The Sub-Mission Series reading order:
- Sub-Mission (Book #1) – click here for review
- Re-Submission (Book #2) – in this review
- Sub-Culture (Book #3)
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Rubbing a toppy sub, a submissive Top and a Dom with attitude together is guaranteed to send sparks flying – but what will they ignite?
Meet Tyler Kane. Ballsy and headstrong, he’s far from being the submissive type. Francis Hollister, Dom and proud owner of a BDSM club, couldn’t agree more – and yet, as Tyler carelessly suggests a bet, Francis sees an opportunity arise and decides to take him up on it.
Soon Tyler finds himself in Francis’ club and about to be trained as a sub. When Shae, the gorgeous Top Francis has assigned to teach him, doesn’t appear to be quite as dominant as his role would lead to believe and Francis turns out to be a rather versatile Dom, Tyler sees a perfect match just waiting to be made happen. Too bad though that he’s the only one who sees it. Or maybe he isn’t?
Curious to find out what happens when you rub a submissive Top, a toppy sub and a Dom with attitude together and what exactly the sparks from that explosive combination ignite, Tyler enlists the help of Pierce, Francis’ brother, and his partner Noah, and sets out on a mission.
While Tyler’s plan seems to work out astonishingly well, it seems that there’s more than one man in the club who is pursuing a hidden agenda..
So what did I think?
This story starts interestingly as Tyler enters into an agreement to train as a sub for a month, purely as a bet. Frances is a Dom who owns a club but it is Shae, a Service Top, who will be undertaking Tyler’s training. And Tyler is in for an eye opening journey! “He’d been so enthusiastic about his idea of getting an introduction to BDSM that he had completely forgotten to discuss the details.”
And the story sure does keep you on your toes! Toppy sub? Submissive Top? Plans are hatched, but who is manipulating whom?
Sometimes the story seemed a bit textbook like, providing explanations of the psychology of the submissive nature including the desire for things like flogging. Yes Tyler was being educated but sometimes I felt it would have been better to show rather than tell, or maybe just have a bit less telling. However, overall it was enjoyable tale with great characters, an interesting plot and an opportunity to visit Pierce and Noah, the characters from the first book.
I really enjoyed Sub-Mission the first book in the series, so read this without reading the blurb. This meant that I wasn’t expecting the book to take the direction it did and was a bit surprised that the story didn’t involve Tyler, the main character introduced at the beginning, falling in love. I really wanted to see Tyler find his happy ever after ending too. He does meet Connor but I was left wanting to see and know more of the two of them together.
And one last thing that seemed a bit of an unbelievable coincidence…Shae leaves London to visit San Antonio, Texas….of all the cities, in all the world….it’s the one city Tyler is from and he just happens to be there visiting too…really? (unless I missed something?)
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