Monday, April 29, 2019

Their Discovery by Rebecca Grace Allen

Exploring their fantasies could save their marriage... or push it over the edge.

Samantha Archer's life has hit a wall. Her world is housework, homework and reminding her husband—the biggest kid in the family—to help out at home. Once she felt confident, powerful and sexy, but Brady doesn’t seem to notice her anymore, and now all she feels is invisible.

Brady has tried being the goofy guy who stole Sam’s heart, but it’s not working. He’s losing the woman he loves and doesn’t have a clue how to fix it. He’s keeping his darkest fantasies hidden too, sure they’re not what Sam wants, and his inability to please her cuts him deeper than she knows.

When Sam lands a new job at a law firm, Brady still won’t pick up the slack, and one night giving him orders unexpectedly reignites their missing spark. Sam discovers the Femdomme she didn’t know she was, kindling Brady’s submissive desires.

But while things heat up inside the bedroom, life outside it starts unraveling. Brady's need to call the shots at work complicates his hunger to kneel for his wife, and Sam has longed to experiment in more ways than one. Their exploration of dominance and submission goes a step too far when they invite Sam’s sultry switch coworker into their bed, and the fallout could cost them everything.

Warning: contains a six-foot-five, ex-football player geek and a ballsy, badass redhead who's learning to unleash her inner Domme. Scenes depicting humiliation, pegging and threesomes could disturb, or stimulate a thirst for adventure.

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They stepped inside the house. Sam was too excited for small talk, and from the tension rolling off her friend, Sam knew Hanna felt the same.

“Lose the coat,” Sam said.

It was electrifying when Hanna obeyed, revealing bare shoulders and the luxurious red velvet corset Sam had seen at the shop. Sleeveless, with hook-and-eye fastenings running the length of the front, it was traditional and hot as hell.

“When did you get that?” she asked, stroking a finger along the flocked edge.

“I went back and bought it,” Hanna replied. “After I saw you liked it.”

“Hmmm.” She had on dark jeans, too. Sam reached out, toyed with the zipper. “Do you have on other things I’ll like beneath these?”

“Oui, Madame.”

The French words and polite, demure behavior from Hanna made an exquisite combination.

“Good.” Sam ran a nail along the teeth of the zipper. Hanna sucked in a breath. “Follow me.”

Hanna followed her silently up the steps. Brady was in the bedroom, and everything had been set up as she’d asked. The lights were dim. The bed was turned down, towels stacked up at the foot of it, toys on the nightstand. And Brady looked like a bodyguard. He was shirtless and barefoot, nothing else on but jeans.

Sam strode to the closet, knowing they were watching as she removed her jacket and hung it on a hook on the back of the door. She’d worn her corset top again, without her necklace or her rings. Brady seemed okay with the lack of jewelry, especially when she showed him what was beneath her pencil skirt: nothing but a garter belt, thigh-highs and boots.

She looked the part of a Domme. Cinched at the waist. Wound up as tight as they were.

And she wanted to unravel them both.

Sam turned around, hands on her hips. “Hannaleen, you may call me Madame tonight. That will please me.”

“Merci, Madame.” Hanna’s eyes were full of lust, and so, so green. “You look incredible.”

Brady’s eyes were on Sam, too. “She always does.”

Sam smiled, preening under their praise. “Thank you, pet.” She walked over to where he stood. “Shall we show our guest how pretty you can get?”

His chin lowered, but his eyes stayed on her. “Pretty, Mistress?”

She stroked from his cheek down his arm to the waistband of his pants. He was already pretty. But that wasn’t what she’d meant.

“Pretty, as in big—” Sam unzipped him, “—thick—” She pushed the denim aside. There were no boxers beneath, just as she’d requested, “—and hard.”

His cock leapt forward, not fully erect, not as big as he was going to get, but close. She took him in hand, gave him several long, unhurried strokes. Brady shuddered through an inhalation as he thickened the rest of the way.

Sam smirked. “Good boy.”

His chest rose and fell. He watched her, hands limp by his sides, obedient, breathless. Even when she stopped stroking him, palmed the tip and then scratched both her hands up his torso until they scraped over his tight, small nipples, he didn’t protest or move.

Sam tugged on his jeans. “Take these off. Then wait for me on the bed.”

“Yes, Mistress.”

It was almost too much, having them both at her mercy.


Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆

Samantha and Brady have a picture-perfect life... from the outside. On the inside, both are feeling the effects of life.

Samantha's perspective is one that I'm sure a lot of women can relate to. Living her life for her family and wondering where the years have gone. She had dreams of her own, but then life happened and she had to change what those dreams were. Now, she sees herself as someone who is completely lost. She's unhappy, angry, resentful, and isn't quite sure how to remedy her life.

Then you have Brady. He was the jock that everyone wanted to be. Promising football career and love of a beautiful woman. When his career was taken from him, he had to pick himself up and reinvent what he wanted. Now he runs a successful company and despite its success, Brady is drowning at home and at work.

Both know that they are unhappy, but neither knows how to fix it. When they take a chance and allow their fantasy to become a reality, both Samantha and Brady will have to take a leap of faith that they are strong enough to grow together rather than apart.

This has been the least favorite for me of the series. However, it was nice to see the growth that each character had to go through in order to achieve their own true happiness. Their chemistry was slightly off for me. It almost felt that they were brand new to being in love, despite their years together.

Overall, this is a book about discovery – as the title suggests. Their own and theirs as a couple. It delivers on that. However, the chemistry between them is somewhat lacking or forced. Even when things are good, it just didn't feel very connected.

3.5 stars

This is the third book in the series – but very different from the previous two, as it involves a married couple rediscovering their passion for each other, rather than two very closed-off individuals finding love. It is an interesting read, although I found it to be a really slow and rather sad read in places.

There were times where the story flowed well and then slam came on the brakes – which was very realistic in terms of real life, that I cannot deny, but was more difficult to take in a novel somehow. I also found Samantha's blindness to Brady's needs from the beginning, given they had a special needs daughter with similar issues, surprising and disappointing. It also emphasised the distance between them, as he clearly thought about it a lot, and yet couldn't explain it to her.

Their lack of ability to communicate with each other and others was frustrating, as their circle clearly contained much of the help that they needed – although it worked to reinforce the stereotypes of gender expectations. As they got into their flow, certainly their relationship with each other benefitted from the power exchange and was hot. It was broadening it out and experimenting with the dynamic which took a toll.

An interesting addition to the mix that we have had in the series.

Also Available in the Legally Bound Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our His Contract post.

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For reviews & more info, check out our Her Claim post.

Rebecca Grace holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a double concentration in Creative Writing and Literary Comparison as well as of Master of Science degree in Elementary Education, both of which seemed like good ideas at the time. After stumbling through careers in entertainment, publishing, law and teaching, she’s returned to her first love: writing. A self-admitted caffeine addict & gym rat, she currently lives in upstate New York with her husband, two parakeets, and a cat with a very unusual foot fetish.

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