Thomas was everything a woman should want. Smart, sweet, gorgeous… but that first spark I’d felt between us had fizzled. There’s something wrong with me, something broken. Or… at least I thought it was broken. Then I met Steve. We went from spark to raging inferno with one flick of his eyebrow, one dangerous smile, and now all I can think about is the side of myself I’d tried so hard to lock away. He’s everything Thomas isn’t. He’s everything I’ve been missing. Fire and passion… and dominance. If I was a good girl, a vanilla girl, I could have been happy with Thomas. But now that I’ve met Steve, I know that’s impossible.
My name is Jen. I am a submissive.
I’ve deceived everyone around me about who I am, and I’ve lied to myself. But this time I won’t.
This time I will choose happiness… even if it hurts.
Tanya Rae’s rating: 5 of 5 stars
Submissive Lies is the first book that I have read by Shane Starrett and this is his debut romance.
Jennifer Boyd is a submissive. She broke up with her boyfriend/Sir after finding him with another woman/submissive. Jennifer gave up her way of life after that breakup and met a “vanilla” man. Denying her true self as a submissive. While at a trade show she met another dom and she knew what she was missing in her life. This is Jennifer’s story.
I loved reading this story. You say it’s your first book but, I couldn’t tell and I read a tremendous amount of books. It shows that people aren’t perfect and we all make mistakes. This author made me feel the raw pain that Jennifer was going through. I didn’t want to put this book down and I definitely didn’t want it to end. I will be waiting to see what is what’s next for this new romance author. Good job, Mr. Starrett!!!
I got this book on Kindle Unlimited.
“Ugh.” I slumped back a bit, groaning. “This is getting all twisted around…”
He laughed, then reached down, kissing the top of my head. “It’s fine. Just tell me what this is about.”
“In my past relationships, I…” I paused, letting out a small sigh. “Well, there have been certain things about them that were…well, aspects of them that have included…umm…” I wasn’t sure exactly how to approach this. This was not a conversation I’d ever thought I was going to need to have with him and coupled with the fact that the discussion had already gotten off to an awkward start, I was quickly beginning to lose my resolve to continue. However, Thomas was patient and didn’t press me.
“Certain,” I picked up where I had stopped. “…certain, uh, what people would call … kinky things.” I looked up at him, hopeful, expectant, and saw his expression change from mild uncertainty to one of bemusement.
“Yeah, you know, kinky…sexual things.”
“Okay.” Thomas frowned, his brows knitting together. He was deep in lawyer mode, and I could almost see his brain attacking this. “Are we talking about things like the toys in your drawer?” He made a slight motion towards the nightstand on my side of the bed.
“Well,” I pursed my lips together, taking a deep breath, trying not to let my frustration show. “Those could be considered part of it, I suppose, but what I’m referring to are things that would be a little more…pronounced than that.”