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Going Down
Going Down
Author: Vonna Harper
GIVING UP CONTROL... — Successful bondage model Saree McKeon sometimes wonders what it would be like to turn her job into the real thing. Yet she never dreams that she'll soon get the opportunity to live out her wildest fantasies. — ONLY LEADS TO... — When the body of a bondage mistress is found dead, Reeve Robinson learns she was the property ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780758222183
ISBN-10: 0758222181
Publication Date: 7/1/2008
Pages: 256
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  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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3 stars, based on 25 ratings
Publisher: Aphrodisia
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
I don't know how to rate this book - it was well written but I didn't like it so I'll compromise and call it a 3.

Intense and disturbing read. It's Vonna Harper so you know there's going to be bondage style sex but you also know that the sex normally serves the plot [and yes, there is one]. And it does here also.

Our hero, Reeve Robinson, is part of a vigilante organization known as The Clan. They are after the Slavers, who take young women, turn them into slaves, and use them how they want - including abduction, and sometimes murder. To do this he's willing to kidnap Saree, and use her in much the same way as the Slavers to gain entrance with The Slavers by broadcasting their sessions over the Internet. Here's my BIG problem - I'm not a big fan of 'you can't make an omelet without breaking eggs' philosophy used by the good guys. Why is kidnapping, abuse, and non-consensual sex bad for the Slavers but OK for him? Because he has a moral purpose? [He does eventually let her in on the situation.]

On a lesser note, OK they've caught the bad guys [all of whom are obscenely wealthy]. They're going to hand them over the cops. Even with the most crusading of DAs, with our current judicial system most of them are going to walk and they'll probably charge the Clan [and especially our hero] with everything from assault to piracy...

I'll be honest, I skimmed over about two thirds of the book.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very noir. Experienced bondage/porn star/nymphomaniac is drugged & kidnapped by undercover agent who is trying to bring down a ring of slavers. It was hard to like these characters, they were so egocentric. She is turned on by anything and everything. He is the brooding, hurting hero. Even though he finally lets her in on the scheme, it's hard to reconcile it with "the end justifies the means" attitude. This book is a total downer.
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Helpful Score: 1
I've read other Vonna Harper books and have liked them, this book however disturbed me. I couldn't finish reading it.
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wytchysteph avatar reviewed Going Down on + 39 more book reviews
Loved this book to the point I truly had a hard time putting it down and going to sleep each night! The story flows very well from chapter to chapter and the mystery and suspense in this particular story is done so well that I couldn't help wanting to be right there in her place! Definitely a HOT book!
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Saree is a bondage porn performer who is kidnapped by Reeve Robinson for the purpose of shutting down the kidnapping and sale and sometimes murder of submissives.

I started out being intrigued by the book and even though I was weirded out by some of the main characters actions I kept reading hoping to begin to understand the motivation of each.

I guess I understood Reeve's motivation more but still was baffled by the supposed need for secrecy from Saree. He pretty much told her everything from the beginning (after kidnapping her) and I wondered why he didn't just present the idea in the first place. Hell, she was such a nympho to begin with I don't think it would have been a problem.

Which brings me to Saree's motivations. I'm pretty sure she was on board because of the sex. That's it. Just the sex. She kept getting mad at Reeve for bringing up her job yet she pretty much got off on any, and I mean ANY man touching her, even the bad guys. Huh? Oh, it flitted across her mind now and then that they were shutting down this organization and saving young women from fates worse than death but not much, I'll guarantee you.

I gave it one star. After the first third of the book I was skimming pretty much through to the end. I even skimmed the end where they ride off into the sunset. I'm thinking there was no HEA as she wouldn't be able to keep her legs closed no matter who wanted to fuck her.


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