Friday, October 11, 2013

Book Review: The Dominant (The Submissive Trilogy #2) by: Tara Sue Me

Release Date: August 6, 2013
from NAL Trade
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Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
"The continuation of the tantalizing trilogy by Tara Sue Me that has captivated millions…

Nathaniel West doesn’t lose control.

As the playboy CEO of West Industries, he governs the boardroom during the day; as a strict dominant with exacting rules, he commands the bedroom at night. He never takes on inexperienced submissives, but when Abigail King’s application comes across his desk, he breaks his own restrictions and decides to test her limits.

Abby’s combination of innocence and willingness is intoxicating, and Nathaniel is soon determined to collar her as his own. As long as she follows his orders and surrenders herself fully to him, no one will get hurt.

But when Nathaniel begins falling for Abby on a deeper level, he realizes that the trust must go both ways—and he has secrets which could bring the foundations of their entire relationship crashing down..."

My Thoughts:

I was a little hesitant going into The Dominant, as I am with any book that provides an alternate perspective. So many times I just end up bored and feel like I am reading the same story all over again with nothing new. That is not what happened at all with The Dominant. It was definitely the same story, but it was also a lot more. 

With the story we get to see the other side of the coin, see how Nathaniel felt throughout the whole ordeal, and see how much he cared about Abby, even from the very beginning. The whole situation was as hard on Nathaniel as it was on Abby. He struggled with wanting to give everything he had to Abby and solely being her Dom. He had no idea how much she loved him, he thought she was simply looking for a Dominant. 

I personally have never read from a perspective like this. I have always been in the head of the submissive. So for me, this was a new experience and that kept me interested. I also feel like I got a lot more from the story with this perspective. Any questions I had after finishing The Submissive were answered after reading The Dominant. Any time I wondered why Nathaniel did something, well now I know why he did it. Whether it is because I have a complete picture of the story now or what, but I enjoyed The Dominant more than I did The Submissive

Of course the book is friggin hot. I mean, you knew it would be, but dayumm it’s really hot. Probably shouldn’t have been reading it on my bus ride home, but oh well. I’m just glad the guy next to me went to sleep and didn’t try to read over my shoulder (which has happened before). So yeah, be prepared for some delicious reading. 

All in all, The Dominant was an incredibly addictive and hot read. The perspective is original and engaging. This is a read I recommend to fans of the genre.


  1. Glad it was hot, and not the boring it could have been all from the same perspective

  2. I love that the alternate perspective was so enlightening and such a great read!! And it doesn't hurt that it was smokin' hawt!! I had to laugh at the mental image of some stranger reading over your shoulder! Awesome review, wifey -- you know this series is already on my TBR! *smoosh*

  3. Yikes! You've definitely caught my interest with this review. I'm excited about an alternate pov that works. Great review, Teresa!

  4. This is not really my type of read but I'm glad it was so good for you. Great review :)

  5. Glad to hear this one was still a good read! I love when reading something that isn't unique, but the story still captures my attention :) I like the sound of this hot read! Oh yes!! And I would love to get into a book that captures a completely different perspective!! Dang girl. I'm intrigued!

    Great review!!!!

  6. I'm so glad the alternate perspective worked well for this one, Teresa! I am absolutely going to check out these books. Fab review!!


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