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*This version is no longer available* From the moment he laid eyes on Emmy Westerly, Nathaniel wanted her in his life. He would have done anything to get her there and keep her there. Nathaniel found himself quickly pulled into Emmy’s dark world of whips and blindfolds, kink and submission, intrigued by the not only the thrill of it, but by the enigma that led Emmy there a*This version is no longer available* From the moment he laid eyes on Emmy Westerly, Nathaniel wanted her in his life. He would have done anything to get her there and keep her there. Nathaniel found himself quickly pulled into Emmy’s dark world of whips and blindfolds, kink and submission, intrigued by the not only the thrill of it, but by the enigma that led Emmy there as well. Emmy couldn’t resist Nathaniel Walsh. She couldn’t deny the electricity between them, the utter animal magnetism she felt for him. Emmy was mystified by someone as honest and uncomplicated as Nathaniel allowing her to lead him into the dark. She adored having him at the end of her lash. But Emmy had secrets - deep, cruel truths - that had lead her to Club Imperial, and staying with Nathaniel would mean telling him everything. He wasn't ready for that. Neither was she....

Title : Consensual
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ISBN : 9781494341671
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Number of Pages : 188 Pages
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Consensual Reviews

  • Pam
    2018-11-10 03:02

    2.5 stars“Love does funny things,"“Love can do kinky things too,Emy and her alter ego, Tessa Saint is a woman in need of control to keep her demons at bay, she needs her rules, her boundaries and limits for a reason and it isn't one she wants to find her again. But lately she's hasn't found that sated feeling she gets when she dishes out her pain, and running into Nathaniel just confuses her more. Nathaniel isn't from her world, as vanilla as any one man ca be, luckily for him, he has the passion and the need for her to tempt her into trying something she's never done before.....vanilla sex and vanilla life, could she do it?“This is what couples do, Emmy,” he said, slowly pulling his fingers away. “They learn about each other. It's a give and take. I like feeling you quiver in my arms, I love hearing you whimper. I love knowing I do that to you. And if you're willing to try my way, I can try it your way. But tonight is mine. Can you give that to me?” Give and take, compromises and honesty. While the sex maybe off the charts, it's all so new and all so different, both are playing a very dangerous game with emotions and hearts...especially with no rule book to guide them. But while they are lost to themselves, her past threatens everything they started and the future they hope to share. Consensual sadly isn't a book for me, I read it wanting a strong dominant female who does what she loves and makes no excuses for herself. I probably set my self up to fail, seeing as it was my own expectations that killed the experience for me. Emy is a dominant, but she does it more out of self preservation then it being who she is, it's almost as if you could turn that part of you off and suddenly want something else. I don't know, I can't judge, but I would assume that it would be very much ingrained in who you are and not just what you do. Nathaniel was an interesting lead, he isn't an alpha male, being on the sweeter side, it didn't bother me but then again it did nothing for me either. The story is told from both their POV, and their story does continue on, but I don't think I will continue with them. I would encourage others to try, as this was my own personal reaction to this book, sadly I can't love them all.

  • Steelwhisper
    2018-11-13 02:19

    BDSM-fail. Kink-shaming. And another prostitute as femdom.I'm so utterly tired of this.

  • Dee
    2018-11-20 02:07

    The synopsis of this story is very misleading (IMO). A number of things don't make sense, and it has a huge cliff-hanger that has nothing to do with the things that pissed me off about this story. Maybe book two will explain why she didn't let anyone look at her tits, but I will never know because I don't care enough to read it.If you are looking to read some hot D/s (Fm) scenes you WON'T find them in this story. The first full sex scene finds Domme Emmy on the bottom. She is so strong she gives her control to him. In fairness to the author, it's not a bad story just way off the mark of what I expected! Full review to follow once I calm down.

  • Miri
    2018-11-01 23:00

    3 1/2 StarsBlurb: From the moment Nathaniel laid eyes on Emmy Westerly, he wanted her in his life. He would do anything to get her there and keep her there. To his surprise, Nathaniel found himself quickly pulled into Emmy’s dark world of whips and blindfolds, kink and submission. He was intrigued not only by the thrill of it, but by the enigma which led Emmy there as well. Emmy could not resist Nathaniel Walsh. She couldn’t deny the electricity between them, the utter animal magnetism she felt for him. Emmy was mystified by someone as honest and uncomplicated as Nathaniel allowing her to lead him into the dark. She adored having him at the tip of her lash. But Emmy had secrets – deep, cruel truths which led her to Club Imperial, and staying with Nathaniel would mean telling him everything. He wasn’t ready for that. Neither was she.ReviewHmmmmm I have mixed feelings towards this book. There were parts that caught my attention but there were other parts that totally bored me.Emmy is a domme at Imperial an exclusive kink club. She is used to living her life by her rules. She loves having the same routine. Emmy has dark past that she doesn’t speak to. She had a horrible stepfather and her mom wasn’t there for her.Nathaniel is rich, hot, sweet, kind of a boy next door. He is used to working and having the sense of accomplishments. He is not an alpha male…more of a submissive.Ok, here is my problem with this story. I read of all types of books. So, when I started this book I wanted to love it, I wanted to feel a connection with the characters.. but that did not happened. Emmy, frustrated me at times.. There were times when she was so vague with everything… yet she wanted to be with Nathaniel without letting him in not even a bit. I loved that she was upfront about everything and really told him how she felt about a relationship and what she wanted from him. Nathaniel, Jesus Christ seriously…. There were times when Emmy did anything she wanted and he didn’t even say anything. Usually the heroine tends to frustrate me.. But in this case he did. I felt like he was just going with the motion.. Like he wanted to be with her and he was just accepting anything he could give her. I wanted them to have a 50/50 relationship but at the end I felt like they didn’t even had a relationship to begin with.The sex scenes were hot and there were a lot… but I didn’t feel a connection with either of them. At times I found myself skipping some pages because I had figured out what was going to happened. I loved Victor though for some reason he stood out more than Emmy and Nathaniel…mostly because what he went through which was damn messed up. I hope the author writes a HEA for him.Sooooo.. good sex scenes, hot female domme, sexy hero. I hope you read this and decide for yourself about this book. I’m in no way trying to bash this author.Hope Emmy and Nathaniel find their way on the second book.Miri*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review

  • Shirley
    2018-11-15 03:16

    At a time when BDSM, domination and submission have become more prevalent in the erotic genre, comes this novel from Katherine Rhodes that for me is offering readers a fresh perspective . . . the dominant is a woman.In Consensual we meet Emmy Westerly (the Domme) and Nathaniel Walsh (her boss’ brother). They are drawn to each other instantly, but Emmy is hesitant as Nathaniel’s sexual history is all vanilla. As she slowly introduces him to her lifestyle, and he opens himself to it, we also see Emmy allow herself to be vulnerable as she allows herself a bit of vanilla. If you’ve ever wanted to understand more about a Ds relationship, this is definitely a must read for you . . . there are many factors for why Emmy has become a Domme and I feel having a male as the submissive makes it even more clear as to how being the sub in the relationship is NOT about weakness.Keep in mind . . . this story is about so much more than the sex. At the same time Emmy and Nathaniel are discovering each other, Nathaniel and his brother are also dealing with outside forces who are trying to take them and their business down. Sadly, for Emmy, those involved are also cruel reminders of her past and how she came to live the lifestyle she lives.It’s never easy to wait for the next release in a series, but Katherine has given readers a story that will make it worthwhile. Just hope the wait isn’t long.If you are looking for an honest, believable, yet mysterious erotic romance that will stick with you, Consensual is an absolute MUST READ!!

  • Kristi
    2018-10-22 01:09

    this one was a free kindle book. i didn't mind the story, sort of liked it and the characters actually.... but what was that. nothing happened. where was the character growth? what exactly was the point of that book? i just felt like it was an intro and then when things finally started getting interesting and it looked like we might get some resolution or growth... bam it was over. and a cliffhanger ending at that. disappointed.

  • Serban Georgiana
    2018-10-22 21:05

    Aceasta carte mi-a amintit de cartile scrise de Tiffany Reisz.In primul rand trebuie sa mentionez ca in paginile acestei carti veti gasi scene erotice cu accente BDSM,si ca Emmy(protagonista)este dominanta. Rar se intampla sa citesc o carte in care locurile sa fie schimbate,majoritatea scriitorilor care abordeaza astfel de subiecte aleg ca dominatori personaje de sex masculin.A fost interesanta aceasta schimbare,pentru ca Emmy are o viata si un trecut misterios.Mi-a placut cartea ,mai ales faptul ca Katherine Rhodes a stiut sa construiasca o poveste palpitanta si plina de suspansn in afara scenelor BDSM.Nu vreau sa intru prea mult in detalii,dar trebuie sa precizez ca aceasta poveste este interesanta ,plina de suspans si cu o actiune alerta,iar scenele de sex sunt HOT.Mi-au placut in mod deosebit personajele si povestile lor de viata.Cum a ajuns o fata de 17 ani sa intre in aceasta lume,si ce o determina sa se comporte asa ? Mistere, mistere neelucidate.....autoarea este foarte secretoasa.Un alt aspect de apreciat la aceasta carte ,este comportamentul lui Nathaniel.Cum reuseste sa se plieze dorintelor ei,si sa se lase dominat in pat in ciuda faptului ca el in viata reala este un lider/conducator.Schimbul acesta de putere este interesant.Finalul este fulminat si frustrant,si te obliga efectiv sa citesti si urmatorul volum pentru a afala cum se incheie aceasta poveste de dragoste.Punctajul meu este unul de 4.5 stele.Cartea a fost o adevarata surpriza pentru mine.

  • Gina Marcantonio
    2018-11-09 01:09

    I loved this book! So many stories are about the Alpha Male introducing BDSM to a young, innocent female. It was fascinating to have the roles reversed with a Domme teaching the lifestyle to the good looking male!Although there is plenty of hot sex, this story is about so much more. It’s a story about trust, overcoming your past and allowing yourself to have the future you’re not convinced you deserve. It ends in a cliffhanger that will have you YELLING “NOOOO,” but you will not be able to put this book down.Emmy Westerly begins a new job at Walsh Distribution and becomes involved with Nathaniel Walsh. Emmy is running from her past and uses her lifestyle to compensate for the lack of control she had growing up. She needs control and routine to balance her demons. Nathaniel questions her lack of commitment to him but is curious about her lifestyle and wants to learn more about it, and her. His feelings and thoughts are true to “real-life,” the same as any of us who are not in the lifestyle, would feel. Because of this, you will have no problem relating to these characters. Their journey of discovery is emotional and hot. This book is very well written. There’s something for everyone; romance, corporate espionage, fraud, mystery and suspense. The characters are likable and grab you from the very beginning. You get caught up in their journey to find happiness while getting a look into the psychology of this lifestyle. I cannot wait to read the next book. Emmy and Nathaniel both deserve to be happy and you’ll be rooting for their HEA!

  • Jeanie V.
    2018-11-07 23:19

    Gahhhh… dang cliffhanger and I still don't know what Emmy's deal is with her boobies! :) But I absolutely LOVE Nathanial and I love this whole role reversal to who is a dom/sub in the relationship. I also had a "wow" moment at 36% when Siobhan explained her store and the lifestyle to playing an instrument. BEST metaphor/explanation ever! I really liked this book. Really great perspective. Sexy, interesting... I'll be reading book 2 soon! :)

  • Kim
    2018-10-22 22:53

    What I liked about this book:-- Unlike many of these erotic novels, the 'dominant' in the BDSM relationship was female rather than male;- There were several strong story lines that did not rely totally on the sex scenes;- The sex and BDSM scenes were very good.What I didn't like about the book:-- Even though the main male character was the 'sub', he was still rich and money was no object (a la FSOG etc.);- Apart from a few minor typos and missing words, there was a major error in the story. On page 165, the main character Emmy says to 'boyfriend' Nathaniel - 'Chantal wants to know if you want to go out again this Friday. Apparently she and Tyrone had a great time with us last week'. ONLY THEY DIDN'T, COS THE FOUR OF THEM HAD NEVER BEEN OUT TOGETHER BEFORE. We didn't even know Chantal's new boyfriend's name by this time and Emmy and Nathaniel had only been 'dating' a couple of times themselves. Whether this was an incident featured in a different edition (I noticed there is a 'VIP Edition' of this book) I don't know but it really jumped out at me;- [SPOILER ALERT] Also want to know how two men, one of whom has been banned from the club and the other who is not a member managed to get in to Emmy's room at the Imperial without being stopped by security!;- The story was left on too much of a cliffhanger so you feel almost obliged to purchase the next book.Without these issues, particularly the story line failure, would probably have been a five star rating. As it is, still thought it worth 9/10 and look forward to reading the second book.

  • Bonnie Hardman
    2018-11-12 03:53

    As I am finding myself drawn more and more to these dark and edgy books, I am discovering a respect for these broken men and women. This book introduced Emmy and Nathaniel and Club Imperial. Emmy has secrets and needs control in her life due to past demons she struggles to keep away daily. she ventures out into the "vanilla" world and lands a new job. She is attracted to her bosses brother Nathaniel. He's vanilla to her dark chocolate world but she puts it out there to him about her lifestyle and the fact that she's a Dominant not only in the bedroom but also her controlled life. Nate is willing to explore her world as he falls for her. The story has many twists and turns to it and I sure didn't see the end coming! I am looking forward to the second book due out this fall. Aside from a few editing errors in the book which did not take away from the story at all, I am going to give this book 5 Stars for keeping me interested, emotionally vested in the characters and the sex scenes were hot but very tastefully done with much eroticism to them. I love when an author introduces a little mystery into the story to keep the readers on edge and guessing what'll happen next.

  • Melissa Ann PA
    2018-11-01 23:13

    Consensual (Club Imperial Book 1) by Katherine Rhodes was an outstanding read. The first thing people need to know is that this book is HOT and it is BDSM themed. So Emmy is a complex character she is a Domme so that means she is strong and use to giving direction, but she is afraid to get emotionally involved because of her past but I just can’t help but love her. Then you have Nathaniel one of the top dogs of the company who is nothing but drool worthy, alpha male, protector, but for Emmy he is willing to look into her way of life and he starts to like it. This book about killed me with the way it ended talk about your cliffhanger but you so need to read this book and the good part is the second book is out now.

  • Tracey Warren
    2018-11-16 22:18

    Move over fifty shades......All the "excited" words, amazing, gripping, enjoyable, addictive, engrossed, etc etc and so much more! This book is probably the best I've read since..... yeah you get the picture! This is a definite page turner, you'll lose hours just wanting to know what happens, reaching the end with a definite OMG NOOOOOOOOO. It is a series, but definitely worth the read, fifty shades from a woman's view as the domme, so expect the kinky, sexy and raw emotion, but you'll fall in love with the leads, the brother, the torment, and bring on the next edition, cannot wait.

  • Emily
    2018-10-31 20:55

    'Consensual' book 1 in the Club Imperial Series by Katherine Rhodes is a amazing story! This is the first time I've read Katherine's work and it definitely won't be the last. I loved this story and characters. I can't wait to see what happens with Emmy and Nathaniel in book 2 of the Club Imperial Series 'Broken Bonds'. This story pulls you in and you don't want to stop reading! Highly recommend this book!

  • Bridget
    2018-11-06 02:55

    How irritating to have the book end...in the middle of the story. Such a obvious attempt to sell the next book. i wasn't overwhelmed with the writing to start with. Competent but not compelling. Emmy is a Domme who falls for a Nathanial, a regular guy who was not in the BDSM lifestyle. Sticking with the story was to give the author a fair chance. And then she ends it with nothing resolved. I won't read the next book unless it is flippin' free.

  • Gina
    2018-10-29 04:04

    I really enjoy this book. It was a wonderful to see a female domme. I loved how Emmy was the dom and yet Nathaniel is a dom in his business world and is willing to try with Emmy. Nat is really caught between a rock and a hard place but it just feels right with Emmy! The end really is so cliffhanger because I really want to know what the hell is going on with Emmy.

  • Breann McGrath
    2018-10-31 00:50

    Such a refreshing read! I love how Emmy brought Nathaniel into her world and he was surprisingly okay with it. I love how she had total control. Both of them have their own personal issues but it is so perfectly clear to say they love each other. I can't wait to read the second one!

  • Delia Binder
    2018-10-31 02:57

    More like "Didn't Start" than "Didn't Finish" - I couldn't get past the first few chapters of this.I used to think I rarely DNF'd a book - though it appears I've either gotten pickier the last couple years, or there's a lot more not very readable "kinky romance" out there than I thought....

  • Kristina
    2018-11-01 20:56

    3.5 stars. I wasn't as invested in the characters as much as I wanted to be. Going on to book 2 based upon peer feedback that I'll like it lots more.

  • Kristy Dean
    2018-10-28 04:59

    Very very good storyI was hooked fast into the story. I couldn't put it down for 2 days. I even bought the next book. This was the first time I have read a book by this author. Loved the writing style and scene descriptions. The only flaw was the cliffhanger. Would be better if sold in a box set. I can't wait to start the next one. Overview. Nathaniel was a powerful man in Pittsburgh. He was born of wealth and he and his brother took over the family business. Nathaniel took his snotty girlfriend to a new club. Club imperial is for vip only people. The club houses kink in different levels. Nathaniel's girlfriend leaves him for another guy while there. But Nathaniel's eyes caught something even better. Tessa aka Emmy his brothers new assistant. She was a Domme there. He knew he had to have Emmy, but could he except not being in charge. Emmy works as a secretary during the day and Domme at night. But Nathaniel throws her control out of balance and she needs to find common grounds for them to have a relationship. But all her drama from the past keeps holding her back. What will she decide to do?

  • Melanie Marnell
    2018-11-06 02:02

    What makes a good Domme? Control, it's all about control. Emmy is broken and control is all she has to deal with a horrendous past. Nathanial, her boss's brother, struck a chord in her from the moment she saw hi. Can this vanilla man move in her chocolate rocky road world? Underneath it all there are nefarious happenings playing out. Nathaniel, Emmy and Victor are caught up in this dangerous situation. No one will come away unscathed.

  • Chrisette Trevino
    2018-10-27 21:07

    I got this book in exchange for a voluntary review. This book explores the problems BDSM followers have in adjusting to the "vanilla" world.Emmy Westerly starts work as an executive secretary for Victor Walsh and meets his brother Nathaniel. Little do they know their intelligent secretary is into BDSM. She is a dominant. Nathaniel falls in love with her and she resists. Nathaniel struggles to give her what she needs.Will he bend for her ? This book does end in a cliffhanger.

  • Barb Sturrock
    2018-11-06 20:56

    A look at life from a different perspective.I found this book an amazing read. I loved having a look into a world so far from mine. The only part I didn't like was the cliffhanger at the end.

  • Jessica
    2018-10-23 00:15

    Didn't finish. I couldn't get into it at all.

  • Michelle
    2018-11-20 05:16

    Good bookYou people should just read this book yourselves and write your own review on this novel yourself and I really enjoyed reading this book very much so. Shelley MA

  • Lorri Wisniewski
    2018-11-12 01:57

    Great storyLoved this story. This is my first time reading Katherine Rhodes. Can't wait to read the next book. Light BDSM my favorite.

  • Staci
    2018-10-27 04:55

    Loved it.Loved the story line. Liked that the lady took control for a change. I don't see that in anlotbof books.

  • Diane West
    2018-10-21 23:59

    Consensual (Club Imperial Book )What a book I couldn't put it down,it was expecting ,bold, and full of intrigue I over it can't wait to start reading book 2 Broken Bond.

  • Chelsea
    2018-10-31 23:04

    I didn’t know what to expect with this one. I picked it up when it was free. Though I’ve read more than my fair share of BDSM and BDSM-adjacent books, I’ve never read one that features the woman as the Dom, or rather Domme. In fact, I didn’t even know that “Domme” is the correct term for this situation or that “dominatrix” is frequently used incorrectly. Most importantly though, I didn’t know how Consensual and Broken Bonds would sit with me, considering that I’m such a huge supporter of the Alpha male coalition.However, I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. More than that, I was ecstatically surprised. So much so that I purchased Broken Bonds for full-price when I was only about 20% into Consensual. So let’s dive in …Our formerly abused heroine, Emmy, has gotten her life in order, and what a beautifully, meticulous order it is. To satisfy her need to control all things, she spends her nights as a Domme at the highly exclusive Club Imperial. To satisfy need for normalcy, she takes a day-time position for as an administrative assistant. When she meets her new boss’s brother, however, the two worlds collide. Getting a vanilla man like Nathanial, who’s accustomed to being in control to submit is a whole new ball game for both of them. I have to give it to the author because getting Nathanial’s character right was tricky. She had to make him submissive when he needed to be but do it without emasculating him. That is a very fine line to walk considering the dynamics at play here. But she nailed it. Absolutely nailed it. Nathanial submits to Emmy just enough to earn her trust but he does it without losing all of his protective, egotistical tendencies. I just absolutely loved him. He’s her savior when he needs to be. He’s her lover when he needs to be. And though he’s her sub when she needs him to be, he’s always pushing the limits and trying to top from bottom. I give Consensual 4.5 out of 5-star. If you’re looking for some smart writing with a story that puts a dramatic twist on a usually-predictable genre, this series will do you right. It’s hot and naughty with a healthy dose of sweet suspense.My complete review can be found on www.mydailyromance.com.

  • Nomv
    2018-10-31 22:02

    Many other people have different opinions about BDSM, apparently even some sites said things differently than other. I brace myself not to trust the internet despite it had offered me a lot of info that are actually useful for my knowledge. So I have no comment regarding the rules of BDSM that being described in this book. I will rate the book based solely on what I know alone. The relationship between Emmy and Nathaniel is full of rules (at least inside the room). At the same time, they both have great dynamic while respecting one another with their willingness to try each other's lifestyles. According to the psychology in these type of plays, most subs usually have a lot of responsibilities in real life that often time, they becomes a sub to release themselves of those reality (at least that's what the author hinting at, plus some other researches on my part). As for Emmy, she didn't have control of her life, something happened in the past that caused her current trauma, resulting in her Domme's lifestyle.So it is here that I wonder, are D/s characteristics base entirely on their environment or just a nature of their personality that they're born with? Nature and nurture is a controversial topic among psychologists. So when I read this book, I am questioning it once again. In most of BDSM novels, there are a lot of male Doms, once again, those book are hinting at a certain stereotype in real life, which didn't necessary happened in BDSM plays. So no, a Domme is not rare contrasting to popular belief (gotta count the ratios of those who actually engages in it). There is a cliffhanger here at the end, things start to get violent and brutal. Yes, I enjoyed the book, it is hot, enthralling, and the sex scenes are just downright amazing. However, there are times when I got bored with the book halfway due to the random conflicts/events. Regardless, I'm still curious about the end of this series. So I will move on to the second one. As far as I know, things will get darker from here.