BHBC Review – “Diary of a Submissive” by: Sophie Morgan

A description of the book, thanks to Amazon.com:

The “real” Fifty Shades of Grey… A true life erotic story of female submission to rival The Story of O.

In Diary of a Submissive, Sophie Morgan candidly explains what exactly an independent, 21st century woman gets out of relinquishing her power and personal freedom in a submissive relationship with a dominant man for their mutual sexual pleasure.

In the wake of Fifty Shades of Grey, here is a memoir that offers the real story of what is means to be a submissive and follows Sophie’s story as she progresses from her early erotic experiences through to experimenting with her newfound awakened sexuality.  From the endorphin rush of her first spanking right through to being collared, she explains in frank and explicit fashion her sexual explorations.  But it isn’t until she meets James, a real life ‘Christian Grey,’ that her boundaries and sexual fetishism are really pushed. As her relationship with James travels into darker and darker places, the question becomes: Where will it end? Can Sophie reconcile her sexuality with the rest of her life, and is it possible for the perfect man to be perfectly cruel?

Daring, controversial, and sensual, Diary of a Submissive is filled with a captivating warmth and astounding honesty such that no one— man or woman—will be able to put Sophie’s story down. Once you read the book you will understand why Sophie Morgan is a pseudonym.

I might be one of the last people left who hasn’t read any of the “50 Shades of Grey” books. But man, if they’re anything like this book then I’m not too sure I’m up for them!

Using a pseudonym, “Sophie” writes about her personal experience and her journey as she experiments with the D/s world and a submissive relationship. The story is definitely graphic and explicit, to say the least (mind you, it is classified as Erotica)! Most of the time, I wished I was reading it on my Kindle for fear that someone would see the book cover or spine (I kept it hidden on the train, obviously)!

I knew this sort of “relationship,” if that’s the right term, existed but I don’t think I was aware of the true extent of D/s and what it entailed. Many times the book was uncomfortable to read – it was THAT graphic. For everything women have done to gain equal status and rights, it’s hard to understand how someone could enjoy being humiliated, shamed, degraded and having their personal boundaries pushed to such limits. But then again, I don’t partake in that sort of relationship which would explain why it’s hard for me to understand.

If you LOVED 50 Shades and found yourself wanting more, this book is for you. If you’re into harlequin romance novels and find yourself wanting more, this book is for you. And, especially, if you’re into erotica, this book is for you!

Interested in learning more about “Sophie Morgan”? Follow her on Twitter. You can also join the conversation over at BlogHer all month long.

Disclosure: This is a paid review for BlogHer Book Club but the opinions expressed are my own.

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6 responses to “BHBC Review – “Diary of a Submissive” by: Sophie Morgan

  1. Katherina

    I liked 50 Shades, but it may have something to do with the fact that I read it way after the bar and had only been reading ridiculously boring material for several months. The sex scenes starting to get redundant after awhile, thought and I found myself skipping some. Funny you mention wishing you had read this book on a kindle, I was reading it on the beach and a guy walked by and asked how I was “enjoying [my] porn” hahahaha. I recently finished a series from the UK that reminded me a little of Confessions of a Shopaholic. It began with a 27 year old English girl walking in on her fiance cheating on her at her bff’s wedding, and she fleas to New York, randomly, and begins a new life. Loved the series =)

    • From what I’ve gotten from other’s reviews, this book makes 50 Shades seem TAME! It has very detailed D/s scenes with a LOT of sex. Some of it was just disturbing to read too. =/

      What was the UK series?! I might need something lighter after this, LOL!

      • Katherina

        Yikes. Yeah I don’t think 50 Shades was necessarily disturbing in terms of being degrading, but there were way too many sex scenes. Christian would be ready to go again after like 30 seconds and then Ana would have like 8 orgasms each time. Really? I just felt like it slowed down the “plot.” But yes, the UK series has no crazy sex scenes lol. The series is by Lindsey Kelk and the books are “I Heart New York,” “I Heart LA,” “I Heart Paris,” “I Heart Vegas,” and “I Heart London.” =)

  2. Interesting … I loved 50 shades because it was a story, not sure how I would feel about reading a “real” version of it.

  3. Interesting … I loved 50 shades because it was a story, not sure how I would feel about reading a “real” version of it.

    • I haven’t read 50 Shades, but from what I’ve gauged from other’s reviews of this book, it’s nothing like it! Maybe the underlying topic but it is really SO graphic at times. Part of me feels disturbed reading it =/

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