Their Rebellious Submissive by Nicole Edwards Release Date: January 23, 2018 Publisher: Nicole Edwards, Limited Book #3 in the Office Intrigue Duet Number of Pages: 433 Kindle Edition Source: Amazon Pre-Order Contemporary Romance/Erotica/BDSM M/F M/F/M M/M Rating: XXX Read 1/26/18 to 1/27/18
Sometimes wishes come true. In my review of Intrigue Out of the Office I said I was hoping the author would give Ben and Justin their HEA. Yay! I didn’t have to wait long at all. Not only did the Office Intrigue Duet continue past the originally intended two books, but Nicole Edwards has said it will continue to grow as the office in the stories is continuing to grow.
This one certainly grabbed me from the start. Since I knew who this story was about, in the back of my mind I kept telling myself that things would turn out okay. But the initial situation in which we’re introduced to Addison was brutal. I already knew that I loved Ben. I liked Justin well enough, but he’s the more reserved of the two. But the first scene to take place in his apartment at the beginning just melted my heart and really showed me that sweet and loving side to him.
Things moved quickly between Addison, Ben, and Justin. What was great was how it was acknowledged by all. Maybe not to each other, but at least internally by the characters. On top of that, it was mentioned more than once that Ben and Justin have been in a committed relationship for many years and have, like all couples, have their ups and downs. They are secure in their relationship and do not fear spats, large or small, due to their faith and love in each other. This causes some issues with Addison as it’s been a long time since they’ve had to worry about a person in their relationship not knowing what their moods and actions mean. She’s new to them and has her own baggage. She doesn’t necessarily know that one disagreement won’t mean the end, and she tends to act out when scared.
I loved so much about this story, but was hoping for a bit more of the back story with all the characters. We get a more insight into Ben and Justin than we had from the previous books, but not a whole lot. And, although we get Addison’s back story, we don’t really get to the meat of her issues. Since I found this to be a spectacular story, I cannot even imagine how excellent it would be with a bit more depth into these backstory issues.
With this book, I would highly recommend you read the first two in this series first. I think you will miss a lot in the character of Justin and Ben if you don’t and their story may not speak to you the same way it does to those of us who have read the first books.