The Bold and The Dominant
by Shayla Black, Jenna Jacob, & Isabella LaPearl
Blog Tour, Giveaway and Review
After spending weeks trying to reach Raine Kendall, Dominants Liam O’Neill and Macen Hammerman have finally broken past the walls to their submissive’s wounded heart. Before they can enjoy their newfound closeness, Liam’s past comes back to haunt him when his ex-wife drops in—with a secret that could tear his world apart. Forced to leave Raine in Hammer’s care, Liam is stuck on the outside, stewing in frustration and insecurity…and wondering if Raine no longer needs him or if Hammer alone completes her.Always the pillar of strength, Hammer tries to help Liam while sheltering their woman. But Raine soon discovers the truth that threatens the trio’s chance of a happily-ever-after. Determined to hold them together, the two men cook up a scheme to uncover the ex’s secret. When an old nemesis returns and targets Raine, can Liam and Hammer come together to slay the danger and save the woman they both love?
Raine has shown some growth toward maturity, but is still struggling. I have to admit I get exasperated with her character at times. I have to remember the premise for this character which is abuse. She was abused by her stepfather after her mother died. Bill has to be one of the most disgusting characters ever written about. He is abusive, a drunkard, and to top it all, tried to rape Raine. This continues to be the foundation to all her problems in dealing with men and handling love.
Hammer does come through as a Dominant in charge of everything. He also comes through as so stubborn and set in his ways that sometimes he misses the forest for the tree. Being in charge also means knowing what is the right thing to do. At times he will hide the truth from Raine just to control the situation, only to have it all blow up on him because he has not been completely honest. One good thing is that he is now more in touch with his emotions and is able to speak about them out loud. He is very protective of Raine and his dedication to her cannot be questioned.
Liam is my favorite. He is smart, kind and a gentler version of a Dominant. Throughout, he has shown himself to be smart, loving and honest. His one flaw is his jealousy. He must face this if he is to stay together with Raine and Hammer in this threesome relationship.
Together, all three have to face some pretty tough obstacles. Their love for each other is their saving grace. This is an entertaining book. My biggest issue with it are the pages long inner thoughts that keep repeating over and over and over again what the reader already knows. My personal opinion. I prefer a more streamlined approach to a story where the author builds on existing knowledge and does not have to repeat the obvious over and over again.
** DOMS OF HER LIFE SERIES **
ONE DOM TO LOVE (DOMS OF HER LIFE #1)
THE YOUNG & THE SUBMISSIVE (DOMS OF HER LIFE #2)
* SIGNED COPY OF ONE DOM TO LOVE & THE YOUNG AND THE SUBMISSIVE *
* GIVEAWAY LINK *
SHAYLA BLACKYou know what they say about curiosity and the cat…but if you still want to know, read below. Shayla Black (aka Shelley Bradley) is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 40 sizzling contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances produced via traditional, small press, independent, and audio publishing. She lives in Texas with her husband, munchkin, and one very spoiled cat. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading and listening to an eclectic blend of music. Shayla’s books have been translated in about a dozen languages. She has also received or been nominated for The Passionate Plume, The Holt Medallion, Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence, and the National Reader’s Choice Awards. RT Bookclub has twice nominated her for Best Erotic Romance of the year, as well as awarded her several Top Picks, and a KISS Hero Award. A writing risk-taker, Shayla enjoys tackling writing challenges with every new book.
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JENNA JACOBBestselling Author Jenna Jacob's erotic romance comes from the heart of submission. With over twenty years experience in the dynamics of the BDSM lifestyle, Jenna strives to portray Dominance and submission with a passionate and comprehensive voice. Her stories will make you laugh, cry, and may leave you with a better understanding of the fulfillment found in the BDSM power exchange. A married mom of four grown children, Jenna and her husband lives in Kansas. Her passions include her family, reading, camping, cooking, music, and riding Harleys. She loves to make people laugh with her outgoing and warped sense of humor. If you're looking for hot romance with a kinky twist, pick up one of Jenna's books.
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ISABELLA LAPEARLHello Friends! My name is Isabella and I write sexy, erotic romance. I’m a wife, mother, writer, reader and I love to ride my motorcyle. To say it's been an extraordinary journey thus far would be an understatement...what a rush! What a thrill to realize dreams and see them go from a seed to fruition. So for all you aspiring Authors who like me, have a fire inside that burns brightly and demands to be sated by writing... Never give up.
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