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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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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.

17 of 20 people found this review helpful

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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

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Better than I thought 1

Where does The Submissive rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

On a scale of 1 - 10 I would say 5

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favorite character was Abby's friend Felicia because she was out spoken and showed true love and concern for here friend.

What about Angelica Lee’s performance did you like?

She was good, expressive and brought the character to life.

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

Powerful story of BDSM

Any additional comments?

I don't usually like romance or in this case erotic stories but I decided to give it a try after reading Fifty Shades of Grey. This one is much better then "Luke" and "The Club" I thought they were terrible. However, I still liked Fifty Shades of Grey much better.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Tara
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • 04-22-14

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.

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OMG I LOVE THIS NEW SERIES!!!!

OH Yes! Nathaniel West is so FSOGish. I love it! Abby was not an Anna but knew exactly what she wanted and and got it. There was the Best PowPows that I have read in a while. I was hooked from the beginning and was sad when it ended. I glad that book two is coming out soon and already preordered. :D The storyline was good and the narrator rocked all the voices and brought each role to life. So happy I got this book for my audibles collection. Buy this book or use a credit trust me its worth it. Happy Listening!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Yuck.

I struggled to finish this book. The scenes weren't at all memorable. The reader was great, but I just couldn't even finish the book.

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This sounds like a realistic way a sub is trained

If you could sum up The Submissive in three words, what would they be?

Realistic, Emotional and captivating

What did you like best about this story?

When Nathaniel and Abby break up and then get back together

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Narration was the weaker part of the book for me

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Loved it!

The book and the narrator were awesome! I loved this book, I love books that can give you such a wide range of emotions. I laughed, cried, hated, and loved along with the characters and story. I can't wait to get the next book!

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Great

very enjoyable story and the narrator read it brilliantly. cannot wait for second book in the series

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the storyline was very weak.

the story was comprised of a whole bunch of sex with very little content. a lot was not explained. I was just disappointed.