Blog Tour: Giveaway + Review of Saving sunni

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"Sir dipped the huge blade closer and closer, occasionally catching a piece of the plastic wrap with the tip in a movement that seemed much too fast to be safe. The plastic made a very satisfying ripping sound, but only a tiny piece actually came loose—not enough for me to even feel. He was very theatrical, and I knew it was making a good show. I pretended to be terrified, screaming occasionally, although not too much for fear of accidentally setting off my panic. He swung the knife up and down the length of my body, occasionally holding it against my throat and tracing a white-hot line, making some of the women in the audience gasp. It was hard for me not to smile when he ran the blade across my skin; that was actually the safest part of the play, and I knew he was doing it mostly to calm me down."

Overall Thoughts:
I usually pride myself on being open-minded to any and all books that interest me, so I'm definitely glad that I gave this book a chance! It was different to say the least, but it also made me think in a completely new way.

Saving sunni is about a woman named Jessie Chambers, but prefers the name "sunni". She is a submissive in a polyamory relationship, which means that she believes that it is possible to love and be physical with more than one person as long as it's completely consensual. Her partners are: Sir Rune Wulfgar (the Dominant), and sage (the other submissive). The three work as any other family would, except their relationship is contracted out beforehand to acquire everyone's wants and needs. But what happens when their affair is outed to the media by none other than sunni's abusive ex-husband, who appears to have "Found Jesus" and wants her back no matter the cost?

What I liked about this book:
At first, I didn't understand why sunni and sage's names weren't capitalized but as I read more and figured out the plot, I thought that was really clever and unique of the authors to do it that way.

I liked that even though I didn't read Becoming sage (which is the first book in the Keyhole Series), Saving sunni was understandable enough to be a stand alone book.

Now let's get down to the nitty-gritty, the beginning of the book had me blushing so hard! I wasn't completely familiar with the BDSM lifestyle before reading this book, so it was like dunking my head in ice water! It was a shock. But as I continued reading, I started to understand why sunni and sage would become subs in the first place; I started to understand the appeal; I started to understand their relationship more, and I can't NOT say it's not interesting because it is.

What I disliked about this book:
Even though I found the plot and the writing to be incredible, it was slightly hard to connect with the characters. I found myself studying more about their dynamic and how they functioned instead of their personalities and feelings. In short, the plot kind of overshadowed the characters a lot of the time, which is both a good and a bad thing.

I love that this book taught me a lot about the BDSM lifestyle, which I won't be practicing or anything *Blushes* but I love that it informed me about something that I had no clue about before, much less have an opinion on.



Carmen Shaw


Carmen N. Shaw is currently a biology major at Georgia State University. She is the owner and developer of the book blog, Understanding Carmen's Story.


  1. Cool giveaway! And thanks for stopping by my blog. You where very helpful :D

    Saving Sunni sounds like it will be very entertaining!

  2. I am really looking forward to reading Saving sunni. Becoming sage was the first polyamourous story that I had read, and I am looking forward to reading more more about these characters.

  3. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and an honest review. I am not very familiar with BDSM, but am learning more about it as well as reading these types of books. :)


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