ARC Review: Deep Control by Annabel Joseph

Title: Deep Control
Author: Annabel Joseph
Genre: Erotic Romance
Type: Standalone Book 2 of 3 from Dark Dominance series
POV: First Person – Dual
Expected Publication: January 22, 2018


Not all fantasies are safe, sane, and consensual. Welcome to the world of The Gallery…

Devin’s a pilot and playboy, as well as a Gallery Dominant known for his sadistic desires. Ella is a famed physicist whose quiet intelligence masks a depraved longing for pain. When the two connect in a foreign dungeon, neither knows that one of them will soon save the other’s life.

From such dramatic beginnings, a mutual friendship grows, along with a daring D/s relationship. Is their play merely sensual, or do their feelings run deeper? Within the opulent walls of The Gallery, Devin and Ella explore ever-expanding limits and test the boundaries of trust…


Devin Kincaid had a particular need. As a Master at The Gallery, his brand of sadism was a favorite among the subs. But being a pilot meant he never had to settle down to enjoy the kinkery anywhere he landed.

Dr. Ella Novatny was a brilliant astrophysicist. But behind her professional facade, laid a darker side only a few got to see. Her need for emotionless pain was her escape, but things started to shift after a life changing event that would make her question her heart.

I hardly knew this man. Would he hurt me? Would I regret this wildness as soon as he started to press inside?

Since I have a thing with pilots, I like Devin right away lol! Though, I have to say he was different than what I expected him to be. For a sadist, I expected him to be darker or more intense (at least while scening). But he was more light and laidback.

Torment was her drug, and I was happy to give it to her.

I like that Ella was a smart professional who knew what she wanted/needed. I also like how certain vulnerability made her seem more “normal” and likeable.

The book started in a very interesting way. I like how they were brought together which ended up in an unavoidable connection. There was an external factor regarding her past, which I was hoping would be significant to their relationship, but it ended up being resolved a little too easily.

The sex scenes were hot. I like how both of them like playing with a certain body part lol!

Deep Control is a story of exploring possibilities. It would appeal to fans of kinky romance.

Final Verdict:

This review is also available on Goodreads.

Books in the series:
Dark Control (Dark Dominance, #1) by Annabel Joseph Deep Control (Dark Dominance, #2) by Annabel Joseph Dangerous Control (Dark Dominance, #3) by Annabel Joseph


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Annabel Joseph is a NYT and USA Today Bestselling BDSM romance author. She writes mainly contemporary romance, although she’s been known to dabble in the medieval and Regency eras. She is known for writing emotionally intense BDSM storylines, and strives to create characters that seem real—even flawed—so readers are better able to relate to them. Annabel also writes non-BDSM romance under the pen name Molly Joseph.


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