BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Taming Me by Alexandrea Weis

Title: Taming Me

Series: Cover to Covers #5

Author: Alexandrea Weis

Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance

Release Date: February 2, 2015

Lexie Palmer is a writer in search of the perfect story.

 When a case of mistaken identity introduces her to the charismatic dominant, Garrett Hughes, she discovers her salvation. In hopes of penning an accurate portrayal of the BDSM lifestyle, Garrett agrees to educate Lexie.
 She eagerly places herself in Garret’s capable hands, but what starts out as just business with the sexy Mr. Hughes takes a turn toward the unexpected.
 Soon, Lexie becomes immersed in his world, and finds Garret taking control of her life. Her experiences with Garrett may be providing wonderful material for her book, but how far is she willing to go to for her story?
 Lexie Palmer is about to get a lesson in submission that she will never forget.

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4 Stars

This was a great book, and totally different from what I was expecting.

Lexie is a writer, who is sort of stuck in a rut. She’s tired of writing the same old thing, and wants to break out of the monotony. When her editor comes up with a new idea for Lexie, she sets off to do research.

Enter Garrett Hughes. He’s a Master and has agreed to teach Lexie the ways of the BDSM lifestyle so that she can accurately put it down on paper.  

I love the idea of this story. It’s very original; something I haven’t read in other books. While it does have to do with aspects of the BDSM life, the story itself is less sex and more about the relationship between the Dominant and the sub. It’s about learning to trust and learning to let go. 

I love the struggle Lexie has in her submission. She’s sassy, stubborn and honestly can’t believe how people live the life. Garrett is a patient and kind-hearted Master, always trying to teach her in a way that will not make her roll her eyes.  The chemistry between the two is great, and I love watching their ‘business’ relationship unfold. 

Overall I think this was a very good, easy read. It’s the first book of Alexandrea’s that I’ve read, and I would absolutely read more from her. 

 

Excerpt from Taming Me © Alexandrea Weis

 

“When I punish a sub, I want to make the punishment

memorable, but in another way I want to make it reinforce their submission  to me.” He removed his tie, curling it about his long fingers.” Punishment is

about withholding pleasure; tempting, promising, but never giving.”

I was mesmerized by the way the cool gray silk was

laced in and around his fingers. I hurriedly gazed down at the drink in my

hand.  “So what do you do, spank them, tie them up, what?”

He took my drink and put it on the table. “Would you like a demonstration?”

“No.” I shrank away, picturing being held over his lap and spanked like a child.

He leaned toward me, holding up his tie. “If you want to truly learn about my  world, Lexie, you must experience it.” His face inched ever so close to mine.  “I promise I will not hurt you,” he softly added.

His thin lips hovered in front of me as I considered his offer. He had a point; perhaps I needed to experience what he did to his subs in order to be able  to write about it. As his dark brown eyes seared into me, my resistance slipped away.

“All right, fine.” I sat back against the sofa. “But I’m only agreeing to do this for  the sake of the book.”

“Of course. It’s all about the book.” He stood from the sofa and went to the  middle of the room. “Come here.”

Taking in a deep breath, I stood up and approached him. Without my heels I came right under his chin, and I could see the slight dimple there. I had never noticed that before.

“Turn around,” he commanded.

Sighing at the insistence in his voice, I did as he asked, wishing he could just ask  nicely for once. When his hands went to the zipper on the back of my dress I almost pulled away, and then remembered his words from previous  encounters. I had to relax, and I had to trust him. “You didn’t pull away,” he whispered as the zipper slowly eased downward. “You’re learning.”

“I’m getting—”

“No talking. You never talk when I’m punishing you.”

I snorted. Silly me.

After he had pushed my black cocktail dress off my shoulders, I stood calmly as the fabric slid down my body and gathered about my ankles. Standing  before him in my underwear and strapless bra did not seem like such a feat anymore. Maybe I was getting the hang of this; and then another thought hit me. Or maybe I wanted to be naked in front of him.

His fingers lightly stroked along my shoulders and then his deep voice said, “Put your hands behind your back.”

Still not sure what to expect, I complied, and soon I felt the silk tie being wrapped  about my wrists and secured tightly. At this point, I should have been  getting concerned. Every instinct I had was screaming at me not to go along with his plans, but at a certain point in a relationship there comes a time  when belief in another person outweighs reason. We want to believe                     someone will be kind to us, love us, or take care of us no matter how many times our past has taught us otherwise. This was that moment for me.  I believed Garrett would not hurt me, and I knew then that I trusted him.

When his hands left my wrists, they began working their way down my back until  his fingers hooked the top of my black silk panties. He eased the panties  down my hips and all the way to my ankles.

Lifting my right foot and then my left, he removed the underwear and dress from about my feet. The cool air in my apartment was making my  flesh dance with goose pimples, and when his hand cupped my behind, the chill turned into a rush of heat.

“On your knees,” he said behind me.

With a little awkward effort I got down on my knees. I prepared myself for a  few slaps on my butt, thinking that was what he had in mind for my punishment. But when he kneeled behind me and pushed my head over to  the hardwood floor, my stomach clenched. Feeling so exposed only                         compounded the rush of adrenaline racing through me. My heart was pounding and my breath was coming in nervous gasps. I stayed like that for a few minutes, waiting for him to touch me, spank me …  do something.

Alexandrea Weis is an advanced practice registered nurse who was born and raised in New Orleans. Having been brought up in the motion picture industry, she learned to tell stories from a different perspective and began writing at the age of eight. Infusing the rich tapestry of her hometown into her award-winning novels, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story moving and memorable. A permitted/certified wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, Weis rescues orphaned and injured wildlife. She lives with her husband and pets in New Orleans.

To read more about Alexandrea Weis or her books, you can go to the following sites:

 

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