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The Submissive: The Submissive Series Paperback – June 4, 2013
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“For those Fifty Shades fans pining for a little more spice on their e-reader…the Guardian recommends Tara Sue Me’s Submissive Trilogy, starring handsome CEO Nathaniel West, a man on the prowl for a new submissive, and the librarian Abby, who is yearning for something more.”—Los Angeles Times
“Well written and certainly entertaining.”—Dear Author
“This book is going to make you say ‘Fifty What of What?’…[Me] is so talented and captivating.”—Southern Fiction Review
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Tara Sue Me wrote her first novel at the age of twelve. It would be twenty years before she picked up her pen to write the second.
After completing several clean romances, she decided to try her hand at something spicier and started The Submissive. What began as a writing exercise quickly took on a life of its own and The Dominant and The Training soon followed. An avid reader of all types of fiction, she soon discovered she enjoyed writing a variety as well.
Tara lives in the Southeastern United States with her husband, two children, two dogs, and a cat.
Top Customer Reviews
Don't waste your time or money on this one. There are many other stories if you enjoy this genre.
I did a little research after I had received this book to review and was saddened that I have to wait for the next two books to be released, but I will sacrifice and wait. Thank you so much, Tara Sue Me, for publishing your work and for the publishing company that made this possible.
I got so excited as I was reading this book and I couldn't wait to see what happened next. However, I will tell you this: he needs to really beg Abigail in order for her to forgive him because what he did was cruel. Some surprising truths were also revealed.
When I first started reading this story, I really didn't like Nathaniel because he was such a jerk, but when Abigail found herself in a bad situation, he was there to comfort her and make sure she was fine. That was when I truly fell in love with him. He was able to give Abigail what she was missing from her past relationships, to discover a new lifestyle and not be afraid of a little pain because pleasure was right around the corner. I really liked that this showed a certain side of him and how it impacted Abigail because of his insecurities and intimacy issues. How his actions pained Abigail and how she was able to handle each intense situation. It took a lot of guts, will and power to do what she did. I loved the storyline of this book and how it unfolded a D/s relationship and touched all of the bases for that type of relationship.Read more ›
¡°I really enjoyed the heck of it.¡± ~Under the Covers
Another fan fiction/Fifty book you ask?
Yes¡¦it is exactly that. Well, not exactly. Apparently, this is the book that E.L. James got some of her ideas from¡¦that and Twilight. And while I didn¡¯t really get a lot of Twilight from this book, you can definitely see the things that E.L. James picked out of it. As far as it being a fan fiction, the only clue I had was the lack of the character¡¯s physical descriptions.
That being said, I really enjoyed the heck of it. I¡¯m not sure what¡¯s happened but this story line has not gotten old for me. Each story seems to have enough differences to keep me entertained¡¦and entertained I was.
For me, this story seemed to deal more with the BDSM side of things. Right from the start, Abigail (Abby) is going in for an interview with Nathaniel to be his submissive. She has had a ¡°thing¡± for him since he had a hand in helping save her Mother¡¯s house. The problem is that she has no experience being a sub and Nathaniel doesn¡¯t train submissives but he decides to make an exception in her case.
There¡¯s a contract to sign, medical forms to fill out, exercise programs to follow as well as eating and sleeping requirements and BAM, come Friday at 6 pm it¡¯s time for the festivities. Nathaniel has a couple of rules¡¦he doesn¡¯t do kissing and his subs do not spend the night in his bed. That really didn¡¯t bother me too much except he had Abby sleep on a pallet on his bedroom floor sometimes and I didn¡¯t really care for that.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
After reading Fifty Shades of Grey I wanted more stories and this one far exceeded my expectations. I dare to say, I loved this series more. Great storyline.Published 7 days ago by Tina D
I did not like Abby's perspective as much as I liked Nathaniel's in the next book.Published 25 days ago by Allison Schrader
I want to listen to these books but the price is just too dear! The addition of the audio narration is the highest I have seen. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Donna Bunting
This book is hot, hot, hot and leaves you wanting to read more, more, and more! Great character buildup but not overly involved. Leaves your mind and heart racing!Published 28 days ago by A.Bradley
I can't believe this is getting good reviews. The writing is awkward, the characters are bland, and I couldn't care less about them or their lives. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Allison O. Grant
Tara Sue Me had me on my knees with The Collar which I loved every page of and fell in love with our dearest Master Parks. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jennifer COBB
This was a great story. I would've like a bit more character history at the beginning. To get to know them as individuals before we get deep into the story. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mrs. Russell