I get into reading ruts.
Actually, I've been stuck in the same reading rut for years now.
I'm stuck on/in dystopian fiction and speculative fiction. (Margaret Atwood, what what?)
So when I received an offer from BlogHer to review Diary of a Submissive by Sophie Morgan, I jumped at it.
And then I remembered why I mostly stick to the classics and my tried-and-true genres.
There are some humorous moments in the book, it is well written, and it explores and reveals many aspects of (moderately unhealthy) real-life relationships. There is a lot of gritty honesty in this book - so much honesty (and, truthfully, so many disquieting scenes) that it may make some readers uncomfortable.
This memoir chronicles Sophie's relationships and sex life. It is rife with contradictions: Sophie states she is not ashamed of her choices, yet she uses a pen name. She claims to be confident and self-sufficient, but her character never stands up for herself - ever. Except for one brief, shining moment, she trails behind the men in her life like a sad puppy - and allows and encourages them to hurt her. To each her own, but the relationships in this book seem...well, horrible.
In any case, it was interesting to get out of my 'reading bubble' and try to see through a completely different person's eyes, but this book wasn't for me.
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This is a compensated review, but the words & thoughts are my own.