When her loathsome commander returns from the dead, her deceit is uncovered. Somehow, Claire must find a way to win back Theo's trust and destroy the man who threatens them both.
Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: anal play/intercourse, BDSM theme and elements, violence.
Imagine if you will, being created from cloned body parts and then treated as if you really do not matter. Not considered human but known as a Frankenstruct and little more than an object. Our heroine, Claire, is a Frankenstruct and she has been raised as an assassin; but inside is a woman aching to express herself and be free.
Theo is by nature what many would consider to be a Dom. Through hard work he has risen to power and is highly respected. When an enemy airship crashes near his home, amongst the wreckage he finds an enticing young woman, but she's not quite what she seems. Now Theo wants nothing more than to discover all of her secrets. Unfortunately, Frankenstructs are illegal but Theo sees the woman within the skin and knows in his heart that Claire is human. What he doesn't realise though, is it's quite likely that he is Claire's intended target! As their relationship develops, it takes them both to their own nirvana but for Claire, keeping her secret, is purgatory!
I will be honest and say Iron Dominance is not the usual heavy Steampunk type of story. Yes, there are unusual devices and what could be described as quite erotic ones as well, but this story mainly concentrates on the budding romance between Claire and Theo. No mechanical limbs here or augmentation but instead Frankenstucts are biologically engineered with amazing abilities but the way they are treated is vile.
As for the sexual content, well, Theo does enjoy exerting control both within and indeed outside the bedroom but it never felt forced or abusive. Claire is learning to finally live and relishes the lessons from her new lover as she explores her own submissive side. There are a lot of sexy scenes but I felt the BDSM was quite mild although the equipment and locations were highly inventive! I loved the supporting characters and sincerely hope Ms Silverwood revisits this world as there's a certain Dankyo who is very intriguing
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.