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Brie Learns the Art of Submission: Submissive Training Center

Brie Learns the Art of Submission: Submissive Training Center - Red Phoenix WARNING: You are about to embark on a very dichotomous review, but I promise to explain myself along the way.

Brie works in a smoke shop and one day a very striking, mysterious man comes in and they experience an immediate connection. He leaves his card for her, which is for a submissive school he owns. Brie enters the program and the sexathon begins.

What I loved about the story:
First off, I think Red’s style of writing is excellent and she can craft a sex scene like no one else (I’m rather envious) and I loved the story line.

What didn’t work for me:
Having read the Brie series as a novel, and not in installments as it was originally intended, was a huge mistake. I don’t recommend it. In small doses I think I might have liked it better, however, I still think my critique has merit. Being an erotic writer myself, I can’t believe I am even saying this but there was just way too much sex in the book. Like over the top sex scene, after sex scene, after sex scene. And just when I think I’m getting a break, Brie has a sex dream or a sex fantasy. It was too much for me. (But if you like that sort of thing, every single scene was amazing and different.)

My other main issue is that the story lacked depth of any kind. We don’t get to know about the characters at all except as it pertains to sex and pushing their boundaries. The character we learn the most about and has the most facets (a side character) is another student going through the sub training with Brie.

I would rate it 3.5 stars but since Goodreads and Amazon don’t allow half a star, I give it 4 stars. Red’s writing was inspiring even though it lacked depth.

As an author, I believe any half star you would like to give should be bumped up to the next star. Readers, be kind to your authors. :D