TOP TO BOTTOM by Delphine Dryden


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Personal trainer Amie (or Mistress Amie, as she is known by the people in her town’s kink community) has her life all figured out, until her ex Dru shows up and throws everything out of whack.

Amie believes very much in control. As a physical trainer and gym instructor, she lives a very organized life. As a domme, she maintains control in any encounters she may have in the kink community. She trusts very few people in either aspect of her life. An uncomfortable reunion, however, sends Amie whirling into feelings she hasn’t acknowledged in more than a decade. Dru, her first everything—sexual partner, BDSM partner, true love—has returned from Seattle and just opened a new kink club in town. She's good at the front-of-house stuff but needs Amie’s expertise in some of the business aspects. Amie, feeling a sexual attraction she probably hasn’t felt since the last time she and Dru were together, agrees to help...but proposes the pair meet for a scene, to get it all out of their systems. The sparks fly, just in time for someone to sabotage the club and its reputation. Author Dryden (The Unicorn, 2016, etc.) writes a well-considered, sex-positive story of two real women with real issues. Dru’s grief over a lost loved one and Amie’s budding understanding of her own sexuality create the necessary undertones to make this particular novel more than bare-bones erotica. While some of the writing can be a bit flat, the overall tone is both sexy and heartwarming.

A racy story of love, honesty, and the willingness to lose control.

Pub Date: July 18th, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-62649-415-2
Page count: 162pp
Publisher: Riptide
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 2016


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