On the heels of the Fifty Shades of Grey craze comes an autobiographical account of what it’s really like to be in the type of relationship described in E.L Morgan’s smash hit trilogy. I’ll admit, I’ve only read the first two books in the Fifty Shades series. I’m a sheep and when a book, movie, or TV show is getting tons of attention, I’ll probably check it out to see what all of the fuss is about. I wasn’t a huge fan of Fifty (mainly because I couldn’t get into the writing style and spent most of the book wanting to kill the silly main character), but when BlogHer asked me to review this book, I thought, “Why not?” Diary of a Submissive by Sophie Morgan is the real life account of a woman’s journey through self discovery and a series of D/s relationships. It was interesting to make comparisons between the authentic thoughts and experiences of a submissive versus the (admittedly naive) character in E.L Morgan’s series.
While reading both the fictional and non-fictional descriptions of a D/s relationship, I had similar reactions. In Fifty, I kept wanting to scream at Anastasia, “You are too naive to even be considering this! That man is a creep! He is dangerous! Stay away!” While reading Diary, I had quite a different reaction. Sophie Morgan appears to be an intelligent independent woman in her professional life, and even parts of her personal life. The fact that she prefers to be in a relationship that requires that she submit to a man 100% was very interesting and shocking to me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that an intelligent woman can’t prefer an alternative relationship, but as a fairly independent woman myself, I just can’t fathom it. My own husband knows that if I was required to submit to him, behind closed doors or not, he’d be met with a hearty belly laugh, one that would leave me curled up on the floor near death from asphyxiation.
To each his own, ya know.
Anyway, if you’re like me and can’t stay away from the latest media content that’s been hyped beyond belief, then you might enjoy a look from “the other side of the curtain” of this whole D/s business. The writing is solid and I have to give it to the author for not only being so open about her personal life, but also attaching her name to it.
I was asked to review this book as part of BlogHer’s book club. Click the linky to join in on the discussion of Diary of a Submissive!