The Exhibitionist by Tara Sue Me
Date of Publication: November 3, 2015
How far can a true submissive romance go? Abby and Nathaniel push their limits as the New York Times bestselling Submissive Series continues.…
She’s ready for even more.…
When Abby West discovered her submissive desires, she felt like she was born anew. But lately, her Dominant husband hasn’t been the demanding Master who once fulfilled her every passion. Abby begins to crave something else—and to wonder if Nathaniel can still push her past her boundaries to the places she craves.
Nathaniel knows that Abby belongs to him completely, but even he can’t ignore the pleasure on her face as they get to know their new BDSM group. They’ve invited Nathaniel to guide their group to a new level, and he’s promised to show them the way, even as he recommits to fulfilling his beautiful submissive wife’s every desire. Only this time, uncovering her sexual limits may also expose their relationship to more conflict than it can withstand.…
I was so nervous to begin reading this book and I think it’s because I am so incredibly invested in Abby and Nathaniel that the thought that something could tear them apart…even if it’s for mere moments…just guts me. But I should have known to trust Tara…I would make a terrible submissive. SORRY TARA.
Instead of being nervous I was basked in the love that Abby and Nathaniel share. Their relationship is not without ups and downs but it’s always with intense love. Tara shares with us insight into their lives, about ten years into their marriage. I absolutely ADORE that this series makes it clear that their love, respect and friendship only grows in those years.
Both Abby and Nathaniel are a senior members of Partners in Play, a BDSM group. The chapter in Delaware, where they just purchased a house is striving to tighten its rules and member policies as a result of a few unfortunate incidents. Due to their senior membership status, Abby & Nathaniel have been tasked with the responsibility in suggesting some of these changes. They also present demos for other members at play parties and attend conferences where they speak about their experiences. They most definitely live this lifestyle.
Of course, Abby continues to be turned on the most when she’s watched. Nathaniel’s concern over how far Abby’s fantasies will go captures the drama of the plot.
What’s beautiful about this story is that it shows how a relationship can change and grow, be molded and stretched to fit the needs of the people in the relationship. Just because something worked for you five years ago doesn’t mean that it works for you now. These characters recognize their needs and are constantly trying to grow with each other. It’s beautiful, really.
There was a lot of juggling of other characters in this book that had me struggling at times to keep up – and I wished that we saw more of their lives uncollared. While obviously it’s nice to read about the collared moments, I was craving a family scene in the park…or something.
Regardless, I’m always captured by these two. They pull me back into their world, give me a glimpse into their lives and then leave me with a smile. The Exhibitionist is a beautiful reclaiming of an already solid relationship. Get ready to be exposed. 4 stars!
[I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review]
About Tara Sue Me
Tara Sue Me wrote her first novel at the age of twelve. It would be twenty years before she picked up her pen to write the second.
After completing several clean romances, she decided to try her hand at something spicier and started The Submissive. What began as a writing exercise quickly took on a life of its own. An avid reader of all types of fiction, she soon discovered she enjoyed writing a variety as well.
Tara lives in the Southeastern United States with her family, two dogs, and a cat.
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