So I think I might be more into the BD part than the SM part of “BDSM”. This book is all about the SM part. The Dark Garden is about Rowan, who likes to be in control at all times. She is like this because of a past hurt when she tried to be a submissive person. Christian is also a Dom and feels that Rowan really is a sub and needs to show her the truth about herself. Christian asks for 30 days to convince Rowan that she really is a sub. The rest of the story is about Christian breaking down Rowan’s defenses and proving it to her.
Like I said, this book is total SM. The couple actually makes a deal that there will be no intercourse. I did learn all kinds of interesting things about SM. It was very clear that the author is familiar with the area or did a lot of research.
-subspace- the place where a sub goes to be able to tolerate and even enjoy the pain. A half-conscious, if you will
- vampire glove- A toy that has little needles on the end used for spanking
- lots of floggers….
Anyway, I was just not emotionally involved with this couple. There is another couple in the story that I liked much better. So if you are really into SM, then this is the book for you, but don’t go in expecting much else.