Type: Erotic Romance
My Copy: Sent
Abby King has a secret fantasy.
New York knows Nathaniel West as the brilliant and handsome CEO of West Industries, but Abby knows he’s more: a sexy and skilled dominant who is looking for a new submissive. Yearning to experience a world of pleasure beyond her simple life as a librarian, Abby offers herself to Nathaniel, to fulfill her most hidden desires.
After only one weekend with the Master, Abby knows she needs more, and fully submits to Nathaniel’s terms. But despite the pleasure he takes in Abby’s willing spirit, the Nathaniel hidden behind the rules remains cold and distant.
As Abby falls deeper into his tantalizing world of power and passion, she fears that Nathaniel’s heart may be beyond her reach—and that her own might be beyond saving…
Not long ago I said that I was tired of the scarred millionaire BDSM trope. While I still stand fully behind that The Submissive managed to keep me interested through the entire book and I found myself looking forward to book two when I finished the last page.
Abby is looking for her first dom, but not just any dom…she only wants one man. Rich CEO, Nathaniel. The aloof, almost cold demeanor he projects seems to be perfect for her sexual needs and she’s sure she can crack him. With no experience Nathaniel should turn her away, but her innocence and determination intrigues him enough for a trial weekend. But what starts as a trial ends up consuming them both.
I think the biggest thing I liked about this book was Abby. She was realistic when other heroines of this genre are just annoying. I enjoyed how she submitted to Nathaniel but always managed to get her opinion across quite clearly. She was never meek and spoke up regularly. She was strong where I have found others lacking. When pressed against her hard limit she may have hesitated but she didn’t break. She held firm and did what was best for her. I liked that about her.
Nathaniel was a puzzle and he pissed me off with his inability to fully let Abby in. He slightly redeems himself towards the end with his emotional breakthrough but he spent the majority of the novel barely functioning on a human level. He tries to deny himself any attachment to Abby which results him in hurting her over and over again. I look forward to where the author takes him in the future.
At its heart though, this is just another 50 Shades book. It can’t be overlooked that its clearly fan fiction. It reads like a copy of a copy just like every other bdsm fan fiction that is flooding the market today. If you’re looking for something new this book won’t provide it for you. While I found this one to be slightly more well done then the other fan fiction genre I’ve read lately, it is what it is. I have nothing against fan fiction per say, just of blatant reproductions without originality. These books are all starting to blend together.
I give The Submissive by Tara Sue Me 3 stars!