4 out of 5
Bought this on a whim because it sounded like a good read and it totally was! I love when that happens and then a whole new avenue of books to read opens up. The Dom with a Safeword has 3 authors! I now have 3 new authors to stalk and read their works! WIN!
The Dom with a Safeword was really a fun read. The characters had good chemistry and the sexy times were both sexy and endearing. This book only scratched the surface of our leads’ backgrounds. We learn just enough to understand where they’re coming from and why they are the way that they are and that’s as deep as it gets. But I didn’t need any more than that. Q, Sabrina and Jude’s story was about the now and where things could go. It was about realizing that people don’t fit in a box and cannot be labeled or condemned for how they choose to love and have relationships with others.
1.5 out of 5
The Dom With a Safeword was so…juvenile. If you have ever seen the movie Young Adult with Charlize Theron, this book reminds me of something that her character in that movie would write. If you haven’t seen that movie, don’t bother, it was pretty bad.
Back to the subject at hand. The three lead characters were supposed to be in their late twenties. They read like high school or early college age. I also didn’t feel any kind of connection with any of the characters. The backgrounds of each were poorly developed at best, and there was a lot of potential for a deeper understanding of the psyche. Especially with the unique connection between these three. All of that goes for the story itself as well. Everything in general just felt underdeveloped and it moved really slowly. It took me over a week to read this, and I read three other books at the same time. I won’t read any others in this series, but I will keep an open mind and check out the individual authors.
Late at night, on an amateur ghost hunt, Sabrina and her best friend Q are caught trespassing by the gorgeous, blonde Jude. The embers of attraction between them sizzle when they discover Jude’s kinks match their own.
Jude is a Dom on his last summer of freedom before starting the prison sentence that is med school. Q is a bad-ass bi switch who knows what she wants, and for years it’s been her cute, doe-eyed straight friend Sabrina. But the only way into Sabrina’s heart and panties may be with Jude’s fist wrapped in her hair.
Domming the bratty Q and mischievous Sabrina isn’t going to be easy but Jude relishes the challenge. At the end of the summer, will they find a way to stay together when everything is tearing them apart?