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The Reluctant Dom

The Reluctant Dom - Tymber Dalton,  Lesli Richardson 4.5 stars

I finished this book yesterday and spent the entire day trying to come to terms with my feelings about it. Don't get me wrong, I liked it, but I was unable to think past the tragic parts and actually say what is it that I liked/didn't like in the book. Things are clearer now, but forgive me if I don't manage to explain myself completely.

Seth and Kaden have been best friends their entire lives. So when Kaden asks for a favor, Seth immediately accepts, until he actually hears what Kaden is asking him for.

Let's get this over with first: Kaden is dying. And there is no miraculous recovery, so be prepared to cry.

Anyway, back to the favor. You see, Kaden's wife Leah has had a horrific childhood. She lacks the coping mechanisms that most of us have. Dealing with feelings was damn near impossible for her unless she can release them with pain. When Kaden realized that, they started to slide into the Master/slave relationship. That is something she desperately needs. And with Kaden dying someone needs to take care of her when he's gone.

And so a training begins. Seth has a limited amount of time to learn the ins and outs of a M/s relationship, and all the while there is the realization that Kaden is dying.

This is an emotional read. With all of them aware that the end is near, they have to deal with a lot of stuff. Not to mention, Seth and Leah coming to terms with the love they feel for each other.

I can't say that I understand what they are going through, or the decisions they made. But I can sympathize with them.

I only wish that more time was devoted to Seth and Leah after. Seeing more of them (and not through Tony's eyes) would've been better and convinced me that they will be happy. I need more!!!!