Friday, March 21, 2014
Hold My Hand
Aubrey is a woman working on defeating the insecurities rooted deep within her by her father. Her father did a little toxic gardening by degrading her at every turn as she grew up. There were her sisters that pretty much raised her & helped her get into college so she could get away from the emotional abuse. Now she's an aspiring writer working at a coffee shop.
William is a self assured business man who is into Sub/Dom relationships & has his eye on Aubrey. He's a regular at the coffee shop where he slowly observes & catches Aubrey's interest. He's pretty crafty in his planning & learns quite a bit about her.
The 2 of them get together & Aubrey struggles with her desire & need for William & the lifestyle/relationship he offers her. She wants what he can give her but each time she gives in she has her upbringing, religious beliefs & what she perceives as the 'cultural norm' guilting her. There are parts of their relationship that may make you cringe or wonder why she stays but overall you can see that there is a desire, on both of their parts, to strengthen what they feel is a lasting relationship. You read the story from Aubrey's point of view so you know how she feels but you also get the sense that William cares deeply for her & will give her whatever space & time she needs to make her decisions.
We can read about William's point of view in Touch My Heart.
Posted by Melanie O'Brien at 21.3.14