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I’m beyond pissed off with Callum Connors. Yeah—THE Callum Connors, star of my favourite TV show…and all my most private fantasies.He’s a self-confessed Dom, and he wants me, even though I told him outright that I’m not interested in submission or in him.But then I kissed him.What possessed me? I don’t even remember who started it, me or him—just that I brushed against himI’m beyond pissed off with Callum Connors. Yeah—THE Callum Connors, star of my favourite TV show…and all my most private fantasies.He’s a self-confessed Dom, and he wants me, even though I told him outright that I’m not interested in submission or in him.But then I kissed him.What possessed me? I don’t even remember who started it, me or him—just that I brushed against him, and then we were on the way to third base in the middle of the set.Maybe I should have told him no again afterwards, but I just wanted to escape before he tried to take it further. I didn’t think I’d be able to resist him.I still don’t.Now he’s somehow thrown us together for two whole weeks, getting the studio to temporarily change my job from set decorator to his personal assistant. I can live with being his assistant, but I am not his damn submissive.No matter how sexy he is....

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not your damn submissive Reviews

  • Jessi
    2018-11-26 20:29

    Hate to do it, but DNF at 23%.I tried, I really did, I put it down for a few weeks, read other books and came back hoping it would improve. But I just couldn't do it. It is probably just me, b/c the book did receive good ratings from other readers. Probably just a case of the wrong book at the wrong time. I couldn't get into the story line or relate with any of the characters. Maybe in the future I will be able to try it again.....ARC kindly provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

  • Aly is so frigging bored
    2018-12-14 13:31

    This was the cheesy, corny sister of the billionaire BDSM trope. I wanted to strangle both characters right after starting it, but I thought I was over-reacting. I wasn't.

  • Poison
    2018-12-08 19:40

    I really enjoyed this book a lot!First, I'm a sucker for anything with movie stars/rock stars/whatever, and second, I loved the plot in the book too!Kat and Callum were really fun together. I liked how I could really get to hear and feel how they felt, which is often of more interest to me than anything. I am not a normal person, and I am pretty sure I don't quite understand how one is supposed to feel in most of the situations people get into in romantica/BDSM novels, so having a window into their thoughts is awesome for me!The characters are great. Kat is a set designer who gets drafted into being a Personal Assistant on set for the soon to be famous movie star. She's afraid of the BDSM lifestyle, as she's had a truly terrible non-consentual BDSM experience in her past, and has been fed some erroneous information by the counsellors of the shelter for women where she recovered, and her whole story arc is just great.Callum is an actor, who is also into BDSM. He's a top and he is into Kat from the start. He wants her enough to get her vacation cancelled and get her as his personal assistant, but he doesn't do anything non-consentual, and explains BDSM to her, in its "proper" form, and just generally wins her over.The sex is hot, the D/s is really well done. I liked how easily Kat fell into submission, it felt natural for her, unlike many books where we're told she's a "Natural Submissive" and then the character keeps lipping off to everyone in sight, Kat is generally submissive, with moments of aggression, that seemed based on her past, understandably so.I wavered on 5 stars on this one, but it really settles in for me at 4.5 stars. Goodreads won't allow half stars, unfortunately, which means this one ends up at 4, but I really like it more than a 4 star read.The copy was provided by Ms. Valenti in return for an honest review.

  • Diana Connors
    2018-11-25 17:36

    Not Your Damn Submissive is the latest BDSM series by author Amy Valenti. In the first installment, you follow the story of Kat and Callum, told in both their perspectives. And now that I've gotten the basics down, I can get on with my opinion of it.It's an amazing little book. First off, I really enjoyed the characters of Kat and Callum. Even though this is a small story, they feel fleshed out and I liked their instant chemistry. They're attracted to each other from the start, but Kat is scared about giving in to a Dom -- she's been down that road before and came out badly injured. Her issues don't feel like they drag down the story, though -- if anything, they made me love Callum even more. Yes, he wants to get Kat to submit, but when he finds out what happened to her, he doesn't pressure her, nor does he force her into BDSM. Instead, he's patient and caring, and, together, they explore Kat's limits, little by little. And that's how it should be. The sex scenes are great and don't feel repetitive. Character development is great for a book so small. In fact, my only issue is that this novel's too short, but oh well. Also, you know how a lot of BDSM writers are completely out of their depth when writing the genre? Yeah? Well, Amy Valenti is not among that select group. She knows her stuff, and it shows. If you're looking for a book with sane, consensual, safe BDSM with light scenes, then look no further. This one's it.

  • Elisa
    2018-12-13 14:35

    First book review of the year! This is also the first book I've read by Amy Valenti and I am officially a new fan. She really knows how to get into the heads of her characters. Particularly during the love scenes. I'm used to a lot of erotica/BDSM sex scenes being the 'tab A into slot B' style of explaining what is going on. With Amy's scenes I felt like I was experiencing the scenes with the characters in a slightly voyeuristic 'in their brain' sort of way.Kat and Callum are great characters and I liked both them and the story more as I got further into the book. I have to admit that I wasn't too fond of the way the story started but I loved the way it ended up. I was impressed with how the author dealt with Kat's abuse/flashbacks and how Callum helped her through them. He proved himself to be a Dom of the highest quality.There is a very nice mix of romance with the BDSM scenes and I happily recommend this book to anyone interested in reading about the lifestyle as Amy really seems to know her stuff.I already have the next book in the series and I'll be starting it soon as I can't wait to read Spencer's story. What a fabulous way to start 2015!

  • Tracy Buttles
    2018-11-17 18:21

    Not Your Damn Submissive (Denial Book 1) by Amy Valenti ** I received an ARC from the author in exchange for my honest review. **This book turned out to be totally different than I was expecting from the title. I thought it would be the usual fluff with some BDSM thrown in but that was not the case at all. This turned out to be a very captivating story. The main characters of Kat and Callum were very well developed and their chemistry was truly palpable. Kat is a strong young women who is trying to overcome an abusive relationship. Callum is an up and coming actor who is also a very patient and sensitive Dom. This book was very enjoyable! I am looking forward to reading Book 2 in the Denial series.

  • Jay
    2018-11-27 17:34

    This copy kindly provided by NetGalley on behalf of the publishers Kat & Callum - OMG!! smoking hot, great chemistry, & keep you thoroughly entertained with their witty banter & fun loving shit stirring.the only problem I have with this book is, I find it a little too hard to believe that all this would transpire in only 2 weeks, especially taking into account Kat's history. maybe 2 months would have been a little easier for me to take...but all in all, it was a great fun read!! :)

  • Melissa Mendoza
    2018-11-16 20:32

    Title:Not Your Damn SubmissiveAuthor: Amy ValentiSeries: Denial Series, Book #1Publisher: Release Date: June 6, 2014Genre(s): Erotica/BDSMPage Count: Heat Level:4 flames out of 5Rating:4 stars out of 5Blurb:I’m beyond pissed off with Callum Connors. Yeah—THE Callum Connors, star of my favourite TV show…and all my most private fantasies.He’s a self-confessed Dom, and he wants me, even though I told him outright that I’m not interested in submission or in him.But then I kissed him.What possessed me? I don’t even remember who started it, me or him—just that I brushed against him, and then we were on the way to third base in the middle of the set.Maybe I should have told him no again afterwards, but I just wanted to escape before he tried to take it further. I didn’t think I’d be able to resist him.I still don’t.Now he’s somehow thrown us together for two whole weeks, getting the studio to temporarily change my job from set decorator to his personal assistant. I can live with being his assistant, but I am not his damn submissive.No matter how sexy he is.“All the uncertainty, the fear, the anger and longing and lusting...it combined to form a rush of adrenaline that I put to work immediately, meeting his demanding lips with mine.”4 submissive stars! What a hot, sexy, dirty book!Kat lusts over Callum while watching him on her favorite tv show and he’s the star of her naughty fantasies. And now Callum has told her he wants her to be his Sub, to which she refuses, there’s no way she is going to be his sub……..that is until she kisses him. And then it just gets hotter and more complicated from there. This book is explosively hot and so dirty! I was sucked in and couldn’t put the book down until I was done and now I can’t wait to read the next one! This series is addicting and so craveable! I need more…..ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review. Reviewed by Melissa from Alpha Book Club

  • Kooky
    2018-11-27 18:46

    Callum Connors is starring in a pilot episode of a new drama which is being filmed in the studios Kat Armstrong works at. They kiss and then she decides she has to keep away from him. She knows he's dom and she's scared to go down that route after her ex dom abused her. To keep her around, Callum persuades the director to employ Kat as his PA for the two weeks he's there. She is not impressed with his tactics and doesn't hesitate to tell him, earning the nickname "Little Miss Badass".Having her around proves rather a distraction for him at times. Had a 'hard' time not showing his arousal when on camera (yeah, pun intended).Male leads who are famous, so actors, musicians, sports men, are usually not my thing. Their fame and pompous attitudes do nothing for me but I liked Callum. He's not a bighead but he knows who he is and what he wants. He steps back when he realises there's more to her refusal and gives her choices rather than imposing his will until she backs down. I liked Kat's cheek and sass too.My only criticism is I don't like cheesy cliche lines, such as "I can tell you want me, Kat. Doms notice these things". Otherwise a fun BDSM erotic romance.

  • Cyn Silvane
    2018-11-19 17:49

    First, I love the title! Second, I love the cover... the model looks so defiant. (She fits the heroine perfectly.) I purchased the book mostly because of the cover and title. That being said, I really enjoyed the book. The chemistry between the two main characters felt real and the BDSM aspects of the romance didn't take over the story.(Just a warning to those who are sensitive to it... the heroine is a sexual/physical abuse survivor.)

  • Jennifer
    2018-11-15 17:45

    Received an ARC for reviewThis is the first book I've read by Ms. Valenti but won't be the last. Great characters all around. Kat had been hurt by BDSM in the past but it wasn't beaten to death in the book. Callum was great working thru all her issues. Loved how even though she was a "natural" submissive he didn't harp on it over and over and over. Nice to know his friend, Spencer will be the next book.

  • Karsyn
    2018-11-30 13:46

    Finished ~ Not Your Damn Submissive (Denial 01) by Amy ValentiCompleted 7/10/142 of 5 stars182 page eBookI received this book from NetGalley for my honest review.Kat is the assistant of a set designer on a new TV show. Callum is the TV star Kat has had a schoolgirl crush on, and he just happens to be guest staring on the show. The meet and instantly the Dom in Callum knows that Kat is a submissive and he wants her. Kat was burned by a "dom" in a previous relationship and wants nothing to do with "that".As with all my reviews, these are my personal opinions. I have very strong opinions about how BDSM is portrayed, but they are my personal thoughts and opinions on the matter. That being said, where should I start with this book?! This book was not a good and positive BDSM book. Callum was the only thing that saved this book. He made some mistakes, BUT did end up doing some of the right things. First, Kat read what sounds like a "non-consent" BDSM type book. From there, she decided the lifestyle was for her and told the wrong person about it. He abused her in the name of BDSM. Wrong wrong wrong. Perhaps there are people this stupid out there? I sure hope not!! You're going to read ONE thing about a subject and decide it's for you? So if you read a book about a guy that rode over Niagara Falls in a barrel, you'll just jump right in one and go for it too? IF she, even at this young age, read it and was curious, she would have read more, and researched it more, before even bringing it up. Then she gets OUT of that relationship and spends the next 10 years in the dark about everything that is BDSM. She never once thought to look into it? People are into it, and not abused as she was, she didn't wonder why? No. Even after being so badly abused, a normal person would have started to wonder what got her interested in the first place and what could have went wrong. She would have found out VERY quickly that she was never in a BDSM relationship and she wouldn't have had such negative opinions about it for so long.She knew Callum, who has a reputation as a Dom, was coming to the set and she scheduled time off to not be around him. Of course, she ends up meeting him and he likes her so much that he asks for her as his personal assistant while he is there.This is where Callum first went wrong. Yes, she's obviously turned on but she's obviously skittish as well. He should have done what he did half way through the book, apologize and have her just be his assistant. As they got to be friendly and got to know each other, THEN he should have started gently questioning her. After he sleeps with her, vanilla style, he SHOULD have pulled her close and made her talk about all her fears, instead he lets her have her way and leaves. Wrong again! He didn't have to drag everything out of her at that point, but he should have found out the root of the problem. To walk away, and leave a sub hurting, NOT a good Dom. Callum gets better as time goes on. He does, eventually, get her to open up about her fears, why she is the way she is and he explains, a little, real BDSM to her. It wasn't enough and it took too long to do. It should have been done right away. Of course, it's what created drama in the book and that's all that matters to authors these days. Create the drama, no matter how it looks.I could go on and on about this book, but I won't. It irked me in so many more ways. This is not an author or series I will visit again. Setting = BPlot = DConflict = CCharacters = D-Theme = B

  • Laura Greenwood
    2018-11-22 18:28

    Review forthcoming on http://a-reader-lives-a-thousand-live...I received a copy of Not Your Damn Submissive from Netgalley in exchange for my review.When she finds out that the actor she's been lusting after for years, Callum Connors, is coming to work on her set, Kat books two weeks off. Not because she doesn't want to meet him, but because she's worried that if she meets him then she'll want to submit to him, something that both scares and thrills her. When Callum first sees Kat he knows he has to have her, not just with his body but with his heart. Being an up and coming actor, as well as a Dom, he uses all his charm, appeal and influence to spend time with Kat and to find out why she refuses to submit to him...but Kat's demons were always going to catch up with her, question is, can Callum show her he isn't the same?Link to GoodreadsLink to amazonThis book was so much better than I expected! (And I expected it to be good). I really liked the characters and the way that they interacted with each other as well as the way the relationship between them grew. I also liked the way that the narrative switched between the two characters so you got both perspectives, which I don't think I've ever seen in a book with BDSM elements before.The BDSM itself plays a part in the book (as you can probably guess from the title) though I was slightly surprised in the way that it was used. Instead of being major scenes described there was actually only actually fairly mild activities described (and there were several 'vanilla' scenes, and some 'vanilla with sprinkles' which for the record was a description I thought fit well and in fact really like!). I came away from Not Your Damn Submissive feeling that the main focus of the submission was actually about submitting to the relationship and seeing where that went.Though there was one part of the book that I really struggled to read and that was when Kat told Callum about her past. Not wanting to spoil too much, but it was basically a man that took her desires too far and caused a considerable amount of trauma. By that point of the story I was majorly invested in the characters so it was somewhat difficult to take in, which I think is a real teller about the author's ability to create a story and characters.Now I really liked Callum as a character. At first he was a little pushy as a character, though that was his standard approach to someone wanting to submit I think, but as soon as he realised that wasn't working he changed tactics completely and became more caring and considerate. There were several points in the book where all I could think was that he was being really cute (and probably protective) and that he was really good for Kat.Now their relationship itself...well once they got into one I thought it was actually a really healthy relationship, they truly cared for each other and it showed through the author's writing. Before they got together there was a lot of banter and a lot of flirting (whether Kat wanted to or not!) and again this was written in a way that really drew me in.This is one of those books that (unfortunately) people will be put off by because of the subject matter of BDSM...all I ask is that you give it a go! The characters are sweet, funny and sexy and there is so much more to it than that!

  • Jeannie Zelos
    2018-12-07 20:49

    Not Your Damn Submissive, BDSM Erotic Romance, Amy ValentiReview from jeannie zelos book reviewsI was looking forward to this – I love both erotic romances, and romances set in the film world but....I didn't enjoy it. I didn't hate it, it just didn't strike a chrod with me. Too many negatives for it to work my way. So, what went wrong for me? Well, the film star and film making setting never really developed. It was just backdrop, as if Connor was a star in name only. There wasn't the usual interaction that comes with famous people. Then Kat, she's 18 when she first reads a book with a BDSM romance and tells her then boyfreind about it. One book? That's all she read? Then did no research or anything? Of course the boyfriend is older, and takes advantage and she ends up badly abused, escapes, but then avoids anything BDSM related for the next ten years. I just can't see that scenario somehow – it provides a vehicle for the book, but seems unrealsitic to me. Then Connor, as I said – huge Film Star allegedly, so where were the paparazzi, the starlets flirting and hoping for some action, the autograph hunters etc ? Could he really pull off all this with Kat without anyone knowing, if he's as famous as he's supposed to be? When they did get together it was a bit backward and forward, and though I understood Kat over the panic/ball gag event, much of what she was saying or doing was just a puzzle to me. I didn't feel her actions added up to her emotions somehow. Connor was out of touch with her as a Dom initially, didn't take the care a good Dom should and a big black mark for that, though he did redeem that once he knew more – but it's his job as a Dom to find out that before starting. So, others have loved this, but sadly not me. Thats how books work, not everyone will love everything :-) and this is just my opinion. Stars: just a two, sorry. I doubt I'll try another by this author, though clearly she has a devoted fan base who love her work. That's all to the good, just that I need something different. ARC supplied via Netgalley.

  • Albert
    2018-12-15 15:26

    Title - Not Your Damn SubmissiveAuthor - Amy ValentiSource - Net GalleySummary - Kat is in lust, along with most of the country with Callum, an actor whose one big break away from going stellar. Only, she also knows that Callum is a Dom who is into hurting the women he loves. At least that is how she sees it. Kat has experience with men like that and no matter how she wants Callum she will not be his Submissive.Callum wants Kat, her little badass attitude is one he rarely encounters. He can also feel the desire in her as well, a wanting to be the submissive to a Dom. But something is holding her back and Callum knows that to get the center of what is holding Kat back, he must understand why she is so against his lifestyle. A lifestyle he knows she secretly craves.Kat can feel the yearning in her to give in to Callum, but with the desire comes the memory of pain and humiliation that another man hurt her with. Another man who betrayed her trust and abused the young girl that once been Kat.Review - This is not your run of the mill, Dom and Submissive relationship erotica novel. If anything it takes a good swing at those novels and points out what is wrong with them. Valenti actually goes into the emotional needs of such a sexual relationship and the trust that is involved. Trust that once betrayed is difficult to achieve again.The abuse suffered at the hands of an older man when Kat first tried the Submissive lifestyle left deep emotional scars in her that have never healed. Counseling and time in a shelter have left her with the impression that all Dom and submissive relationships are abusive. This is what Callum must get passed.Valenti does a masterful job of showing the trust and safety that goes into a true BDSM relationship and what is needed on both parts.Trust and honesty. What any real love needs to work. More so in a BDSM relationship. Don't get me wrong, Valenti does a terrific job with the sex as well, but like any good relationship, she shows that its about much more than sex.A real good read.

  • Karen
    2018-12-14 18:21

    I just finished this book and all I can think is, What a great story! Not Your Damn Submissive is a standalone introduction in the Denial series from Amy Valenti. This book was easy to get hooked on since the characters are original and very likeable. Kat and Callum are both genuine in their roles. We get to see inside the thoughts of both Kat and Callum as they get to know each other. The sex in this book is hot and quite original as well.Kat is working at a movie studio when she hears a certain actor is coming to town to film. Kat and Callum meet and have instant chemistry. He works on getting her to acknowledge their mutual attraction throughout the story. Callum is so patient and follows all the rules. I loved the Dom in this story. He is exactly what he should be. He has to work really hard for her as she works for him as well. Kat is understandably apprehensive, without seeming ridiculous. She is believable. Both of these characters are so damn real. Kat has little ground for not trusting him and their attraction is undeniable. This book is written in first person for both Kat and Callum. I loved that these two are so damned relate-able.This love story is really sweet. While rooting for Callum to win I was so curious as to why Kat is so scared. Kat is a submissive in denial. Kat is a survivor, and her past is a cautionary tale for why consent is so important. Unlike most submissives in books, who just have a hangup on giving up control, Kat has a very good reason to deny this part of personality. The revelation of why shows the authors understanding of BDSM and the need to for education without prejudice. Hooray for an author to really understand what it means to be part of the BDSM community and write about it! All of the details of Callum and Kat work on mutual consent and safety. The author manages all of this without sacrificing interest. I am now an official Amy Valenti fan. I am really looking forward to the next book in this series, Not Your Damn Dom.

  • Becca
    2018-12-10 18:38

    Contemporary settings for BDSM romances are often very difficult reads for me. Keeping in mind that I read male dominant, female submissive stories, I often want to cause bodily harm (to an area that will remain unspecified, but you can use your imagination *evil grin*) to the dominant, and advize the submissive to get a backbone transplant - since hers is clearly missing. It is, generally, so much easier for me to read BDSM D/s romances in science fiction, historical, or paranormal settings where I can set aside my judgmental self and just enjoy the story with all it's erotic fun. However, this book hit most every note beautifully.I do have a few quibbles. For example, I greatly disliked the name Callum used to refer to Kat, "little miss". There is no age play in the story and, although there is a reason for the nickname, it set my teeth on edge. This sort of thing is personal preference and I know it is impossible for an author to find terms that will work for every reader. Although I am not in the lifestyle, the BDSM scenes felt quite realistic to me. The story is fantasy fodder, very few romances aren't after all. Callum is a rising movie star with great talent, a heartthrob who is unbelievably handsome, but, he's also very down to earth. He knows how to play a woman's body like a virtuoso and regularly gives Kat perfectly timed O's to beat all O's. The story also takes place in an unrealistically short period of time, particularly given Kat's horrible background.It was the way the author deftly explored the difference between abuse and consensual BDSM, without excessively heavy angst or darkness, that I found most impressive. Ms. Valenti also made clear the difference between a submissive and a victim. Although the story is unrealistically short, a sufficiently long time has passed since Kat was cruelly abused at a very young age. I enjoyed this book and recommend it to those who like BDSM romance. It is on the light side so would probably qualify as sugar kink, but the story had enough meat to make a balanced meal.

  • Claudia
    2018-11-24 21:46

    "Not Your Damn Submissive" is the first installment of the series "Denial" by Amy Valenti. The story is about Kat, a film set designer, and Callum, actor, who meet on set and are attracted to each other from the start. this book was really amazing. both characters, Kat and Callum are great and as we see the developments from both POVs, we really get the necessary insights to feel the story. normally I am not really keen on instant attraction but Mrs. Valenti made it real for these two and I loved it.Kat is a submissive but scared about the whole scene as she was really badly injured by her first experiences. Her issues were well done and it made her behaviour understandable. Callum does not realize at first that Kat has issues and does not understand her - how he dealt with this through the whole story, made him a wonderful character. He wants her to get past her fear and does not pressure her but he allows her to explore her limits. their interactions (in and out of bed) are sizzeling and hot and the chemistry between them makes it really hot.for a novella this book was worth five stars because has not really the problems, novellas normally have. the characters are well done, the storyline was captivating and the sex was hot.my only misgiving (and the reason for the missing star) was the last "Scene" (view spoiler)[ for me it felt like the author tried to pack all the BDSM stuff she could not use before in this scene. it lacked all the tension and chemistry which made the rest so enjoyable(hide spoiler)]all in all a great book and I can't wait for the next in this series.Disclaimer: an ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review

  • Cara Nicole
    2018-12-15 18:21

    Kat is a feisty submissive who has had a bad experience in the past, and she is trying to push her submissive tendencies to the side. Callum is a self-proclaimed dom, on the edge of being an A-list actor, who finds Kat irresistible. What happens when he coerces her into being his personal assistant? Lots and lots of fireworks with a side of sexy time. This was an entertaining book that held my attention, obviously it involved BDSM, and those parts were very saucy. The storyline was unique and captivating. I also enjoyed the sweet times, Callum realized that Kat is different, and needed a little more TLC than normal. He stepped up and showed her what being a dominant is supposed to mean. This book made my heart flutter when the two of them were together, I loved the interaction. At times though, I wanted to explore the deeper connection. With Kat's backstory, I thought this book could have been more serious, things felt a little glassed over. This made the story lighter and easier to read for sure, I guess I personally wanted a little more angst at times. Overall, this was a well-written and fascinating book. I am truly looking forward to more from Amy Valenti. I received a copy from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Carlie Jo + Recklessly Reading Book Blog
    2018-11-25 21:24

    Ahhh I loved this one! Honestly if you love erotic romance and love books with a kink, this is a great one to try out. Kat is strong. She has trouble accepting her submissive side because of her past, so her journey is more difficult and even admirable to me because of that. Callum is of course a strong Dominant, but I love that we get to see his vulnerable side as well. It makes the reader fall just a little bit more in love with him when he's so in tune to Kat and her needs, even when she's terrified of what she wants and is afraid and ashamed to explore it. I had to go with 4 stars because the beginning of the story was so rushed. I typically enjoy the long slow fall, and this kind of skipped over all of that. However, once I got on board with the idea that Amy doesn't beat around the bush, I loved it. I honestly want to see more of these characters, so I'm hoping Amy goes through with the sequel and we get to see glimpses of Kat and Callum.I'll definitely be checking out more of Ms. Valenti's work!

  • Sade
    2018-12-11 19:23

    I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. I though that the author did an amazing job addressing the dangers of improperly preformed BDSM. And the importance of being fully educated on the subject for your own safety. I've read so many books, that once I'm finish I think to myself, "That was borderline abusive," or "That was an abusive relationship masked as a BDSM couple." Amy did an amazing job conveying the respect, love, and general concern that Cal had for Kat from their very first meeting. The one thing I did find a wee bit odd was Kat appeared to have no friends and though her family was mentioned briefly in the past tense no current connection was mentioned. This made me feel extremely sad for KAT, to have survived something so terrible and ten years later still be completely alone. Anyways this is a well written book, with interesting multidimensional characters check it out.

  • Sabrina
    2018-12-09 20:36

    Loved it!!!!!! Not your typical BDSM romance. Kat has no desire to be near the hot mover star aka man of her fantasies, Collum Conners. He may be the hottest, sexiest man alive, but his lifestyle is everything she hates. After one glance at Kat, Collum turns on the full Dom charm to seduce her into his bed. Kat, being the badass that she is, sets him straight that she is not his damn submissive :) In her eyes, he's delusional for wanting to abuse, beat, torture and mistreat women and cover it up by calling it BDSM. But Kat has her reasons for her preconceived judgments of him. She shuts him down at every turn and he wants more than anything to get past her walls to reveal the real submissive Kat is too scared to acknowledge. Kat's road to self discovery is amazing as she learns to embrace who she and Collum really are and what BDSM truly can be.

  • SandyL
    2018-12-01 18:33

    I wasn't sure what to expect from the title, but I loved this book! Kat and Callum meet on the set of a TV pilot and there is an immediate attraction. Kat tries to keep her distance - Callum is a Dom and Kat had a very bad experience with a pseudo-dom/abuser in the past. The lifestyle scares her to death, but she still feels a pull towards it and doesn't understand why. But Callum isn't going to let her get away that easily and is determined to break down her barriers. I loved both of these characters and was rooting for them to make it work. Although the book tackles the serious subject of abuse, overall it is a fun, easy read with some hot scenes 'fanning myself.' Can't wait to read the next book in the series!

  • Michelle
    2018-12-06 19:33

    A fresh and surprising take on the BDSM and erotica genre. Kat is a set designer and meets up with up coming actor Callum on the set. In a moment of passion, they kiss. Callum is a Dom and recognizes submissive traits in Kat. Unfortunately, Kat escaped from an abusive and terrifying relationship that she though fell under the realm of BDSM. The book is the story of how Kat and Callum fallmin love and set boundaries within their relationship that are safe, sane, and consensual. This book is in lines with Club Shadowlands series in being BDSM done well. It carefully explores abusive relationships and show how a healthy BDSM relationship is different.

  • Michelle Oneill
    2018-11-28 13:41

    Well, damn this was such a awesome, we have Kat would was abused by her previous dom (if you could call him that), and even tho she is a born submissive she now wants nothing to do with it. But then we have Callum a hot actor who falls for Kat but he is a known Dom and so Kat fights the relationship but she falls hard for him. This book made me laugh, but it also made me cry (BATHROOM SCENE), Callum was so awesome through all is dealings with Kat just loving her in his dom ways. This book was a winner! I cannot wait to read more of Amy's books, her writing is wonderful. When a book can go thru my emotions like this one, I know I have found a winning author.

  • Kelly
    2018-11-24 17:20

    Callum is a Dom who knows what he wants and he wants Kat. He calls her Miss Bad Ass when she's sassy and little miss when she's submissive. I thought the latter was a bit insulting, but came to see it as an endearment.Kat has been through hell with submission in the past. I appreciated the author pointing out how books can be completely unrealistic when it comes to representing BDSM and how potentially damaging that can be.Callum, once he got his head out of his rear, goes out of his way to try and be the dom she needs. And Kat is able to let go and embrace her submission.This book is loving, sweet and very hot. I'm a new fan of Amy Valenti!

  • Vasi
    2018-11-26 13:23

    This was a great book. Well written and edited which you don't always see with indi authors. I really like how the story progressed, the pace was right on target for me. You could feel the tension between to two main characters and the internal struggle of Kat. Not to mention the sarcastic banter between Kat and Callum that I found amusing. I found this to be more of a D/s book with one light BDSM scene. The sex in the book was well written and well placed in the book/story, not repetitive; very hot! I will definitely be reading the next story, Not Your Damn Dom, so I can see what happened to Spencer.

  • Heart5
    2018-12-12 20:43

    This book just wasn’t for me. The character development was such that I didn’t particularly care what happened to either character. Callum and Kat were the stereotypical Dom/resistant sub with very little originality. Kat is almost childish in her avoidance of BDSM, and Callum is more like a horny teenager than an established Dom. I think this book could appeal to the teenage crowd, because it very much has a teen drama dynamic to it. Unfortunately, there is enough sex in the book that it can’t be marketed to teenagers.

  • Johanna Panko
    2018-11-15 16:20

    Thanks netgalley for a free read in exchange for my opinion. I thought overall this was a very good read, but the believability factor really ran thin a couple of times. Kat kept having a 360 degree turn which kept her going for Callum, after she had some pretty serious misgivings, which were authentic after what she had been through. I needed something that changed her mind but it just wasn't there. But the author pulled the ending in nicely which made me bring it back up to four stars. The author showed great potential, so I would read from her again. Overall entertainment is four stars.

  • Sue Parker
    2018-11-19 19:26

    I loved this book. Callum sees Kat and senses a spark between them. However she is to start her vacation and then he wouldn't be able to find her. So he tells the director that he wants her as his personal assistant. Kat is not happy about this but she agrees. She was abused by a former Dom and knowing that Callum is also a Dom makes her nervous. She refuses to be his Sub but her body wants him. Together they overcome her fears and even tho she is very sassy he still wants her. I will definitely read more from this author.