Rebecca Grace Allen
(Legally Bound, #3)
Publication date: April 29th 2019
Genres: Erotica, Romance
Exploring their fantasies could save their marriage…or push it over the edge
Legally Bound, Book 3
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.
Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars
Their Discovery was a fresh take on a married couple in crisis, combined with a twist on the Dom/sub relationship. The wife is the Domme, the husband the sub, and they discover that the last thing they ever thought is what saves their struggling marriage.
I found Brady and Sam to be completely relatable as spouses who have drifted apart. He is hopelessly devoted to her and their family, but struggles in so many simple ways. Those struggles lead to Sam’s ever-growing frustration with him and the state of their marriage, and a vicious cycle continues. The reader gets a lot of insight into what is going on with both characters thanks to dual POVs.
The transition from what Brady and Sam discover to enacting those practices in their bedroom happens gradually, which I appreciated. It wasn’t like they woke up one day after 15 years of marriage and decided that she’d be the Domme and he the sub. It was a gradual progression, with a lot of give and take on both sides as they navigated their new roles. And how would those roles come to play outside of their play? Brady consistently struggled with being man enough for Sam and their daughters outside of the bedroom and the sub he needed to be for Sam in bed.
Aside from some fat-shaming moments that I could not get on board with, I thought this book was overall pretty relatable as far as Sam and Brady’s miscommunication and struggles. There are some pretty heated scenes, and while this is a BDSM story, it wasn’t as graphic as I imagined it would be.
Their Discovery is the third book in a series, but I did not read the others and did not feel like I was missing background. Although, I’m curious about Brady’s brother, Jack, and his wife, Lily, and may check out their story.
I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.
Rebecca Grace Allen is an author of sweet, sexy and soul searching romance, emphasis on the sexy! She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a double concentration in Creative Writing and Literary Comparison, as well as a 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 and 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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