- File Size: 812 KB
- Print Length: 373 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1937608018
- Publisher: DLZ Entertainment LLC (September 25, 2011)
- Publication Date: September 25, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005PJMDTM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,565 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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The Dom Who Loved Me (Masters and Mercenaries Book 1) Kindle Edition
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I enjoyed this book, for the most part. I thought.
I liked the way the two started falling, their attraction growing. The sex was hot, I loved the D/s element. The Serious plot line I didn’t care for much, though I suppose it was a little interesting. I wasn’t reading for that.
But then, halfway or a third of the book left, it kind of ruined it for me.
When the Serious plot line starts becoming a danger to Grace, Sean pretty much kidnaps her. Without her consent, forcing her to hide with him and his team. And then he kinds of uses her, pushes her, goads her into not using her safeword, making it a challenge for her to stick with it. It could be looked at that she was fighting not to give in, or, I don’t even know…
To me, it was a misunderstanding of a safeword, and I cannot stand when this happens. This was the worst I’ve seen so far, though.
Sean tells her that he’ll end everything, their relationship, if she says the safeword. And she fights back, not saying it, taking the challenge like he means it. But a safeword is supposed to be for when something is too much. When a person pushes too far, you use the safeword and play stops. Either completely for the night, or long enough for the two to discuss, see what was wrong, reconvene on limits or mentality, and maybe continue if both want to. Safewording does not equal the end of a relationship, for gods sake.
The entire scene felt too forced and nonconsensual to me, and I’m honestly surprised I didn’t DNF. It’s definitely made me not want to read any more, though, and the rest of the book didn't make up for it.
[More of my reviews are available on my blog, Geeky Reading, to which there's a link on my profile.]
This one is really top notch - fantastic writing, strong and believable characters, humor, and hot wicked erotic BDSM! Grace is every womans woman in nearly every way - from how she thinks to the fact that her body isn't perfect. She's strong in all the good ways - the ways us normal girls have to be. We can't all be kick a$$ demon hunters you know! She is also willing to be open enough to be a little bit naughty but not the obnoxious brat type.
Sean is very hot - definitely alpha BUT not the type that gets his power from authority. He's the type that has it already inside - that confidence that says he knows what he is capable of and is very comfortable taking charge. Given his brother it would be all to easy to see how this character would have been written completely differently and there were a places he could have gone a bit south for me but Lexi kept him on track. His vulnerabilities are explored and talked about - and there are times he makes mistakes but he mans up to them and does what he has too.
I thought the twist in the old adage the way to a mans heart is through his stomach was deliciously ingenious. Who wouldn't want to have a hot man make scrumptious goodies? Of course there is something to be said for some good old fashioned chocolate syrup too.......
The plot is interesting and it really does flow very well - the sex and BDSM intertwining with it where it fits and not overshadowing the actual storyline but becoming part of it instead.
This reminded me of a Maya Banks novel (particularly her new KGI novels). Well worth your time and money -- and your pleading for the next one to be published! (I want Ian's story next though I can deal with the menage brothers -- just give us more Lexi!)
Sean Taggert is part of McKay-Taggert security. His firm is hired to try to stop an eco-terrorist. They have reason to believe Grace's boss, and possibly Grace, is involved in a nefarious plot. Sean and his associates, Adam and Jake, infiltrate Grace's office. Sean is utterly gobsmacked by Grace from the first time he sees her pictures, in which she is wearing do-me shoes. As Sean becomes more and more attracted to Grace, he is determined to prove Grace's innocence.
Being an over 40 myself, I loved Grace. 6 years widowed, with both of her grown children away at college, she doesn't think she has what it takes to attract, much less keep, the 8 years younger Sean. Grace is a natural pleaser and care giver. She smoothly handles problems, finessing away hurt feelings, but always getting her way.
There are 2 scenes where Sean screws up, big time, and my heart absolutely hurt for Grace.
The sheer joy of this story is watching Sean devolve from a charismatic, suave, confident ex-Green Beret into a love crazed walking hormone. It starts slowly, and kind of rapidly spirals. The more control Sean tries to maintain, the faster things slip from his grip. Sean's descent into love is marvelously detailed as he moves from wanting to play at clubs, to maybe having a sub in the bedroom only, to his final realization that he wants a 24/7 slave relationship, so he can keep Grace from ever flirting, however innocently, again. It's not that he doesn't trust Grace, not at all. He realizes he is being irrational. But Sean finds Grace so irresistible, he is convinced every other man she comes into contact will, too, and it drives him crazy. Sounds kind of creepy the way I am describing it, but trust me...it is the sweetest thing. He loves her so much, he can't imagine every other man wouldn't love her, too. Sean is, to put it simply, completely undone by Grace.
There is also a great deal of funny in Sean's journey. As he falls deeper and deeper, his thoughts and actions become more irrational. And hilarious. The depth of Sean's feelings is conveyed so beautifully. We feel his confusion and frustration, his longing, even when he wonders if Grace is as innocent as he thought, so clearly. Loved it.
Adam doesn't help matters by having his own mini-meltdown, and making a semi-serious play for Grace, as well. Adam's almost desperate play for Grace causes a lot of tension for the whole group.
Ian's determination to keep Sean safe is matched only by Sean's determination to keep Grace safe. Ian and Adam's serious agendas are a balance to Sean's love match.
If you are looking for a BDSM-centric book, you will be disappointed with TDWLM. D/s is frequently mentioned, and played at, but more as erotic bedroom games than a lifestyle choice. The love scenes are rife with the lingo, but are more emotional and less contracted than most in the BDSM realm. Sean doesn't really want to top Grace, he just wants to love her.
Bottom line - I love Sean, I love this book, I love this series...Yes, I'm gushing, but at review #170, who is really gonna read this?? Seriously, though, this series is one of those where you read book 1, and think "Oooh! My favorite!" Then you read book 2, and think "Ooooh! My favorite!" and so on...If you like romantic suspense, hawt alpha men who adore their women, BDSM-lite, a healthy dose of humor with your romance, or just a well written, enjoyable book, do yourself a favor, and pick this up. Highly recommend!
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