No Way Around It by Elayne S. Venton
Changeling Press
Fantasy/Alien Planet/BDSM
ISBN: 978-1-59596-583-7
Reviewed by Tanya

   

 

Distinguished Scientist Vonna has been captured.  She and the rest of her crew were supposed to be setting down on an uninhabited planet to collect samples of plant life when suddenly they are attacked.  Vonna is taken captive and sold at a slave auction to a reputed brutal man.  When she comes to, after being stunned, she finds herself in a room filled with various restraints and sadistic devices, which both terrify her and seem to excite her.   She is stunned when the handsome lab owner is nice to her and introduces her to others in the lab and asks her to work to try and find a cure for what is killing the population of the planet.

Yale hasnít been attracted to anyone like this Earthling since the death of his wife.  He is close to fading himself from the crippling disease that is attacking his people.  There is a way to quickly stop the progression of the disease but he is not willing to take that way and wants to find a cure.  But, the more that he sees Vonna and interacts with her the more he is convinced that she is the perfect submissive and just needs to be shown how good it could be.

Vonna and Yale grown closer professionally but will they ever cross the invisible line and delve into BDSM together, and let their attraction grow?

No Way Around It was an interesting take on both light BDSM and, that just because a woman is a scientist doesnít mean she is not also feminine, with wants and needs of her own.  I thought the author did a good job setting the stage of the BDSM without making it forced and by still allowing the woman a lot of choices.  I found No Way Around It to be fast paced and enjoyable.

     

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