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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Review: The Submissive by Tara Sue Me


From Goodreads.com The first in Tara Sue Me’s seductive and scandalous series that has enthralled millions…

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…

                                                      
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 My Rating: 4 stars out of 5

I first saw an advertisement for this book in a popular Women's magazine . so I was stoked when I was giving the chance to review it. When I first began reading this novel, I was unaware that it originally began as a fanfiction for Twilight. I did however notice a lot of similarities between this novel and Fifty Shades of Gray. Now that all of that is out in the open, I have to say ... this novel is a MUCH better read than Fifty Shades. 


As I  said, The Submissive follows a similar story-line inexperienced girl with submissive tendencies begins a relationship with the CEO of a major company, who also happens to be a Dominant.. but that is where the similarities end. For one - Abby is a librarian, and an experienced woman sexually (although an inexperienced Submissive) who not only knows that Nathaniel is a Dom, she is eager to train under him. 

Also unlike Fifty Shades, this novel reads as though it was written by a competent adult, there is no "inner goddess" to distract the reader from the plot, and this author is more than capable of using a diverse vocabulary (instead of the FSoG "ohhh yes" for example). 

I found this novel, on the whole, to be a very enjoyable read. Not one that I couldn't put down (as I could), but one that I kept finding excuses to read. The characters seemed to be well developed in their own right, what I mean is Abby lacked her "inspiration" Bella's clumsiness and overall shy demeanor. She came across as a woman who not only knew what (and who) she wanted, but how she was going to get it. It was obvious by reading that the author planned this book to be one in a series, and its one that I can't wait to read! In fact.. I'm already over halfway through The Dominant, so expect that review to be posted soon as well! 


DISCLAIMER:   I received an advanced copy of The Submissive in exchange for my honest review. This has not reflected on my review in any way.

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The Submissive is available for purchase from Amazon.com

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