Their Famous Dominant by Nicole Edwards Release Date: July 31, 2018 Publisher: Nicole Edwards, Limited Book #4 in the Office Intrigue Duet Number of Pages: 574 Kindle Edition Source: ARC from the author Erotica/BDSM M/F M/F/M M/M Rating: XXX Read 7/19/18 to 7/21/18
It seems as though I’ve been waiting forever to read Trent Ramsey’s story. If you’re already a fan and reader of this author, you know Trent. We’ve been treated to snippets of him for quite a while, most notably in the Club Destiny series. But the reader has never been privy to what makes this man tick…until now.
Clarissa and Troy have also been introduced to us in the past, but in an even more peripheral way than Trent was. But not to worry, this one truly can be read and enjoyed as a standalone. While you may not totally get the ins and outs of how Chatter is run without reading the others in this series first, that is not central to this plot and not an issue if you want to jump in and read this book first. (The other books are amazing so I suggest you still eventually go back and read them, though!)
I cannot find the words to really express how much I love Troy. He is absolutely extraordinary! From the very beginning when his role is personal assistant to when he meets Clarissa in person to when he realizes the change that is happening in his relationship to Trent. He is so empathetic to all aspects of this non-traditional relationship and he just stole my heart. Troy’s “vanilla” existence also helps the reader, who may not have any idea of the truth behind a BDSM lifestyle, learn along with him to a certain extent.
Clarissa’s experience with BDSM is almost to her detriment. Because she’s never found the right Dom for her she has a lot of bad habits when fulfilling her role as a sub. Not that she’s even aware of this fact. Clarissa is aware that she is a sub and that is the lifestyle she needs and craves, but in her experience her interactions in the D/s scene have left her feeling empty instead of satisfied. When her issues are brought to her attention by Trent, in a loving way, she pushes back. Not because he is wrong or mean or accusatory, but because she is scared.
It’s scary to fall in love when you’re in a traditional relationship. Add in any sort of “other” and it makes it even harder. For Trent, Troy, and Clarissa there is a lot of “other” going on so it makes the navigation of their triangle quite precarious. On top of everything, Trent is always in the limelight with his celebrity status making things even more difficult.
While my heart ached for each of these characters at different points throughout this story, I enjoyed watching them all come into their own and find their true selves with each other. One of the observations I loved toward the beginning was how an interaction between the three of them had been awkward, yet still fun and felt right. The three of them found their home with each other and there’s nothing better than that.
Now, of course, I’m chomping at the bit to get Zeke’s story. He’s quite an intriguing man and we got to see his soft side in this story. It’ll be interesting to see the sadist side come out and see how he is able to meld them all into one.
**I received an ARC of this book courtesy of the author. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and given freely**