Review: Fifty Shades of Pink by Jourdyn Kelly

 Series: Standalone ?

Genre: LGBT (f/f), Erotica

Rating: dnf at 19%

Cover: Nothing special.

Links: goodreads

Trigger warnings: bad bdsmetiquette, maybe more

Description: BDSM was never my scene. I’ve always thought I was too strong to be dominated. Authority and I never did get along. So, when I was dragged to a special kind of club for my best friend’s bachelorette party the last thing I expected to do was surrender myself completely.

I wasn’t going to participate. Then I was summoned to the “Pink Room”. Her room. As I watched her walk away from me, I realized I had no choice but to follow. I was already hooked.

She demanded I call her Mistress.
I demanded she take off her mask.
We were both changed that night.

Review: What was I thinking?!

I don’t know why I thought something with a title having a play at Fifty Shades of Grey could be not as bad as Fifty Shades of Grey.

So, I have never read said popular wannabe bdsm novel – only parts of it and that was way enough. But I’m not here to talk about that book, I wanna review Fifty Shades of Pink.

First thing that bothered me were the special, special eyes of both MCs. I can kinda accept those things if they are in a fantasy setting – but even then I’m annoyed if they are told again and again. But in contemporary? Nope. Thank you, but no.

I could have ignored it if not for the other things. The narrating MC has no knowledge of bdsm, but knows for sure she doesn’t like giving or receiving pain. It’s just not her cup of tea. There is way more to bdsm but let’s leave it at that. Her best friend is getting married and they party at a bdsm club for her last night of not being a wife.Soon she is gone and the MC is alone.

Until a woman sets her eyes on her and she is summoned to the so-called Mistress. Enter a jump right into a bdsm scene. Well, not right into, the MC is allowed to have a safeword at least. But there is absolutely NO negotiation, no talking about which things are okay and which absolutely not. You simply choose a newbie, tie her up and have a go at her with a whip (and who knows what else, since I stopped reading there).

I don’t know if it’s going to get better but since this is a novella, there aren’t really a lot of pages to do so.

If you’re asking me, there are better bdsm books out there.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.

6 replies

    • It’s not only that it is bad – which itself is just plain bleh – but it’s dangerous as well. There are enough newbies out there who think that’s the way it’s supposed to be and end up hurt.


      • Absolutely agreed. I am into this sort of thing, and it is horrifying the number of times I’ve had to explain basic stuff like safewords to people who’ve read 50 Shades and think they know what they’re doing.

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  1. I just knew about this book! I didn’t enjoy Fifty Shades of Grey (I didn’t even finish it since BDSM or even erotica is not my thing). However, since this one is a novella, I might give it a try, just to see what is going to happen out of curiosity 🙂

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