Becoming Sir by Ella Dominguez: Blog Tour Review & Giveaway

Title: Becoming Sir
Author: Ella Dominguez
Genre: Erotic, BDSM
Release Date: January 10, 2014


Warning: Contains detailed sexual encounters, BDSM themes, oral, anal, ménage and profanity. Not for the closed-minded, prudish, sexually inhibited, easily offended, or faint-hearted.

Reliable, trustworthy, loyal to a fault - Sawyer is the kind of man other men want to be; a real man's man. But behind the facade of a his tough exterior and deadly silence hides a strong, tortured man with dark secrets. Always content to be in the shadows, now is the time of his sexual awakening.

When Sawyer realized that there were women who unabashedly wanted to be dominated and controlled, and there was a world that embraced such things as domination and submission - everything seemed to fall into place. Tired of pretending to be someone he wasn't and suppressing his dominant tendencies, he takes the leap into the world of BDSM under the guidance of his friend and mentor, never to look back.

But the dark past and his heinous actions are hard to forget and even more difficult to leave behind. Will he be able to move forward and become the man he yearns to be?

This is Sawyer's journey into becoming Dominant, Master, Sir.


The Art of D/s is my absolute favorite series ever, so I was very excited when I heard Ella was giving Sawyer his own story.  I have to warn you though and say this is NOT like The Art of D/s series.  Please do not go into this with preconceived notions of what Sawyer’s story is or what you want it to be.  I did, and I don't want to say I am disappointed but it’s not what I was expecting.  In the end, I did enjoy Saywer’s story, but I wish mentally I had broken the link to The Art of D/s before I opened the first page.

I haven't read a book where a Dom learns the art. So this was a new experience for me.  It's different and more personal because we see into Sawyer.  The story is slow building since training is different from when someone is already practicing or living the lifestyle.

“Sometimes our balance has to be upset and our course reset to help us navigate us to our final destination.”

Sawyer isn’t sure what he wants, but he’s done denying his curiosity and desires.  It’s more than Sawyer becoming a Dom. It is about discovering himself, finding his path, and understanding his own wants and needs.  I always liked Sawyer, but he's basically been a closed book until now.  He learns that in order for this to work, he needs to be open and honest and communicate with his partner.  It is amazing to see the real man under his closed off exterior.  The open communication forces Sawyer to reluctantly explore is past an open up about it.

Sawyer is a natural Dominant.  Seeing him in the Art of D/s books, I would have expected Sawyer would be a more hard core Dom than he ends up being.  But nonetheless, I really liked seeing the real Sawyer come out. 

There is a lot of dialogue -- really really good..... and sexy dialogue. Domination is about coaxing out consent and submission and the key is COMMUNICATION.   I loved every single word that fall out of Sawyer's hot mouth.   A lot of the dialogue was sexier than the actual act.  I think my favorite part of this book IS the dialogue.

I truly do love Ella's writing.  It’s some of the BEST around.  While Becoming Sir isn’t my favorite Ella creation (The Art of D/s always will be), I still really enjoyed it.  If you were intrigued by Sawyer from Ella's other books, DEFINITELY pick up Becoming Sir!!!  I think you will really fall under Sawyer's spell. 

3.75 - 4 STARS


I'm a full-time mom, wifey, healthcare worker, and wanna be switch. I was born and raised in a sexually repressed, strict Christian household in the bible belt of the USA. This upbringing and repression contributed to my wicked imagination and writing has been my only outlet for my sexual fantasies. Finally at the ripe and sexually primed age of 40, I mustered up enough courage to share my naughty thoughts and put pen to paper. I sincerely hope to find my niche in writing erotica in all forms, be it romance or paranormal.

I don't consider myself an author. I consider myself an avid reader above all else, and someone who simply writes the stories that the characters in my head tell me to.

Twitter: @ella_dominguez

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