Diary of a Submissive: A Modern True Tale of Sexual Awakening - Sophie Morgan {Disclaimer: I have not read Fifty Shades of Grey, so I’m not sure how or if this affects the overall outcome of this review.}Diary of a Submissive is Sophie Morgan’s (a journalist) account of her life and how she became a submissive. The first chapter/s delve into her early life, letting you form a picture of Sophie’s roots and how she grew up.As the story progresses, we are given a detailed account of her sexual experiences and just how she got into the BDSM world. In the beginning, her encounters were brief or fleeting, and it wasn’t until she meets up with Thomas (a fellow university student) that she immerses in the culture. But it is a somewhat hollow relationship as there are no emotional ties between them. Though they remain friends, they go their separate ways, when Sophie realizes she wants more than just sex.Sophie graduates and becomes a journalist, and then meets James – a successful stockbroker, who slowly makes his way into her heart. Can Sophie have the best of both worlds: a committed relationship and a BDSM lifestyle? Or is James not ready for the world she craves?_________________________What I liked about Diary of a Submissive:1. Grammar Fetish. I found it funny, but appropriate (since she was a journalist), that Sophie wouldn’t consider ‘playing’ with anyone if they had atrocious grammar skills when she was trolling the internet BDSM chat rooms. LOL2. Work It. I liked how Sophie fought her partners for dominance in the beginning of their relationships. She didn’t just hand over her submission, they had to work for it a little. Smile 3. I want more. I love that Sophie didn’t settle for what Thomas dished out, and she went in search of what she wanted. When she finds her HEA, I did a *happy dance* as I just couldn’t get on board with Thomas since their relationship didn’t have any emotional ties. Plus, when Thomas brings another girl into the equation (Charlotte), I was out! LOL I was so glad Sophie took her time in finding what truly made her happy. Go Sophie!4. Sex! Sex! Sex! Lots of sex that will keep you turning page after page! Smile ___________________________________ What I disliked about Diary of a Submissive:1. Format. There is some dialogue and some scenes are written out, but for the most part, it is written in a format where you are told what happened/happens. It is – in spots – written in present verb tense (which I can’t get into), but the past tense verbs also come into play, and they intermingle throughout. Also, it is set in England – so it features several words and phrases from that country. It’s not overwhelming, but it does warrant a mention. :) _____________________Warnings: Please read all the tags given for this book. If one of them isn’t your cup of tea, you’re not going to enjoy reading. I created a new tag: Spanking because Sophie enjoys being spanked – A LOT *fans self*.Besides hand spanking, there is spanking with: brush cane crop belt wooden spoon paddle If you are into this element, Diary of a Submissive is the perfect book for you! http://readourlipsblog.blogspot.com/2012/09/nsfw-review-diary-of-submissive-modern.html#more