Thursday, January 22, 2015

Blog Tour Stop & Giveaway ~ The Young and The Submissive (The Doms of Her Life #2) by Shayla Black, Jenna Jacob, & Isabella LaPearl




Raine Kendall has everything a woman could want…almost. Sexy, tender Dom Liam O’Neill is her knight in shining armor, but Raine keeps pinching herself. Is he too good to be true or is this growing connection one that could last a lifetime? She’s constantly torn by her abiding feelings for her commanding boss, Macen “Hammer” Hammerman, especially in the wake of the mind-blowing night he cast aside the barriers between them and ravaged every inch of her body. Hammer, Liam’s former best friend, can’t stop coveting Raine. But Liam is determined to hold and guide the woman he loves and see if she can be the submissive of his dreams. However, he’s finding that her trust is hard won and he needs a bloody crowbar to pry open her scarred soul. So he risks everything to win her once and for all. But once he’s put his daring plan in motion, will it cost Liam his heart if he loses Raine to Hammer for good?

5- Like sands through the hourglass... -Stars
~this review may contain minor spoilers~

Since admitting how much he wanted her, he couldn't seem to stop. But the elaborate collar that now dangled from her neck strangled him with one indisputable fact: She was owned. Taken. Completely off limits. Property of another.
That son of a bitch, Liam O'Neill. His former best friend.

~Raine Kendall should be happy, she finally has everything she could want. Almost everything. She has been collared and is learning what it means to be a submissive, for the most part, under the guidance of a caring Dom. Liam is everything she could ask for but she still finds herself holding back, not fully giving herself over and yearning for the man she can't have.

~Liam O’Neill never expected to fall so quickly for the woman he only ever wanted to guide, he was simply trying to take care of a sub in desperate need of a Dom and maybe force his former best friend to pull his head outta his ass. Now he wants nothing more than to heal the woman he has come to love, but breaking through her walls is proving to be a hell he wasn't prepared for. How can he get her to ever truly submit to him and she can't trust him or open up to him. In a desperate attempt to finally show her what she means to him and force her to break free of her demons he devises a plan that could very well blow up in his face and cost him everything.

~Macen Hammerman has loved Raine from a distance for six years, never believing he was what she needed or that he deserved her - but one night changed everything. After caving into his desire for her, he is finding it impossible to put the lid back on his feelings. But she is collared now, by his former best friend and seemingly out of reach. Watching Liam struggling to get her to let him in should make him ecstatic, it should give him hope that she is not lost to him yet, and it does...mostly. But he also sees that Raine needs help getting over her past, she is in pain and that kills him, and he also sees that she does truly care for Liam. But how far is he willing to go to help her break free and become the submissive he knows is hiding under all that sass and tears.

She'd seized his heart, gripping it more tightly every day until he wondered if he could even breathe without her. He had no bloody idea if she would ever love him in return, but he'd do whatever it took to earn her trust.

This series is killing me. Emotionally, I am all over the place. One minute I'm turned on like crazy, the next I'm crying, I go from a giggly school girl to pissed and frustrated as hell in the next breath. It. Is. Exhausting!! and I love every damn minute of it. These characters have burrowed their way so deep into my skin that I'm having a hard time getting them outta my head. But that doesn't mean that I have loved them every minute of every page. There really was no love lost between me and Hammer in book one, the guy just rubbed me raw with the way he handled Raine for the last six years. Yes he took care of her physically, always made sure she had everything she ever needed and cared for her in his own way – but emotionally he damn near wrecked her. The fact that he waited to jump in bed with her until THE DAY she was finally claimed by someone else just grated me (but don't worry-I blamed a lot of my anger at that situation on Raine too). But he started to worm his way into my heart in this book.... eventually. It was clear just how much he loved Raine, how much he needed her, how much he wanted her, how much the demons from his past controlled him nearly broke me. So yeah – I get him a little better now. He can still be an ass though. Raine spent a lot of time on my bad side in this book. I get why the girl has trust issues, I get why she feels the way she does and understand she has some serious demons of her own, but damn-the level of this girls stubbornness bordered on ridiculous. A blind man could see how much these guys loved her, Liam in particular, but she refused to believe no matter what was said, no matter what was done, and she twisted things that were said to her so far out of whack I was banging my damn head off the table. Liam stole my heart here and all I wanted to do was whisk him away and take care of him. Raine hurt him so freakin much with her inability to trust him, her refusal to let him in, her need to hold him back and her complete blindness to his love for her. It pissed me off, broke my heart and brought me to tears. But the man Would. Not. Give up. The fact that he wouldn't walk away from her should have been a giant clue to her, but alas....hello clueless. I have found myself surprisingly drawn to Beck. When we first meet him he screams asshole, but the man hidden underneath the Master Sadist came as a total surprise. And this time around we get the added bonus of Seth, a friend of Liam and Hammers from New York and a fellow Dom. Between the four men Raine has more care and support than she ever could have dreamed of and she eventually starts to pull her head outta her ass. But that ending?! That ending left me with a stomach full of dread. We are finally lulled into a happy place before getting punched in the face and than cut off. If I didn't love this series and these author so much I would lose my damn mind. As it is, I will be climbing the walls like a freaking monkey waiting for the next book. I am dying to see where this beautiful group of sadists (sorry-I mean authors) take me next.

If I can't even handle Liam's expectations, how do you expect me to please him and Hammer?”
“They'll teach you. Stop fighting and pay attention. Figure your shit out. You're smart, Raine. They've shared before. For the right woman, I think they'd do it again.”


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You know what they say about curiosity and the cat...but if you still want to know, read below. Shayla Black (aka Shelley Bradley) is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 40 sizzling contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances produced via traditional, small press, independent, and audio publishing. 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 books have 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 new book.


Bestselling Author Jenna Jacob's erotic romance comes from the heart of submission. With over twenty years experience in the dynamics of the BDSM lifestyle, Jenna strives to portray Dominance and submission with a passionate and comprehensive voice. Her stories will make you laugh, cry, and may leave you with a better understanding of the fulfillment found in the BDSM power exchange. A married mom of four grown children, Jenna and her husband lives in Kansas. Her passions include her family, reading, camping, cooking, music, and riding Harleys. She loves to make people laugh with her outgoing and warped sense of humor. If you're looking for hot romance with a kinky twist, pick up one of Jenna's books


Isabella LaPearl is a New Zealand-American author of erotic romance. She loves to spin a good yarn and word paint a picture into life. One Dom To Love, The Young And The Submissive and The Bold and The Dominant are her first full length novels.

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