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Book Review: ‘At Her Feet’ by Rebekah Weatherspoon

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At-Her-Feet If you are like me, the title At Her Feet announces in large bold letters that at the very least this book is a femdom story that involves a beta male and an alpha female. Wrong! The only correct parts of that assumption are that it’s a femdom story and it has an alpha female in it. And trust me on this, this is not like any femdom book you’ve ever read, even ones with a F/f dynamic.

At Her Feet is basically a contemporary love story that deals with a relatively small niche in the BDSM world – age play. My own personal prejudices are such that if this story had involved a “Daddy” and his “Little Girl,” my first reaction would have been a resounding Ick! Inexplicably, since the main characters embrace the roles of “Mami” and her “Little Girl” it worked for me and intellectually I was able to relate to Pilar and Suzy and immerse myself in their lives. Go figure!

Perhaps what I enjoyed most about this book is that it is absent of all the clichés and stereotypes commonly found in BDSM-themed literature. This is simply a story about two (not larger than life) lesbians in search of that ideal lover who will mesh perfectly with their needs and sensibilities. The women meet online in a kinky chat room and quickly decide to take a chance on a face-to-face rendezvous.

They are an interesting pair. Pilar is a thirty-nine-year-old second generation Mexican-American who works as a wardrobe stylist on television shows; Suzy is the 27-year-old daughter of a Jamaican mother and a Korean father, and is pursuing a career in digital marketing. Despite their cultural differences, they .soon discover they have more in common than not..

The story progresses with a degree of humor and plenty of steamy sexual escapades, many of which include fairly intense corporal punishments. Normally I am not drawn to stories with traumatic back-stories and characters experiencing inner angst as they struggle with their personal demons, but author Rebekah Weatherspoon managed to integrate those story elements with such deftness that I didn’t find them bothersome.

Indeed, the more I read At Her Feet I came to realize that it is the best and most original book that I have read in any genre for a very long time. I would recommend this book to absolutely anyone with an interest in reading good quality erotica. It is a well-written story that just happens to have a series of raunchy sexual encounters in it. This book is more about love and relationships than it is about kinky sex.

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About Jim Lyon

Jim Lyon began writing erotica in the mid 1990s and served as story editor for the now-defunct Ownme.com before his first femdom-themed erotic novellas, Uncharted Territory and The Accidental Domme, were published as e-books by Sizzler Editions. Jim is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. He left high school in his senior year to live the bohemian life in New York City's Greenwich Village and Lower East Side. Not being a big fan of cold weather and crowded tenements, Jim returned to the West Coast within six months and lived in Berkeley during the tumultuous mid to late 1960s and early 1970s. While there, his claims to fame include being folksinger Malvina Reynolds' neighbor/tenant and part owner of the Northside Theater, a repertory cinema of considerable renown. After leaving Berkeley, Jim put himself through college and earned a B.A. in Journalism from USC. His eclectic career since then has encompassed editing, writing, business management, social work, teaching, and web publishing, with stops in northern and southern California, Hawaii, Florida and Oregon.