Thursday, February 12, 2015

Review & Blog Tour: The Bold and the Dominant by Shayla Black, Jenna Jacob, Isabella LaPearl


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After spending weeks trying to reach Raine Kendall, Dominants Liam O’Neill and Macen Hammerman have finally broken past the walls to their submissive’s wounded heart. Before they can enjoy their newfound closeness, Liam’s past comes back to haunt him when his ex-wife drops in—with a secret that could tear his world apart. Forced to leave Raine in Hammer’s care, Liam is stuck on the outside, stewing in frustration and insecurity...and wondering if Raine no longer needs him or if Hammer alone completes her.

Always the pillar of strength, Hammer tries to help Liam while sheltering their woman. But Raine soon discovers the truth that threatens the trio’s chance of a happily-ever-after. Determined to hold them together, the two men cook up a scheme to uncover the ex’s secret. When an old nemesis returns and targets Raine, can Liam and Hammer come together to slay the danger and save the woman they both love?


Hammer and Liam finally broke down Raine's wall! YES!  But Liam's ex-wife comes back. NO! This is how book 2 ends and these authors sucked me right back in with book 3.  I loved how the authors had me guessing as to why the ex is back.  Just when I thought I had it figured out, I was taken down another path or somewhere unexpected.

Hammer and Liam get through to Raine to be honest and how important it is to them Do they follow their own advice?  One man would love to be honest but one man wants to protect her.  I was torn for these three.  Yes, they are wanting to protect Raine until they have the facts but at the same time, BE HONEST!  It's what the two were working with her at the cabin.  However, as her Doms, they know what is best for their sub.  Will Raine trust these two or will she do as she always does and run?

Between these two Doms, I would fall for Liam.  I mean, come on, Hammer had his chance.  I know he loves her but he didn't do anything for so long and Liam....well, he only meant to push Hammer but fell in love.  Poor Liam goes through so much in this book and I got to see more about his past that helped me to understand him better.  I also loved reading how Hammer and Liam could just communicate with a look.  These two are so connected with each other and with each Raine.

My only complaint about this book.....another cliff hanger.  I hate for the book to ever end but I just want these three happy.

5 Stars!!  


Honesty and Communication...Honesty and communication...these are the keys to having a successful Dom/Sub relationship between Liam, Macen, and Raine.  In book 2, both Doms finally come clean and decide to give the threesome a go and what happens...the dang ex-wife calls!!  I was so furious and then had to wait to see what happens in the next book.  The writing styles are amazing, keeping you guessing at each and every turn.  At various points in the book you think you have an idea about where the story is going...guess what...WRONG!!!  These twists and turns keep you pulled in all the way to the end.

After a wonderful night of making love to Raine, Liam is awakened to his phone ringing.  This one phone call puts Raine's training on hold and makes her begin to question if Liam and Macen can be true to their two guiding principles...honesty and communication.  Well the road back to Shadows begins to get quite bumpy and Raine believes that Liam doesn't feel the way he says he does due to his behavior.  While at the same time, Macen believes telling Raine will only damage her psyche and push her to run yet again.  With two different perspectives on honesty and communication, needless to say, Raine begins to doubt.  Will she continue to doubt or will the facts play out and solidify their threesome without the shadows of past relationships both living and dead?  Hmmm....not going to tell.  Pssst....go get the book.  You will love them.

As for who I would choice is Liam.  I feel Macen has had his opportunity and has passed on it for several years.  It isn't until Liam makes his interests known does Macen even pay Raine attention...other than coffee, cookies, or cooking for special occasions. In book 3, Liam is under fire from someone in his past who wants to be in his life again.  He is trying to take care of Raine while taking care of an uninvited visitor. All the while it seems Macen gives Raine what she needs to get out of her head.  I loved getting more of the backstory into both Liam and Macen's lives.  I just totally have a soft place in my heart for Liam.  I don't know if it's his smooth talking and the accent I hear in my head, but I totally fell for him...hook, line, and sinker. I can't wait for more...Liam, Raine, and Macen.






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About Author


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.



Hello Friends! My name is Isabella and I write sexy, erotic romance. I’m a wife, mother, writer, reader and I love to ride my motorcyle. To say it's been an extraordinary journey thus far would be an understatement...what a rush! What a thrill to realize dreams and see them go from a seed to fruition. So for all you aspiring Authors who like me, have a fire inside that burns brightly and demands to be sated by writing... Never give up.

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