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Yield (Emily & Damon) – Lilia Moon – Book Review

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In Lilia Moon’s Yield we meet Wedding Planner, Emily, and Seattles most eligible dom, Damon. Let’s watch as these two very different people come together.


YIELD (Emily and Damon) by Lilia Moon

Publication Date: October 16, 2016
Source: Purchase
Genre: Romance
Length: 246 pages
Purchase: Amazon 
Story Rating: 5/ 5
Romance Rating: 5/5

*** This book was free on Amazon when I downloaded it. Hurry up and download it before that changes.


Emily Madigan is Seattle’s best wedding planner. Her superpower is managing a thousand details without dropping a single one, and her deepest desire is an hour-long bubble bath and a foot rub.

Until her newest clients want to get married at a BDSM club.

Damon Black owns Fettered. He’s proud of who he is and what he does, and nothing scares him – until two of his favorite people want to get married at the place where they fell in love, no matter how many spanking benches they have to move out of the way to do it.

Damon knows as soon as he lays eyes on Emily that she doesn’t belong in his world. A quick tour of his club will prove it.

Except it doesn’t…


I pretty much enjoyed everything about this book from the cover to the epilogue. For a book about BDSM it was oddly sweet and tender with, of course, a dusting of naughty and taboo.

Emily is a super organized wedding planner who agrees to plan a wedding taking place in a BDSM club. Damon, the owner of said club, looks at Emily and sees a born submissive. The problem is she didn’t know it at the point. We get to go along for the ride as Damon introduces Emily into his world and watching vivid detail as she succumbs to her submissive desires and puts her trust in him.

Ms. Moon described Emily’s transition into submission beautifully. I felt like I was right there with her as she fought the inner battle to put her trust in her dom. I was also right there with Damon as he realized tenderness and power struggles aren’t all that bad.

One of my favorite aspects of this book was the way the author incorporated informed consentand all the opportunities Emily was given to say no. One thing that really struck me about this book was the level of trust and awareness between both parties involved. Their chemistry was incredible.

Little known fact about me, I read BDSM books because I appreciate the explicit consent aspect of it, something it seems is often forgotten in many romance novels. What often bothers me about these books is when the relationship seems staged. This book didn’t have that problem at all.

Overall, Yield is a sweet and naughty read sure to leave you squirming in your seat. I would recommend it for anyone looking to read something on the risque or taboo side of things.

If you’re interested in this book you might also enjoy Silken Kisses by Laci Paige.

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  • Katiria Rodriguez

    Great review, I snag this book as well when it was free now after reading your review I really want too read it soon. I absolutely love BDSM books too, thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

  • terriluvsbooks

    “explicit consent aspect of it” I agree with this. However, I have read some lately where this was not central to the story and that really bothered me. I’d be interested in what you consider consensual in romance. Are you talking rape?

    • kisslikeagirl

      I’ve had a few books lately where the first time they have sex can be summarized as “he followed me home… I told him to leave… he put his hand in my pants and kissed me… It was the best ever … I think I’m in love.” The victim in these stories certainly doesn’t see it as rape.

      I’m a social worker by day, so when I read something like that, I see are the many clients who pass through my office feeling like their trauma doesn’t count because they didn’t scream loud enough. Or, the idea that it means you must have wanted it (it doesn’t, ever).

      I’m not looking for a signed release form or anything but a quick “I want this … me too” would make a world of difference.

      • terriluvsbooks

        This is interesting. I appreciate you saying this because I completely agree. I like a little fantasy with my sex, but I think there is a point when reality needs to reign. I think this is why I’m tired of the ALPHA MALE troupe. First, if talking about shifters in a pack, like wolves, the alpha of the pack is never a jerk.

      • Lilia Moon

        I’m way late to this – and I never comment on reviews! – but I just wanted to say thank you so much for noticing the care I take around consent. And thank you for the work you do in real life.

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