Anya has a
life that many women covet, a successful husband, children
and the “freedom” to engage in sex with couples like Julian
and Katrina. She and her husband have been swingers for
years, but Anya’s world is turned upside down by Julian.
Her one night with him leaves her craving for more. Anya
breaks the rules by looking for Julian. When she finds him,
she learns he is a Dom and to enter his world she must
submit everything to him. For Anya, there is no turning
back which means that her entire life and future are at
noticed there is an audience hungry for stories featuring
older women and younger men. Well, I say it’s been overdue
for writers to step on the stereotypes left behind from
The Graduate. Julian is no victim; every inch of him
is all man. Anya is no calculating temptress, but a lonely,
sensual woman trying her best to hold it all together.
Intimate Destruction offers an older
woman/younger man in a BDSM scenario that is loaded with
intrigue and risk. There’s the familiar theme of consensual
adultery and betrayal. Julian’s power, sexiness and
intensity tease the imagination. Ms. Blaine’s writing keeps
it going with edgy sexual tension and lurking deception. I
wondered if Anya was misguided by lust in seeking
fulfillment with a stranger.
The ending had a few snags in how Anya’s husband is dealt
with. It felt a bit clichéd. The overall thread weaving
through the story is whether or not we are prepared to face
the consequences of our choices. For Anya, it was worth it
because she hadn’t been happy in a very long time. In
general, Intimate Destruction does a decent
job of May/December madness between Anya and Julian which
does make it worth the read.