Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Reluctant Dom by Tymber Dalton

5 Stars

Amazon link- The Reluctant Dom

I can't even begin to explain how bewildered I am with this book. This is one of the most amazing stories I have ever read. It brought a smile to my face and tears in my eyes....many times. I have never cried so hard in my life while reading a book. We knew all along what was going to happen, but you can never truly prepare for it. I kept putting the book down because I knew it was coming....and I wasn't ready for it. But who is ever ready for something that you know will leave you so filled with such anguish? I felt like I was part of it all. Finishing the book was like facing reality and I was afraid it would bring me to my knees. And it did. It was devastating and heart breaking to read, yet it has a bittersweet ending to it. Absolutely wonderful. I'm nearly in tears trying to write this. That is how moving this story is.

The epilogue was great....the whole book was but that was the best. I loved how it was from Tony's point of view. It made it that much more to see from someone else eyes how Seth and Leah fared after Kaden was gone. I cried while reading that part. Kaden's need to make sure Leah's mental health was being is taken care of, as well as her emotional and sexual needs is almost staggering to read. What love they all have for each other. Ah, so beautiful! It's not just about the sex though. While it's plentiful and hot, it shows how two (and three people) can connect on a whole other level than just that.

The authors note was one of my favorite parts of the whole book. This author is one badass chick, especially since she's from my home state and she mentions Publix in her book. Insignificant to most, but not me. After I read this book, I looked Tymber up and read about her. The fact that she openly admits she lives a bdsm lifestyle is points in my book. I have wondered if authors did or they just got their info from friends and books. She doesn't and you can tell it's real from the beginning. This book made me see bdsm in a whole new light. While it's still not for me, I can see why people live this kind of lifestyle. It makes sense in many ways. Just like Leah, I tend to hold everything in, and I mean everything. For some reason I just can't get it out and when I do, I explode, sometimes on the wrong person unfortunately. I usually say I need a good crying session. But maybe what I need is just good spanking, like Leah....or not. This author is awesome!

Bottom line-READ THIS BOOK!


DiDi said...

I totally agree, this is one of the most emotionally beautiful books I have ever read.

Taryn said...

Have you read others by her? I haven't but have a few I want to read.

Kathryn R. Blake said...

Okay, you guys have convince me. I'm going to have to get this book. My TBR pile is rising very quickly.

Taryn said...

Kathryn, this book is soooooo good! Just a warning, keep tissues on hand...a lot. It's a great emotional read with a bittersweet ending. Fantastic!


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