Rebecca Grace Allen
(Legally Bound, #3)
Publication date: April 29th 2019
Genres: Erotica, Romance
Exploring their fantasies could save their marriage…or push it over the edge
Samantha Archer’s life has hit a wall. Her world is housework, homework and reminding her husband—the biggest kid in the family—to help out at home. Once she felt confident, powerful and sexy, but Brady doesn’t seem to notice her anymore, and now all she feels is invisible.
Brady has tried being the goofy guy who stole Sam’s heart, but it’s not working. He’s losing the woman he loves and doesn’t have a clue how to fix it. He’s keeping his darkest fantasies hidden too, sure they’re not what Sam wants, and his inability to please her cuts him deeper than she knows.
When Sam lands a new job at a law firm, Brady still won’t pick up the slack, and one night giving him orders unexpectedly reignites their missing spark. Sam discovers the Femdomme she didn’t know she was, kindling Brady’s submissive desires.
But while things heat up inside the bedroom, life outside it starts unraveling. Brady’s need to call the shots at work complicates his hunger to kneel for his wife, and Sam has longed to experiment in more ways than one. Their exploration of dominance and submission goes a step too far when they invite Sam’s sultry switch coworker into their bed, and the fallout could cost them everything.
Warning: contains a six-foot-five, ex-football player geek and a ballsy, badass redhead who’s learning to unleash her inner Domme. Scenes depicting humiliation, pegging and threesomes could disturb, or stimulate a thirst for adventure.
I read both an early copy of this story what seems like forever ago, and I also read the finished product this past week. I didn’t review the early copy because it was all kinds of problematic for me and the problems were my dislikes/likes/opinions and not on the actual craft itself so I walked away … until last week.
I’m not going to give you a plot-point review of the first draft I read because honestly, the author took the early review criticism and addressed it in her final copy and she wrote a blog post you can find on her website and the finished product was one heck of a read.
I loved the realism in this story. Relationships take work. They take communication and they are constantly growing and changing. You have to change with them or your relationship will not survive the test of time. Brady and Sam were struggling thru this change and growth in their marriage. That’s the focus of this book. It’s extremely realistic and relatable. No, not everyone is going to take the path they took to re-discovery, but it’s their life and their marriage and their choice. I feel they chose wisely. By exploring their sexual relationship, it opened their eyes to other characteristics in their relationship and of themselves that needed work. They learned communication is vital and honesty is key. And they did it all thru some delicious sexual exploration. That’s a #win for me!
So, my advice to those who only read an early copy of this book is to give the final product a try or at the very least, read the blog post on the author’s website. Rebecca Grace Allen hasn’t always hit the mark, but this story and this series are a product of an author who is serious about her craft and has improved her craft ten fold over the years.
Rebecca Grace Allen is an author of sweet, sexy and soul searching romance, emphasis on the sexy! She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a double concentration in Creative Writing and Literary Comparison, as well as a Master of Science degree in Elementary Education, both of which seemed like good ideas at the time. After stumbling through careers in entertainment, publishing, law and teaching, she’s returned to her first love: writing. A self-admitted caffeine addict and gym rat, she currently lives in upstate New York with her husband, two parakeets, and a cat with a very unusual foot fetish.
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