Claudine Wallace is a professional Dominatrix and she takes that role very seriously. There are lines that are never crossed, though she does make sure that the men who come to see her do leave well satisfied thanks to whatever implements she uses on them.
Tom has been putting off his friend Baz’s hints about hooking Tom up with one of his sisters – a girl Tom’s never even met. The idea has no appeal but since Baz didn’t bring it up over dinner he’s not going to worry about it overmuch. When he goes to see Claudine at their appointed time however he does mention it just during the course of the conversation – before the ‘main event’ gets started. As always Claudine works him over good and he’s more convinced than ever that she’s everything he’s ever wanted in a woman. Just before their time together is up, Tom sticks his neck out and issues an invitation for her to join him in France for a weekend. Claudine accepts with very few demands – first class travel and good meals at time that suit her. Afterwards she chides herself for not mentioning the standard cost for her time outside of her place of business. She’s going soft on Tom and that will never do. It’s unethical for her to get involved with a client and she prides herself on staying aboveboard at all times. Only this weekend is allowing them to really get to know each other and there’s no denying that they’re extremely compatible. What will it take to get her to throw caution to the wind and exercise a little less self control?
SUBMISSIVE GAMES is a lighthearted, somewhat stunning but always sexy tale of a Dominatrix and a male submissive. There’s a noticeable affection between Tom and Claudine even before their weekend together but since it’s strictly a business relationship they’ve never expressed anything beyond common courtesy. Once away from the ‘business as usual’ environment it’s far more difficult to remain detached and their sessions take on a more personal meaning. Madeleine Oh delivers plenty of sexually charged scenes but they’re infused with her trademark humor and there’s even a heart stopping scene that pulls at the readers’ heartstrings as you realize just how precarious life truly can be.