2015 Golden Flogger Award Finalist for Best BDSM Novel of the Year via BDSM Writers'Con
***Contains explicit sexual content (including multiple partners and gender pairings) and mature situations which could be trigger-inducing for some readers.***
Catherine O'Chancey is a young submissive who has found her happily ever after with a man far better than she'd ever dreamed.
Or has she? When does life ever work out so conveniently?
Jayden Masterson first opened his playroom to Catherine, a provocative Irish beauty with a penchant for pain. Then he opened his heart to her everyday persona, Erin. For him, life has never been more perfect, or more confusing, since he's comfortable as a Dominant but still finding his way as a lover and equal partner. Jayden is also learning that he can't protect his jewel from everything—nor should he. Some battles she must fight on her own.
Erin's past still haunts her, and as the couple move forward in their merging relationship, they must cope with the physical damage left behind by her abuser.
Catherine and her Master still have a lot to learn about each other, and about themselves. If Jayden and his jewel can overcome the challenges they face on the next chapter of their journey, their ending just might be . . . Surreal.
About the Author
Domestic engineer. Author. Burgeoning editor. And quite possibly certifiable. Believing every story can shine bright with a bit of tenacious tough love, R.E. Hargrave is thorough and to the point. An international bestselling author, she takes storytelling and manuscript polishing seriously, working with her authors and on her own creations to ensure they come to life, crawling from the pages and into the reader’s souls.
Hargrave lives on the outskirts of Dallas, TX and is married to her high school sweetheart; together they are raising three children. A native 'mutt,' she has lived in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Alabama, Texas, and California. She is fond of setting her stories—which range from the sweet to the paranormal, to the erotic and horrific—on location in South Carolina and Texas.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I'm not going to say too much in my review, as I don't want to risk giving anything away. Now, I will say that I think this is a perfect way for this series to end, if it must end. It's like seeing a story come full circle as well as the characters involved. I think we finally get to see just how far Catherine has really traveled. Throughout the series, we've seen her blossom but in Surreal, she becomes the Rose Parade. We are always learning and growing in life and this is a great example of how even Jayden, who is so confident in his role as Dom, can still be taught a few things. If you're looking for a true story that involves the BDSM lifestyle, than this is the one for you. In my opinion, 50 Shades doesn't hold a candle to RE Hargrave's Divine Trilogy.
Never has a trilogy made me feel like it has come full circle. As much as I didnt want the story to end, when it did, it left me feeling complete and not lacking for anything. It was hard to say goodbye to my new friends but their story will stay with me. I hope this trilogy is made into a movie also. I will be there with bells on for the first showing. Awesome job my friend.
R.E. Hargrave's "The Divine Trilogy" is an awesome series! Three full-length books, with #3 being a little longer. I love it. I don't usually give straight 5 ratings, but I loved this one! #2 is simply mesmerizing - probably the best #2 I've ever read. Most of #2 takes place over the space of one day - so you can imagine the amazing detail. I love the characters...Catherine's backstory is heartbreaking, but she is so strong. Love, Love, Love! And Jayden...wow...what a transformation throughout the books! Nothing to improve - everything was perfect. No wonder this is an award-winning series!