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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Training Tess by Sabrina York

When Jared spots his sister’s very vanilla assistant in a BDSM club, he can hardly believe it. He’s lusted after Tess for years but didn’t think she could handle his darker needs. Like his predilection for cuffs. And whips. And spanking. Hell, for domination of every kind. But as soon as he sees her wearing a collar, he’s lost to his desire. He vows to claim her for his own. 

For Tess, dressing up as a sub while researching an article she’s writing is a lark—until she sees Jared in the club. She may be new to the Dom/sub scene, but she knows what she wants. With Jared—and only Jared—can her deep, primal desires come to light and be fulfilled. Let the lessons begin. 

Reader Advisory: One of the heroine’s lessons involves some sexy touching from a feisty Domme. 

I've had this book on my TBR list for some time now. The cover caught my eye; it's my favorite Sabrina York cover. I got this book as an early birthday gift and decided I needed to read it ASAP - I waited long enough. Reading this book just solidified my love of Sabrina York. She has quickly become one of my favorite authors. It's as if she's writing these books just for me - they contain everything I like in a hot steamy read and even things I thought I wouldn't like. She has a way of making scenarios I never cared for, enticing. (Gonna have to revisit those scenarios at a later date, hehe.)

I am enamored with Jared. He is a Dom with a playful attitude; but don't you date touch his woman! This playful man will quickly be replaced by a ferocious beast, and he will pummel you. I kinda love that in a man, so of course I was hooked. Tess, to me, was your average heroine. I didn't anything special about her. But the way Jared viewed her - that I liked. That all consuming need to have her, and not just in his bed for a few nights, but to have all of her forever. The way he resisted her, thinking she was too vanilla for him. His vow to make her his when he saw her at that BDSM club. Seeing Tess through Jared's eyes was amazing.

Is it weird to be jealous of a fictional character?

I enjoyed all of the characters in this story, even Dennison. He served a purpose and without him we wouldn't have the great scene at the end. I am very curious about Jared's sister, Marla. Especially after the Epilogue. I hope there's a story with her as the lead - I'm going to have to check on that.

Fantastic read. I highly recommend. You guys, it's really good! Sabrina York doesn't hold the title of Your Royal Hotness for nothing!

Uncensored comments from Kindle:

  • I'm not a fan of mirrors but I too like to have a mirror in front of me while my partner is doing things behind me. It is such a freaking turn on! (TMI? Screw it, it's my blog!)
  • Still, before he drifted off he gently tucked the covers around her and wound the end of her leash around his fist. So she couldn't slip away in the night. - Favorite line.
  • "No one else will even notice." - Yeahuh, ok.
  • Jared is so naughty! And a smartass too! Love it!

Took half a star off because I wanted more story. I wanted to see how Jared dealt with waiting for Tess to come around - he was sure of himself, but he wasn't sure of her and it was too soon. Sometimes it's a double-edged sword writing a really good book. ;)



Sabrina York said...

Darling, thank you for such a lovely review! I am delighted to be your 100th!!!

Laurel Lasky said...

Great review. Now I must read it. :)

SaturnMoonie said...

Well thank YOU for writing such a lovely book, Sabrina! And thank you for being the amazing person you are. <3

SaturnMoonie said...

Laurel - yes, you must read it! ;)