5

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