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Reclaimed Surrender (Trust in Me #1)

4.15 of 5 stars 4.15  ·  rating details  ·  427 ratings  ·  39 reviews
Things take a sizzling turn when Rene Tanner finds himself neck-deep in marital unbliss. He’s fully prepared to do whatever it takes to reclaim his wife’s surrender. The way he sees it? He’s been putting her on a pedestal when all she really wanted—needed—was for Rene to put her on her knees.

Alexis Tanner has felt alone and unfulfilled for quite a while. So when her marria
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Published February 22nd 2012 by Elloras Cave (first published February 8th 2012)
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Christine Bell
Full disclosure: I'm an author, I do know this author, and I did get a sneak peak at this book. That said, I read a lot of books by authors I know and I review VERY few because I would never recommend a book I couldn't stand behind. I HAD to review this book because it's by far the best BDSM book I've read since Ann Rice back in the 80's. I loved these characters and, for the first time, actually found myself truly understanding the emotional aspects of a dynamic like this. The sex was smoking h ...more
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Romance is overrated. Flowers, date night and chocolates do not bridge the gap between an estranged husband and wife.

Rene is at his wits' end. His marriage is falling apart. The marriage counseling is worse than useless. Changing his way to connect with his wife Alexis has accomplished nothing but more silence and avoidance.

Alexis knows her marriage is in shambles. She's clueless how to fix it and she lays the blame at her husband's feet. Her career matters and now that it is taking off, he's u
Tina Vaughn
I had to buy this book once I'd read the excerpt which hooked me with its hot, emotional and evocative prose and dialogue.
Rest-assured, I wasn't disappointed. Riley Murphy has crafted a story that's an emotional, sensual and unpredictable journey. I love that this story is about a married couple, and I really liked and empathized with both Alexis and Rene as they struggled to regain a balance in their relationship. Also, this story is smokin' hot! Did I mention that? ;)
Reclaimed Surrender is the
Michael Dunellen
You read the first half of the story and you really aren't quite sure what is going on. You watch Alexis and Rene's marriage crumbling before your eyes and you don't quite understand why. You see his anger but you can't quite understand where it is coming from. You watch her throw herself into her job and you can't quite understand what is driving her behavior. Don't worry. Just be patient.

7 years ago, Rene met Alexis and magic happened. He was her perfect Dominant and She was his perfect Submis
Tina Christopher
Reclaimed Surrender is a fabulous book. Not only is the chemistry scorching, but it also satisfied the emotional need. I just wish a certain man would have gotten more of a kicking, but that's probably just me;). I definitely recommend the book and look forward to what Riley comes up with next.
Guilty Pleasures
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Alexis is a workaholic with a failing marriage. She and her husband Rene have barely spoken in months and their sex life is now non-existing. After going to counseling, they both agree to give one another a week to try and rekindle their relationship but Alex agrees to a business trip during her week rather than work things out. After an unwanted advance from her coworker/confidant Michael, Alex returns home not only feeling guilty for the unwanted kiss, but
This was one of the best BDSM books I've read! It was a beautiful story and was an insightful look into the difference between BDSM in the bedroom and BDSM as a lifestyle.

The heat level burned my Kindle. The story of Rene and Alexis was real and Rene was a hero you could fall in love with. It was realistic, emotional and the banter between husband and wife was good.

Rene found himself neck deep in marital unbliss. He is prepared to whatever it takes to reclaim his wife's surrender. For too long h
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This was a different kind of was about an established relationship that went cold and got rekindled. It was a light BDSM book but it was not really BDSM since there was no use of safe words and that bothered me.
I thought the first half of the book was slow and really took to long to establish the dynamic of the book. Then when the climax of the book occurred it just took off. The book had an interesting take since most books on BDSM do not begin with a marri d couple. The r st of the s
Julie Barrett
This is my first book by this author and I have to say that I absolutely loved it and Riley Murphy has been added to my list of favourite BDSM authors. The heat level in this book is so hot it's off the scale, it really was a sexy book. There was more to this book than kinky sex though - it was a touching, emotional story of lost trust with a hero who works hard to regain that trust. I found the author's writing style to be really easy to read, the writing seemed effortless and gripped me right ...more
A marriage on the rocks. A wife who longs to be taken in hand. A husband who wants nothing more than to recover the control he’s relinquished. Reclaimed Surrender is a fabulous exploration of what happens when the equilibrium is upset in a D/s relationship; of the havoc that ensues when a Dom, with the best of intentions, cedes to his sub.

Rene and Alexis Tanner are having major problems. Something has happened (I won’t spoil the book for you by saying what) that's severely affected the level of
4 stars Reclaimed Surrender is an erotic romance by Riley Murphy.

Rene and Alexis Tanner had always enjoyed the Dominant/submissive dynamic they had until a year ago when things started falling apart. Now they’re neck-deep in marital unbliss. Six months ago an unfortunate incident during a D/s scene damaged Alexis’ trust in Rene and upset the balance of power between them. They’ve barely spoken in months, and their sex life is non-existent. Their home has become a battlefield, and with each p
This is another amazing story by Riley Murphy. A huge 4.5 stars for me. Ethan and Colin's story is still tops in my book - but Rene and Alexis' story was a great read too. I really loved how Riley took on marriage as the setting for this story. Too many other BDSM books are more about the meeting of the two characters and not to often do you get to see what it's like after the "I dos". Once again, Riley Murphy portrays a strong, intelligent, independent woman in Alexis Tanner. And, I really like ...more
Emmaleigh Wurzbacher
I absolutely loved this book. The only issue I had with it is I felt it could have been fleshed out a bit more. I don't know exactly what more I wanted from it, but I felt like something was missing. Overall though I loved the characters and the plot. Rene was harsh, but not unreasonably so and it was obvious that he loved Alexis.
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What can I say..Hot Hot Hot!!!
This book has ruined me for any other all the books that I will read in future, I will unconsciously compare it with this book.. Usually I finish 2 books in a day but after this book it has been 2 days n I still haven't touched another book coz I wanted to savour the feeling..One of the best Bdsm book in a while..n beleive me i have read many like Cherise who is also my Favourite, Eliza, kallypso Masters, Lexi blake, seirra Cartwright and so on... If u lik
Really like this authors storytelling style. Fun read; one of the better BDSM books I've read.
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What happens when an alpha Dom loses the trust of his Sub?
What if there's someone planting the seed of that mistrust in her mind?

Rene is a fabulous character! He's alpha, caring and so easy to love.
Alexis is his perfect match, his Sub, his Kitten but something has happened to create a wedge between them.

Despite being married and sharing a D/s life, Alexis has confided in the wrong person. A person that she thinks is a friend but who has their own motives...thus creating a chasm between the marri
Heather Moss
This book was well written and I enjoyed both the story and character development. I thought there was a realistic feel to this book in how the couple interacted, the problems they faced and the things they explored. Is that vague enough? (Don't want to give too much away.) It was a story first and not simply sex scenes strung together. It dealt with the marital problems the couple faced and how they overcame them. Dom/sub is a major theme throughout the book and the dialog between the couple is ...more
....super quick, summer fun type of read, but will sleep on it, to update my review! ...
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Angela Lane
Oh my! An Alpha Male husband who steps up to the plate to take control of his quickly dissolving marriage. This book has it all.... I read it in less than 24 hours, and quickly purchased Riley Murphey's other books. I can't wait to read more from this author.
Riley Murphy does it again. It was hot, funny, and full of heart! I ate this book up so fast. I loved the story and the emotions I got from it. There's a character that really ticked me off. I felt like reaching into my Nook and slapping him myself. Hahaha.
Alexandra Isobel
Absolutely hottest read ever. Great plot. I love reunited type stories. Listened to this as an audio book so had to pull over often! Will have to read more Riley Murphy. I'm now hooked!
Oh dear..... What can I say other than I desperately want to be your kitten Mr. Tanner ;)
Erzabet Bishop
From the first page, you really get a feeling of marital unease and the tension between Alexis and her husband. She is dissatisfied with her life and dreads being home. The writing here is amazing and the emotion just pours up from the page and sucks you in. Although you aren't sure at the onset of the book what exactly has happened, it is clear that some kind of breach of trust has occurred and the marriage has suffered almost an insurmountable hit. It is visceral and it tugged my guts out as I ...more
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This was a Goodreads Giveaway
Solid 3.5

OK WOW. Firstly I must tell you this is the first "BDSM" book I have read in which the main characters are a married couple. They have hit a rough patch and are trying to rebuild what they have lost. Most of what I have read in this genre is the virgin/sex trade storyline. Which, I must say,I am sooooo over.

I found this to be a loving couple fighting to stay together in their own way. Theirs may not be the typical marriage but it works for them. Everyone ha
Victoria Coleman
The story of Rene and Alexis was surprisingly sweet. Throughout the story I found myself urging Alexis to simply accept herself and stop letting shame tear her apart. I particularly enjoyed how, despite the content, Rene's love for his wife shades his every motive. It was nice reading a romance about a married couple for a change, especially a story that explores how rocky a marriage can become and the strength of will it takes to fight for the relationship instead of just giving up. I would rec ...more
I give this book 4.5 stars

i really enjoyed it. I liked the development throughout the book. It was a refreshing look into the life of a D/s couple's relationship,

I loved the characters especially Rene,
i still think Alex should have told him about the kiss sooner but it was all good in the end.
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