Rose has been enamored of dominant Jack
for a very long time. Curious about the BDSM lifestyle, she
knows Jack, a lifelong Dom, will know exactly how to give
her the education she craves. All she has to do is
Jack does not wish to be committed to
training and taking care of a submissive full time. But
there is something about Rose than keeps him coming back to
her even as he tells her he wants no part of her. Hoping to
have one weekend in which to purge her from his system, Jack
demands her complete obedience. He will control her every
waking moment – or so he thinks.
Reading the blurb for Educating
Rose I knew instantly that I had to read this book.
The plot is exactly the storyline I love and so I happily
began reading. Within pages I began to realize that
Educating Rose was not what I envisioned. Instead
of having a forceful yet loving Dom, I was given Jack.
‘Bully’ does not even begin to describe his completely
heinous personality. He fought his desire for Rose with
every breath that was in his body, yet he could not stay
away from her. And he punished her for it. It was in that
punishment, that I lost my faith in him. Had I been Rose
and in love with Jack, I would have taken his horrible and
degrading treatment for maybe two minutes and then would
have found an extremely sharp knife and gutted him.
Educating Rose could have
been so much more but the degradation of Rose at the hands
of the man she loved above all others just did not endear me
to this book. BDSM is my favorite genre to read so my
surprise and horror at Jack’s characterization didn’t sit
well with me. I wanted to swoon at his alpha tendencies all
the while waiting for him to cherish his submissive. When
that didn’t happen, it was all over but the crying for me.
Lovers of the BDSM genre might have a different opinion, and
I really hope they do because evidently Educating Rose
was not the book for me.