Friday, July 10, 2015

The Collar (Submissive #5) by Tara Sue Me [Review + Giveaway]

The New York Times bestselling author of The Submissive returns with a scintillating new tale about power, danger, and jaw-dropping passion....

Nathaniel and Abby are struggling to navigate the challenging waters of their own relationship, when they get a surprising phone call from their partners in play, Dena and Jeff, who are in need of a helping hand…
Seven years ago, blonde, beautiful lawyer Dena Jenkins was tired of her carefully controlled life. Desperate for something exhilarating to help her escape the pressures of her demanding job and her senator father, she joined a steamy, local BDSM club as a submissive. There she met brooding Dominant, Jeff. The attraction between them was undeniable, and, despite Dena’s doubts, they couldn’t stay away from each other.

Except, as the years have passed, their blazing connection has proven difficult to maintain. Dena and Jeff have a history they’d rather forget, but Dena can’t let go of the past, and Jeff is ready to move across the country to give her space. Now, to save their passion, they’ll have to rediscover what it means to trust each other—and give themselves to each other completely…

5 Collar Me Stars!!!

The Collar is a standalone and is part of the Submissive series. Here is the breakdown of the series and the spin-off series, Partners in Play

The Submissive, #1 – Nathaniel and Abby’s story. Told from Abby’s POV

The Dominant, #2 – Nathaniel and Abby’s story. Re-Told from Nathaniel’s POV

The Training, #3 – Continues Nathaniel and Abby’s story

The Enticement, #4 – Continues Nathaniel and Abby’s story

The Collar, #5 – Dena and Jeff’s story

The Exhibitionist, #6 - Continues Nathaniel and Abby’s story

Seduced by Fire (Partner’s in Play) – Spin off series – Julie and Daniel’s story.

You do not need to read Seduced by Fire to read the Submissive series. You also don’t have to read Nathaniel and Abby’s story to read The Collar, but I highly recommend you do to get the full benefits.

I love this series so much and I’m so glad we are getting Jeff and Dena’s story. This one reads a little differently from Nathaniel and Abby’s story, but it’s just as good.
Jeff and Dena were once lovers, actually Jeff collared Dena and they had a good relationship. Then something happens and the couple never moves past it. Slowly the two break apart and go their separate ways.

It’s three years later and Dena is getting threating phone calls and she doesn’t know what to do. She wants to hire the best security. Jeff is the only person that can discreetly protect Dena, but Dena is reluctantly to ask.

Jeff and Dena’s story is told with flash backs and to my surprise I loved this! I know, slap me now. As I was reading I loved uncovering their story. I needed to know what happened and how did everything fall apart. The sexual tension between Jeff and Dena is off the charts! I love finding love again reads!

Jeff has to protect Dena and the best way for him to do that is if Dena is with him 24/7. I am not sure if I could be with my ex-lover for that time period, but it must be done. As Dena stresses out, she asks Jeff to “play” with her. Of course Jeff has a complex because he wants to be the dominate he is so use to, but he doesn’t want to cross boundaries. Jeff plans to move once he is finished protecting Dena.

I also like the damsel in distress story-line and to my surprise this one wasn’t too steamy. It wasn’t  as steamy as Nathaniel and Abby’s story and that was okay. I loved reading the gang and even Julie and Daniel make an appearance.

If you are a fan of the series, you must read Jeff and Dena’s story! I loved it.

An ARC was provided

I got to meet Tara at RT and I'm so glad I did! I told her I was so excited to read The Collar and she said she was really happy with the book. Oh my gosh, I wish I could have told her how much I loved it! More book signing photos - HERE

Tara Sue Me wrote her first novel at the age of twelve. It would be twenty years before she picked up her pen to write the second.

After completing several clean romances, she decided to try her hand at something spicier and started The Submissive. What began as a writing exercise quickly took on a life of its own. An avid reader of all types of fiction, she soon discovered she enjoyed writing a variety as well. 

Tara lives in the Southeastern United States with her family, two dogs, and a cat.


The Submissive, #1REVIEW | AMAZON

The Dominant, #2REVIEW | AMAZON

The Training, #3REVIEW | AMAZON

The Enticement, #4REVIEW | AMAZON

The Collar, #5AMAZON

The Exhibitionist, #6 - AMAZON

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  1. Nice looking blog! Thanks for the giveaway and, good luck to everyone :) ~Gin