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The Training (Submissive Trilogy Series)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Great

I really loved this series. Really liked getting both points of view.

posted by 17243866 on October 25, 2013

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3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

3.5 familiar stars:   THE TRAINING is the third and final instal

3.5 familiar stars:   THE TRAINING is the third and final installment in Tara Sue Me’s  The Submissive Trilogy.  Originally written as a work of fan fiction based on the Twilight series, there are definite and parallel similarities to FSOG and many similar series of the...
3.5 familiar stars:   THE TRAINING is the third and final installment in Tara Sue Me’s  The Submissive Trilogy.  Originally written as a work of fan fiction based on the Twilight series, there are definite and parallel similarities to FSOG and many similar series of the same genre.
The Training is as the title implies.  The storyline focuses on the training of Abby King to be Nathaniel West’s submissive but it is also the training of a man to become a lover and protector. Throughout the series the building relationship between Abby and Nathaniel has gone from Dom and sub to friends and lovers, but it is the lovers aspect that has thrown Nathaniel’s live into turmoil.  His relationship with all of his former subs has always been about business and sex but somewhere along the way, Nathaniel lost his heart to Abby King and he was looking forward to a HEA and a forever.
The sexuality aspect of the storyline followed two distinctly different paths.  One venture into a sensual yet erotic fairy tale of a building love between two people destined to become a couple; the other focused on a definitive Dom/sub relationship where at times the dominant in Nathaniel West was in opposition to the man with whom Abby had fallen in love. And herein lies the issue-where does a Dom/sub relationship end and a friends to lover relationship begin?
If you are a fan of FSOG, there is no denying the similarities but The Training is a more explicit storyline with a BDSM backdrop.  Where FSOG skimmed the lifestyle, The Submissive Trilogy and The Training brings the reader into the underground world of a Dom/sub lifestyle.
The writing style, once again, is simple.  Some readers may question the heroine’s (Abby King) decision to become a sub especially when she readily accepts everything that is requested and demanded (with no prior training, experience or desire). The storyline does not cross into hardcore BDSM (unless nipple clamps and suspension ropes are not your thing) but saying that, each reader will take away a different aspect to the storyline premise and the lifestyle of which is represents.  
And as I have said in a prior review for FSOG, who are we to judge a lifestyle that is different from our own.  This is after all a story of fiction that will make you think about what actually goes on behind the scenes of some of the most rich and powerful people in the world

posted by Sandy-thereadingcafe on October 1, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2013

    HORRIBLE!!!

    Ugggghhh.... So bad... No plot... No story... 99% sex scenes... Very disappointed... With the content in this book... the significant content that is, These books could have easily been told in two books. The way it fip flopped between the main characters was distracting and at times confusing.. I surely hope this was the last one. I know it was for me...

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2014

    Jackson

    Flies in

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2014

    Peter to dj

    U dont no raven in rl she cud be a boy fur al u no.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2014

    Penny to Karmyn

    I lied about being preggers the thruth is im only fourteen. Sorry if your not karmyn tell her about this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2014

    The Doctor

    *Dissapears*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2014

    Calli

    *She walks in.*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2014

    Peter to raven and dj

    Help penny is back at ethics and she is kissing me!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2014

    Not fifty shades of grey

    Thes books are no where near as good as fifty shades of grey I read all three book and thank goodness I did not have to pay for them they were not what I expected them to be compared to fifty shades the third book was so bad I skip half of it and read the end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2014

    Ab

    Abandoned?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2014

    1star

    If you want a good story go to the origional and get 50 Shades of Gray. At least hwe understamds that even subs deserve respect.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2014

    Careful girls not a fifty!

    Im an avid reader..but this book has no base or substance. I read them and was hoping for more...she cheated. Stold an idea and failed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2013

    Really?

    This couldn't sound any more like Fifty Shades if you tried. Talk about unoriginal.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2013

    This book was horrible.  It takes a lot for me to write a review

    This book was horrible.  It takes a lot for me to write a review on anything.  But this is just wrong.  If you want this book find it somewhere online for free.  This is strictly about training no emotional ups and down so suspense just training.  BORING the submissive is the best one in the trilogy. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2013

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