Review: The Reluctant Dom by Tymber Dalton

Posted May 23, 2013 by Debbie in Book Reviews / 4 Comments

The Reluctant DomTitle: The Reluctant Dom
Author:  Tymber Dalton
Genre:  Erotic
Reviewer:  Debbie Kagan
Rating:  5 out of 5 Stars but have your tissues ready!!!


Kaden knows he’s dying, but before he goes, he has one problem he needs to solve – he must ask his oldest friend Seth to take over as his beloved wife’s Dom and Master after his death.

Seth has always seen himself as the perpetual screw-up and Kaden as the strong and steady one, so his friend’s request rocks his world. Now Seth finds himself immersed in a role he’s far from comfortable with: inflicting pain to provide emotional comfort for the woman he’s secretly loved for years. Can he deal with his crushing grief and learn the skills he must master in time to become THE RELUCTANT DOM?
Warning: m/f/m menage, anal sex/play/toys, BDSM, bondage, D/s relationship, and the lesser-known “normality” of the world of BDSM.

Debbie’s Review

When the words written on the page of a book have the ability to slip into the reader’s mind and melt into the reader’s soul, you know that you have a hit on your hands.  Tymber Dalton does that and more with her beautiful tale of love which she titled The Reluctant Dom.

Imagine your best friend telling you that he is dying.  Then imagine him telling you that the person you believe him to be is only a half truth.  If that is not enough to stop your world from spinning out of control, imagine him telling you that his wife, your friend, is his slave and he is her master.  Could you begin to comprehend all he has shared?  Could you even believe what he has told you?  The real question is would you be willing to do what he asks in order to protect, provide, and love the one thing that is more precious to him than his own life?

This is the unique and amazing love story of Kaden, Leah, and Seth.

He’d spent much of his life wishing he was Kaden, had Kaden’s life and family and money… and yes, his girl. And now, at this most critical of times, he desperately wished he could take Kaden’s place.  So Kaden could live.

The story shows us that sometimes things may not always be what they seem.  It provides us with the vision of just how far people will go in order to make someone feel secure, loved, and happy.  It is a story of love, sadness, truths, trust, and sorrow.  It is a story that is written with such devotion to the characters that the emotions written on the pages are felt within the person who is reading the book.

This is a love story in its purest form.   A story that centers on how far one person will go to save another.  It is a story that celebrates the true meaning of friendship as well as a story of grief and the unique ways people deal with the effects of loss.  It is a story of selfless love.  It is a story that shows us how far a person is willing to go to guarantee that the people he loves are taken care of with a feeling of peace and well being.  It is a story that shows us with a bit of creative magic the dreams you have can be realized even if you are not there to witness it happening.

This is a story for anyone who believes that love is sometimes hard, but when you give into it, that love may be exactly what you need to get through each day.


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4 responses to “Review: The Reluctant Dom by Tymber Dalton

    • Shanean I agree with you 100%. There are lines from this book that still float through my mind. It was such a unique and emotional telling of friendship and love.

    • debbie8306

      Shanean Reed I agree with you 100%. This was a unique story of friendship and love. There are lines from the book that continue to float through my mind.

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