The Collar (Submissive #5) by Tara Sue Me
The New York Times bestselling author of The Submissive returns with a scintillating new tale about power, danger, and jaw-dropping passion….
Nathaniel and Abby are struggling to navigate the challenging waters of their own relationship, when they get a surprising phone call from their partners in play, Dena and Jeff, who are in need of a helping hand…
Seven years ago, blonde, beautiful lawyer Dena Jenkins was tired of her carefully controlled life. Desperate for something exhilarating to help her escape the pressures of her demanding job and her senator father, she joined a steamy, local BDSM club as a submissive. There she met brooding Dominant, Jeff. The attraction between them was undeniable, and, despite Dena’s doubts, they couldn’t stay away from each other.
Except, as the years have passed, their blazing connection has proven difficult to maintain. Dena and Jeff have a history they’d rather forget, but Dena can’t let go of the past, and Jeff is ready to move across the country to give her space. Now, to save their passion, they’ll have to rediscover what it means to trust each other—and give themselves to each other completely…
Jeff & Dena have a bountiful history filled with joy, pleasure, unresolved grief, and pain. Their story will pull at your heart strings and you will feel the pain they’re trying to cope with. They have the same group of friends as they’re in the same mentoring group so these interactions are at times tense and awkward. The sparks are there, but is the fight? Can they rebuild what they sense is lost? There’s suspense and protectiveness galore as the group of friends and Jeff pull together for Dena. This was a quicker read for me and I was satisfied at the end but I felt the ending of their story is still to come. Or maybe I’m just greedy and want more! 😉 Tara writes about a great group of friends in this series and The Collar does not disappoint. We’re pulled in to Jeff and Dena’s present and then Tara takes us back and forth between past and present to fill in the blanks. This helped give me a better perspective of where their individual feelings and thoughts were coming from in their current interactions. Jeff is a Dom and knows how to master Dena to perfection. But is that enough? Give this a try and find your next book crush! Rating: 4 stars