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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Review: The Dominant by Tara Sue Me


From Goodreads.com The continuation of the tantalizing trilogy by Tara Sue Me that 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...
                                                      
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 My Rating: 4 stars out of 5

The Dominant is basically a re-telling of The Submissive, but from Nathaniel's point of view. While I usually take issue with this style of releasing books (why pay more money for something I've already read?), I found this one to be just as engaging (and perhaps more enlightening) than the first one. 


I enjoyed re-reading the story from his point of view - it made some of the things from The Submissive make more sense in terms of the Dom/Sub relationship. There is more explanation as to the thought process behind what he does because this time around as it is his thoughts, and not hers that are being read. 

It is my humble opinion that the reader can only gain a deeper insight by reading both books - instead of feeling like they just read the same exact thing. I believe this second novel contains more of an insight into the characters (especially Nathaniel) - outside of their BDSM relationship and its definitely a relationship worth exploring more. 

I am eagerly anticipating the release of the third novel in this series The Training, just so I can find out what happens between this couple.

DISCLAIMER #1: When I first began reading this series, 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. 


DISCLAIMER#2:   I received an advanced copy of The Dominant in exchange for my honest review. This has not reflected on my review in any way.

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The Dominant is available for purchase from Amazon.com

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