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The Sassy Submissive

Stronghold, Book 1
Narrated by: Roberto Scarlato
Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
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Adam Rawn wasn't looking for a sub when he went to the new club, Chained, with his friend, Rick Winter. Not exactly anyway. But he wasn't adverse to it. Instead, what he found was a Domme with an air of mystery about her. Mistress Angela has described herself as being new to the scene but quite sure that she was a Domme; Master Adam can't shake the feeling that maybe there are some hidden desires that Mistress Angela is unaware of. After all, he's never been attracted to a Domme before, so perhaps she's a submissive at heart and just doesn't realize it yet. She wouldn't be the first person attracted to the scene who didn't understand exactly what their needs were.

Angel has been interested in BDSM for a while, but her friends who would understand her desires are several states away, and although she's finally ready to explore her fantasies, she feels she has to do so on her own. Her closest friends in town are guys who would never understand, and her best friend, Leigh, already has a boyfriend - a rather territorial one. Nervous about going to a BDSM club, afraid that she might be putting herself in a bad situation as an unattached submissive who's completely new to the scene, Angel decides that the safest way to explore being in public is as a Domme. That way, she can get used to the club scene and watch out for common pitfalls, keeping herself in a position of power until she feels comfortable enough to know what she's doing. Although she eventually wants to join Stronghold, the club closest to her home and with the best reputation, she makes her debut into the BDSM scene at Chained, a new club that's far enough away she feels safe enough to lie about her preferences and present herself as Mistress Angela until she's done some exploring.

When Angel finally feels comfortable enough to make her way to Stronghold as a submissive and Master Adam recognizes the "Domme" that he's been obsessing over, the result is explosive.

©2013 G. Angel (P)2017 G. Angel

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It was good, but I wanted more!

Angel is curious about BDSM. She’s heard some not so good stories and wants to explore before she chooses a club and submits to a Dom. She goes “undercover” as a Mistress so that she won’t feel intimidated and it makes her feel empowered. She encounters a group of Doms and she has caught the eye of Adam. She has been wanting to explore her fantasies and she knows that doing that in a safe environment with rules will help her relax and be open to trying the various fetishes involved in BDSM.
Adam had no intention of acquiring a new Sub, but when he meets Mistress Angel, he knows there’s something off. She does not have the “air” of a true Dominant and when he sees her at the local BDSM Club, Stronghold as a submissive, he knew he was right. Not wanting a Sub is no longer on the table and he wants to explore everything with her. Nice, thick, and curves in all the right places, she is exactly what he wants.
The Good: This was a good story. Delving into the beginnings of the Dom/Sub relationship was a perfect way to get readers to understand just how delicate that relationship is. The trust involved is even beyond the trust in a marriage. So, I enjoyed the fragility that grew into boldness.
The Bad: Although the story was good, a true Submissive would not be so sassy. She would respect her Dom and her goal is to please him and he rewards/punishes her for her behavior. I know that is not so simple, but she was a bit over the top with her defiance. How could they develop a true Dom/Sub relationship if she is being just as Dominant as he is?
The Ugly: There wasn’t anything ugly about this read. It was fun, sometimes quirky, and interesting.
Adam and Angel would be perfect in a normal relationship. I loved the plot and the story was easy to follow. The Narrator was phenomenal. I fell in love with Angel’s roommates and her best friend Leigh was likable. I didn’t like her relationship and I hoped that she would explore her sexuality since she was in an obvious one-sided relationship. The back stories on the other Doms was also very good. I wanted more from this read when it came to the realness of BDSM. Don’t get me wrong, when they played in the Dungeon, they were magnificent! Delectable, lip biting scenes that made your toes curl, however, her sassiness took away from that. If you want a Dom/Sub story that doesn’t follow the normal rules of that relationship, then this is the read for you! 3 ½ Stars

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Very good story!!

I don’t normally listen to BDSM nor contemporary stories but I was pleasantly surprised. This has opened my eyes to a new genre that I have be skipping. I am glad I took the time to listen to this story. I now have to find more stories like this to add to my library. Thank you Golden for opening my eyes with this story.

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loved it

loved angel an Adam's story this was the first book in the series and it was very intriguing and fascinating I love the narrator storyline the charters it was sexy and spicy and entertaining , it introduced a lot of the charters in the upcoming books this is one toe curling kept me on my toes get my panties wet definitely a keeper five star read all around

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Thanks

Angel thanks for the awesome book. FYI love the Anne McCaffrey. Dragon Riders of Pern refers. Love her books. I totally agree Todd McCaffrey is not as good as his mom was. Over all I loved the story and look forward to listening to the other in the series.
Kat.

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awesome <br />

started a little slow with too much information at once and going over the same infirmation a little too much but picked up and befire I knew it the story was done.

This story is very explicit and erotic. The scenes made me wish I was there.

Already listening to the next one.

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Pack your patience

This was pretty good. The story was a bit longer than it needed to be. I know this is the base and beginning of the Stronghold series so I understand the need for the "extra" detail. The couple meets under false pretense and struggles with trust issues early on. Then throw in a few misunderstandings and lack of communication and the story is underway. The author seemed to fall a bit short on the emotion in this book for me. I never really got worked up over Adam and Angel's love story. It just seemed kind of average for me. There are A LOT of characters so there is the possibility that one of the other books will spark more heat but investing sooooo many hours really sets a bar for me when I'm reading a story. When you invest 15 hours you want to finish the book with a big case of the "feels" but I feel like this book concluded more like...."and then they went to work on Monday, the end"

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Incredible

I absolutely loved this story. Angel and Adam have such great chemistry. This is a must read. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series!

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Adam💘Angel🔥Great Story! Great Audible Listen🎧

4.5 Hot🔥Stars! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

This is my first Golden Angel book and I thoroughly enjoyed the story and the world she created, as well as the characters in that world. She has a wonderful great writing style, the characters and dialogue are realistic and relatable. The storylines are interesting and captivate you from start to end. This is Adam and Angel’s story and their building relationship. The D/s scene are hot and all nicely done. We get an inside glimpse of The Stronghold Club and meet Adam’s friends who are also members, I like the dynamics of their group. We also meet some of Angel’s friends too. I am looking forward to the next book in this great series.

I listened to the audible edition, Roberto Scarlato is an awesome narrator and storyteller. He sets a nice tone for the story and performs the voices for all the characters bringing them to life from the pages to your ears. He is a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for a great listen!

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Loved it!

This is the story of Adam and Angel. I remember Adam from Golden Angel's Venus Rising series where he was a friend or co-worker of the main characters. If you loved that series, you'll love this one too. The sex scenes in The Sassy Submissive were pretty hot. This is a complete, stand alone HEA with no cliffhangers but it was so good that I can't wait to listen to the rest of the series. Roberto has a great voice and did an amazing job at bringing all of these characters to life. This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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An Awesome Audiobook Highly Recommend

I love the dynamics between Adam and Angel. Always second guessing themselves and each other. The characters in this book are so well developed that as the story unfolds you feel like you're among friends. Each are memorable, knowing that there will be more books to come I think is cool.
Now I can’t wait to listen the next book!
Highly recommend

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  • 04-10-19

Brilliant

Excellent start to this series. Great bunch of characters with great personalities. Really enjoyed the dynamic of the relationship.

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  • Anon
  • 02-10-18

Great start to the Stronghold series

Would you consider the audio edition of The Sassy Submissive to be better than the print version?

Tough question! I have read the entire Stronghold series including prequels (the Venus series) and enjoyed them very much. The audio edition is a welcome addition which is a different, and equally enjoyable way, to revisit an old friend.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I loved Angel! she was so straight forward, brave, likeable and yes sassy. I also liked that she wasn't a wilting violet needing to be rescued but rather a strong capable women going after what she wanted.

Which character – as performed by Roberto Scarlato – was your favourite?

I have a soft spot for the gentle southern drawl Roberto Scariato used for Angel's friend Mike ...

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

It reaffirmed my belief that you can sort almost anything out if you are prepared to be honest and talk about it

Any additional comments?

I'd thoroughly recommend the entire Stronghold series!

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  • Debbie
  • 01-19-18

Too hot to not listen to

What did you like most about The Sassy Submissive?

The story,the characters and the detail that the author has gone into to tell the story

What did you like best about this story?

I cannot lie the love scenes between Adam and Angel they are so well written .It’s a story that can be listened to on its own or with the other books in the series where you meet up with characters you already know from The Sassy Submissive

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The second scene that Angel and Adam have in the dungeon of Stonghold

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Particularly moved by the end of Adam and Angel first scene at stronghold when Olivia and Jerad take over aftercare of Angel

Any additional comments?

Great book , great series if you like hot books read or listen to them.