The Sweetest Taboo: An Unconventional Romance

The Sweetest Taboo: An Unconventional Romance

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BN ID: 2940150274365
Publisher: Harper Miller
Publication date: 11/25/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 298,440
File size: 318 KB

About the Author

Harper Miller is a thirty-something native New Yorker. She's traveled the world and lived in a variety of places but always finds her way back to the Big Apple.

A lackluster love life leaves time to explore new interests, for Harper it is writing. The Sweetest Taboo: An Unconventional Romance is her debut novel. In her mind, the perfect Alpha male possesses intellect, humor, and a kinky streak that rivals the size of California.

When she isn't writing, Harper utilizes her graduate degree in the field of medical research. She enjoys fitness-related activities, drinking copious amounts of wine and going on bad dates.

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The Sweetest Taboo: An Unconventional Romance 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Xkoqueen More than 1 year ago
I was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Sweetest Taboo by Harper Miller is a unusual BDSM novella. It is as much about the characters outside the playroom --interacting with friends, family, and co-workers— and how they met and fell in love, as it is about their sexual experiences together. Miller does her best to show that committed BDSM relationships are more than toys, props and playrooms. The story is told in dual POV. It starts in present time, and then jumps back to the beginning of Rick's and Micah’s relationship as they tell their story in an interview. Although amply forewarned, I did find it difficult to get used to the writing style. Personal and proper nouns are capitalized or not according to who is being referred to even in third person (D/s). Micah is a 30 year old confident, professional woman who understands exactly what she wants in a personal relationship. She is a submissive who will not settle for less than the right Dom. I love that this is story is about a mature woman. Rick is a Dom who happens to be a successful doctor. He has been hurt by a past lover, and he has avoided committed long term relationships ever since. When he sees Micah across a crowded BDSM club, he is instantly attracted. From the moment Rick’s and Micah’s relationship moves ahead rapidly. Rick quickly tells Micah, "I'm looking for her; My obedient vixen, My lover, My friend, My wife, My everything.” While the sex scenes are graphic and may not appeal to everyone, their activities are consensual. The scenes in which parents are met were charming. Neither set of parents is aware of their child’s sexual proclivities, and they each share with Rick and Micah their concerns for their relationship. The concerns are well founded, and it would be realistic for a caring parent to voice their concerns. The parents are not vilified and there is no major conflict surrounding the concerns. In fact, there is very little conflict in this story which left it a little dry in terms of tension build-up and resolution. As and indie author, Harper Miller has done an excellent job with publishing her debut novel. A four star read for creativity in writing style and premise. **Review has been done in conjunction with Nerd Girl Official.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great plot! Great character development! Great Book!
Beverly_D More than 1 year ago
Unconventionally Hot and sweet Rick is a white Dom, micah is a black submissive (though far from powerless in her professional or love life). Written in that style - all His pronouns capitalized, all hers lower case, even including her name - that style takes a little getting used to, like reading or hearing Shakespeare. You don't feel like it is making sense, and then suddenly, it clicks. Even with a heads' up note on this by the author, that nuance kept me from fully getting into the story at first. However, if you are used to this style from kink chat boards, it may not slow you down at all. A small nit to pick, the blurb almost felt like a synopsis, rather than a teaser, so as I read the first chapter, it felt repetitious, like there wasn't much new there. However, once I was past those things, I really enjoyed this story. The sex scenes and sexual tension were HAWT. I really enjoyed the scenes where each met the other's family; the awkwardness but overall support and love felt very realistic. I totally believed in both Rick and micah, loved them both, was totally cheering for their HEA.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book from beginning to end. A perfect mixture of love and kink. Worth the $ and time to read. Thank you for a good afternoon treat.
Yvie More than 1 year ago
This book is about a D/s relationship, but most importantly it is a love story - a real love story, and yes it is very sweet.  Sure, there are hot scenes (which became increasingly more frustrating for me, but in a good way), but you'll see that this book isn't the typical boy meets girl, boy can't contain his lust for said bratty girl, huge fight, then resolution to a HEA.  Not that there's anything wrong with those books - I read them all the time.  However, this book really is about the love.  Don't get me wrong though, the author wrote a strong, smart, sexy, Alpha male character that has just enough edge.  The woman has edge too, but not so much that one would question her true nature.  I suppose what I'm getting at is that there is an authenticity to this D/s story that you won't find in most.  Oh yeah, and the author's ingenious and unconventional use of upper and lowercase letters... It took about 2 seconds to adapt to, but it adds so much to the characters' perspective.  I'd have given this book 5 stars just for that; luckily, it's a great story too. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was awesome! From the prolong alone it just pulls you into their world and it makes to never want to leave. I want to find out about if the friends ever find love. Not to sure about the friend josh becaues of his interest but hey just to see if he finds somone who loves him ill read it. Very well written book