Author: Tara Sue Me

Book: The Submissive (The Submissive #1)

Other books in series:

The Dominant (The Submissive #2)
The Training (The Submissive #3)
The Chalet (The Submissive #3.5 – novella)
The Enticement (The Submissive #4)
Seduced by Fire (The Submissive #5)
The Collar (The Submissive #6)
The Exhibitionist (The Submissive #7 -coming on November 3, 2015)
The Master (The Submissive #8 – coming on February 2, 2016)

tl;dr recommendation: you need this now. Yesterday. Back in 2012.

Book Summary:

The first in Tara Sue Me’s seductive and scandalous series that has enthralled millions…

Abby King has a secret fantasy.

New York knows Nathaniel West as the brilliant and handsome CEO of West Industries, but Abby knows he’s more: a sexy and skilled dominant who is looking for a new submissive. Yearning to experience a world of pleasure beyond her simple life as a librarian, Abby offers herself to Nathaniel, to fulfill her most hidden desires.

After only one weekend with the Master, Abby knows she needs more, and fully submits to Nathaniel’s terms. But despite the pleasure he takes in Abby’s willing spirit, the Nathaniel hidden behind the rules remains cold and distant.

As Abby falls deeper into his tantalizing world of power and passion, she fears that Nathaniel’s heart may be beyond her reach—and that her own might be beyond saving…

Longer Review:

This book is a smut classic and #MustRead. There is a reason that the original of something is always better and Tara Sue Me shows us why. Nathaniel and Abby’s love is evident from the beginning even while Nathaniel tries to hide his emotions. Hard sex and verbal sparring made me knees weak and my heart swoon.

[I was honestly a little bit pissed off and my love for fifty shades slipped another notch when I realized how many familiar concepts I was reading, knowing that this book came out before fifty shades. I’m not saying that to dissuade you from your love of fifty, but COME ON. Regardless, THE SUBMISSIVE is extremely well written and I actually loved BOTH characters. In the first book. It’s a masterful *cough* concept, I know.]

This book will flip your mind around about the way a Dom should treat his sub. It’s a completely consensual power struggle that Abby desires and Nathaniel craves. Abby hasn’t lived in the lifestyle before, and she has no desire to be a sub to anyone other than Nathaniel, but she knows that she needs to submit, and she knows that she wants to do that with Nathaniel. She sees that he looks impassive and unfeeling, but she knows that his heart is pure and good.

The stars align and Abby finds herself in Nathaniel’s high rise office begging, in the only the way that a submissive can, to be his sub. Nathaniel’s not exactly interested in training a green sub, but it’s evident that there’s something about Abby that he can’t stay away from.There are ups and downs, as you’d expect, but Abby has a backbone and she’s not afraid to use it. LOVED THAT.

This story is full of so much kinky deliciousness that will have you thankful that Amazon doesn’t judge when you one-click the hell out of those butt plugs. I absolutely adored the way that Nathaniel treated Abby. He constantly cares for her, even though he’s clearly trying not to care too much for her. Silly man. Abby’s pretty much a goner for him at the very first utterance of ‘Sir’. Naked picnics, super bowl sex (holy mother of fuck that was hot), and snow days only increase the need that develops between them both.

There is so much sex in this book it’s surprising that they each work, but I was totally not complaining. I mean, there’s library sex. LIBRARY SEX. I was already addicted to this series, but the library sex made reading this series a compulsion. Sprinkled between the erotic trysts is a substantial amount of romance and banter that solidified my love for Nathaniel and had me smiling like a lunatic.

If you haven’t read this series yet, and you like BDSM play, you need this now. Yesterday. Back in 2012.

I love this series so hard! #MustRead. #SmutClassic.