The Deep End (Honey, #1) by Kristen Ashley

The Deep End (Honey, #1)

Enter a decadent sensual world where gorgeous alpha males are pleasure slaves committed to fulfilling a woman's every desire. At the elite Honey club, no boundary will be left untested, and one's darkest desires will become a sensual reality.Olivier isn’t sure what he’s gotten himself into when he joins the Honey Club, only that a dark part of him craves the lifestyle offered by this secret, exclusive club.When Amèlie invites Olivier to surr...

Details The Deep End (Honey, #1)

TitleThe Deep End (Honey, #1)
Release DateMar 7th, 2017
PublisherSt. Martin's Griffin
GenreErotica, BDSM, Romance, Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance

Reviews The Deep End (Honey, #1)

  • Stacey is Sassy
    Judge on the journey…not just the individual stopsI’ll warn you straight up this may end up as a whole bunch of babbling…I was really nervous starting The Deep End. Kristen Ashley is my favouritist favourite author. I have a lot of favourite authors but she’s the Queen. So, when she decided to do something new and different I was more than interested. Then…she shared that she created a hero that was an Alpha/Sub. WHAT??? Now, don’t bl...
  • Eve (Between The Bookends)
    This cover is OK. It is certainly better than some of her other covers that's for sure. It's a good representation of the story within. Good composition. Ok typography (why is the title in lower case??) It's bright and eye-catching as well. If you know me, then you know that KA and I haven't been the best of friends lately. Apart from the Daisy novella, her last eight or nine books have been total misses for me. In fact, I had pretty much given u...
  • Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳
    Review to come.After reading 54 Kristen Ashley books and rating 99% of them 4 or 5 stars, I'm the first surprised by how much I disliked that book.Not because it's a change from her usual alpha heroes, not because it's BDSM (I enjoyed many books in this genre, displaying many kinks and even alpha submissive) but because of the writing and the lack of story, emotion and development( And I'll get back to that later in a proper review).Seeing a fe...
  • Alex ♈
    4.5 cliché breaking stars “You know you give me more, Amélie. You know I’m only me with you.” I read this book out of curiosity and in protest against cliché; and I never thought that I would like it so much. I liked it a lot!I don’t read much BDSM anymore, I’m tired of the same story with only different names and sometimes another kink-level. 98% of BDSM books I read had male Dom and female sub. Same old, same old. I’m the first...
  • Alba and Her Secrets..♥
    3.5 'Risk taking' Stars!ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Kristen Ashley never ceases to amaze me. I have to confess.. I was extremely scared to start this book. I knew this would throw me out of my comfort zone but I also really wanted to give it a try because Kristen is one of my favorite authors ever. I have to say I actually enjoyed The Deep End more than I thought even though it’s definitely not s...
  • Sabrina
    NOW LIVE!!!PAPERBACK SALE! AN EXCERPT HEREKristen Ashley is one of my favorite authors so I just couldn't pass up a book of hers. That doesn't mean I wasn't nervous going into this though because honestly I was terrified that I wouldn't like it. Sure, an Alpha-Sub isn't a fake thing and a lot of subs in the lifestyle are actually Alpha in their everyday lives. But reading about it, and especially when said sub is male, ...
  • KAT ♕ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books ♕
    I can not believe I have finally broken my KA Cherry!! And what a way to break it!! "That magnificent beast was a sub. An alpha-sub, assuredly""He was colossal. A mighty beast. A magnificent beast. Exquisite." This book tells the story of a male sub, an alpha sub and his dominatrix. I must say I have never read anything like this before so it was a bit of an experience reading a BDSM book that didn’t have a female sub. It definitely took me a f...
  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    3.5 -4 STARS !!!! This is a new series and a totally different book from everything we've ever read by Kristen Ashley. Kristen Ashley doesn't hesitate to try something new for her bringing the world of BDSM to us in her own unique way. I have to admit that in the beginning I didn't know what to expect, but I found myself enjoying the story and the characters. Not as much as I wanted to but still it was very good. The Deep End is a super hot story...
  • Stacie
    **ARC generously provided via publisher, St. Martin's Press, for an honest review! It was not finalize copy and is subject to change.** Well... Ima have to think on this one. Maybe actually write something out to try and organize my thoughts, rather than writing what initially comes to mind just as I've finished. Right now, my thoughts are ALL OVER THE PLACE. There are parts I loved, and there are parts I hated. And then, there are all the extra ...
  • Dali
    Holy hot submissiveness! The Deep End is a scorchingly sensual and provocative read wrapped up in a delicious love story, and Kristen Ashley proves she can write just about any kind of romance. Olivier Hawkes is a firefighter, a man’s man who just joined the Honey, an elite sex club where his entire being will be dedicated to pleasing a woman’s every craving, because underneath his turnout suit lives a man with dark and lascivious desires t...
  • Jayme
    3.5 stars. All these 'dnf' just made that I even more wanted to read it. And I understand lots of them, because I have myself mixed feelings, but also I really admire going beyond the comfort zone and except certain things, I liked the story. Amèlie liked to play. She is Mistress Amèlie, a Dominatrix, who is well known and appreciated in the Honey. After many years of this lifestyle, she was looking for a challenge. She missed the true connecti...
  • Natasha is a Book Junkie
    I could get lost in this one, she thought. Lost and never found. Known for her hot alpha heroes and her strong heroines, Kristen Ashley breaks new ground with this novel by offering to her reader not only a story that is decidedly more erotic than any of her previous works, but also by making the distinctive sexual dynamic between the characters the key building block in their relationship. With no holds barred, the author pulls us into a sensua...
  • Tanja ~ T's Book ~ KT Book Reviews
    Wow! KA totally did it. Doubters have no fear. This rocks!Completely impressed! KA has stepped out of her box and into the playroom of sexual debauchery and I like it! I know many KA fans have raised an eyebrow due to the couple dynamic in The Deep End. I mean, I had reservations as well. An alpha submissive? How in the world can that work? Honey, it doesn’t only work, it goes down smooth as… well…honey!It’s written with such care that it...
  • Tijuana *Book Twins Reviews*
    3.5 StarsThere’s been a lot of talk about the alpha-sub dynamic and the kink level in this book, however, at its core The Deep End is a love story. It’s about 2 characters finding their other half while filling a void in their sex life. Don’t get me wrong, the lifestyle is an overt part of the story and is prominent throughout. Here’s the breakdown: To deal with his personal darkness, Olivier Hawke seeks the type of release only submissio...
  • Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
    I think this was the hardest KA book to rate that I've ever read. It was not what I expected, but then again I didn't know what to expect so I went into this with zero expectations. When I heard that Kristen Ashley was introducing a new erotica series, I was intrigued. My curiosity has been slaked but I'm not sure exactly what to say about this read. At first I was going to DNF this story for a multitude of reasons, one of which was the oddity of...
  • FMABookReviews
    I picked up my first Kristen Ashley book in 2011 -- Rock Chick. It was a difficult time in my life and when I found KA, I found the perfect escape. Since that time I have devoured most of her collection and proven wrong by my belief that I didn't like Fantasy. KA has always been a constant for me. Her books have been my happy place.When I heard about The Deep End, to say I was intrigued puts it mildly. I love when authors flip the script. When wh...
  • Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
    2.5 ★'sOkay, so I knew before going in that I probably wouldn't be a big fan of this book (and I wasn't) but...I've been curious about it since the reviews started rolling in and figured I'd give it a chance. One "good" thing is that this is still told in the typical Kristen Ashley style...full of Alpha-male speak and long, descriptive sentences. I seriously don't think there's a way to edit her! ;)And that makes the beginning of this book part...
  • Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
    I have never read a Kristen Ashley book and I'm sad to say that I didn't enjoy this one. I made it through to the end to find out what happens but there was A LOT of skimming involved. I am normally not a BDSM, D/s, sex club, explicit sex kind of reader but the blurb caught my attention and this is KA, I have heard so much about her books and I wanted to give her a try. I REALLY wish I had gotten a recommendation of a good KA book to read because...
  • Ang (Sizzling Pages)
    The Queen of all Alphas finally entered the BDSM genre realm with her latest release, The Deep End. Welcome to the decadent world of the Bee's Honey Club and prepare yourself for Olivier and Amèlie’s wildly erotic ride. I'm always excited when hearing there's a new series in the making and Kristen Ashley, my favorite author, now writing BDSM stories is like making all my literary dreams come true. Her romances are extremely steamy, I could onl...