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The Reluctant Dom (Siren Publishing Menage and More) [Kindle Edition]

Tymber Dalton
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Book Description

[Menage and More: Erotic Consensual BDSM Menage a Trois Romance, M/F/M, public exhibition, spanking, flogging, whipping, sex toys, HEA for M/F] 

Love hurts...if you're lucky. 

Kaden's dying, but before he goes he has one problem to solve--he must ask his oldest and dearest friend, Seth, to take over as Dom and Master to his beloved wife, Leah. 

Seth has always seen himself as the perpetual screwup and Kaden as the strong and steady one, so his friend's request rocks his world. He also knows there's no way he can refuse Kaden this. 

Now Seth finds himself immersed in a role he's far from comfortable with--inflicting physical pain to provide emotional comfort to the woman he's secretly loved for years. Can he deal with his crushing grief over the impending loss of his oldest friend and still learn the skills he must master in time to become The Reluctant Dom

Note: This book was previously published with another publisher. 

** A Siren Erotic Romance

This book is part of the "Suncoast Society" series, which also includes the following books:
  • Domme by Default
  • The Denim Dom
  • Safe Harbor
  • Cardinal's Rule
  • Pinch Me
  • Broken Toy

Product Details

  • File Size: 546 KB
  • Print Length: 318 pages
  • Publisher: Siren Publishing (July 3, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008H746YY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #44,650 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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73 of 74 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars stock up on kleenex!!! April 2, 2009
By Liz
Format:Kindle Edition
Quick recap: Kaden and Leah are married almost 20 years. Kaden finds out he is dying of cancer and asks his lifelong best friend Seth to move in and gradually step in as not only an addition to their family but an eventual replacement for him when he's gone. Seth reluctantly agrees because he can never say no to Kade. However, he didn't know the d/s lifestyle Kade and Leah were living. Not because they get-off on pain and dominance, but because Leah had a horrendously abusive upbringing and in order to keep from hurting herself so she could feel her emotions, Kade had to take care of that part for her in a safe environment so she could cope and feel safe and secure. (of course this all goes WAY deeper than that...) Seth has a difficult time not only coping with Kaden's illness but his growing feelings for Leah and also becoming the Master and partner he knows he needs to be in time to take care of Leah.

I don't even know where to begin. This was an intensely emotional story. I know that I have NEVER cried so much reading a book. I didn't know what to expect. Not so much in to the BDSM genre myself, but this was a story only "navigated" by that lifestyle for unusual purposes. It was appropriately tweaked and adjusted for what their needs were in their unique relationship. The underlying emotion was just an overpowering love between all these characters. One of both friendship and passion and loyalty. It was out-of-this-world gut wrenching yet powerfully romantic and passion-filled. It's a tough journey for these three. And it was an extremely long book,in my opinion. However, every page was needed for this amazing story. I had no trouble hanging in there and grasping each and every word and detail. It will probably take me a few days to recover! READ IT, DON'T MISS THIS ONE!

Amazing job, TD!!! I just can't say enough. You must have needed a vacation after writing this one.
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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Blue Ribbons from Romance Junkies! April 26, 2009
Format:Kindle Edition
For over 40 years, Kaden and Seth have been best friends. First as boys, and then as men, they know they can always depend upon the other in times of need. And need is what brings them together one night when Kaden reveals the news that he has cancer and it is terminal. If that news is not bad enough, Kaden's request has Seth thrown for a loop. Never realizing exactly how Kaden and his wife of twenty years have lived their married life, Seth is amazed to find out that Kaden and his wife Leah are more than just husband and wife. They are Master and slave. And Kaden is asking Seth to take over once he is gone.

Seth balks at fulfilling Kaden's request. He doesn't want any part of what Kaden is asking. It isn't until he begins to see the day to day actions of Kaden and Leah that Seth begins to understand exactly what being a Master means. Having loved Leah almost as long as Kaden, Seth finally realizes that there is nothing he wouldn't do for his best friend, or the woman they both love. It is with this capitulation that Seth's training at becoming Leah's Dom begins.

I have to stop my explanation of THE RELUCTANT DOM right here. To say anything else would spoil the story. Know that this is one of the most emotionally gripping novels I have read in a long time. Sobbing more than once at the sheer intensity of the characters and the plot, never have I read a book that has affected me as much as THE RELUCTANT DOM. Without a doubt this book made me think. It made me see past the end of a life and what happens to those left behind. THE RELUCTANT DOM made me see honest to God, true, unconditional love. It was breathtaking.

Natalie S.
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34 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing March 5, 2009
By bella
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
leah was horrably abused as a child, and never learned how to express her emotions in a good way. when kaden and leah fall in love he realizes that she is a cutter, the pain she inflicts is her only way to get her emotions out. kaden takes to spanking her to keep her from cutting and permanently harming herself. over the years they fall into a d/s realationship.kaden takes care of everything for her and makes sure she always allright. then kaden finds out he is dying and knows he has to find someone to take his place in leahs life to take care of her when hes gone.kaden and leah choose kadens bestfriend seth. leah has always had feelings for seth and trusts him as much as she does kaden. seth has always loved leah but never admitted this even to himself, so when approched by kaden to take over for him seth is shocked, they kept their lifestyle secret from everyone even though they practice their lifestyle 24/7. seth agreas to step in for kaden when the time comes, although reluctantly.seth is confused about the d/s lifestyle yet has to learn everything in a matter of months. seth tries to talk kaden out of the whole thing until he realizes that this realy is the only way to protect leah.this is not a story about a couple who get off on pain and humiliation. this is about 3 people that will do anything to protect their loved ones no matter what that may be. i had to set this story down several times just to get my emotions under controll however as soon as i picked the book back up the tears started all over can trully feel every emotion literally came off the page as you read. kepp a box of tissues with you at all times, this is heartwarming, and heartbreaking all at the same not miss out on this storey.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The best book I have ever read
Absolutely the best book I have ever read. It will make you feel every emotion. The sex is insanely hot but the story is what makes this a must read. Read more
Published 2 days ago by MindyB
5.0 out of 5 stars A two boxes of tissues Romance
Combined with three batteries for your bullet erotica.

Tymber Dalton weaves a beautiful epic love story with hotter than imagined sex and makes you laugh and cry in... Read more
Published 5 days ago by W. Murphy
2.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't finish
This got such great reviews, but I could not get through it. Maybe it is one of those books that picks up near the end, or even in the second book but I didn't care enough to... Read more
Published 7 days ago by Calli Collins
5.0 out of 5 stars Most definately worth the read
I've never written a review before, only leaving a star rating. But as I clicked on the star I realized I couldn't just let it go with a flippant star and not say anything. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Rhonda Childress
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it
This has to be my favorite book of all times. I loved fifty shades and bared to you books. This one tops the cake. The story line was fabulous. I couldn't put it down. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Lucinda Mantel
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW very moving...a must read
I really enjoyed this book! I found the realtionshp between the two best friends deeper and just touching in a way that i haven't read in any other book. Read more
Published 1 month ago by jennifer v
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful
This story was absolutely beautiful. Definitely not your typical BDSM romance. It was well written, flowed beautifully and seemed believable and heartwarming. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Heidi
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful simply beautiful.
This is the best book I have read in a very long time. This book managed to combine steamy sex and true romance with a stunning story line and beautiful characters . Read more
Published 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars The Reluctant Dom
Very intriguing from the start, love, tenderness, friendship, sex and even death, it had all of the great elements for a good story. Great read all the way through.
Published 2 months ago by Tracey Holt
4.0 out of 5 stars sad but good
this was a great story... suprised me when I felt tears coming from my eyes. Two best friends hep each other out in a time of need. Read more
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Tymber Dalton (the "wild child" alter ego of writer Lesli Richardson) is the award-winning, bestselling author of over fifty books such as "Love Slave for Two," "The Reluctant Dom," the Triple Trouble series, and more. She also writes as Tessa Monroe and Macy Largo for Siren-BookStrand. Active in the BDSM lifestyle, the skeet-shooting native Floridian resides in the Tampa Bay area with her husband and too many animals.

She lives in her own little world, but it's okay, because they all know her there.

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