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One Dom to Love (Doms of Her Life Series #1)
     

One Dom to Love (Doms of Her Life Series #1)

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by Shayla Black, Jenna Jacob, Isabella LaPearl
 

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Raine Kendall has been in love with her boss, Macen Hammerman, for years. Determined to make the man notice that she's a grown woman with desires and needs, she pours out her heart and offers her body to him-only to be crushingly rejected. But when his friend, very single, very sexy Liam O'Neill watches the other Dom refuse to act on his obvious feelings for Raine, he

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Raine Kendall has been in love with her boss, Macen Hammerman, for years. Determined to make the man notice that she's a grown woman with desires and needs, she pours out her heart and offers her body to him-only to be crushingly rejected. But when his friend, very single, very sexy Liam O'Neill watches the other Dom refuse to act on his obvious feelings for Raine, he resolves to step in and do whatever it takes to help Hammer find happiness again, even rousing his friend's possessive instincts by making the girl a proposition too tempting to refuse. But he never imagines that he'll end up falling for her himself.
Hammer has buried his lust for Raine for years. After rescuing the budding runaway from an alley behind his exclusive BDSM Dungeon, he has come to covet the pretty submissive. But tragedy has taught him that he can never be what she needs. So he watches over her while struggling to keep his distance. Liam's crafty plan blindsides Hammer, especially when he sees how determined his friend is to possess Raine for his own. Hammer isn't ready to give the lovely submissive over to any other Dom, but can he heal from his past and fight for her? Or will he lose Raine if she truly gives herself-heart, body, and soul-to Liam?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936596140
Publisher:
Shelley Bradley LLC
Publication date:
12/24/2012
Series:
Doms of Her Life Series , #1
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
200,977
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Shayla Black (aka Shelley Bradley) is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 30 sizzling contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances for multiple print, electronic, and audio publishers. She lives in Texas with her husband, munchkin, and one very spoiled cat. In her "free" time, she enjoys reality TV, reading and listening to an eclectic blend of music.
Shayla's work has been translated in about a dozen languages. She has also received or been nominated for The Passionate Plume, The Holt Medallion, Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence, and the National Reader's Choice Awards. RT Bookclub has twice nominated her for Best Erotic Romance of the year, as well as awarded her several Top Picks, and a KISS Hero Award.
A writing risk-taker, Shayla enjoys tackling writing challenges with every book.

Jenna Jacob is married and lives in Kansas. A lover of music, cooking, camping, and riding Harleys on the open country roads. When she was thirteen she began writing-and not on a stone tablet, as her youngest son often teases. There is always a plot bubbling inside her head that has to be written.
With four grown children, she finally has time to the paint pictures of her twisted mind with words. Outgoing with a sassy sense of humor, she's never once been accused of being shy. With nearly twenty ears of experience in the dynamics of the BDSM lifestyle, she strives to portray Dominance and submission with a passionate and comprehensive voice.

Isabella LaPearl was born and raised in New Zealand and living in America, Isabella LaPearl is a pseudonym for a disgustingly happy housewife and mother of three. A word painter and artist, she wrestles daily with the people who live inside her head, demanding to be spread on the pages of the tales she weaves. Then-and only then-can she find peace.

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One Dom To Love 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 71 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome story!  Kept you on pins and needles and I couldn't wait to see how it ended.  I am still waiting.  Was very irritated when I discovered that at pg. 273 there wasn't a conclusion to the story.  You have to wait to find out how it turns out in another book coming out some time in 2013.  Would definitely recommend this book but you may want to wait until book 2 comes out so you aren't left frustrated.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I believe a good book has a beginning and an end. There was no closure to the main storyline and it left me feeling as though I'd wasted my time and money. I prefer following a series to see what an author comes up with next, not because I feel as though I have to buy the subsequent releases to find closure - not the best way to show readers you appreciate their support in my opinion. The sad part is I enjoyed the story but disliked being left hanging so much I doubt I'll bother with the second book as a result.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the book! But frustrated that there wasn't an "ending" and now I have to wait for the next book!!! I have no patience! lol So if you're like me.....wait until the next book comes out to start the series. But it really was a good one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book! I would highly recommend it....except the ending! What is this stupid new trend to write half the book and leave us hanging?? It makes me not want to buy any of their other books, rather than force me to buy more so that I can actually finish the first book I purchased!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you to the reviews that told me this another of those series books with no ending that i think a rip off of electronic readers i refuse to buy these kind of books and encourage my fellow readers to do the same I WILL NOT BUY THIS BOOK !!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book....but the ending???? Really???? Come on now...most people are die hard fans of at least one of the aurtors, so we would buy the next book. Dont try and "trick" or "force" us to do it. This really is a 4 1/2 star book but the ending knocked it down to 3. :(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I get why a few reviews were anti-Liam. I myself am still undecided but I do not have much sympathy for Hammer. Six years.....really? You loved her so deeply that you could not show it despite having her at your beck and call. I was especially disgusted that despite knowing how she felt about him, he made no attempts to shield her from his lovers. Letting her clean the trash can with your disgraded condoms from other lovers......THAT is a record low. Her value onlybecame evident when someone wanted her....says a lot.
Johnson0916 More than 1 year ago
234 pages, did not like the ending, even through there will b more, I've read better of her books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had to to skip through so much of this book. Liam disgusted me. What he did to his friend after hammer loved his wife and shared her with him then took rain away it just was a horrible thing. I hope to god he gets whats coming to him. Liam deserves to get screwd!!!!!! I dont know if i can handle to read the next one or not:( love the author grat writer just hate the story so far. I will give 3 stars for hammer and thats it
booksrapassion More than 1 year ago
This review was first posted at Reading Between the Wines! Hello, can I have two delicious men fighting over me?!? Well, since I can't, at least I can read this book and pretend it's me. Raine Kendall has been in love with Macen Hammerman since he saved her from a life on the streets after she ran away from home. The problem is, Hammer doesn't love her back. She's waited patiently for years for him to see that she's no longer a scared young girl, but instead a grown woman who would love nothing more than to kneel at his feet and call her Master. Hammer refuses to consider it though, and keeps Raine at arm's length, while also keeping all other men away from her too. See the thing is, Raine has it all wrong. Hammer has loved Raine almost from the moment he took her in off the streets, but at first berated himself because she was nothing but a scared 17 year old girl. Then, as the years went on, Hammer told himself he couldn't allow Raine close, because he didn't want to ruin her life like he ruined his first wife's. She deserved better than Hammer. Someone who was whole and could give her the white picket fence life she deserved. The problem is, he can't stand the thought of anther man near Raine. Hammer's best friend Liam comes for a visit and is baffled at Hammer's behavior. Why the man would push away a sweet sub like Raine, he can't understand. Not to mention that he can't stand to see how much Hammer is hurting himself and Raine by his refusal to give into the feelings he obviously has for her. So he hatches a plan. He's going to offer to train Raine as a sub, something Hammer has refused to do, to incite his best friend into a jealous rage that will cause him to finally break through those barriers and finally claim Raine as his own. However, what will Liam do when he comes to see that Raine is just what he's been looking for as well? Awesome start to a great new series but three talented authors! I loved the story and am sitting on pins and needles until I can read the next installment in this fantastic BDSM themed soap opera. A solid four wine glass toast, and a request for a night with Hammer and Liam. No? I can't have that? Darn it. Raine is a lucky girl.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story is interesting & very well written. However, I did not find Liam to be very enduring. Instead I found him to be a backstabber & I felt sorry for Hammer, because out of everyone, Liam should have understood why Hammer was holding himself back from Raine. Liam should have been a bigger & better person. I really felt bad for Hammer because he has been loving & takinf care of a Raine while thinking that he is not worthy of real love anymore. I also felt sorry for Raine because she is in love with Hammer and can't see that Hammer loves her. Raine behaves childishly when it comes to Hammer, but yet she wants Hammer to see her as more rhan the girl he rescued. Instead of communicating her feelings towards him, she believes likes a brat
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Anonymous 4 months ago
This book is one of the book you came across once in a life time.it keep you on the edge. And just when you think you got it. It take on a new life in to a total different direction. I cant waite to read the other two books and let you no my ride how it end. Love Merlita
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chrismom 7 months ago
One Dom To Love Shayla Black, Jenna Jacob, Isabella Lapearl How do you make the man who saved you and took you in, who doesn’t realize how you feel about him and still sees you as a young girl, realize that you are a grown woman who loves him? Raine Kendall works at the BDSM Club owned by Macen Hammerman. Macen unfortunately still looks at Kendall like she is still the young girl he found in the alley of the club. In what ends up being a rejection, Kendall gives herself to Macen one night to prove that she is now a grown woman. Macen rejects her after a night of passion. As a Dom, he also believes that she should be punished for coming to him without his permission. He has the dungeon sadist punish her in front of everyone in the club. To protect Kendall, Liam O’Neill, Macen’s friend, takes her on as his submissive. Liam’s original plan was to make Macen jealous so that he would admit his feelings for Kendall. As Liam begins training Kendal, he realizes that he is falling for her and might not be able to give her up even though she is in love with Macen. This is the first book in a series of four. In this book we meet the three main characters of the series. Macen is the big bad Dom, his friend Liam is the patient and kinder Dom and Kendall is the woman who wants to be a sub and ends up coming between them. All of the characters are complicated. Macen loves Kendall, but he is afraid he will hurt her because his wife died and he blames himself. On the other hand, in some ways he still sees her as the young girl he found hiding behind a dumpster. Kendall is a runaway and has trust issues, Liam is divorced because his wife cheated on him. At first Liam decides to take on Kendall as a sub to get Macen to realize that he can have Kendall as a sub and be happy. As Liam begins Kendall’s training, we see that he realizes that she meets his needs too. This was a great start for this series. Macen is a man of strong emotions and has to figure out how to get Kendall back, Liam is finally learning to trust women again and Kendall is learning to trust again because of Liam’s patient training. Can these three people find common ground and figure out how to be happy? I also found one of the secondary characters very interesting, Beck who is the sadist in the club. I hope we get a little bit more about him. I look forward to finding out what happens next.
LynnB888 8 months ago
WARNING: HOT STEAMY SEX A sexy journey into the world of the Alpha Dom of Shadows, a private BDSM club in California. Raine Kendall has been in love with her boss Macen Hammerman for years ... almost since he rescued her as a teen runaway from the dumpster behind his club. He took her in, took care of her, taught her the ways of the world and offered her his protection for years. The only thing he won't give her is his love. Hammer refuses to give in to his feelings for Raine and uses anything and everything else to hold him back from her. His best friend Liam O'Neill watches from the sidelines as he tears himself up time and time again instead of just giving in and being with her. Circumstances arise that drive Liam to offer his services as a Dom to train Raine to be the submissive that she wants to be, even though it estranges him from Hammer. Will these two friends ever find their way to making up or will it forever be a fight over the "the one"?
Anonymous 9 months ago
I can't wait to read the next one.
Anonymous 9 months ago
This would have been a great book EXCEPT it is a cliffhanger! They promised that this was a complete story... they lied. If you hate cliffhangers as much as I do, do not waste your time. This story leaves everything unresolved.
DebiDG 10 months ago
Outstanding! The descriptive writing, the details of each character, the power of emotion! One Dom to Love explores the BDSM world and the effects it has on best friends and a protected young woman. Can Hammer and Raine move beyond their damaged pasts? Will Liam help his friend out or will he steal away what's his for the taking? This may be the first installment but I promise it's long and worthy of your time! The cliffhanger will have you screaming but don't worry...you can pick up The Young and the Submissive now!
Misty_W 10 months ago
Raine Kendall was saved by her boss Macen "Hammer" Hammerman and over the years she's fallen in love with him. She is determined to make sure he notices her, but he's busy burying his feelings. After an argument between Raine and Hammer, his best friend Liam steps in and ends up taking her for himself. After hearing Hammer destroying furniture in a room she goes to him to see if he's ok and what's going on. Hammer finally, drunkenly, confesses his feelings for her and they share a hot night together. Liam finds them together and after hearing Hammer break her heart again, he decides to take her away so they can build their relationship absent of Hammer. With Raine's absence, Hammer is sent into a downward spiral. Will Liam allow Raine to go home to help Hammer, or keep her for himself? I'm a fan of Shayla Black's books and have read her Wicked Lovers series and look forward to each new story. I have not heard of the other two authors writing this series with Shayla, and am looking forward to reading some of their work now as well. I enjoyed this story, it ended on a cliffhanger and left me saying, "Ugh, what happens next." I am looking forward to continuing the series and seeing how everything turns out for Hammer, Liam, and Raine. Received ARC in exchange for honest review.
KnottyGirlReviews 10 months ago
This is the first book in the Doms of her life series written in a collaboration by three incredibly talented ladies, Shayla Black, Jenna Jacob, and Isabella LaPearl. I’ve personally read all of Shayla and Jenna’s books over the years and know how incredibly talented they are, so I trust that Isabella must be just as equally good. This book was wonderful from the very beginning, and drew me in with Rayne’s unrequited love for Macen Hammerman, also known as Hammer. Hammer figures he’s too old, she can’t be what he wants her to be, and she’d grow to hate him. Enter his best friend Liam O’Neill. Liam has been watching the interchange between the two of them, and when Hammer hurts Rayne with how he behaves, Liam decides to intervene by taking Rayne as his own and training her. Rayne tries to seduce Hammer, and it goes horribly wrong for her, ending up with a sadist punishing her publicly. This just cements the relationship between Rayne and Liam, but a mistake later on has Liam rushing Rayne away and Hammer going insane. Will these two friends ever mend their relationship? And will Rayne be the Catalyst? This is one series you really need to sink your teeth into! It’s emotional, it’s sexy, and it grabs it’s hooks into you from the first page.
lvahl More than 1 year ago
Its not good, pu**y dominants and a whining Raine, the story is all over the place.
badkat17us More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book a lot. Raine is a complicated girl. She just wants to be loved and shown some attention. Macen says he is in love with Raine but that he won't ever do anything about it because of his past and his own demons. Raine has her own demons to deal with and who ever becomes her Dom with have to be patient and find a way to get through to her. She has a lot of trust issues. Liam is Macen's best friend. He sees that Macen likes Raine alot and she likes Macen. He comes up with a plan to train Raine and hopefully make Macen come to his senses about his feelings for Raine and do something about them. He didn't expect to fall for Raine himself. What happens through the rest of the book is a somewhat complicated mess. Raine needs to be shown she is cared about to open up and submit not force to show who is in charge. Macen and Liam have different ways of being a Dom. This book had lots of twists and turns I didn't see. I like Liam better than Macen. Liam has a subtle way of showing that he is in charge. He finds other ways to show Raine that he is in charge besides spanking her. She responds better to it as well. Macen needs to show by force that he is in charge and that causes Raine to just act out and rebel. She runs, if she thinks she is a problem or is making things difficult she runs. Liam won't let her do that. He is determined to prove to her that she could never do anything that would make him leave or to send her away. What started out trying to help his best friend ends in a way Liam never expected? I can't wait to read the next book in this series. What will Macen do next? I really hope Raine and Liam get their happily ever after. I was given this book in return for an honest review.
TracyG-1 More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. OMG!!!  This book had my heart literally hurting from the very beginning.  Raine’s attempts to gain Hammer’s love, and his repeated rebuffs just broke my heart completely.  I hated the way she kept throwing herself at him.  It got disgusting after the second time.  I so wanted her to stand up for herself and just walk away from Hammer.  I wasn’t sure about Liam’s motives in the beginning.  I had a sinking suspicion that his plan was going to backfire.  I loved how he seemed to understand Raine and what she needed.  I hated Hammer.  I hated the way he treated Raine.  He loved her but kept hurting her with his actions.  I’m really trying not to give too much away.  Let’s just say my emotions were on a roller coaster ride from the start to end of this book.  I’m still not sure which hero I’d like Raine to end up with.  I’m really torn on which one I like best.  No, that’s a lie.  I want Raine to end up living her happily ever after with Liam.  I’m just not ready to forgive Hammer for his treatment at this time.  He’s got a lot of sucking up to do to get back in my good graces. Overall, this was a great story that was well-written and fast-paced.  While it did have a cliffhanger ending, I didn’t find it to be too much of a cliffhanger for me.  It just left me wanting more. 5-Bombs Reviewed by Tracy
Jennifers_Book_Obsession More than 1 year ago
So let me start off by saying that I am not a fan of third person POVs. But Holy hell, this book was so good. It had just the perfect amount of drama, heartache and sexiness with two strong dominant men and a sassy submissive. Even in third person this book held my attention from start to finish. I was glued to this book and could not put it down until the very last page.  I love Shayla Black. I’ve read her books before so I knew going in that I was in for a good time. Add two additional authors that I haven’t read from yet and WOW! The way this book was written, the flow of the story and the characters were just fantastic. Shayla Black, Jenna Jacobs and Isabella LaPearl did an amazing job bringing this story to life and capturing these characters journey with such raw passion. The characters will lure you in and have you emotionally invested throughout. The sex scenes are extremely hot and oh so steamy. I absolutely loved it and can’t wait to read the next book.