Book Review – The Deep End (Honey #1) by Kristen Ashley

Oh, wow!!! THE FEELINGS!

All the feelings and so much more – BRAVO!!!!

Enter a decadent sensual world where gorgeous alpha males are pleasure slaves committed to fulfilling a woman’s every desire. At the elite Honey club, no boundary will be left untested, and one’s darkest desires will become a sensual reality.

Olivier isn’t sure what he’s gotten himself into when he joins the Honey Club, only that a dark part of him craves the lifestyle offered by this secret, exclusive club.

When Amèlie invites Olivier to surrender, she pushes him to explore his deepest desires as a submissive. As they grow closer and find themselves falling harder than either of them anticipated, the truth about Olivier’s past could threaten the budding relationship they both long for.


Expected publication: March 7th 2017

I’m honestly not someone that talks about feelings or even suggests that books make me feeeeeeel something special. For me it’s all about how much fun it was to read a book, how awesome the characters were or did the author throw me in a blender and spit me out afterwards. So, when other reviewers mention that a book gave them so many FEELS, I sometimes think – did I miss something?

I definitely have books that I can go on and on and on about. Those are my favorite books, that captivate me, are perfect in my opinion and I like to reread again and again.

But feelings????


I got them.:D

The Deep End gave me all of that and MORE!

I was sceptic at first.

I did NOT plan on reading this book.

D/s is so not my kind of sex.

Especially if the D is female and the s is male.

Totally WRONG combination for me.

I thought why does KA have to go this direction. This is going to be a series that I’m going to have to skip and just hope she writes fast enough so I won’t have to wait long for something else to come along.

Yeah – didn’t go down that path at all. Because I couldn’t stop thinking about the book. Reviews that were already out sounded more intriguing by the day and I got an ARC – enough said!

I started the book hesitantly BUT with an open mind – it’s a KA for fuck’s sake. 😀 She can write about almost everything and make me like it.

It took me a bit to get into her writing. In retrospect it made sense, I didn’t read a KA book for at least a year. So, her writing took some getting used to – AGAIN!!

But – OMG – was I hooked!!

Not only was the plot and character wonderfully addicting – the sex scenes were scorching HOT!!!!! I didn’t expect that at all!😲

Wow – they got me hot and bothered. Three nights of reading – I can tell you I had some interesting dreams. 😀

I don’t want to get into the premise much. I just want to mention that it made SENSE!!!! I totally got  Olivier – where he was coming from and that he was still an ALPHA even so he liked to be domineered in the bed room.

Geez – some scenes, his look, his growling, how he handled himself – HOOOOOOOT!!

And Amèlie – I really liked her. I could see her with Olivier. I also liked how she was depicted, she was definitely not the regular catsuit and crop wearing dominatrix. I loved her elegant ways – almost old-fashion. She unquestionably knew what she was doing, which was great because my darling Olivier did NOT.:D

So – as you can see by this rambling review – I was VERY satisfied with this book. KA was able to suck me in, kept me turning pages so fast my kindle was complaining and she left a lasting impression. For someone that has never dabbled in writing D/s before she wrote ONE compelling and fascinating book. BRAVO!!!!

ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.

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