The Sweetest Taboo: An Unconventional Romance by Harper Miller (Review by #NerdGirlJulie)

The Sweetest Taboo

Title: The Sweetest Taboo: An Unconventional Romance

Author: Harper Miller

Published Date: November 27th 2014

Genre: Erotica


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New York City, Late Summer 2009

Like many single women who reside in the city that never sleeps, Micah Foster has had numerous encounters with undesirable men that make her want to renounce love. Just when she’s on the verge of calling it quits in her quest to find love and a sustainable relationship with a Dominant man, her friend Kisa requests her company for a girl’s night out at Spanxxx, a local fetish club. Both Kisa and Micah are seasoned submissive players in the BDSM lifestyle. Micah has been involved in the scene since her early twenties, but she has yet to meet a Dominant she meshes with and takes seriously. Now, at age thirty, she continues to search for a connection that repeatedly eludes her. Under duress, she crosses paths with Dominant Rick Thomas. Unusual and dire circumstances bring the pair together, and he’s exactly what Micah has been searching for.

The Sweetest Taboo is aptly titled. It’s an unconventional erotic love story that provides a different perspective of a relationship involving D/s and BDSM. The reader will follow Micah and Rick’s journey from beginning to end. You’ll laugh, you’ll be turned on, and most of all, you’ll find yourself cheering for their love.

*Disclaimer* If rough sex, an interracial pairing (Black woman/White man), D/s, and BDSM are of no interest to you, you should bypass this story. Intended for a mature and kinky audience. Recommended for adults 18+.


***Adult Warning – May Contain Graphic Sex, Strong Language, Or Adult Situations. Caution Advised***
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***#NerdGirlJulie’s  Review***
The Sweetest Taboo by Harper Miller is a unusual BDSM novella.  It is as much about the characters outside the playroom –interacting with friends, family, and co-workers— and how they met and fell in love, as it is about their sexual experiences together.   Miller does her best to show that committed BDSM relationships are more than toys, props and playrooms.

The story is told in dual POV.  It starts in present time, and then jumps back to the beginning of Rick’s and Micah’s relationship as they tell their story in an interview.   Although amply forewarned, I did find it difficult to get used to the writing style.   Personal and proper nouns are capitalized or not according to who is being referred to even in third person (D/s).

Micah is a 30 year old confident, professional woman who understands exactly what she wants in a personal relationship. She is a submissive who will not settle for less than the right Dom.  I love that this is story is about a mature woman.

Rick is a Dom who happens to be a successful doctor.  He has been hurt by a past lover,  and he has avoided committed long term relationships ever since.  When he sees Micah across a crowded BDSM club, he is instantly attracted.

From the moment they meet,  Rick’s and Micah’s relationship moves ahead rapidly.  Rick quickly tells Micah, “I’m looking for her; My obedient vixen, My lover, My friend, My wife, My everything.”  While the sex scenes are graphic and may not appeal to everyone, their activities are consensual.  The scenes in which parents are met were charming.  Neither set of parents is aware of their child’s sexual proclivities, and they each share with Rick and Micah their concerns for their relationship.  The concerns are well founded, and it would be realistic for a caring parent to voice their concerns.  The parents are not vilified and there is no major conflict surrounding the concerns.  In fact, there is very little conflict in this story which left it a little dry in terms of tension build-up and resolution.

As and indie author, Harper Miller has done an excellent job with publishing her debut novel.  A four star read for creativity in writing style and premise.


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  • SuziSummer

    Added to my wish list ! Terri Mcneal

  • Author Harper Miller

    Thank you so much for reading my work and for the wonderful review! Glad you had an enjoyable reading experience!

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