Tony Angelico thinks he knows all about Dominants and submissives. After all, his two brothers are unapologetic Dominants with long-term submissive partners. Tony also knows that Tessa, the woman who works for him - the one girl he can't get out of his mind - is interested in the lifestyle. But he wants no part of bossing women around, let alone dominating them.
Tessa Damon craves the attention and discipline of a strong, dominant alpha male, but she's not been able to find what she's looking for. She's attracted to Tony, and can't help fantasizing about being taken over his knee for a sound spanking. She longs for the release and comfort of submitting to a man she can trust.
The night Tony decides to give it a shot, everything changes. But can Tessa be healed from her abusive past, and realize that she's worthy of love? Can they find a path that works for both of them? Will Tony finally understand that there is no one definition to cover every nuance of what being a Dominant means - not when his heart and soul know that he wants nothing more than to assume the role of Tessa's protector?
Disclaimer: This book contains explicit themes, including the spanking of adult women and other BDSM scenarios. The book also includes a self-harm scene involving cutting. If such material is likely to offend or trigger you in some way, please do not listen.
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i was not enthused by the narration of this book in the series. He is better than Mr. Plug, but I didn't get a sense of each character. I do love the series.
I'm afraid I'm going to sound like a broken record. But seriously, Jane Henry and Maisy Archer writes the most sultry stories ever. They have a very subtle understanding of telling what's on their mind and it seeps into me like the most delicate fragrance.
Tony is one of my favorite Boston Dom heroes so far. That man was just the most delicious hunk of an alpha-male, and it was all came naturally to him. He sure made all my lady parts tingle, and he could have spanked my butt anytime he wanted to, and I would have asked for more. He is calm, strong, steady, sensitive and bighearted. He is very much aware of the people around him, and he catches all of Tessa emotions. He is not natural sure of himself, but he learns to trust his feelings and trust his ability to give Tessa just what she needs.
Tessa is just lovely, and her story grabbed my heart. She had a terrible upbringing and started to cut herself as a teenager, to have something in her life she could control. She is addicted to being spanked because it grounds her and gives her the calm she so desperately needs.
These two characters are the perfect match, and I absolutely loved how Jane and Maisy told their love story.
I heard this story on audible. The dual narration was excellent, and I really enjoyed it.
Thanks to both the authors for this enlightening advanced copy
I am not one to review usually, but the narrators were so bad I could not listen to the book. That has never happened before . The narration sounded like the narrators were reading a nursery rhyme to small children. Just awful.
Yeah, that's what I think. Live with it.
I don't know if the authors have done something to piss the folks at Blushing Books off. clearly there's some bad blood.
The stories in this series are good, better than many in the genre. Formulaic, HEA books with hot scenes, but also providing reasonable character depth and a good mix of drama, humor and pathos.
But, while these books make a decent read, the narration in the audiobook is an absolute horror-show and makes enjoyment of them almost impossible. Painful. The only way I was able to get through them was to think of the reader a prompt for an actual narration going on in my head. And I did that much mainly out of a sense of support for the writers.
The reading is stiff, with bad, awkwardly timed inflection and elocution that makes it seem as if this is the first time the reader ('cause this *ain't* narration) of the audiobook has encountered the script. The narration in each of the books of the series is consistently bad.
This quality of the reading in this audiobook is a frank betrayal of the writers. It seems designed to garner bad reviews. Worse, however is that it is a giant "f**k you" tp the listener. Bad production values on the level of those in this audiobook show absolute disdain for the listener. Which is curious in a business where the listener or read holds the power over success.
So, the only thing I am left with is that the writers pissed Blushing Books off somehow, because these tracks feel like vengence.
This brings us to the youngest Angelico, the story of Tony and Tessa. We were able to get peeks of Tony in the previous 2 books with his crazy, bitchy girlfriend Val. Could not wait for him to dump her! This story gives us the slow change of Tony, realizing that his view of what a dominant is may not be the same for everyone. Tessa is a submissive, and needs her strong man to help her along. Tony comes to her aid in many different ways and is able to fulfill her needs. I love the way Jane Henry and Maisy Archer have integrated Tessa's emotional issues throughout the story, and how Tony and Tessa came to deal with them. Having real life situations come to light and have them dealt with makes the story that much sweeter. There was some suspense as well, Tessa's sister being taken and how she is retrieved leaves us wanting the next book where we get to know Slay better!
The narration team of Jeffrey and Ali Peterson were OK, but really didn't do it for me. They read methodically and did not really seem to be into the book, or to me their voices were not the fit for the characters. The storyline was amazing though and it is definitely worth the credit to enjoy the book!
I love books especially romances and mysteries. I enjoy sharing a good story. I have been receiving and reviewing ARCs for years.
Well written story spotlighting two of the supporting characters in the previous books in the Boston Dom series. This book like the first 2 had wonderful dialogue and realistic characters. I also liked the twist that it was the man not the woman being introduced to the D/s dynamic.
The 2 narrators did an excellent job.
I received a copy of this audio from the author and voluntarily chose to leave an honest review.
I really liked the fact that it is read by a man and a woman. It feels really natural and the story really flowed. It works very well
The third book in the series and I really loved this one. This book is a bit different for the fact that Tony is the one without any experience while Tessa knows what she wants. Tony is more of a reluctant Dom, but he finds his own way.
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