SUMMARY ✓ Control By Cordelia Kingsbridge



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  1. says:

    45 StarsI'm in a real review slumpRL is way too busy at the moment but that's not really an excuseI just can't seem to post a coherent review these daysso this will be very shortI recently read Close Protection by this Author and loved itI was very hesitant to read this because of the BDSM element but thought I'd give it a go and I actually really enjoyed itI've read MF books when I was just getting into Erotic books and did enjoy them at the time but have found that they definitely don't do it for meso imagine my surprise when this one worked for meI'm definitely not an expert in this genre but I would say it's very mild on the BDSM frontI thought it had a kind of Dystopian feel about it which I really likedAs with the other book I've read by this Author the two Male characters are uite fascinatingThey have great chemistry but it's not all about sexthere's a really good story going on as wellWould I recommend this one100% yes if you're a MM fan that wants something different but if you prefer the gay for you tropeor a fluffy romancedefinitely not


  2. says:

    35 StrasIf there would have been a seuel to this my rating would be higher That wasn’t enough for me I know it was 500 pages but you know I need my dose of some romance but this one couldn’t satisfy me on that department I liked Misha and Joauin’s relationship but at some point it frustrated me because of that collar If the collar has been removed a bit sooner it would be fantastic But the writing was good and that made me read it till the end and another good thing was it’s not heavy on science Yes I didn't understand some parts but it was on me not the book Told in single POV 3rd person It’s a standalone novel a bit angsty and slow burn Overall despite the issues I liked it and hope you enjoy it as well


  3. says:

    Blade Runner meets The Bourne Trilogy with a side of kinkI was surprised by the tact this book took I'm beginning to realize this author doesn't favor traditional romance Actually I'm not even sure that a romance was her intent though I was rooting for Misha and Joauin all alongI was deceived by the title into thinking this was slave fic and it was sort of Again non traditional slave fic with a psychological twist that is loaded with suspense intrigue espionage and political maneuvering All of which kept me on the edge of my seatA feat considering my recent bout of reading ADHD In fact I was so enthralled that occasionally mid page I would lapse into staring into space and talking to this book about what would motivate x y or z character to do such a thing LIKE A WHACKADOODLENext thing you know I'll be shuffling around in a bathrobe mumbling and counting toothpicks Correction Mumbling and drinking Colorado bulldogs Muuuuuuuch better Joauin Castillo is a PNP officer for the Paranthian government He's the Body of the his two man team with his Brain being Danica We join them on a operation to capture and possibly eliminate Rowland who is the leader of a human trafficking organization called the Black Dawn Joauin upon eliminating Rowland discovers his personal slave catatonic in the room Danica recognizes his slave's collar as a black market rumor that no one's ever seen in practice This collar attaches to the spine and takes over all brain function thereby making a perfectly compliant slave; however it's linked to a master pendant and if the master dies the slave dies shortly thereafter Scrambling Danica tells Joauin to put the master pendant on and voila Joauin is now master of slave that he neither knows nor wants Joauin's problem boils down to consent Misha can't give it but he's been programmed to need certain things that put Joauin in a morally dubious position Misha's conditioned to seek approval of his master and if not received he tends to lapse into self abuse so it is a loselose situation for poor JoauinI liked Joauin a lot The fact that I kept picturing Did NOT hurt my likes He's very street wise and has strategic intelligence but elouent he is not He sticks his foot in it on often than not but he's well intentionedMisha is far intriguing of a character Kingsbridge layered him uite well and even threw in a significant dose of psychology to add to the mystery I'm not sure I agree with his diagnosis but I did find the character fascinating He's no ordinary slave and when his background and the collar intersect I had my reservations as to whether or not he was going to make it And whether or not he and Joauin would make it Control is a strong suspense thriller heavy on intrigue which is precisely what made it such a page turner The political backdrop is uite similar to contemporary USRussian relations There is a tentative truce between Paranthas and Marenne that would take little to nothing to disassemble and lead to war Haishi is a small neutral country between the two that places in instrumental role in the coda There are loads of secondary characters that are eual parts repulsive and captivating all of whom influence the plotOverall the pacing is solid though I did think it got a little too technical and detailed in the last 20 25% and bogged down If you enjoy political suspense thrillers with a side of romance you're in luck AND it's free WayThe romance and sex are bit players but when they occur they are fantastic Stupendously light yet erotic as all get out Ds That first rimming scene I legit started to break a sweat No lie Why not 5 stars?Well I think it could've been tighter An editor could've streamlined it The world building is good but I was hoping for It would've been a nice touch for Marennese to be a new language rather than French And the most disturbing thing of all was the notion that even in the future commercial flights still have sucky legroomSeriously? We can't address this? I'm aggrieved for all the future generationsRecommended for suspense thriller fans


  4. says:

    This was me after finishing Control I’ve read the second half oft the book in one sitting I had a severe headache but I COULD NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWNA heartfelt THANK YOU goes to this talented author who turned a near DNF into a 5 read for me and to my friend Ralu who convinced me to keep reading in the first place Oh boy I was so glad I listened to her It is no secret that books about slavery and BDSM are not my first choice Of course I have read the blurb and knew what I was getting into but I just had to read it because I recently finished another book by this author which is now an absolute favorite read for me I love her writing style and could not get enough so I delved right into Control and was disappointed Even though I felt kind of an insta love for Joauin and the beginning of this book was thrilling enough as soon as it came to this slave thing I was about to give up because I did not like it My friend was right though and things turned out completely different than expectedWhen Joauin Castillo who works for a secret government agency by the name of Control in order to shut down Black Dawn an organization responsible for the majority of human trafficking in his country rescues a sex slave he does not know what he is getting into Misha as he names him is not a “normal” sex slave He wears a collar which is connected to his brain and a corresponding pendant gives his ”master” absolute control over him After killing the man who is holding Misha captive Joauin is reuired to take this pendant to save Misha’s life At first Misha was only a shell a slave craving for sex and conditioned to feel pain when his need is not fulfilled Joauin is forced to accomplish this task and I loved this whole Dom against his will thing At first I wanted to suggest he should read a manual something like ‘How to act like a Dom in ten steps’ or so ; but later on I came to know that he has indeed experience as a Dom and his reactions were just due to the fact that it goes strictly against Joauin’s ethics not only to have sex with but to dominate a man whose consent is than uestionable This speaks so much for his personality I also loved how Joauin takes care of Misha his protective streak is in overdrive when it comes to defend Misha against his own employer who wants nothing than to explore the unprecedented technology and to use him to shut Black Dawn down for good by all available means Removing the collar without killing Misha is not an option but there is a method to regain control over Misha’s brain which proves to be successful and it reveals Misha’s personality gradually Damn this man made me shudder Sometimes in a good and other times in a not so good way ; I don’t want to give away too much about who – or better what – he really is so let’s just say Joauin as a member of a task force is an altar boy compared to himIn order to find out what is really behind the human trafficking organization and to protect the world against another war Joauin and Misha are forced to operate or less single handedly since there is a mole in Joauin’s organization who endangers everything Like I said the second half of the book had me constantly on the edge of my seat with both men being on the run and the revelation of Misha’s identity It’s a real shame that the author removed her free stories from the internet because Control just like Close Protection is no longer available An author who is able to make me love a story which topic is not really for me has skills I can tell you


  5. says:

    There’s nothing I enjoy than the intersection of plot character and porn Cordelia Kingsbridge


  6. says:

    45 starsI'm well and truly mindfucked What a ride Abrupt ending but I can definitely see the appeal I'm so happy I found this author


  7. says:

    I went back and forth between a 3 and a 4 star but decided on the 4 So my struggle between the two ratings was because I’m a sucker for a sort of traditional romance aspect in my reads I can deal with enemies to lovers I can do the whole slave non con thing that eventually leads to a deep love I can do any scenario as long as it leads to an intense love A ride or die type of love A love for the ages if you will With this book we didn’t really get that Because of Mischa’s collar Joauin held a part of himself back out of fear that Mischa’s feelings were not real Which is understandable So while you knew they both cared for each other We didn’t get that “in love” element The sexy time scenes between these two weren’t all that enjoyable to me because Mischa wasn’t in his right mind and Joauin didn’t want to have sex with him because of that So it was impossible for me to enjoy it when it was such a chore for Joauin So why is it a 4 star? Because Cornelia is a genius The world building was fantastic Not overly descriptive with too much focus on all the small details The storyline was a breath of fresh air A different twist on the slavemaster trope The MC’s and side characters were great The freaking plot was so original and kept me engaged the whole way through Usually I just want to get to the romance side of things but with this book everything was so flawlessly amazing I didn’t skim not even a sentence Should there have been an epilogue? HELL YES How dare the book just end like that That was cold blooded Ms Cordelia 😒 I should really remove a star for that


  8. says:

    Control is Kingsbridge’s third online novel offered for free and written in mostly weekly installments This book started in September 2013 finished in late July and topping in at 167k words is a thrilling and sexy sci fi story set in a world like ours but “future y” aka gadgets and tech and made up of different countries that are dealing with some obvious tensions where a very strategic assassination could lead to warThe beginning of this story starts with a bang as MC Joauin a government security agent leads an assault on a crime lord but his mission’s success leaves him with an unexpected deliverable—a young man who had been the crime lord’s sex slave Due to the power of a very special “obedience collar” he has no recollection of who he was before his slavery only that he lives for his Master and not just for his Master’s touch and good graces but also his very life is tied to who his collar is linked to and when the crime lord is assassinated his system starts to shut down and is moments from death In order to save his life Joauin is forced to take on the role as his new master and from those chaotic first moments their lives are intricately tied togetherControl is a very interesting and compelling read as the mystery of “Misha” unspools through the story as well as the growing relationship between Misha and Joauin although they face a very big difference of motivations Misha wishes to please his new master in any way possible and is punished with pain by the collar if he is not regularly fulfilling his master’s sexual needs and Joauin detests being in a place of control over Misha and is striving to find a way to not just help Misha regain his memories but find a way to full extricate him from the collar’s control without killing him Along with those challenges Joauin’s agency is still tracking the leaders of the syndicate that had enslaved Misha and through their investigation find out some deeper darker forces are at workKingsbridge plays with a very interesting angle on dub con or dubious consent as Misha has no way to refuse orders and is driven to have and want sex by the collar so cannot truly consent Joauin finds being intimate with Misha as akin to rape because Misha cannot refuse but unless he helps “relieve” Misha during these instances Misha is racked with terrible pain They are both hostage to the collar’s control and Joauin even as he has sex with Misha a man who he finds incredibly beautiful and would be attracted to under normal circumstances feels intense guilt and fears that whenever he is successful in freeing him that Misha will only see him like the rapists who had enslaved him beforeLittle does he know that finding out Misha’s true persona will add a whole new layer of mixed feelingsI’m not a fan of rape and non con but I didn’t find Control a hard read in that aspect I mostly felt bad for both Misha and Joauin as they were working through these issues and although there are some references to what happened to Misha before it’s not graphicOverall this was a very compelling read and I think fans of Kingsbridge’s other novels Close Protection and Blood Red will enjoy this one a lot Also recommended for fans of sci fidystopiafuture MM stories and who won’t mind a little ds sexual dynamics in their readingMy main down point is that I felt some of story’s steam drop off a bit in the last uarter or so The climax is good as is the ending but I didn’t feel the same kind of intensity as I did earlier in the story That and I would have loved of an epilogue No spoilers but post climax time would have been great to provide that new unhindered perspective Maybe I’m just greedy though and not ready to leave Joauin and Misha’s world yetBut overall a great read especially for being a free novel Kingsbridge’s focus now will be reworking her online novels for publication which is a stellar idea I think she’s a really interesting voice to add to the published mm genre and she does a bang up job of mixing plot character growth and sex in one saucy incredibly readable package You can read all her work now for free so if you’re interested I recommend checking her out All her novels are long so if you want to read them on an e reader I recommend Story Master as a resource to make the e files


  9. says:

    It wasalright For the 48% that this book managed to hold my attention And then from then on everything was just of the same Misha being horny Joauin rejecting his advances the Control trying to find out who Misha really was I mean it was good at first but once the novelty wore off it got kinda repetitive and boring So I'm dropping this at 50% after some skimming From what I managed to glanced from what I skimmed the storyline seemed to be predictable as wellSo yeah nothing special about this one I wasn't impressed but then again I didn't go into it expecting to be wowed out of my ass So there's that I guess Blog Tadaaaah I have a blog Youtube And a youtube channel IG and an IG account Ain't I just a cockroach


  10. says:

    Great adventure suspense read I spent to much time enjoying it to write a review but I'll definitely be reading it again Woof


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X slave he vows to restore the boy's memories and set him free Then he discovers the boy's This was me after finishing Control I’ve read the second half oft the book in one sitting I had a severe headache but I COULD NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWNA heartfelt THANK YOU goes to this talented author who turned a near DNF into a 5 read for me and to my friend Ralu who convinced me to keep reading in the first place Oh boy I was so glad I listened to her It is no secret that books about slavery and BDSM are not my first choice Of course I have read the blurb and knew what I was getting into but I just had to read it because I recently finished another book by this author which is now an absolute favorite read for me I love her writing style and could not get enough so I delved right into Control and was disappointed Even though I felt kind of an insta love for Joauin and the beginning of this book was thrilling enough as soon as it came to this slave thing I was about to give up because I did not like it My friend was right though and things turned out completely different than expectedWhen Joauin Castillo who works for a secret government agency by the name of Control in order to shut down Black Dawn an organization responsible for the majority of human trafficking in his country rescues a sex slave he does not know what he is getting into Misha as he names him is not a “normal” sex slave He wears a collar which is connected to his brain and a corresponding pendant gives his ”master” absolute control over him After killing the man who is holding Misha captive Joauin is reuired to take this pendant to save Misha’s life At first Misha was only a shell a slave craving for sex and conditioned to feel pain when his need is not fulfilled Joauin is forced to accomplish this task and I loved this whole Dom against his will thing At first I wanted to suggest he should read a manual something like ‘How to act like a Dom in ten steps’ or so ; but later on I came to know that he has indeed experience as a Dom and his reactions were just due to the fact that it goes strictly against Joauin’s ethics not only to have sex with but to dominate a man whose consent is than uestionable This speaks so much for his personality I also loved how Joauin takes care of Misha his protective streak is in overdrive when it comes to defend Misha against his own employer who wants nothing than to explore the unprecedented technology and to use him to shut Black Dawn down for good by all available means Removing the collar without killing Misha is not an option but there is a method to regain control over Misha’s brain which proves to be successful and it reveals Misha’s personality gradually Damn this man made me shudder Sometimes in a good and other times in a not so good way ; I don’t want to give away too much about who – or better what – he really is so let’s just say Joauin as a member of a task force is an altar boy compared to himIn order to find out what is really behind the human trafficking organization and to protect the world against another war Joauin and Misha are forced to operate or less single handedly since there is a mole in Joauin’s organization who endangers everything Like I said the second half of the book had me constantly on the edge of my seat with both men being on the run and the revelation of Misha’s identity It’s a real shame that the author removed her free stories from the internet because Control just like Close Protection is no longer available An author who is able to make me love a story which topic is not really for me has skills I can tell you I Do, Two goes to this talented author who turned a near DNF into a 5 read for me and to my friend Ralu who convinced me to keep reading in the first place Oh boy I was so Lasers glad I listened to her It is no secret that books about slavery and BDSM are not my first choice Of course I have read the blurb and knew what I was She Weeps Each Time Youre Born getting into but I just had to read it because I recently finished another book by this author which is now an absolute favorite read for me I love her writing style and could not Tethered to the World (A Phantom Touched get enough so I delved right into Control and was disappointed Even though I felt kind of an insta love for Joauin and the beginning of this book was thrilling enough as soon as it came to this slave thing I was about to Warheart (Sword of Truth, give up because I did not like it My friend was right though and things turned out completely different than expectedWhen Joauin Castillo who works for a secret Bad Luck, Trouble, Death, and Vampire Sex government agency by the name of Control in order to shut down Black Dawn an organization responsible for the majority of human trafficking in his country rescues a sex slave he does not know what he is the gibson getting into Misha as he names him is not a “normal” sex slave He wears a collar which is connected to his brain and a corresponding pendant The Forked Tongue Revisited gives his ”master” absolute control over him After killing the man who is holding Misha captive Joauin is reuired to take this pendant to save Misha’s life At first Misha was only a shell a slave craving for sex and conditioned to feel pain when his need is not fulfilled Joauin is forced to accomplish this task and I loved this whole Dom against his will thing At first I wanted to suggest he should read a manual something like ‘How to act like a Dom in ten steps’ or so ; 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When Control agent Joauin Castillo finds himself unintentionally bound to a brainwashed se 45 StarsI'm in a real review slumpRL is way too busy at the moment but that's not really an excuseI just can't seem to post a coherent review these daysso this will be very shortI recently read Close Protection by this Author and loved itI was very hesitant to read this because of the BDSM element but thought I'd give it a go and I actually really enjoyed itI've read MF books when I was just getting into Erotic books and did enjoy them at the time but have found that they definitely don't do it for meso imagine my surprise when this one worked for meI'm definitely not an expert in this genre but I would say it's very mild on the BDSM frontI thought it had a kind of Dystopian feel about it which I really likedAs with the other book I've read by this Author the two Male characters are uite fascinatingThey have great chemistry but it's not all about sexthere's a really good story going on as wellWould I recommend this one100% yes if you're a MM fan that wants something different but if you prefer the gay for you tropeor a fluffy romancedefinitely not