Author: Marie Morgan
Cicily Welling lost everything she cared about. On a dangerous path of self-destruction, she finds a website announcing The Island, saying how they can help those with “emotional problems.”
With much trepidation, she fills out the form and clicks submit, launching herself into a world she never knew existed. It all starts with him. He tells her she’ll heal and makes grand promises that she’ll never be a doormat again.
Now, getting lost is the only way she’ll be able to find herself. In this first book of The Island trilogy, Cicily finds out just how delicious getting lost can be.
There’s hot, and then there’s Getting Lost. The book introduces us to Cicily, who’s just gone through a very tragic period in her life – with her family passing away in a car accident, and her boyfriend cheating on her. In an effort to get things together several months later, she signs up for a holiday to an island, promised by some mystery guy that the island will heal her.
When she arrives at the island, it turns out to be a BDSM haven. She, and the other new arrivals, are ‘slaves’. They’re stripped from their clothes, and have to crawl like dogs at times. Sexual pleasure, letting go of control, those are the themes the island centers on.
For Cicily, letting go of that control proves to be tough. When the King of the island takes special interest in her, she finds herself falling for him.
In an abundance of sex, BDSM, and pleasure, this book was a great read. It was short – novella length – but I felt like I got to know Cicily, some of her desires, and what she needed, even though she couldn’t quite fathom it herself. The writing was great, and while the concept may be a tad unbelievable, it’s definitely enjoyable.