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The Submissive: Submissive Trilogy, Book 1 | [Tara Sue Me]

The Submissive: Submissive Trilogy, Book 1

New York knows Nathaniel West as the brilliant 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, Abby offers herself to Nathaniel. 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....
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Publisher's Summary

Book One of the Submissive Trilogy

More than 8 Million Reads Online

The first in Tara Sue Me’s seductive and scandalous series that has enthralled millions....

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....

©2013 Tara Sue Me (P)2013 Penguin Audio

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    Leesa Smalltown,AL 06-07-13
    Leesa Smalltown,AL 06-07-13 Member Since 2012

    I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.

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    "Good but lacking"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    If it's on sale yes, but save your credit for something better.


    Any additional comments?

    There's nothing to make this book stand out. The male character isn't as dominate as I think he should of been especially in a book titled in this manner. Also, this is a trilogy, but at the end it doesn't leave you wanting more. Like I stated eariler, this would be a good one to get on sale. This is not a "WOW" book.

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    shannon WILSON, NC, United States 08-20-13
    shannon WILSON, NC, United States 08-20-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Interesting..."
    Any additional comments?

    This was an ok read for me. It's your typical Dom/sub relationship book. I really don't have much more to add.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Buffy Red Springs, NC, United States 08-14-13
    Buffy Red Springs, NC, United States 08-14-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Hats off"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Submissive to be better than the print version?

    yes


    What other book might you compare The Submissive to and why?

    I is one the same line as fifty shades but better. Totally different story line.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The Sex scene in the football stadium is my favorite.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book made me laugh


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    hoplesserotic san diego 09-07-14
    hoplesserotic san diego 09-07-14 Member Since 2013
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    "too much like fifty shades just with diffrent name"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    its a good read but don't exspect anything substanial


    Which scene was your favorite?

    rare books collection scene so hot, the fact that they could get caught at any moment


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    melinda 08-09-14
    melinda 08-09-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Loved it"
    What made the experience of listening to The Submissive the most enjoyable?

    It was a very good story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The people.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The second first time he collared her.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book made me cry when she left him.


    Any additional comments?

    My only problem with this book was they kept pronouncing the word library as liberry.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tara Eagle River, Alaska 04-22-14
    Tara Eagle River, Alaska 04-22-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Typical Sub/Dom Book...Mah"

    This is a typical sub/dom book that did not really take you to the next level. The storyline was the usual girl wants dominant and dominant wants a new sub. Abby is inexperienced at being a sub and Nathaniel is going to teach her the ways. I did not really get their connection and it took a while to truly be drawn into the story. Nathaniel loses a bit of his Alpha male qualities for me and this messes with the chemistry between him and Abby. I did not like that he would not sleep in the same bed as her. It came across as cold and uncaring rather than him doing this to assert his dominance. I am glad that the book ends and you don’t feel like you have to read the next book. I am not really into reading the same book from Nathaniel’s perspective (which is the next book in the series). For that matter I am not sure there needs to be another book. I did not hate this book but it was jut mah for me. I don’t think I will be reading the others.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    malinda United States 04-17-14
    malinda United States 04-17-14 Member Since 2011
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    "It was pretty good, but with some work. .."
    What did you love best about The Submissive?

    Love is a pretty strong word. Abby, Abby, Abby - you wanted the sub lifestyle, so suck it up and take your licks. A couple of scenes were pretty hot; Abby made sure she got her 8 hrs after her first real punishment.


    What other book might you compare The Submissive to and why?

    The obvious one 50 shades.


    Have you listened to any of Angelica Lee’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but I listened to all 3 of this series and she's pretty good.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    It's All Fun and Games Until You Break a Rule.


    Any additional comments?

    First book was a little too vanilla for me. A Dom that doesn't loan or share his sub? Well I guess it's possible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brooke ROCK VALLEY, IA, United States 03-04-14
    Brooke ROCK VALLEY, IA, United States 03-04-14 Member Since 2014
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    Would you listen to The Submissive again? Why?

    I loved this book! I would recommend it to anyone who has a taste for the other side of relationships if you know what i mean :)


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kandice Woodland, CA, United States 12-21-13
    Kandice Woodland, CA, United States 12-21-13 Member Since 2013
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    "It's Library not LIE- BERRY. Otherwise I loved it"
    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the bestie Felicia who - was her tell it like it is conscience.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I really did like the narrator. Due to my own issues I struggled every time I heard the mispronunciation of "library". It became irksome and a distraction to the story especially with the frequency of usage.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Le Cedar Hill, TX, United States 11-17-13
    Le Cedar Hill, TX, United States 11-17-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Very interesting!!!"

    I thought this book was well written and exciting from the point of a new submissive. Very interesting to see the progression...The story was good because there were little surprises along the way which made for interesting reading..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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