The Collar (Submissive #5)by Tara Sue Me
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.
The Collar was an installment in the Submissive series I thought she got right. Dena and Jeff are a couple that through the good times and the bad can win you over. They have just the right balance of normalcy to make them believable and just the right mix of extreme and reasoning and understanding to pull it all together. I liked the fact that they both understood one another and allowed themselves to be who they are both in and out of the bedroom without it interfering with their sexual preferences. I liked that they got to play off one another even outside the bedroom because it gave us (readers) a chance to see how they'd function as a couple outside their play time.
Reviewed By: Krissy's Bookshelf Reviews
Note: I received a print copy in exchange for an honest review from Berkley.