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My husband and I bought the whole series. He read his books and I mine. We have done a few things but not gone far as we would like as I was injured at work and now have to learn my body all over again. But the books had some good history and advice.
My biggest complaint is there is nothing in the Dom books that talk about aftercare. The Sub books have a few mentions about why it is important and danger signs, but that is in the sub book. Nothing is mentioned in the Dom books, other than the word itself. It doesn't talk about what it is or why it is important. As a sub would not likely be in a position to care for themself after a scene. What should a Dom do when subspace is reached, how should care be negotiated, what are the aftercare danger signs to look for, none of this is talked about or even mentioned in the Dom books. I became very disappointed in the Dom books and realized this is why my husband hasn't practiced aftercare as I would have expected. So in short, good info, but lacking in the specifics this series should have covered. All three books per "style" really just cover the same stuff. If you read book one then you have read all three. Even the fourth Dom book is just a review of book one.
While I didn't expect this to be an all inclusive text I expect to have all the basics covered at least a little.
While I do appreciate the basic awareness and information that was presented in this book, I was sorely disappointed. The book is very short, each page is formatted with extra wide margins and the font is bigger than normal so the amount of content is not that much. I finished it in a couple hours. My hope for this book was to help me take my Dominance to the next level. I wanted to read up on how other doms master the art. How to better monitor your sub during a scene... How to observe and monitor her sub state as well as my own dom space... Stuff like that. Well.. this was not the book for that.
This book is about the basics. And I mean, basics. Proper etiquette at a bdsm event, common amatuer dom mistakes and pitfalls, how to bring up the subject of being your sub to your friends and partner (very strange choice of a chapter).
And to pour salt on the wound, it was not very well written. I caught several grammar mistakes and the flow of the wording sometimes didn't even make sense.
For true beginners: a definite maybe. For more advanced techniques: not even close.