Reviewed by Kat
TITLE: Mistress’s Release
SERIES: Mistress (Book #3)
AUTHOR: Anastasia Vitsky
LENGTH: 134 pages
RELEASE DATE: June 16, 2016
Two women. Two pasts. One destiny.
Trinity survived an abusive fundamentalist father, needy siblings, an uncaring mother, and a lifetime of fear that she will go to hell for being a lesbian. Never mind her craving for kink and the intricate dynamics of BDSM.
Graciela, on the other hand, came of age following a picture-perfect childhood complete with 4-H, cornfields, and doting parents. Successful in her chosen field, she’s established a thriving overseas practice as a professional domme.
Now, with Trinity forgiven for cheating a decade ago, the two women are finally happy. But before returning to America, Trinity receives contact from her family: They want a reunion. Gracie hits the roof.
Her lover’s family almost killed her once. Wasn’t that enough? Graciela wants Trinity safe at all costs. She issues an ultimatum: No contact, even if it means cutting ties with her family forever.
But Trinity’s longed for this moment half her life. Family’s family, no matter what they do. She loves Gracie, but no one can replace parents. Why can’t Gracie understand? She has pledged to obey, but she can’t make this sacrifice.
Can Gracie and Trinity’s love for each other overcome this impasse? Or will happily ever after turn into a parting of ways?
Of the three books in the series, this is the one that I liked the best. It was much less of the spanking and “scenes” and more of the meat and bones of the true reasons behind their story.
Graciela (Gracie) is taking Trinity back home to meet her parents. Trinity has been contacted, via her email, by her brother to suggest they finally reunite. Gracie is furious with this idea. She had rescued Trinity from a close brush with death at the hands of her abusive father when she was almost eighteen. The problem lies deep within Trinity. She needs to have this meet-up. Gracie finally concedes to Trinity’s request with one stipulation, Gracie will accompany her! Trinity can’t allow that because of how Gracie feels about her parents. During a layover in Chicago Trinity slips away from Gracie and bolts. “Mistress’s Release” is the conclusion to their story. Will the two of them survive this relationship filled with turmoil or will they finally get to the root of the problems that have been fifteen years in the making.
As I stated, I liked this book much better. It is centered more on their relationship, its foundations, and the key to it finally becoming successful and fulfilling. Trinity has a lot of secrets. Secrets that are buried deep within her and until the “ghosts of her past” are exposed and eliminated they can never have a complete relationship. I finally started to connect with both women. Some of their vulnerabilities were exposed and made them more real. This was not an easy book to read. Trinity’s treatment by her parents as she grew up was abusive, brutal and evil. Gracie finally showed more of her inner self and insecurities.
I believe that you need to read this series straight through. If I were editing it I would have made it one long novel and might have rearranged some of the events. This book made it a series that should be read. I liked this book and would recommend it.