His Latest Acquisition by Lizbeth Dusseau
Compelled by impulse, suspicion and obsession, Emily Booker hacks into her husband’s computer files discovering his secret life as a sexual master. Shocked but sexually ignited, Emily begs to become his slave. Though Justin reluctantly agrees to her request, he feels betrayed and her training becomes his revenge.
Rapidly forcing her deep into submission, Justin strips away her life a piece at a time: career, friends, property, even her marriage disappears until there is nothing left but ‘em’, the perfect submissive. She is humiliated before masters, stretched for double penetration, whipped, bound and finally given away. While em looks on with longing, Justin entertains his other slaves in the bed his novice submissives once shared with him.
Is this the life she truly desires? In the wings another would-be master with his eyes focused on this beautiful prize waits… her trainer Dylan Kincaid. A confrontation between masters is certain… “Sell her?” Justin chortled darkly. “Maybe to some Sultan for a night, but sell her outright? Hell no! I’d be crazy. em’s worth a fortune to me… I figure I can retire on the cash she’ll bring.”
Posted by Erzabet Bishop on 4th Dec 2012
What would you do if you thought your husband was up to something? How far would you go to find out about his secret life? What would you do when you found out?
That is the ultimate question facing Emily as she makes a discovery that her marriage is nothing but a shell and her husband Justin is a Master in a Guild that trains and brokers slaves. Emily is turned on by the idea of becoming a slave and soon learns that some things there is no going back from.
This book was a page turning journey of self discovery. A slave has nothing. No personal possessions, rights or anything else. Watching as Emily, now walks down the road to sexual submission, I found myself riveted by her ordeals and the freeing aspect of what and who she becomes. At times, the book gets very dark, but without the dark, there is no light. I could literally write about this book for hours. I had to put it down and pick it up again very shortly thereafter. Reading about the things Justin puts Emily through, I was torn about how I wanted the story to end. It leaves it open and I am hopeful that it will lead to another book. One word description: epic.
I have to say this is one of my favorite books in the dark erotica category and I will be checking out more of this author's work. It is electric and visceral. You feel what the main character is going through and you know that this author is well versed in the BDSM lifestyle and writes from the heart and soul of her experiences. To say I was moved was an understatement. This book is epic and needs to me on every BDSM reader's TBR list.
5/5 (If I could go higher, I would.)
anal sex, slavery, Dominance, submission, Guild, Master, self discovery, awakening, freedom.
Posted by Avid Reader on 4th Mar 2011
Interesting read! The psychology of the Bookers' marriage was presented very clearly, and the journey of em toward her realization as an abject submissive was fascinating. I inwardly chuckled when Justin lost his hoped-for money maker, and the ending left me wanting more. I am avid to read of em and Dylan's life thereafter. I can but hope for a sequel from Lizbeth.
Posted by From "A New York Gentleman on 23rd Apr 2010
Reviewer's Comments on His Latest Acquisition
This is one of my favorite erotic novels, because of the emotional intensity of the character interaction within a married couple. A lovely vanilla wife belatedly discovers her husband’s dominating power and her own deep satisfaction in submission. She wants to submit to him, but he wants to dominate unconstrained by tender relations. As she surrenders completely, with much anxiety, she empowers him to be the cold, distant master he wants to be. He sends her to another master for anal training and more.
Do this husband and wife give each other everything they most desire—though shared in surprising forms? Or do they fail each other utterly? The power relations have many facets. The story develops far. It culminates in shocking and highly erotic scenes with all the primordial power in marriage and more primitive forms of bondage that must walk naked among us.
From Lancelot Knight
Lizbeth Dusseau is the author of thoughtful novels that explore the psychological aspects of the world of submission and Domination
Like several of her novels, His Latest Acquisition is a journey—as a submissive discovers her true nature and a Dominant recognizes his nature, as well.
Like perhaps more than a few Masters, Justin Booker keeps his world of Masters and slaves distinctly separate from his married life. But then one day his staid wife Emily (or as she becomes by the end of the novel merely em) discovers his secret world on his computer. She finds herself oddly stirred by the images she sees and words she reads, and she confronts her husband. Much to Justin’s surprise, it turns out that Emily wants to explore the world of submission. In a word, she wants to become her husband’s slave.
Justin is wise enough to realize that being a wife is entirely different than being a slave, but he tentatively allows her to enter his shadowy world of submission, of whips and orgies, of chains and all the other paraphernalia of the lifestyle.
Emily/em quickly discovers that she has a genuine affinity for slavery as she is tutored by several Trainers.
However, the novel takes a surprising turn. em discovers that slavery is not without its own special brand of power: “From her lowly place at the feet of masters, she ruled for just one breathless moment of decision.” That is, the decision to be a slave is in itself its own kind of power. Love is certainly as powerful as submission.
Lizbeth Dusseau’s knowledge of the psychology of submission is insightful and genuine, making the book well worth reading. In His Latest Acquisition, she has fashioned another fine novel of self-discovery.