After two months of intensive BDSM training at The Compound, Hailey Davenport is ready to be placed with a Master to whom she will promise complete sensual submission and obedience. Thinking her contract has been purchased by the kind, older gentleman at the auction, she is surprised to be whisked by private jet to the Malibu home of a reclusive movie star.
Ronan Wolfe is devastatingly handsome, wildly famous, hugely successful, and utterly miserable, trapped in a plastic world of Hollywood typecasting and more handlers than a prized race horse. Hailey, a quiet, self-contained yoga instructor from a small Vermont town, doesn’t own a TV or computer, and rarely goes to a movie. Ronan is shocked but pleased to realize her focus is entirely on their D/s connection—she knows him only as Master Ronan. Their relationship blossoms from the start, each of them eager to explore the intense world of erotic dominance and sensual surrender.
Their lives are turned upside down by invasive paparazzi determined to “out” the couple, no matter the cost. When their secret life is splashed across the internet, the strain on them both threatens to destroy not only their contractual arrangement as Dom and sub, but the very fabric of a new and tenuous love.
My 4 star review of Beyond the Compound
I have never read a novel by Claire Thompson before, and boy was I missing out! I really enjoyed this book and I don’t think it will be my last!
Beyond the Compound, is a story of a D/s relationship between Hailey and Master Ronan. I don’t actively look for BDSM novels, but if I happen to read one it doesn’t bother me. That said, I really liked the elements in this book.
Hailey, a Yoga teacher from Vermont- gets trained at “the Compound,” to be entered into a D/s relationship. She is trained in sexual submission, erotic torture, endurance training and punishment for the duration of her stay there. And when two dominants come to the Compound in search of a six month companionship, she is a little taken aback when a man old enough to be her father bids $300,000 for her. Although she is a little sad he isn’t younger- at that point it shouldn’t matter. This relationship is not going to be built on love.
George was bidding on a woman for his boss- Ronan. Ronan Wolfe is George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Ryan Gosling wrapped up in a gorgeous little package. He is famous, well liked and respected. Little does the outside world know, is that he has some very grown up tendencies.
The plot was well developed, the characters were so three dimensional. I felt what they felt- the emotions they were feeling, left me reeling. The description was phenomenal. Especially for someone like me, who doesn’t know too much of the BDSM world.
I can’t wait to read more from Claire. And I am sure I should go back a read her earlier works!! If only my TBR list wasn’t so long!! I would definitely recommend this read for sure.
Claire Thompson has been writing erotic fiction and romance since 1996. With over fifty novels published, Claire recently established hew own publishing venue, RomanceUnbound.com, where all of her work is available for direct sale. Claire’s novels involve the sensual exploration of D/s and erotic romance, as well as the more intense and edgy side of BDSM. Her D/s romances explore the power and beauty of a loving exchange of power. Her darker works press the envelope of what is erotic and what can be a sometimes dangerous slide into the world of sadomasochism. Ultimately her work deals with the human condition, and our constant search for love and intensity of experience.