• Training Tessa

  • Hot Texas Bosses, Book 1 (BDSM Erotica)
  • By: Lyla Sinclair
  • Narrated by: Rhea Celeste
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • 3.7 out of 5 stars (367 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times and USA Today best seller

After her employer goes out of business, Tessa Greer is so desperate for work she leaves Michigan and travels to Houston where jobs seem more available. She's thrilled to land the 'Receptionist Plus' position at Maddox Brothers Inc. Now she can continue to pay the bills for her mentally ill mother's care facility.

But Tessa is shocked by the punishments her handsome new bosses dole out for her very minor mistakes. She's even more shocked at how aroused she becomes when they discipline her.

The stakes seem to get higher with each round of punishments. How far will this one-upmanship between the brothers go? And with one of them, Tessa finds herself wanting him to take her farther than she's ever gone before.

Content Warning: Not for listeners offended by fantasy inappropriate office behavior. Like many Lyla Sinclair stories, this novella contains various BDSM elements, including domination, restraint, corporal punishment, and anal sex, as well as unconventional use of office supplies. Training Tessa also contains a few humorous moments. Avoid this story if humor annoys you. (This is not a ménage novella.)

©2012 Lyla Sinclair (P)2012 Lyla Sinclair
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Erotica

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Tesse Did get some Training

This listen was a ehh why not buy it. Cause it was a less than $5 buy. I was in for a nice treat b/c it was full of PowPows as I call them. LOL I just wish it was longer. The Maddox Brother had me switching on which brother to pick and wanting to fill out in an app for the 'Receptionist Plus' position. :) No credit needed its less than $5. Happy Listening!

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H-O-T!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. It was hot! Looooove Dix and his cockiness!

What did you like best about this story?

Dix! Not to mention I just love hot cowboys and two brothers, and.... Lol!

What about Rhea Celeste’s performance did you like?

Perfect voice for this. The internal dialogues were great. Recording was crystal clear.

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

Uh, Well......

Any additional comments?

Great quick listen. Have already listened to it twice and purchasing the second book Controlling Krysta soon!

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Quick and Dirty

I wanted to spank Tessa, and not not in the good way. I'm quite certain I rolled my eyes more than once, but it wasn't awful. A little too predictable, a little too cheesy. A little too 50 shades.

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First time I've ever written a review...

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Nobody, except perhaps the slow.

What was most disappointing about Lyla Sinclair’s story?

I expected the story wouldn't be to awesome. but even the "hot" scenes were awful. This book literally turned me off...

What didn’t you like about Rhea Celeste’s performance?

Wasn't her fault. She didn't write the book.

What character would you cut from Training Tessa?

Tessa.

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Read What You Sign

The woman in this book had to be the slowest women ever. She was way to easy to let them do anything to her. And I don’t care how bad a person needs a job they would at lease think about what was going on before they just let someone use them. Will I get next book yes... but only because I have to know how a story ends. Not because the story is great. I'm a writer's dream because it kills me to not finish a story.

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Really good

It was a really good read. I listened while cleaning my house. I loved it.

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so fake

not worth the read/listen
I like books that at least could be true.this one couldn't be true

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great performance, horrible story

I am a huge fan of BDSM, Spanking, submission, etc...but as soon as the main character said she wasn't into this it was a huge turn off. I hate the "I'm doing it for the money" story line. I wonder where men get gold digger ideas from. Not a fan.

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To short again

Why stop the story there, looking for part two or another book can't, just a bad place to stop, might wanna wait till part two is written.

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Tessa discovers herself and what she likes

If you could sum up Training Tessa in three words, what would they be?

Tessa is devoted to her mother

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I would add an epilogue- what happens between Tessa & Dixon after the 6 mo. return to her mother?

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

excellent performance of main character

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

Any additional comments?

Slow & awkward in the beginning but Tessa shows her strengths in the end

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Training Tessa Yuck!

What disappointed you about Training Tessa?

It was a very long beginning to the story .
The characters were not very in-depth and the story just fell flat.

Would you ever listen to anything by Lyla Sinclair again?

I would listen to lyla again but in a different book .

How did the narrator detract from the book?

never read the book and am glad I did not .

What character would you cut from Training Tessa?

I would start all over again .