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

Tymber Dalton
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Book Description

(A Suncoast Society series book.)

[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

The other books in the Suncoast Series are standalone works, but are best read in the following order to reduce spoilers:
  • Safe Harbor
  • Cardinal's Rule
  • Domme by Default
  • The Reluctant Dom
  • The Denim Dom
  • Pinch Me
  • Broken Toy
  • A Clean Sweep
  • A Roll of the Dice
  • His Canvas
  • A Lovely Shade of Ouch
  • Crafty Bastards
  • A Merry Little Kinkmas
  • Sapiosexual
  • A Very Kinky Valentine's Day
  • Things Made Right
  • Click
  • Spank or Treat 
  • A Turn of the Screwed
  • Chains
  • Kinko de Mayo
  • Broken Arrow (Coming Soon)
  • Out of the Spotlight (Coming Soon)
  • Friends Like These (Coming Soon)
  • Vicious Carousel (Coming Soon)

Product Details

  • File Size: 824 KB
  • Print Length: 384 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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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #107,579 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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76 of 77 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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43 of 45 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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35 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing March 5, 2009
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 A Strikingly Great Book
This is a wonderful introduction into BDSM by someone who lives the lifestyle.
Tymber is an excellent authoress and this is one hell of a book.
Can't say enough about it.
Published 23 hours ago by Mouve E. Freeke
5.0 out of 5 stars What can I say???
Very different, very moving and very well written. I loved this book.. full of love.. and it gave me a true understanding of a I never had before. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Kathy O'Rourke
5.0 out of 5 stars Make sure you have plenty of tissues!!
This was one of the best written books I have Ever read! Even though I cried through nearly the whole book, you would be missing out if you don't read it! Read more
Published 13 days ago by avestep 64
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Shows true friendship and that love is comes in many ways. I cried the whole book. Amazing job Tymber
Published 15 days ago by carols
5.0 out of 5 stars A story filled with ups and downs
I think this is the first story that I have read that I can say mirrored real life. The trials that real people face and life and death issues. Read more
Published 18 days ago by Rachael
5.0 out of 5 stars Have the tissue ready!
I've never written a review before but I had to write one for this book. I spent most of the book on the edge of sobbing. Read more
Published 1 month ago by curly medic
3.0 out of 5 stars Not what I hoped for.
I read this because it was on a lot of "tearjerker" lists. Some of my book-friends recommended it as well. I wasn't as sold as I hoped to be. It didn't make me cry. Read more
Published 1 month ago by AmandaLovesBooks
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it...Love Story BDSM style
I love Tymber Dalton's books. So far haven't read one I didn't like! I loved The Reluctant Dom. I viewed as Love Story BDSM style! Read more
Published 1 month ago by A M Kavanagh
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book so so so much
I loved this book so so so much.. I hadn't cried and laughed so hard with a book... it was perfect!
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars STUPID! And it didn't even deserve the one star ...
One word....STUPID! And it didn't even deserve the one star I HAD to click to submit!
Published 5 months ago by Texasmuffin
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More About the Author

Tymber Dalton (the "wild child" alter ego of writer Lesli Richardson) is the award-winning, bestselling author of over sixty books such as "Love Slave for Two," "The Reluctant Dom," the Suncoast Society series, the Triple Trouble series, the Drunk Monkeys 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 author husband, Jon Dalton, 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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This Series- Are they just similar or are they connected?
My Suncoast Society books are standalone works, so you can read independently of each other.
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