It’s almost the weekend, friends! I come to you with a treat. Enjoy a little comedy with your dom/sub romps? Want a dash of the forbidden in the search for Mr. Right Now? Look no further than The Girl Who Jumped by Matilda Swinney.
- Genre: Contemporary Romance
- Steam Level: ❤️❤️❤️❤️
- Overall Rating: 6/6 Glass Slippers
Tilly is a twenty-five-year old aspiring actress who’s ready to get back on the dating scene after a relationship that crashed and burned. Her friends push her to live out her deepest sexual fantasies and seek out a man to help her online. It doesn’t take long for her to find the perfect one; tall, blue-eyed, older, generous, and ready to dominate her.
“Sir” knows just how to care for his sub, and it isn’t long before Tilly’s living the high life on the weekends between following her acting dreams and spending time with her bffs and mother. But after the trips to Prada and endless nights of blindfolds and hotel suites, the line between “the game” and real life begins to blur.
As they begin to entangle themselves in something more than the no-strings-attached fun they agreed on, will they be able to stick to the rules or will they both have no choice but to take the leap?
I loved this book. It was hot but also hilarious. I mean, the first two lines are “I had an eighty percent chance of being murdered. Mum would have a heart attack if she knew.” And as a fan of true crime and knowing when I might end up as the subject of a Dateline special, that tickled me. Throughout the book, Tilly is a hilarious narrator that lets us readers know every delightful thought that flows through her mind.
The relationship between Tilly and Sir also had great growth from contracted lovers to a couple that really might have a shot at things. Though sometimes I wanted to shake both of them, since they each seemed to enjoy pretending their current arrangement wasn’t evolving before their eyes. But that’s the hallmark of a solid romance…when you’re invested in the couple, right?
Overall, I found The Girl Who Jumped to be a wonderful blend of Bridget Jones’s Diary and a healthier version of 50 Shades. It’s great for all romance readers, even the ones new to the BDSM scene between the pages.