Suncoast Society – 4
Love hurts…if you’re lucky. Kaden’s dying, but he needs Seth to become Master to his beloved wife. Can Seth learn to be Leah’s reluctant Dom?
(Contemporary romance, BDSM, MFM, HEA for MF)
Writing As: Tymber Dalton
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Love hurts…if you’re lucky.
Kaden’s dying, but before he goes he has one problem to solve—he must ask his oldest and dearest friend, Seth, to take over as Dom and Master to his beloved wife, Leah.
Seth has always seen himself as the perpetual screwup and Kaden as the strong and steady one, so his friend’s request rocks his world. He also knows there’s no way he can refuse Kaden this.
Now Seth finds himself immersed in a role he’s far from comfortable with—inflicting physical pain to provide emotional comfort to the woman he’s secretly loved for years. Can he deal with his crushing grief over the impending loss of his oldest friend and still learn the skills he must master in time to become The Reluctant Dom?
Suncoast Society series | Domme by Default (Tony) | The Denim Dom (Tony) | Things to Do in Denver (Tony) | Two Geeks and Their Girl (Tony in a vanilla cameo) | Spank or Treat | A Kinkmas Carol | Open Doors and others.
This book was actually a very cathartic book for me to write. It came about the first holiday season after losing my grandmother, and one of the ways I dealt with my grief over her death.
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The Reluctant Dom was my introduction to Tymber Dalton / Lesli Richardson books. I was exploring some authors and trying to understand why they interested me. This book explained so much and in an emotional way that had me using most of a box of tissue. As Kaden teaches his best friend, Seth to take care of Leah, we learn about a BDSM relationship done right. Kaden is often quoted and remembered in the books of the Suncoast Society as the the best example of a Dom. He sets the bar high for Dom behavior and how to do it right.
This is THE book to read.
My thoughts; After reading Fifty Shades and Bared to You, I thought, "Hey, another BDSM novel. Sure, I will give it a shot." Several of my girls had read it so I was confident it was going to be a good read. However, the warning included with the Goodreads description (see below) kinda had me a little worried. I started reading and it suddenly became clear just how "vanilla" the other two books were. Wow, is all I can say, just Wow. Anyway, when I began this book and I was confronted with the news of Kaden's diagnosis, I was prepared. I knew what the book was about so no surprises. But then, I got to know him. You quickly fall in love with him and at the same time Seth. I was halfway through the book when Seth's "mental heartbeat" -kadensdying- finally became mine as well. I had to put the book down. Walk away. I even contemplated not finishing the book at one point because if I didn't finish, IT, wouldn't happen. I gave it the afternoon and then decided to finish. I have never read such a heart wrenching story. There has only been one other series (possibly two) that has provoked so many tears from me. I held my hubs a little tighter as we slept that night. The thought of ever losing him is just to much to bare. While there were definitely some blush-worthy/jaw dropping moments while reading this book, I promise you it is well worth the read.
Happy Reading!! 🙂
**Warning: m/f/m menage, anal sex/play/toys, BDSM, bondage, D/s relationship, and the lesser-known "normality" of the world of BDSM