The Principle of Desire

  • by Delphine Dryden
  • Narrated by Emily Cauldwell
  • 3 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

One sexy switch + one nerdy newbie = a master class in seduction.
After several years as a submissive, psychology lecturer Beth is eager to experience being on the other end of the whip for a change. When she meets sweet but socially awkward Ed at a party, it's obvious the aerospace engineer is interested - and obvious he's way too vanilla.
When tracking down a friend lands him in a BDSM club, Ed's eyes are opened to a whole other world - and a whole other side of Beth. Then Beth's former Master shows up, and Ed agrees to play along as her sub in exchange for a real date. The biggest surprise of the evening? How much he enjoys letting her take control…
Beth's ex makes it clear he wants her back, but she needs more from a relationship than he can offer - and not just the freedom to explore her switch side. At first, Ed is just an enthusiastic student. But the more she gets to know him, in and out of the bedroom, the more Beth wonders if he's everything she desires…

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I freaking love these books!

This is book three but it could be a stand alone too! If you are a fan of the show The Big Bang Theory...and you aren't too hard core about how exactly a BDSM relationship "should" work then you will love this series! Imagine Shelton as a Dom, that's book 1, this book is more like Leonard accidentally meets a dominatrix. The books aren't really long but I have adored each one! HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommended!!!!
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- NEW NAME

Nice surprise for the genre

Would you listen to The Principle of Desire again? Why?

Most likely, it was well written and the story line was interesting. About a woman who's into the BDSM seen as a submissive, but wants to try topping. Her "Top" is not happy with this and they separate. In the interim she meets a vanilla rocket scientist (He really is) and they start something that ends up shaking both their worlds up more than they thought.


What did you like best about this story?

This is something that just might happen, where things in a persons life bring them to a point for them to make decisions about who they are and what they want to do with the rest of their lives. The woman in the story had a strong personality and she was willing to try new things.


Which scene was your favorite?

There were several, one was when Ed tried topping Beth. Had some interesting moments.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

When a person makes a choice to change their circumstance after 7 years its not easy, but it takes strength and faith in yourself to move on. I think that is something that touched me about this book.


Any additional comments?

I never listened to any other stories by this author but I know the narrator and the book was on sale so I gave it a try. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed the story.

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- Bonnie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-09-2013
  • Publisher: Carina Press