Canadian Dreams, by May Raymond (review)

Erotic fiction alert…

Alyssa Crane is from England, but when her Canadian fiance Sean wants to move back to Huntsville, Canada she doesn’t hesitate to follow him over there leaving her not-so-exciting life behind and she looks forward to a new life and new friends.  Alyssa settles and thoroughly enjoys her job at the local craft shop Crafty Cottage while Sean lives the dream but unknown to her is having an affair.  But thankfully Jan Matelli who is the bestest friend she could wish for is there for her and manages to help her out of her sticky situation and by finding her a place to stay.

A brilliant debut by May Raymond, with a great story, but I’ve never read anything like this before and it kept me hooked and I found it very hard to put down. I wanted to get to the end to find out what happens to Alyssa.  She really does need some self confidence but then if he’s a dom and she’s a sub maybe she doesn’t need confidence if she’s got a good teacher?

Alyssa always dreamed of living in a house in mountains, with views of lakes and moutains which is now what she has but only a few months as her Visa is running out.  She wonders that if she does stay here too long will she out stay her welcome?  Will she get too attached and find it harder to move away?

The handsome Aiden Price lives alone in a beautiful large house inherited from his grandparents.  It is love at first sight when he first meets Alyssa, devastated when he discovered she’s attached to a moron (which is inevitably true!) and she becomes single again (yay!)  However, after Jans interference of getting Alyssa somewhere to live, it will make it harder to resist her and he has to try and keep his distance doesn’t he?

Time is running out for Alyssa, and she’s discovering a part of her that she knew existed but didn’t feel so strongly about.  She is enjoying it more and more, and it seems that she has a great teacher too, but does he feel the same way about her as she feels about him or is he just being a good teacher?

Having nothing else to compare it to in this genre, I spoke to a friend who has read the ‘fifty shades trilogy’ (I think I’m the only one that hasn’t read them!). I wondered how it compared to that and it did sound quite similar but had more of a history around the lives of the characters in this book.  So if you’ve read ‘fifty shades’ then I expect you’ll enjoy this story, and apparently there’s a follow up so look out for!

PS. I do think I’m a bit naive when it comes to this sort of thing so I had to read up about BDSM, just for clarity and found this!

Quote from Wikipedia:

BDSM is a variety of erotic practices involving dominance and submission, role-playing, restraint, and other interpersonal dynamics. Given the wide range of practices, some of which may be engaged in by people who don’t consider themselves as practicing BDSM, inclusion in the BDSM community and/or subculture is usually dependent on self-identification and shared experience. Interest in BDSM can range from one-time experimentation to a lifestyle, and there is debate over whether a BDSM or kinksexual identity also constitutes a form of sexual orientation.