Monday, June 22, 2015

"The Training" by Tara Sue Me


SERIES: The Submissive Trilogy #3
PUBLISHER: Headline Eternal
GENRE: Contemporary Erotica
SOURCE: Borrowed
LINKS: Goodreads | Book Depository

Millionaire CEO Nathaniel West has always played by his own strict set of rules, ones he excepts everyone follow—especially the women he's dominated in his bedroom. But his newest lover is breaking down all his boundaries and rewriting his rule book. Abby King never imagined that she would capture the heart of Nathaniel West, one of New York City's most eligible bachelors—and its most desirable dominant. What began as a weekend arrangement of pleasure has become a passionate romance with a man who knows every inch of her body and her soul—yet remains an enigmatic lover. Abby knows the only way to truly earn his trust is to submit to him fully and let go of her lingering inhibitions. Because to lead Nathaniel on a path to greater intimacy, she must first let him deeper into her world than anyone has ever gone before...


This third instalment should have been the conclusion to The Submissive Trilogy but, with the publisher recently releasing another book and announcing a few more, we know for a fact that we can have more of Nathaniel West if we want. And I believe fans of the series won't find this bad news at all!

Told in dual POV, "The Training" is a bit different from the previous instalments. I appreciated the interactions with the other characters—especially Paul and Christine—and see Nathaniel and Abby explore deeper their new relationship, but I felt like something was missing... I think it's mainly because of the plot, which was a bit flat compared to the earlier books. There is no angst, drama or anything that particularly puts you on the edge. I thought we would see the couple open up more, but we get lots of 'play time' instead. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoyed the read, after all Tara Sue Me has her way to get her readers entertained, I was just a bit disappointed it didn't blow my mind like before.

Nevertheless, I'm happy I read it and I will catch up with the new books at some point. Those who read "The Training" probably agree with me that the story can be considered concluded, but can we say no to Mr. West?

RATING: 3.5/5
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