Review: Impulse Control by Sara Brookes

Filed in 3 Stars , featured , Review , Sara Brookes , The Latin Lover Posted on May 31, 2012 @ 1:00 pm 1 comments

Format read: ebook
Release Date: 22 July 2011
Number of pages: 28 pages
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Series: Book #1 in the Sypricon Masters series
Formats available: ebook
Purchasing Info: Goodreads, Author’s Website, Amazon, B&N, Decadent Publishing, All Romance eBooks


Planetary Deputy Chief Marshal Selene Orasova is looking for a reminder pleasure still exists in the universe. Fresh off her latest case, she heads to Tawse, a BDSM club on the planet Sypricon. However, upon her arrival she finds the club almost empty as nearly all the staff has been hired out for the night. Disappointed, she starts to leave, only to walk face first into a wall of muscle.

Vaughn, one of the few Doms at the club Selene hasn’t been under the command of, is immediately intrigued by the hard edged cop. A few instructions and she’s easily under his guidance. However, Vaughn quickly discovers Selene has a problem relinquishing total control. She likes to top from the bottom and that isn’t something Vaughn will stand for. Determined to correct her, Vaughn pushes her limits with a little impulse control.

My Thoughts: Impulse Control is a very short sci-fi erotica novella of merely 28 pages, the first in Sara Brookes’ Masters of Sypricon series. The story starts off with an in medias res beginning: we jump right in the middle, no introduction, no gently easing into the story, the first scene is already taking place at the fetish club. Selene is a Deputy Chief Marshal and due to the very dominant aspect of her job she is in need of relinquising control and being the one put into submission for once. She couldn’t think of a more ideal candidate for the post than Vaughn, a highly coveted Dom of the club and a man Selene has had her eye for some time now.

Vaughn takes over the reins and wants to show Selene how to be a submissive, but his strategic education executed in various steps made the seduction fractured to me and disconnected me from the emotional, sensual side of the scene.

Of course due to the length limitations there wasn’t much time for character development. Vaughn repeats several times how Selene is always opposed to having her boundaries stretched but we don’t see any proof or example of that.

Verdict: Impulse Control is a story more about control and dominance than erotism and sex. And though the ending came around a bit unexpected and rushed, Impulse Control was a short novella I enjoyed. Sara Brookes introduces an interesting new world and I’m looking forward to reading more of this series.

I give Impulse Control 3 stars!

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About Stella

Stella is a proud bookaholic and a self-taught multilinguist in training. Besides reading, her other great passions are travelling and baking. When she is not globetrotting she lives in sunny Budapest, where she loves to spend her free time preparing (and feasting on) delicious cookies or devouring equally yummy books. Her favourite genres are urban fantasy and romance and she couldn't live without her daily dose of sunshine. Besides being the Latin Lover on BLI Stella also blogs about books and a bookish life on Ex Libris.

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  • aurian June 5, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Not for me Stella, but glad you enjoyed it!

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