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Posted October 29, 2013
I would consider these books as erotica, which is obvious. But even more than that, I don’t think I have ever read a more prim and proper form of erotica before. It was interesting to say the least because it wasn’t what I was expecting.
When I started reading this book, I was confused at first because this book seemed to go into the past a bit from the other book that I had read. But as the story progressed, I was able to catch up on what was going on and started enjoying the book more.
The book was shorter than I would have liked, and there were time skips that happened. Usually time skips don’t bother me when it comes to stories, but with this book they did. It seemed like we skipped time quite a bit and there wasn’t anything saying how much time had passed. That upset me because I would be spending time trying to figure out where in the timeline we were. Also, even though there was a BDSM aspect to the story, I didn’t really see that come out except for a couple select scenes in the book.
Even with taking all that into consideration, it was still an enjoyable read and I would recommend it if you like erotica.
I received a copy of this book for an honest review.
Posted September 24, 2013
*Book source ~ Many thanks to NetGalley and the author for providing a review copy in exchange for an honest review.
When Monica Granger meets a handsome entertaining sexy man at a party she has no idea that he is the son of her father’s biggest competitor and fiercest enemy. The sexual attraction between the two are off the charts, but more than that they really like each other. After Monica’s father accuses her of helping Coron Health with a hostile takeover Monica is angry and hurt. She doesn’t want to be forced to choose between Ben and family and Ben doesn’t want to come between her and those she loves, but with the espionage escalating someone needs to get to the source of the trouble or they may never have a chance at a happily ever after.
Monica’s story starts at the beginning when she meets Ben and takes us through the first 3 books, all told from her perspective and shows us her relationship with Ben and carries on to the conclusion of the espionage plot. I didn’t feel Ben and Monica’s relationship like I did Jonah and Anna’s. It was more along the lines of Marcus and Tabitha’s, instalove without more substance to back it up. The story is still a good one and it brings all of the lines together from a different viewpoint, so it’s interesting. The sex scenes are smokin’, but then I don’t think Malia Mallory could write a bad sex scene even if she tried. ¿ All-in-all a satisfying ending to a great series.
Posted September 11, 2013
As posted on The Smutty Kitty reviewed by Zen Kitty
Cumulative review of all four books 3.5 out of 5 Licks
I rather enjoyed the Dominating series by Malia Mallory and read all four of them in one weekend. I gave the overall series a 3.5 instead of the 4 I was leaning towards on the kitty licking scale because the transitions between books and scenes were a bit clunky. Not enough to prevent me from reading because the story line was intriguing and the characters interesting and well thought out. The first book takes you on a journey in the tropics on the island of Oahu. I’ve been there twice so I felt the vibe that the author presented rather easily. Tabitha was an easy character to love. She was quirky, knew what she wanted in life but lacked a back story. I don’t think we learned anything about her life outside of her desire to find the right man for her and a couple office friends. Marcus the beautiful man she meets in Hawaii has a much richer tale aside from the fact that he’s stinking rich. He has a domineering nature that I found likeable and not overbearing. The romance is pretty hot and you find out about Marcus’s predilection towards dominance but not the full detail behind it until book 2.
Ah, book 2 I liked very much. Probably my favorite of the four. The author delved deeper into the art of dominating a submissive and “collaring” ones mate in a BDSM lifestyle. There’s a part in the book where the author goes through a collaring ceremony and I thought it was really intriguing and found myself getting a little emotional. You could feel the characters intensity and pure love during the ceremony. The plot thickened in this book but did leave you hanging a bit needing to read book 3 to get further knowledge about the Granger Pharma company takeover and some suspicious dangerous events that occur in this portion.
In book 3 we’re introduced to Jonah the brother of Marcus. He’s a wildly attractive, womanizing, work-a-holic research scientist. In this book he falls for a fellow colleague Anna who has been pining for him for years. They fall hard and fast and have some sexy times that definitely make the tale erotic. Break-in’s occur at their lab where company secrets are being stolen and sold to the highest bidder.
Book 4 brings the entire ball of wax together by starting from start to finish with the budding relationship of Monica Granger and her love interest Ben Coron a member of the Coron family a sworn enemy to the Granger clan. The two can’t help but fall for one another because the heart wants what the heart wants.
Overall, there was a lot going that I thought was intriguing, interesting to read and had me captivated. However, with that said, I would have given it a 4 closing in on a 4.5 if the plot had been fleshed out a bit more and more dominance as the title suggested. Although most of the characters are rich, they don’t act like they’re crazy rich or blatant with their money in any of the books. If you’re looking for a good series with a little dominance, some spanking, a little suspense this is the tale for you.