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DARK ROMANCEA warning comes with this book. It’s not a typical hearts and flowers romance. There are thorns and it’s not for the faint-of-heart. LOVE OR LEAVEMax, true to his nature, takes control right from the start. Lucy has no choice but to give in. As she fights to understand her willingness to give him everything, he pushes her for more.STAY OR GOTheirs is a journeyDARK ROMANCEA warning comes with this book. It’s not a typical hearts and flowers romance. There are thorns and it’s not for the faint-of-heart. LOVE OR LEAVEMax, true to his nature, takes control right from the start. Lucy has no choice but to give in. As she fights to understand her willingness to give him everything, he pushes her for more.STAY OR GOTheirs is a journey with many a twist and turn, but isn’t love always? It’s the slow build that happens when sweet and shy meets determined and dominant.In the end, the choice is clear. Stay or go. Love or leave. Be what is needed or turn away from True Nature.This is the start of something darker. True Nature is the first book in a series that includes two alternative endings. See for yourself why fans are saying this makes all the other dark romances look like greyed out shades of fairytales. NOTE: All the books in this series are available for purchase/download now, so you won’t be left wanting or waiting. This series involves a combination of Domestic Discipline, D/s, and SmNow Available in Paperback too!Excerpts:Max is a gentleman. A very old fashioned guy. He explained to me. That previous girlfriends had claimed he was chauvinistic, misogynistic, a bully, possessive, antiquated, abusive. He used those words. And he said he didn't care if that's how today's world would view him. He only cared about being true to himself...and about how I viewed him. Therein lies the problem...how do I view him? How do I reconcile the loving, gentle man who takes such attentive care of me, to the one who makes me wet ordering me around, to the one who scares me with how much he demands?! I don't know what to think!.....I lift Lucy's chin to my face. She slowly raises her eyes. The most beautiful light blue, the lids a little red from crying. "Let me see you." She blinks the last of her tears away as I turn her face to the right. "You'll have a mark." She tries to jerk her head away, but I hold her in place. Only her eyes dart to me, the fear back in an instant. "You can look in a minute." I let go of her face, putting my hand back around her waist. She's still shaking a little. She sniffs and starts to lower her face again."You have one more thing to do before you can wipe your face and nose." Her head jerks back up. I love how responsive she is...how open she is. Her eyes tell me so much...fear, hope, and that beautiful look of shame again. "You have to say you're sorry for misbehaving."...

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ISBN : 25049076
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Number of Pages : 281 Pages
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True Nature Reviews

  • La-Lionne
    2019-05-04 10:18

    Update: 13/06/2016I will never touch another book by this author, even with a ten feet pole. Not because it's bad, but because author's fangirls will troll the shit out of the review for having a different opinion.A man hitting a woman in anger is abuse. You can try to justify it all damn fucking day from any angle you want, it doesn't make you right, or makes me give two shits about your personal definition of it. Posting this because I feel that it's needed to drive my point home:“This was different. This wasn't a knee-jerk reaction. Max was angry. He was very angry...stewing in anger all night. But he was also controlled. He could've really hurt me, but instead he only slapped me.Oh, God. Only slapped me?! I'm losing my mind!”* "I slap her again, just as hard. Her hands go up to her face again and stay there. When she opens them, her eyes have the beginning of tears. Her look is fear. And more guilt. Good. My cock thickens at the sight of her.”So, the fucker gets hard because she is afraid. Yeah, go all out trying to justify it being it sane, calling it "life choice". GTFO. -------------------Review posted 10/06/16This book is an absolute crap. The heroine is a doormat on which hero keeps whipping his shoes on. She has no thoughts or opinions of her own. Not that that would matter to the hero. In the very first chapter the hero acts like an ass. She orders a drink and he gives her something completely different saying that what she ordered was not a girly drink. And she was all oooh, his olive skin and muscles. Stupid idiot. I skimmed pretty much through the most of the book. At the en, BOOM, you get such a horible scene that you don't know what to make of it. He fucking slaps her around like there is no tomorrow, all because he gave her an order and she disobeyed. He told her not to curse. He gets seriously pissed and starts smacking her around. Not slapping her for fun, you know to spice it up or some shit. No, he slaps her so hard she stumbles. Tine after time after time. You know, he wanted to mark her. And because he was pissed and saw red. Also to discipline her and to teach her a lesson. How she managed to get wet for him is beyond me, but she did. I can't stand when authors don't know the difference between abuse and play. You can't write what ever shit you want and call it "erotica". A man hitting a woman in anger is never erotic. What a stupid book.

  • Deborah
    2019-05-04 12:17

    Oh my god!!This book was recommended by a friend who spent most of yesterday reading the series and I know exactly how she feels I really begrudged having to put it down at all today.Lucy is out for the night with her two best friends Laura and Tracy, the barman Max catches her eye and she also catches his, but Max as I'm sure you can imagine is so much more than just a barman, he's handsome, rich, confident, successful and likes getting his own way as Lucy is soon to find out.Max is a take charge kind of guy and this makes a refreshing change for Lucy who's used to guys that can't make a decision at all, he even orders for her in restaurants..and this is just the beginning.I have to say that I loved that this book has dual POV and it's the type of book which just grabs you. I liked Max early on I have to say and I liked that he gave her space, I've read books in a similar vein which have sort of dived straight in so I was expecting it to be much worse than it was, until....oh my god I wasn't expecting that...at all, I mean seriously, but it was too late for me I'm well and truly hooked on this series I just can't get enough, talk about addictive reading.So it's straight onto the next book for me but I've learnt my lesson I'm definitely waiting until morning otherwise if I start it now I'll be up all night.

  • Yamna Rashid
    2019-05-21 10:22

    Two days ago, after getting offended by my review, the author posted a blog post, claiming that I was "threatening to kill and torture her" when I wrote it in a figurative sense in my review that this book made me want to kill and torture the author. First of all, if she is an author, she would have realized it. However, I have removed my statement to prevent any future backlash from people. Secondly, she is clearly doing this for publicity. I did not receive a single message from the author asking me if Iwantedto kill her or torture her. She did not even comment on my review. Instead, she started a whole new game of publicly humiliating and cyber-bullying me only because I was honest in my review about her awful book. I don't know if any of the people happily bashing me on her post know this but cyber-bullying is a bigger crime than me "threatening" her (which did not even happen). I will only say this. I would have changed my review if the author had at least talked to me in even remotely humane terms but she chose the coward's way of erupting negativity against me. Hence, I will not apologize. I will not change my review. This world needs love. It does not need people who think it is their right to bully someone to do what they want. I will not victimize myself by posting my own blog post. I wish that people who are callingmeimmature will see how immature it is to publicly say anything to anyone. Plus, you violated my privacy, Willow.Thatis not acceptable. Don't you dare think you can publicly use my name and then put yourself in the victim's light. If I had a dime for every time I rolled my eyes while reading this book, I'd be rich. I managed to finish this book. And this is what I did in the end:Hmm...let's see. Where do I start? Do I compare it with Fifty shades to tell people exactly what is wrong with this book or do I just compare it to the worst book I have ever read. I think I should go back a bit. Even though my rating says otherwise, I didn't exactly loathe this book. I have read my share of awful books and this one was definitely not the worst. And with some (okay, finea lot) of efforts, this book can be made better. True nature is, quite simply, about a controlling and misogynistic asshole who spends most of the book trying to convince us that he'sverymacho and strong and dominating but comes off as the weakest man I have ever read about. And on the sidelines of this story is a meek, irritating, boring as fuck girl with a brain the size of a pea and the common sense of a mushroom. Actually, a mushroom would have more common sense. The very first thing the author hints about before starting this book is that her heroes are always "controlling" and her heroines are "submissive" and we, readers, should accept that. You see, this is her first mistake. When you promise your readers something and then youfailat keeping that promise, yea that's when you really fail. And boy does the author fail in delivering a dominating hero and a submissive heroine. Her hero is a pussy and her heroine is well, stupid. Example: So Max takes Lucy to this party where some woman asks him something and he pats his breast pocket to show he brought what she needed. Now, our dear Lucy decided to make the dumbest assumption in the world: Are you selling drugs? Is that 'work' you have to do tonight?I can't even...Anyways, the most annoying part about True Nature is that it is very poorly written. The author may have been alright with her grammar but she constantly seemed to be trying to use slang to appear "cooler". It was quite visible when all of a sudden Lucy and her friends started using the word "lame" for literally everything for 3 continuous paragraphs. Then they stopped using it as though the author was like "nah, this word doesn't make sound cool enough". So she had her characters use "ooo lala" all of a sudden for a couple of paragraphs, decided it wasn't cool enough either and dropped her cool act altogether. I can't even begin to describe how stupid (or shall I say "lame") it sounds when three grown up women start using "Ooo lala" for everything all of a sudden.And then as if the author wanted to appear more irritating, she inserted the centuries old "oh I am so fucking jealous" scene into her story but since this is True Nature, a bad novel, it has this sceneright at the startI don't know about everyone else but if a girl is feeling jealous when the guy she is out on a date with FOR THE FIRST TIME becomes jealous when he mentions hisexgirlfriend. I think this was my first indication that Lucy was sort of cracked in her head. Another awful thing about this book is the author's constant use of full stops to separate sentences. Woman, there are things called commas and full-stops or are you allergic to them? If you think I should forgive her for this, just look at how each sentence appears with all these full stops: Most guys don't want to make any decisions.....ya know.....leaving all the choices of a date up to a girl.....at least most guys I've known So.....what......after only a couple of days.......you want to be exclusively dating? And in case you were wondering, yes this "ya know" pissed the hell out of me too especially since Lucy used it in every single on of her dialogues. Here's something that is quite self-explanatory when it comes to this book's (and it's characters') many flaws: "have you....?" he makes a grinding motion with his hips against the barLadies and gentleman, True Nature is about Lucy and a man whose mind works like that of a 16-year-old girl. And it is boring as hell too. Until 30% of the book, nothing of worth happens. Unless you count the part where Lucy calls Max a drug dealer. Also, Max has the dumbest friends in the world. When they first meet Lucy, the constantly ask Max if he is, quote, "in looove"To make matters worse, the author seemed to have been given directions to start her chapters with the shortest sentences possible for God knows what reason hence the reason why her chapters started with butchered up words like "Billy calling". Max manages to piss you off even more with his soliloquies: I don't want to encourage Lucy to talk about her job. I don't really care what she does Of course you don't you self centered asshole. Bad habit no. 1: She should've answered her phoneWhat if she's busy somewhere? Or in the toilet? or asleep?she said she had a weekly dinner planned with her friends. I didn't like it I don't get why he doesn't like it. Apart from the fact that he just has to be controlling. Her friends shouldn't act this wild. Their boyfriends shouldn't let them Josh shouldn't allow her to talk like that Umm....what?! So, basically, every guy in the world should be misogynistic according to Max. [image error] Lucy: "I have to pee"Max: You heard me......come right back" What if she pees on you?To make things worse, the MCs declare their love for each other only after three weeks.Just when I thought I couldn't hate this book more. There was one point where I actually agreed with what the author wrote: tracy said he must be gay for caring about clothes that much at all I agree, dear. I totally agreeSee, you can argue that the book at least has some darkness. But that's where you're wrong. This book was written simply so that the author could tell us all how girls should be living. If this makes me sound mean, consider this. When Max forces Lucy to start wearing more "modest" clothes, she notices how older men are noticing her more and people look at her more respectfully. Well, if perverted old men were staring atme , I'd run and call the cops. Wearing modestly has nothing to do with attracting older men. Trust me. Which is why I know for sure Lucy is crazy. Plus, Max forces Lucy to stop cursing when he himself cusses like a fucking sailorall the freaking timeAnd him and his friends made sure to curse in Every. Single. Sentence. Now, normal people who like to curse don't curse in every single fucking sentence. Especially not with words like "schmuck" so I am definitely convinced Max is crazy too. To end my argument that Lucy is cuckoo, she has this habit oflaughing out loudat whatever she is thinking. And she does this a lot. As in,a lot Thinking to yourself? Totally acceptableLaughing out loud all the time at your thoughts especially after you've been slapped around by your controlling asshole-ic boyfriend? Yea, you're crazy.

  • Ashleyjo
    2019-05-01 04:11

    Whew, I just fell into a briar patch, yall, and I'm cut up and still digging thorns out of my sore ass as I write this review.How well you enjoy a book often heavily depends on how well you connect with, understand, and like the characters.PlotSome may say that this book centers around the Dom/Sub lifestyle. I disagree. That would be like telling you a book is about athletics when there are peewee all the way to Pro levels of play, different sports, different genders, and a host of other shit to consider. For me, the core of this book was its' characters and how they specifically, individually viewed and accepted the male and female roles within a relationship. There's a lifestyle choice, and within it, a demand (his) & an acceptance (hers.) The momentum of the story is how these two characters navigate themselves within that lifestyle. No, I take that back. The male MC is unwavering; he has made his life choices and will not veer from them even a fraction. The momentum is whether the female MC can accept and adapt to hisdemands.Can You Handle This Brand Of Dominant Alpha For 92% Of This Book? That's the first question that will make or break this book for you. The female is submissive. Period. You either respect that or you don't. Fairly cut and dry. What gets murky for readers is what/who she's accepting. The male MC here is your modernized type-A personality, old school dominant alpha male of the 'wife cook, male work' era of thinking. He's all on, all the time. There is ZERO sugar coating. Some readers will appreciate that and others will want to strangle him. How far the author chooses to carry him will test your hard limits, no doubt! I want to strangle the mfer myself. Meet Max... So, we meet this bartender, Max, and our kinda spastic female MC as she's ordering a bourbon. Mr. SmartyPants bartender decides she needs a pink fruity drink because bourbon isn't aa little girl's drink.Right ^here and there^ , I'd have poured his pretty drink on the counter and asked him how that geehaws with his version of a little girl. Lucy, though, drinks her pink drink. Meanwhile, this bastard fixes HIMSELFa glass of mfing bourbon. Yeah, my vote is strangle. There are three holy items that you just don't mess with, else my alpha female is gonna come out and light your alpha male ass up... 1. My drink of choice. 2 My food of choice.3. My Kindle. He goes to messing with two of the three out of the gate here. Not good, my man. Not good at all! One word for ya... Curfew. I laughed. Lawd, I would make a horrible submissive. My ass would look like a lobster in a fight with a bulldog because I'd laugh so hard at his demands that I'd piss myself and we'd have to switch to a wet room scene. Two words for ya... No cursing. Yeah, I'd be up shit creek without a mfing paddle on that one. Three words for ya... Don't talk back. Bahaha Uhm, okay, sure, but is silentlyhitting your ass over the head with the frying pan allowed? While this guy is clearly encroaching on territory that I woulddick-punch him over, our female MC is submissive. She notices it, ponders it a little, and even questions him on it, ultimately feeling like it's a turn-on vs off. Submission and domination to this degreejust isn't my cup'o'tea, but the whole thing does make you think. It begs the question what one is willing to accept, conform to, & justify for the sake of love and lust. Something to think about for you analytical minds.... [image error]Because if Chris Hemsworth or Chris Lane (#Fix is my jam) gave my ass a curfew and told me to STFU, I just might have to be a submissive for a hot minute, okay;) Sorry, back to the book... It's also only fair to point out that our MC behaves as the classic gentleman would in public - pulling out chairs, opening doors, protective, etc. It's also fair to be clear that he offers Lucy choice in her decision to be with him, is honest about what he expects, & never pressures her to accept his lifestyle. It's her choice to choose him or not. After that, all bets are off on her choosing jack shit! Some other reviewers state that he forces her to be with him, and that's simply not true. He gives her the choice to be with himon his termsor walk away. Agree or disagree with it all, but it is disingenuous to say he forces her to do anything.Abuse Or Domestic Discipline? This is the second question that will make or break this book for you. Warning Spoilers and Triggers AheadUp until 92%, I can say I'd call this a sub/dom style relationship where the focus is him taking control and her giving control ... Aside from a pinching scene, he is non-violent in his control over every facet of his life and hers. I'm comfortable with that. Maybe I don't agree, but I'm semi-comfortable. Then, my comfort level gets obliterated. I'm talking Hiroshima. This is a spoiler, perhaps. However, it's also a trigger for a lot of readers, and how you view the difference WILLdetermine if this is the book for you or not. She says a curse word. His response at 92% is to slam her against the wall and slap her in the face three times hard enough for the bitch to bounce off the wall. He enjoyed her fear, weakness, pain, & guilt. He got hard during it, okay?!? He calls it punishment. She agrees and stays. And, with that, my hard limit has been reached:/ Some circles define this as domestic discipline, I'm not going to argue over schematics or judge lifestyle choices, but striking in anger with the intent to cause fear and harm is what Iconsider abuse. ^ A playful ass slap because you were a bad girl ... Sign my ass up! Teeth rattling slaps for a curse word? Uhm, no! I'm gonna pick something up and lay your ass out! WritingThere are a few editing issues, but nothing distracting... "Tracey leaves for the bathroomto quickly (to should be here)avoid the guy to her left.The writer is a great storyteller. Her narrative sentences sound natural. It has an upbeat, speedy flow. Her characters are well developed & believable. Dialogue is smooth and fluid.Bottom LineI really have no complaints about the writing. The subject matter and the character's lifestyle weren't to my brand of erotica and thejust went way beyond my comfort level at the end. So, as the author forewarned, this will not be a romance with mass appeal.A Note After Finishing The SeriesI initially said I wouldn't rate this book on a star level. I didn't feel that I could be both fair to the author's talents, my own comfort within the subject of the book, and the excellent presentation of this story set against what the story was about. The fairest I could be was to let the review speak for itself. I was wrong. After reading this completed series, I'm going to rate this book with 5 stars because the author earnedand deserved a rating. Know that the rest of the books within the series are also rated 5 stars. The author clearly warns what the subject of the book is and that it IS NOT A READ for everyone due to the darker domestic discipline & D/S element. So, I'm not punishing the author for the content she warns is coming just because it tested my comfort. My 5 star is a direct reflection on how this book made me feel, which was a test for me to move onward. The fact that I went onward whilst pissed off, terribly uncomfortable, and not per se "enjoying" the content attests to how talented the author is in her storytelling. That I needed to understand the characters and the subject matter, that I needed the why's, how's, and what's... Again, a testament to a true 5 star book.

  • Nikki ღ Navareus
    2019-05-05 06:23

    Okay...Did I finally finish reading this mess? Yes, I did. This story was just so.....I'm so disgusted I can't even go there...Never mind, Yes I can go there. This is one of the worst books ever. There's a huge difference between hot panty soaking controlling asshole hottie, and the abusive condescending prick in this story. God, how I wished Lucy would have gotten a backbone and slapped his ass back. Repeatedly. The only thing good about this book is I'm finished with it. No way am I reading any sequels to it. I hated it that much.

  • Willow Brooks
    2019-05-09 09:31

    Do not change a thing for anybody. I loved this book, and just purchased the second and third book in the series!About time I found another author that is not afraid to write about unapologetic Alpha males. This is the type of Alpha that I love to read about. Some authors come close, but pull back not to offend anyone- I like those books, but this type of book, I love.During the story you could feel that something life changing was going to take place. The story kept building, and building until.... I didn't expect the big smack, but it was shockingly a must for the story. Max was dominating, scary at times, and holding back for the majority of the book. There are those of us who actually look for this type of hero/antihero D's stories!Lucy was so sweet. I truly connected with her character. I would have felt sorry for her, but she understood that there was something dark and different about Max. She also concluded and was told that she was going to be punished in some way or another. Maybe she should have asked exactly what ways Max planned on dishing out is punishments.This book is not for everyone. If you get offended easily, or have triggers when it comes to women being spanked, hit, controlled, or dominated, please take into consideration that you were actually warned when rating this book. I do not know this author, but would love to get to know her. I happened upon this book while looking through a friends dark erotica/antihero's list on Goodreads.

  • Nikki
    2019-05-01 08:32

    I’m not gonna lie, I’ve been putting off this review because there is just so much I want to say, and I don’t know how to say it! But, I’m going to do my best.First, let me say, I’ve read Willow Madison’s other series We Were One Once, and so for those that think this series was so dark and disturbing? Don’t read WWOO, you won’t enjoy it. But I sure as hell did! I love Willow’s dark and twisted mind and I LOVE the crazy OTT alphas she comes up with. Before I go into my own review, here are some of my own disclaimers to the possible haters out there:-This isn’t a story about you.-This isn’t even a story for you!-This is Lucy and Max’s story and it really doesn’t matter whether you agree with it or not, and it sure as hell doesn’t matter what you think of them.-This is an extreme look at a very, and I mean very strict Domestic Discipline relationship. If you don’t know what that is, I highly suggest you look it up before reading this book.Ok, now that I’ve gotten those few things off my chest, let’s see if I can formulate a good review.MaxOh Max, unlike so many judgmental ignorant people out there, I adored you. You were true to yourself from the beginning, and true to Lucy too. You never shied away from what you wanted and what you expected from the woman in your life and I admire that. Although I could never be in a relationship with Max (no one will decide what alcoholic beverage I consume), I am slightly jealous of the obvious controlling alpha male that he is, and would love some more of that control in my own relationship (which is non-vanilla, just so y’all know). Max is honest with Lucy about how he was raised and how he wants the same traditional life his Mom and Step-Dad had. Man is head of the house, makes the decisions, makes and enforces the rules. Woman cooks, cleans, and stays at home to take care of the home/husband/kids. I honestly don’t have a problem with any of this. I know there’s a lot of feminism BS being spouted about that, but really, feminism means women having the right to choose, and if I choose, eh hem, I mean, if Lucy chooses to be in a traditional Domestic Discipline relationship, why does it matter to you? It’s not your relationship. Max is very patient and forthright when he explains how he expects different situations to go, and why he did specific things. It’s never, I came home from work pissed, so I’m going to get drunk and beat on my wife. No, it’s always specifically something that Lucy did or said that went against his already established rules.LucyOk people, Lucy is NOT a doormat. Let me repeat that for everyone. Lucy is not a doormat! She is finding her footing in her relationship with Max as he asserts his dominance more and more, and gives Lucy more and more of his rules. She flat out says/thinks multiple times through the book that she enjoys how he takes control and is assertive over everything. She likes that he will take care of her and keep her in line, and that all she needs to worry about is pleasing him and making him happy. This makes her happy. So, if she’s happy, it again doesn’t matter whether you agree with it or not. Someone’s happiness is surely not going to be someone else’s. A doormat is someone who let’s someone else insinuate their own desires over theirs without any contemplation over their own well-being or happiness. Again, Lucy is happy and is being taken care of, so no, not a doormat.Abuse?I can’t even believe how many reviews I’ve read of this that scream abuse at Max. I truly have to laugh. You’ve either never been in an abusive relationship, or you’re probably still playing the victim of one and can’t let go. I’ve been in multiple abusive relationship; of all varieties. And let me tell you, this is not an abusive relationship. Oh, and just for shits and giggles, I’ll also throw out there that I studied psychology in school so I understand Max and Lucy’s thoughts and feelings for what they really are. Completely normal. No one, and no thing, is black and white. Even though everyone tries to claim that. Lucy gets slapped by Max for disobeying rules. She knew what she was getting into, this is not a surprise. Max even explains it again after the slaps and completely gives her the opportunity to walk away without issue. But she stays. Is it because she feels scared of him and him possibly beating her? Hell no!! It’s because she realizes this truly is the kind of relationship she wants. Someone that is going to demand better from her, and for her to stand by the things she says she’ll do and the commitments she’s made, or face punishment. No one lives in the black or the white. We all live in the gray. Some of us just like the darker end of the spectrum than others. That’s no reason to judge. You wouldn’t judge someone by the color of their skin? So why would you judge them by the color of their desire? And yes it is the same thing; ignorance, judgement and discrimination. Your version of abuse is not mine, and vice versa. Same with Lucy and Max. Don’t be stupid and project your personal ideals and feelings onto others, it’s not your right. Anyway, with that out of the way, I will say I’ve loved this whole series. Except for 4.2 (shudders), but that’s for another review.I received a copy of this story for free from the author, in exchange for my honest review, via the Goodreads BDSM r2r.I love you Willow!!!

  • Naksed
    2019-05-20 10:26

    This went from a hella hot read to a horrifying story of domestic abuse. Kudos to the author for drawing me in despite all the red flags, in the same enthralling way the big fat jerk of the male protagonist lures the doormat female character into his web, until it is too late to get herself out of his mind control over her. It would have been more realistic though if this had occurred over a longer period of time. Author's writing is crisp, evocative and paints the setting and group of secondary characters very effectively. I am continuing with this series in the hope that this will be a story where heroine eventually wakes up from this nightmare and empowers herself. I don't give a crap about villain (can't call this asshole a "hero") redeeming himself or giving a good grovel. I hope he dies a slow, painful and lonely death at this point. Waiting to see if author manages to change my mind over the next volumes of the series. It has happened before when I read dark BRs or even contemporaries but very rare. We shall just see...

  • ♡Meme♡Reads love♡
    2019-05-11 08:10

    Slapping someone in the face five times as punishment is abuse not whatever the hell he said it was"I slap the side of her face, hard. She falters back a step into the wall, putting both hands up to cover the left side of her face, cowering from me."Honestly I thought punishment was going to be on the lines of something like this....I Don't think she waas expecting that type of punishment too but intead..."I slap her again, just as hard. Her hands go up to her face again and stay there, When she opens them, her eyes have the beginning of tears,. Her look is of fear. And more guilt. Good My cock thickens at the sight of her."All she did was say a F word ummm no this fool tried it!Walk away girl walk away!

  • Aղցela W.
    2019-05-07 06:26

    I was given this book for an honest reviewI didn't think I would like this book for some reason, but I did this book was a dark erotic romance and I loved reading it. Max is an alpha male, dominant, possessive, controlling, but also caring and sweet. All the things that I like reading about in my alpha males. Lucy is a party girl that tends to drink a too much and at times naïve. Although I knew going into this book that this was a dark romance I wanted it to be darker although I didn't like that Max liked to slap Lucy in the face. In this book we get to see how max is molding her into something that she isn't while I did like Max and Lucy sometimes he was a little over controlling to me. This book was well written with no errors in spelling or grammar and this is my first time reading this author. This is the first book in a new series for me I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series.

  • Willow Madison
    2019-05-01 06:22

    FINALLY! True Nature is now available in paperback:https://www.createspace.com/5421718

  • Patricia
    2019-05-21 12:35

    Let me begin by saying this authors writing style is definitely not for everyone yet I found myself drawn into this story like a fish to a worm. My emotions for this book are all over the place. I started off loving Max and his dominant nature. I found his dark ways enticing and felt myself being pulled into his allure. There is nothing wrong with wanting or allowing a man to take control if that is your choice. And if most of us are honest ....in some situations we truly want that.I am the last person who would ever judge another on their kink or personal preference with in all areas of life. I'll admit the dark side is hypnotic in many ways.I got a feeling from how easily Lucy fell into the submissive roll with Max that this is her nature or else when things started getting more intense she would have just told him to get lost.Now here is where I start to feel a bit off. Control is fine, dominance is fine but hitting is past my comfort zone or should we say my limit. Here is where a safe word would come in handy yet this is NOT your typical D/s story. So there are not safe words, no typical spankings etc. Yet Lucy stays and has a battle going on inside her. Mentally she is confused and unsure yet her body and heart tell her something totally different. Once again I will warn you that this book is not for everyone. Some people will definitely be upset and irate and Max's behavior or Lucy for allowing such a thing to happen. Some will just bash the author and her choice to write this book. I personally think she has the right to write what she likes. You don't have to read it or like it but be kind and pass on it if you believe you will find it offensive.As I said I find my emotions are a bit confuse and I'm not sure if it is politically correct to read this book but I don't really care about that. I don't condone violence yet Max and Lucy have taken hold on my psyche and I have to find out where they go. So, yes I purchased the next book and find my self entranced. I'm not sure how that makes me feel about my own personal psyche but sometimes you just have to jump into something without thinking it through because you would miss out on a very interesting adventure.

  • Regina Shiderly
    2019-05-20 05:26

    True Nature is one of the best books I’ve read all year. Books like this one is one of the reasons I am thankful for Indie authors. The imagination and heart in this book is something I haven’t seen in 99 percent of what is put out by the publishing houses. This book is not PC and I love it. It is unapologetic and absolutely a five star read I could not stop reading.I fell in love with Max right along with Lucy. He charmed me even as he made a shiver go up and down my spine. I felt almost afraid for Lucy as the story went on and I have to say, the end shocked the living mess right out of me. I loved it. I finished the book and then thought about it. I thought about it for a long time and I have to admit that if the book had shied away from what it was leading up to be, it would have made the book weaker. Nothing is written here just for shock value, it is all very raw but necessary to tell us the story of Max and Lucy. It is absolutely a love story. If you enjoy books that give you unvarnished truth, you will enjoy this book. If you enjoy books that do not shy from the hard subjects, give this one a go, I guarantee it will entertain you. I went through a gamut of emotions with this book and I finished knowing that Max is an Alpha male in the truest sense of the word but he is also a hard man to understand. I might not agree with his actions but the heroine of this story, Lucy, she fell for him as he was and for her, he was perfect. Remember, this is a love story. It might not be your love story or my love story, but it is beautiful. It is the story of Max and Lucy. If you keep an open mind and take deep breaths, you might even find yourself rooting for Max... I know I did.

  • 'Q' aka CoCo
    2019-05-21 12:12

    Ah Max. He's one of those men... you know, those men that the entire time you're reading about them, you can feel his dominance, and his sex appeal is off the charts. You're reading so fast because you want to get to the next part to see what he does, but then in the next moment you force yourself to slow down to savor the moment. While this didn't necessarily end on a cliffhanger, it definitely left you salivating for book 2. I was one-clicking before I finished book 1, anxious to continue Max and Lucy's story. I've read a lot of DD books, and there's always that awkward moment when the H has to introduce the h to "his ways." I won't ruin it for you, but I will say that it was brilliantly done and explained very well why Max was the way he was. I loved that he took the time to tell Lucy what he expected out of her (view spoiler)[and for those that take issue with men being a little hardcore with their women, the author even wrote in that he gave her an out. A "this is the way it is; there's the door" kind of deal.(hide spoiler)]Loved Max and can't wait to see how his and Lucy's relationship grows as he continues to mold her, but most of all, I loved the insanely hot sex scenes.

  • Ashi- A hopeless romantic girl :D
    2019-05-21 12:36

    I am going to keep this review short and straight here as its holidays and m in a jolly mood, kind of atleast !how should i put this?So herez how it is..When i started reading this book i kinda had an idea that hero is going to slap heroine but what i did not have an idea about was- Heroine is going to enjoy it... She is going to giggle about it... She will anticipate it.... Basically she will not just accept it but welcome it too with both hands Okay! Now i know everyone have their own kinks and they have full right to practice it too.Unless it is something illegal.Then...Yeah so where i was yup so they can do whatever they wanna do... No judgements hereBut what i could'nt tolerate was how casually it was shown.. intimate partner voilence is no joke and FYI its illegal as well..Now if we try to analyse this situation we can also see that Hero forced the heroine to accept it by putting break up as a condition so she did'nt asked for it right?And if i am correct this will be count as an I.P.V.So there goes the kink fact out of the equation and thus made this book the mother father of fuckedupness...Okay! This was surely the reason i despise this book but for those who might need more let me give you more...Hero learned this bullshit from his father as his parents had same kind of relationship..He scolds heroine for swearing because shez a girl and he can do it as hez a boy.He does'nt want heroine to wear short clothes ( because surely he was sleeping when world was progressing)Now i am going to state the father of all this rubbish! So this was not enough basically he does'nt even want our heroine to order her own food!!So after completing my rant i noticed my promise to keep this review short was out of window the minute i reached the voilence part.Hmm..I think am finally done so i rest my case here...

  • AmyLouAldaMay
    2019-05-22 08:22

    Ooooh, man...The serious talk:I don't know what it is about Willow Madison's writing, but every time I read one of her books I feel like I'm embarking on an exploratory psychological study. I wasn't a Psych major, but if I had been, her books propose a fascinating, entertaining, and enlightening platform. In this book, (whether it is the author's intent, or not) I feel like I (as the reader) am being subtly forced to examine my own acceptance of a thing that, in general, I would say, "Ain't no way I'm toleratin' that shit!" In truth, however, (especially when exposed in a situation similar to boiling a frog) I keep saying, "Well, I'm gonna let that one slide." Then next time, I say, "Wellll... I'm gonna let that one slide, too," until eventually I land in a precarious situation which I'm too blind to get out of. Now, the difference here is that I'm being personally required to examine the distinctions via compare and contrast between a D/s relationship, and domestic abuse. What are the differentiations? Where is that line? Clearly, I gather all of this from only this single, first book in the series, as I have yet to move on to the second True book, therefore I'm unsure yet as to the differences, as well as unsure as to my personal feelings of acceptance regarding any of it.Moving along.That being said, I really like both of the main characters. Generally, as a reader, I am exceptionally hard on the heroine. She's always too petulant, too stupid, too wanna-be-badass, too bitchy, too dramatic... *sighs* Here, I feel like she's well-rounded; like she just is, as a person, and that is a key characteristic in being able to witness the progression of her relationship with Max, as well as in aiding in my own (as the reader) acceptance, or lack of, said relationship. I like Lucy.When it comes to the Hero, in any book I've ever read, I find I am always way more accepting and forgiving of his "flaws." Maybe this is because I generally think men are flawed creatures - an attribute they cannot help - and therefore we have no choice but to overlook it and move on; maybe I think men are just lost, most of the time, and need their bullshit overlooked as a show of my strength as a woman...? I don't know, but I am forgiving of the male character, and that is still true with Max, which, going back to my psychological rambling earlier, makes me take a good hard look at myself. As I read, I think, "If my husband did that I'd smash his knee-cap with an iron skillet." Lol Maybe that's why I'm forgiving of male book characters, because I'm less forgiving with real-life men...? HA!But I digress...Max is... not the stereotypical alphahole. Alphaholes are represented well in Kristen Ashley's books, Madeleine Sheehan's books, Nicole Jacquelyn does a good alpha... what Ms. Madison does here with Max is take the alphahole "quirk" to a whole new level. Max is not a mere alphahole; Max is: a Dominant. (Which loops me back around again to the technicalities of a psychological study.) Namely, I think many books of this genre label "alpha's" as "Dominants," paint fluffy little clouds over it, and call it a BDSM-type relationship between a Dom and his sub. What Ms. Madison does, I believe, is take an alpha, paint him as a Dom (right from the start), take the reader's hand, and lead us into observing what may be a beautiful, even if precarious relationship between a Dom and his sub. (Again, I have only read the first book, so I don't know where this is going to go.)Very well done.

  • JESSICA
    2019-05-07 09:26

    *I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review* Thanks Willow Madison. Seems like nowadays, people don't take the author's warning seriously. It's there for a reason people. Anyhow, when I'm looking for a dark read, I ALWAYS go straight to the negative (1 star) reviews, call me weird, just something I do. Because those reviews will let me know how dark it's going to be. Lol. I've seen a few negative comments on this book (about how abusive and vile the main character was. How physically sick they got! WTF, Seriously?!) So, of course that got me intrigued... I loved this book. But I was a little worried, I thought the book was heading towards, "DD/lg!" I'm not one to knock someone's lifestyle and I'm all about the taboo. But for me, that isn't my thing.I really liked Lucy. I didn't think she was a doormat. I actually could relate to her (And I know for a frickin fact, I ain't no doormat) Lucy is a Submissive (I kept thinking, "Lucy It's time to come out of the submissive closet and be free, girlfriend!!") she just never found the right guy to bring it out of her. -Cue: *Max Traeger*-Now, Max, he is definitely a Dominant Alpha Male (a little scary and very traditional, old-fashioned) He can see right away that Lucy is going to be his. The only thing I will say negative about him, I just wish he would have explain his lifestyle more with Lucy. Let her ask her questions. Remember, communication is key! So, the scene that had a few getting their pitch forks & torches, it was one frickin scene. And if your not involved in the actual lifestyle, then yeah I can see were it might come off as abusive. (view spoiler)[He told her not to use foul language. And she didn't listen. So by him slapping her face, I took it as, him slapping her mouth. Because she used foul language! Disciplining her! Now, me personally, I think "1" slap would have been good. Since it was her first discipline but that's just me saying. Lol. (hide spoiler)]Willow Madison, I think you did a frickin awesome job. Don't listen to the haters. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Stephanie Duncan
    2019-05-12 06:15

    this shit is not even worth wasting my breath over.i hated it and i believe it belongs in the horror section.this is NOT BDSM, this is NOT romance. this is abuse, plain and simple.

  • Lucy Edwards
    2019-04-28 10:34

    Sorry but this book was vile. I felt physically sick in the final pages andi most definitely wont be reading the follow ups

  • Crystal
    2019-05-02 10:27

    **Must add that seeing how this author interacted with readers has made me decide to never read or review another of her books. I liked her author's note initially, thinking I was getting a dark BDSM book that some might not take well. But now I see that her books are full of actual abuse and she can't discern one from the other. This sickens me. I am no prude and some of my best reads have been very very dark. This should be relabeled as abuse romance. ****Should also be noted that I stopped reading this because I was bored out of my fricking mind. Then I read end spoilers and became enraged. **DNF 71% About 10% into this I was for sure that the writing was sub par. Short choppy sentences and way too much telling. Smart readers understand. You shouldn't have to tell me much. Your characters should show it.This isn't a book about a man in control. This was a book about a man with no control that had to take it. All he needed was the perfect person that what go along because she didn't know what else to do. I've read a lot of BDSM, some really harsh stuff that I was fine with. It made sense and wasn't psychotic. Or at least it sold itself as such, in truth. But don't try and tell me this shit is normal.In my reality, I have a sister who is married to this type of man and it's miserable. She's miserable. Her kids are miserable, and she always chooses his needs over theirs. People. This doesn't work in the real world. Bottom line: if the actual writing had been better...if you could have shown me erotic reasons why this relationship was hot and worked, I'd have been on board. But you didn't. The sex faded to black half the time and was nothing extraordinary when it didn't. I'll tell ya honestly: muther better be giving me something I can't get anywhere else to make me put up with this level of bullshit!

  • Shirley Verdin
    2019-05-08 12:20

    I was given an ARC FOR an honest review.WOW my head is spinning. Lucy and her friends are really fun to read about. They work for the same company and go out together and have a really good time. They are get along so well together. Then there's Max. At the beginning, I liked Max. But now, that completely changed. He is one sick individual. Lucy on the other hand, is just as sick as he is! For putting up with that abuse for the pleasure of it. They both have issues that I think they need help for. I'm not into this kind of lifestyle, while I know some may be, I just can't imagine someone I truly love, treating me like that. To write about something like this and keep your readers interested, is exceptional talent.

  • ShaunaBoyle
    2019-05-10 09:27

    If I could have given this book 0 stars I would have. The book outlines a textbook abusive relationship. A man who beats his significant other as punishment for her not behaving the way he has instructed. a rich man who buys a woman pretty things and decides that he owns her because of this. This isn't a "dark romance." This was a disgusting display of a very serious problem and profiting off of it. There wasn't a plot. The entire story spanned one months time where a young girl gets swept off her feet and trapped in a relationship that she will never be able to safely leave. **I won a copy of this book from a goodreads giveaway. I wish I hadn't.

  • M
    2019-05-02 08:17

    I liked this book a lot! It was a shorter read but the material was written well and the plot rose gradually and gracefully. It is a cliff hanger, but literally the next book picks right up. 5 Stars!

  • Blue Rabella
    2019-05-09 06:22

    Dark Romance with elements of Domestic Discipline, D/s and SM -- this unusual tag combination had me intrigued.What I found was not exactly an easy read. In many ways it was not an enjoyable read either. In many ways I found it a difficult and uncomfortable book.And that had to do with its main characters, Max and Lucy, mainly. On page 1 already, Max struck me as obnoxious and Lucy as silly. At that point, with a whole book still ahead, I was tempted to declare the author insane for choosing characters who are difficult to like and/or relate to.(view spoiler)[ I'm not the only one who thinks Max is obnoxious: "He had explained on the ride home more about himself. That previous girlfriends had claimed he was chauvinistic, misogynistic, a bully, possessive, antiquated, abusive. He used those words. And he said he didn't care if that's how today's world would view him. He only cared about being true to himself. And about how I viewed him."But, lucky for Max, Lucy is not like his other girlfriends. She's pliant. She goes along with everything Max does. She nearly kills me when she says, "I want you to tell me what to do...to control me like you like to do. You do like to be in control don't you?" and a few sentences later, she says "I'll do whatever you want, Max...whatever you command. I like that you're old fashioned...controlling..."(hide spoiler)]What also didn't help was the sentence building in the first half of the novel in particular. The sentences seem staccato rather then flowing. Verbs and/or indications of subject are often missing, especially in sentences where lines are spoken by the main characters. But there are also other instances of odd sentence structuring, and various SPaG problems.Examples: (view spoiler)[- "Can I get a Knob Creek neat?" Trying to keep my voice from breaking after being at the club for awhile, too much dancing and yelling to be heard over the thumping music and people. (Ch.1)- Opening my eyes to the sun just spreading across the brick wall next door. (Ch.2)- Wouldn't mind getting to see that in real life, the middle finger of my left hand absently rubbing my pussy through my sleep shorts. (Ch.2)- "Good things…small packages," my patented response, with a squinty smile looking up at him. (Ch.2)-"...she always asks the craziest questions to try to through off her candidates." (Ch.2)- “I play beach volleyball sometimes. My friend, Tracy, she was with me last night...she’s really good. I just try to avoid getting hit by the ball or making too many mistakes,” starting the conversation back up. (Ch.4)- I'm from a small town in Indiana, more corn that people. (Ch.4)- Hopefully he can't see how much affect his words have on me in the poor lighting. (Ch.4)- Her hands automatically go to my shoulders to stop from falling forward, her tits gently pendulum in front of my face. (Ch.8)- "He did more than that. e showed us how to be a family, ..." (Ch.17) (hide spoiler)]The slow tempo at the start of the novel was unexpected as well.But.In the second quarter of the text, it becomes clear that this novel focusses on the courting stage of what may or may not become a longterm romantic involvement between Max and Lucy. It also becomes more and more clear what a creep Max really is. And it baffles more and more how Lucy responds to him.It is exactly this psychological insight into the developing dynamic between Max and Lucy that makes this novel an interesting read.The author warns that the text contains elements of Domestic Abuse, er, Discipline, D/s and SM.So here's the thing: The Domestic Discipline novels I've read had nothing like the kind of dynamic Max is establishing with Lucy. What usually happens is that the DD is an excuse for funishments and kinky sex. The girl is usually bratty, the guy is usually inconsistent, but it's okay, because there is hot spanking scenes that make up for all that. True Nature has none of that. It is not an easy spanky orgasmy make-up-sexy read. Not.True Nature has a number of elements that provide a kind of depth to the Domestic Discipline theme that I love to find in novels.1) For one, it does not shirk from deliberately seeking the line between abuse and control, abuse and discipline, abuse and dominance, abuse and punishment. It actively puts this issue front and center.2) Two, Max is unapologetic about who he is and what he wants. There is no compromise. The rules are non-negotiable and he is consistent. There are no funishment spankings in this novel, in fact there are no spankings at all. (Huh? Yes, no spankings. At all.) There is punishment though, and it's harsh. There are a few sex scenes, but as nothing about Max is lovey-dovey, don't expect hearts and flowers.3) Three. There is nothing that is instantaneous in this novel. The psychological process of what goes on and why between Max and Lucy takes center stage. Max incrementally demands more and more of Lucy, in the way of bending her to his will. Slowly. Carefully. Methodically. Ruthlessly. Lucy incrementally accepts more and more. What Max does with Lucy involves a psychological technique called (view spoiler)[ operant conditioning (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operant...)(hide spoiler)], and he's very good at it. And non-consensual about it too I might add.Because Lucy is not a brat. She seems rather like Heidi in Selena Kitt's Heidi and the Kaiser. She seems pliant and eager to please by nature. She likes a man to take charge. But she's in no way fully prepared for or anything like an informed participant in Max's machinations. Even at the end of the novel, she has no clear idea of what Max has in store for their relationship and what exactly her role in it will be. She probably has no idea what a TPE (total power transfer) relationship entails nor that she's just entered into one. In some ways the slow bit by bit establishment of Max and Lucy's dynamic reminded me of Anneke Jacob's As She's Told, with the huge difference that Lucy has not asked for any of this to happen, she has not been fully informed and therefore she has not been able to consent to what is in store for her.It is these elements that made this novel stand out for me as a unique story that I very much enjoyed. At the end of the novel, I thought I could guess some of the things that will happen next, but the text ends rather abruptly and as this novel is the first in a series of four, reading the sequels is the only way to find out how this story will continue.In conclusion: True Nature is bold, daring, unconvential, difficult, spikey, uncomfortable, sure to raise eyebrows and ruffle feathers. In many respects it's not an enjoyable read because of all those things and the issues mentioned above.Yet anyone who's a fan of domestic discipline novels might enjoy this novel just because of the uncomfortable issues it raises.Also anyone who enjoys psychological depth to their non-con/dub-con and master/monster stories and doesn't mind slow build-up may enjoy this novel too.

  • Lynn
    2019-05-14 12:11

    I actually liked Max at least in the beginning I did, yes he was abusive and controlling but to be fair it does describe him that way in the summary. I was expecting more of a traditional DD story with spankings and this is definitely not that. I love Lucy, I didn't see her as weak, just as someone who wanted to please the man she loved. It was nice to see a change from all the "feisty" women. I'm not saying its bad to be feisty but I would like to see more differing female personalities in this genre. Also I wouldn't say that Lucy is not consenting, it's more she didn't know what she was consenting to.

  •  Joyce
    2019-04-25 04:30

    I received this book as part of an ARC copy on the Firty Shades Support group on Good Reads. I was thrilled when I started reading it that someone actually nailed the alpha male character. Please read the intro to the book and if abuse is in anyway a no go for you then please put the book down, otherwise you will be left dealing and not at all happy with this book. It is in no way a feel good happy book to be taken lightly. Max was born to an unwed young couple, his birth father left and his mother was a struggling addict when she met Max's step father. Max was raised by the controlling and some would even say abusive step father. I really got the feeling his mother lived in fear, although as per Max it made her a better woman. Max is looking for this same type of control/ownership in his relationship. This is a first time reading this author and truly enjoyed this book up until the very last event. This ending left me more in hate with Max then in love with him. Although I think he has the potential to be changed. But I'm not sure why I feel that way. Lucy finds herself searching for something more in a relationship, but is it maturity or what Max is offering her? You will have to read to find out. This is also somewhat of a cliffhanger, or at least it is for me. I truly don't quite know if this intense relationship is going to work at this point. I will say that I feel what happened in this book is what I consider the definition of abuse. Max definitely treats Lucy with cruelty and violence to the point of leaving marks on her. It is not a love tap smack on the ass, it is delivered as punishment and to mark. I did enjoy the read, and can't wait to read the next book in the series to see how or if things work out.

  • Joëlle
    2019-05-12 04:28

    *** I received this book for free from the author through The Fifty Shades Support group on Goodreads in exchange for a honest review ***The author describes this book as a Dark Erotic romance and considering some books I have read this is mild. But I assume the next books are darker!I saw some negative reviews that could have been prevented if the readers would have read the description and excerpt the author provided so please read that! This involves a part at the end of the book where (view spoiler)[Max hits Lucy in the face and leaves a mark(hide spoiler)].Lucy seems weak but she chooses to stay involved with Max, even at the end where she seems to struggle. I would have preferred if there had been prior punishment with spanking or something else where she would have been informed in advance what would happen if she did something wrong. (view spoiler)[A loving boyfriend, who slaps her in the face without knowing that could happen, is wrong and I dislike Max for that! I wanted Lucy to slap him back or even leave him.(hide spoiler)]Something that bothered me and you see in a lot of books, is that there is no mention of birth control or STDs.This was the first book of the author and I give it 3 stars! Thanks Willow for the chance to read your book.

  • Melou53
    2019-05-08 08:21

    Okay. This book is not for the light of heart. This book is dark and twisted. The author lets you know at the beginning of the book and even the blurb that this book could cause triggers because of the content. I enjoyed this book and because I have kindle unlimited, I was able to read the whole series, including the two epilogues the author offers for the reader to decide for themselves. Max and Lucy form a relationship that many would not approve of. They would say Max is abusive, and Lucy is a doormat. But this is a real love story. Well written and takes you inside of the mind of Max who suffered a past that leaves him with the mindset that its his way or no way. Then we have Lucy who is a submissive in every area of her life. Together their story is a little bit scary and a lot interesting. Some of my favorite authors write dark and twisted, so this is not my first rodeo. So I have to give this 4 1/2 stars because its well done and it was good enough for me to want more of the story. Thanks to the author for the opportunity to read and review.Received from author for an honest review

  • Debra
    2019-04-26 07:32

    Max is the be all Alpha...and Lucy loves him and she finds she really wants to please Max, her feelings are confusing her because she likes the way Max makes her feel, but she is a little scared of him (which turns her on) I like how he took it slow with Lucy wanting her to make that decision, wanting to let her know how he was, what he wanted. after her punishment she could have left but she stayed she wanted Max she was accepting him the way he was... and he wanted her to know that now that she has stayed things are going to different "you do understand that , right Lucy" "yes I understand. I guess the next book will tell us what he expects from Lucy..yummy ;))

  • Hana ♡
    2019-05-13 11:31

    3.5 Stars. Mild spoilers ahead.okay I knew what I was getting into when I started this and it is my first domestic discipline book and I have no idea what I'm feeling right now. I'm as confused as the heroine and she was so effin confused about her emotions the whole book. The hero was one CONTROLLING, POSSESSIVE, BULLYING S.O.B. Like I loved and hated his behaviour, and I can handle spankings and dominating her... But when he slaps her in the face it didn't sit well for me. But the story still kinda intrigues me and I find some scenes suppa smexxy so I shall be reading the next book... Sue me.