The Collar by Tara Sue Me

the collarTitle: The Collar
Series: The Submissive bk 5, Partners in Play bk 3
Author: Tara Sue Me
Genre: Erotic

Nathaniel and Abby are struggling to navigate the challenging waters of their own relationship, when they get a surprising phone call from their partners in play, Dena and Jeff, who are in need of a helping hand…

Seven years ago, blonde, beautiful lawyer Dena Jenkins was tired of her carefully controlled life. Desperate for something exhilarating to help her escape the pressures of her demanding job and her senator father, she joined a steamy, local BDSM club as a submissive. There she met brooding Dominant, Jeff. The attraction between them was undeniable, and, despite Dena’s doubts, they couldn’t stay away from each other.

Except, as the years have passed, their blazing connection has proven difficult to maintain. Dena and Jeff have a history they’d rather forget, but Dena can’t let go of the past, and Jeff is ready to move across the country to give her space. Now, to save their passion, they’ll have to rediscover what it means to trust each other—and give themselves to each other completely…

Thoughts: I’ve been waiting for this book for what feels like forever. So when it landed in my inbox I dropped everything to read it.

Jeff and Dena have a complicated relationship one that we saw a glimpse of in Seduced by Fire when they did a play session for Julie. Read more

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Series Saturday: The Submissive Series by Tara Sue Me

With all the attention going on recently with the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, I thought this week would be perfect to feature The Submissive Series by Tara Sue Me.  It falls right in line with that ever-so-popular-series and is sure to be another hit with readers of this genre – perhaps even more so!  If your a fan of a good erotic read – 50 Shades fan or not – it’s definitely worth a read!

indexBook #1 – The Submissive

Abby King has a secret fantasy.

New York knows Nathaniel West as the brilliant and handsome CEO of West Industries, but Abby knows he’s more: a sexy and skilled dominant who is looking for a new submissive. Yearning to experience a world of pleasure beyond her simple life as a librarian, Abby offers herself to Nathaniel to fulfill her most hidden desires.

After only one weekend with the Master, Abby knows she needs more, and fully submits to Nathaniel’s terms. But despite the pleasure he takes in Abby’s willing spirit, the Nathaniel hidden behind the rules remains cold and distant.

As Abby falls deeper into his tantalizing world of power and passion, she fears that Nathaniel’s heart may be beyond her reach—and that her own might be beyond saving.…

indexBook #2 – The Dominant

Nathaniel West doesn’t lose control.

As the playboy CEO of West Industries, he governs the boardroom during the day; as a strict dominant with exacting rules, he commands the bedroom at night. He never takes on inexperienced submissives, but when Abigail King’s application comes across his desk, he breaks his own restrictions and decides to test her limits.

Abby’s combination of innocence and willingness is intoxicating, and Nathaniel is soon determined to collar her as his own. As long as she follows his orders and surrenders herself fully to him, no one will get hurt.

But when Nathaniel begins falling for Abby on a deeper level, he realizes that the trust must go both ways—and he has secrets which could bring the foundations of their entire relationship crashing down…

indexBook #3 – The Training

It started with a hidden desire.

Millionaire CEO Nathaniel West has always played by his own strict set of rules, ones he expects everyone to follow—especially the women he’s dominated in his bedroom. But his newest lover is breaking down all his boundaries and rewriting his rule book.

Abby King never imagined that she would capture the heart of Nathaniel West, one of New York City’s most eligible bachelors—and its most desirable dominant. What began as a weekend arrangement of pleasure has become a passionate romance with a man who knows every inch of her body and her soul – yet remains an enigmatic lover. Though he is tender and caring, his painful past remains a wall between them.

Abby knows the only way to truly earn his trust is to submit to him fully and let go of all of her lingering inhibitions. Because to lead Nathaniel on a path to greater intimacy, she must first let him deeper into her world than anyone has ever gone before…

Book #3.5 (novella) – The Chalet

Submitting her body was only the beginning.

Abby King didn’t know true passion until she gave herself to Nathaniel West, one of New York City’s most eligible bachelors and desired Dominants. Now, on the eve of her marriage, she realizes all her dreams are coming true. And with a romantic honeymoon getaway planned at a secluded Swiss chalet, she’s sure Nathaniel will find even more fantasies to fulfill…

Nathaniel never thought he’d settle down until Abby broke down his barriers and changed his plans. With their wedding only weeks away, he can barely wait to possess her completely—heart, body, and soul—and show her the true meaning of being both a wife and a submissive.

Only Abby has one more challenge in store before she becomes his: no sex and no collar for one month before the wedding. Nathaniel is willing to give it a shot but he has one scandalous stipulation—once that month is up, anything goes…

91g7Sk9lXHL._SL1500_Book #4 – The Enticement ** Releasing APRIL 7th **

Limits were made to be pushed.

Abby West has everything she wanted: a family, a skyrocketing new career, and a sexy, Dominant husband who fulfills her every need. Only, as her life outside the bedroom becomes hectic, her Master’s sexual requirements inside become more extreme. Abby doesn’t understand Nathaniel’s increased need for control, but she can’t deny the delicious way her body reacts to his tantalizing demands…

Between Abby’s reluctance and Nathaniel’s unyielding commands, the delicate balance of power between the Dominant and his submissive threatens to shift. And as the underlying tension and desire between them heats up, so does the struggle to keep everything they value from falling apart …

 

 

 

The Dominant by Tara Sue Me

cover31158-mediumTitle:  The Dominant

Series:  The Submissive Trilogy Book #2

Author:  Tara Sue Me

Genre: Romance/Erotic

BlurbNow comes The Dominant, the continuation of the tantalizing trilogy by Tara Sue Me, which has captivated millions…
Nathaniel West doesn’t lose control.
As the playboy CEO of West Industries, he governs the boardroom during the day; as a strict dominant with exacting rules, he commands the bedroom at night. He never takes on inexperienced submissives, but when Abigail King’s application comes across his desk, he breaks his own restrictions and decides to test her limits.
Abby’s combination of innocence and willingness is intoxicating, and Nathaniel is soon determined to collar her as his own. As long as she follows his orders and surrenders herself fully to him, no one will get hurt.
But when Nathaniel begins falling for Abby on a deeper level, he realizes that the trust must go both ways—and he has secrets which could bring the foundations of their entire relationship crashing down…

Thoughts:  First off, let me say a couple of things here – number one, that for those of you unfamiliar with the series, the book focuses on a relationship between a dominant and his submissive (although you probably could hazard a guess on that based on the title).  If you have a problem with that type of thing, you don’t want to delve into this book.  Second, that this book is not really a “continuation” since it is the same story as The Submissive – only this time we get to read about things from Nathaniel’s point of view, rather than from Abby’s.  I’ve never really read anything like that before – at least not broken up into two separate novels.  I wasn’t sure how that was going to work for me, but after reading the first book I had confidence that if anyone could pull it off it just might be this author.  Now I confess – after the first few pages I was thinking…’uh oh….not sure if this is going to work.’, but I shoved aside my doubts and thought about how much I liked the first one and kept going.  And I’m so glad I did!

It does pick up speed, emotion, and intensity as things progress, but the first few chapters are a bit slow.  Mostly because it’s the beginning that closest resembles the first book, and you keep having that eerie feeling of ‘haven’t I already read this?’ – which is to be expected of course, but you also want it stand out enough for it to warrant a second book.  You didn’t feel that at first.  Not to mention Nathaniel’s aloof persona and distant manner, which made the first few intimate scenes a bit of a cold coupling.

However, as you start to gain more and more insight into Nathaniel and watch as his feelings grow deeper and deeper for Abby, the book really begins to change.  We see sides to Nathaniel that really adds a new depth to his character, for example his struggles with his own feelings when he disciplined Abby.  And it also begins to feel more and more like a completely new story and not just a re-told story in a different POV.  As Nathaniel begins to desperately start to do anything he can to keep Abby from leaving, it really takes on a sensitivity all its own.  By the end your heart is just breaking for him as he tries to win Abby back.  I absolutely loved it, but especially the ending.

If anything, I think I enjoyed this book even more than the first!  Totally worth the re-telling.  I stand by personal opinion that this series is way, way, WAY better than the 50 Shades series.  I can’t wait to see what she manages to do with the third book, The Training, which is due out October 1st.

Rate:  A+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Submissive by Tara Sue Me

the submissiveTitle: The Submissive

Series: The Submissive bk 1

Author: Tara Sue Me

Genre: Erotica

Abby King has a secret fantasy.

New York City knows Nathaniel West as the brilliant and handsome CEO of West Industries, but Abby knows he’s more. He’s also a dominant, and when she hears he’s looking for a new submissive, she applies for consideration. She’s a complete novice, but Abby yearns to experience a world of pleasure beyond her simple life as a librarian.

After one weekend with the skilled Master, Abby knows she needs more, and she fully submits to Nathaniel’s terms. He’s pleased by her willing spirit, yet her attempts to reach the man behind the rules are met with coolness.

As Abby falls in deeper, she fears Nathaniel’s heart is non-negotiable. But can she salvage her own before it’s too late?

These days it’s very rare for me to read a BDSM book and love it so much that I finish reading it then tell my friends who read these types of books that they need buy this book immediately. However that is what happened when I read this book.

When I started  it I was very meh about reading it, however by the end of the first chapter I was hooked on the story and relationship of Abigail and Nathaniel.

One of the things I loved about this series was that both Abigail and Nathaniel aren’t in their twenties they are in fact in their thirties, they are well established in their careers and who they are as people. As they progress from their first meeting to the end we get to see as Abby goes on a journey of self discovery or rather sexual discovery and how her life changes.

Another one of the things I liked about this book was how the sex was handled and while we know it’s a Dom/sub relationship the sex isn’t over the top graphic, but exactly right.

This isn’t a story of a rich DOM pursuing a blushing college co-ed. Abby is in her thirties and through friends who live the lifestyle discovers that Nathaniel a man she has fantasied about is looking for a new sexual submissive. She goes through all the steps to get an interview with him. When she passes the interview they embark on what is supposed to be a sexual relationship only. However as their friends are drawn into their relationship it becomes apparent Abby’s feelings toward Nathaniel have changed, and his has as well.

The book is told in first person so we only get Abby’s perspective of the relationship, but it’s one that I found real and compelling. It kept me glued to my kindle into the wee hours of the night and I finished it in one setting. Upon finishing it I wanted to read The Dominant which is Nathaniel’s perspective from the same time frame as The Submissive.

This is one of those books that I will read and re-read as I enjoyed the characters so much.

Grade A