The Training (The Submissive Trilogy, #3)
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The Training (The Submissive Trilogy #3)

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Now, in the enticing conclusion to Tara Sue Me’s Submissive Trilogy, the submissive and her dominant explore just how long they can make the pleasure last…

It started with a hidden desire.

Millionaire CEO Nathaniel West has always played by his own strict set of rules, ones he expects everyone to follow—especially the women he’s dominated in his bedroom. But his newest lover...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by Penguin (first published January 1st 2013)
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Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
Coming October 2013.....The conclusion of Nathaniel and Abigail's story.....The Submissive Trilogy.

The Training picks up on the heels of The Dominant. Abby and Nathaniel have rekindled their relationship, both agreeing to balance a life of a Dominant and submissive on the weekends, and that of a typical couple throughout the week. Nathaniel is tentative on this new plan...can he be both a Dominant and a lover to the same person? Can Abby turn off her submissive tendencies during the week and be...more
✽ Sharon is an emotional book junkie ✽
3.5 ★'s

After reading both The Submissive and The Dominant, we've gotten a good taste of who Abby and Nathaniel are and what they want. We read through their trials and tribulations and we suffered through their heartbreak and have finally come out the other this side. To this story that tells about them making it work.

I've thought a lot about how I wanted to express what I'm feeling about this story and one word keeps coming back to me and that's:

"dichotomy - meaning a division or co...more
Mirjana ***Let's Sound It Out - - - Mary-On-A***
Perfect conclusion to Nathaniel and Abby's story.

I loved watching them try to understand and find the balance between being passionate lovers and erotic D/s.

While reading there's not a moment of doubt that the love shared between Nathaniel and Abby is pure in both body and soul. Seeing them fully accept both sides of their needs; be mindful of each other's desires; thoughtful of feelings and expectations was unbelievably satisfying.

"Watch my eyes. As I claim your body, I want you to understan
Maria Stefanou
Στα πρώτα δύο μέρη της ιστορίας αυτής είδαμε πως έγινε η γνωριμία των ηρώων όπως και το ότι ξεκίνησαν μία σχέση συγκεκριμένου είδους και το πώς τη διαχειρίστηκε ο καθένας τους ξεχωριστά.
Δεν χωρά αμφιβολία πως ο Ναθάνιελ και η Άμπι είναι ένα ασυνήθιστο ζευγάρι όπως και το ότι τα μυστικά που κρύβει κυρίως ο Ναθάνιελ παίζουν καθοριστικό ρόλο στην εξέλιξη της σχέσης τους.
Μέχρι το τέλος του Κυρίαρχου όμως όλα έχουν μπει σε μία σειρά, οι πρωταγωνιστές μας έχουν εξομολογηθεί τα βαθύτερα συναισθήματα το...more
Alicia (is beyond tired of your *ish)

My review of the first installment applies across the series.
Είναι τόσο δύσκολο να γράψω μια κριτική για αυτό το βιβλίο, μιας και όλη η σειρά μου προκάλεσε αντικρουόμενα συναισθήματα και πολλές φορές πραγματικά με μπέρδεψε. Θα ξεκινήσω λοιπόν λέγοντας ότι η Πειθήνια και ο Κυρίαρχος με προβλημάτισαν όσο καμιά άλλη σειρά. Με την Πειθήνια το μεγάλο πρόβλημα είναι ότι δεν μπορούσα να κατανοήσω τους χαρακτήρες (ειδικά στο πρώτο μισό) μιας και η παρουσίασή τους γινόταν σχεδόν μόνο από τη μεταξύ τους σχέση, μια σχέση που κάθε άλλο μπορεί να προβάλει τους χα...more
Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Το περιμέναμε πολύ καιρό, με μεγάλη αγωνία και ανυπομονησία. Όσοι λατρέψατε τα δύο πρώτα βιβλία της τριλογίας της Tara Sue Me, είμαι σίγουρη ότι καταλαβαίνετε ακριβώς για ποιο πράγμα μιλάω. Και οι μήνες πέρασαν και έτσι, το "The Training", μου μετονομάστηκε σε "Η Εκπαίδευση", βρίσκεται πλέον στα χέρια μας. Ξεκίνησα, λοιπόν, την ανάγνωση χωρίς να χάσω λεπτό και όμως, ο αρχικός μου ενθουσιασμός άρχισε να υποχωρεί κεφάλαιο το κεφάλαιο με αποτέλεσμα, όχι μόνο να ρίξω τους ρυθμούς της ανάγνωσής του σ...more
RomanceBookVixen ~ Vianca
5 Stars
I love this series. It was BDSM meets romance. I am going to miss Abby and Nathaniel.
I wasn't so sure about this series at first, but now that I've completed it, as a whole I LOVED it. My favorite hands down was this one, The Training because not only did you see the relationship and bond form, you felt the emotions right down in your gut; in your heart. However, The Dominant was very very close to being my favorite just as much as, The Training. I am an avid Fifty Shades fan, so to get the FULL effects of the story from Nathaniel's p.o.v was AMAZING (I think deep down that's be...more
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This third installment in the Submissive series took me by complete surprise! I enjoyed the first two of the books but this one (for me) was perfect. I loved everything about it. I have to be honest and say that at first, I wasn't as hooked by this series as I had wanted to be. However I quickly became intrigued by the characters and wanted to see where the story would take me. I'm...more
I loved the third & final of this excellent trilogy story of the successful dominant, Nathaniel West & his submissive Abby. I really enjoyed the final story to find out if the lives would end up in true happiness. Great story & full of s&m. This story is meant for defiantly want for over 18 yr orders.
Yeah, I still didn't pay for this.

She didn't even have the decency to maybe add in a scene or two that was different. You can find this with the original names on the internet, people! The characters don't belong to her.

The lamest.
This is a good way to end this series. It’s a great showing of how they learned to bring their relationship to the next level and be able to be together and still have the Dom/Sub aspect as well. I love how they are able to start to work through their problems together and talk to one another instead of shut each other off.

This book both Abby and Nathaniel grow as people and as a couple. Nathaniel learns to trust and give up control when it is necessary and Abby learns how to trust Nathaniel mor...more
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Listened to on audio. Narrated by Sasha Pick & Adam Weber.

Good narrator, bad narrator. Chapters alternate between Abby and Nathaniel's POV, as does the narration, Abby being read by Sasha Pick and Nathaniel being read by Adam Weber.

I had the same problems as before with Sasha Pick and I'm sorry to say I just didn't like her performance. It sounded like she needed a drink or something because I didn't really need to hear noisy mouth issues. Aside from that, the performance was too fast and of...more
A copy of this book was provided by the publisher for an honest review at

This review may contain spoilers for The Submissive and The Dominant, the first two books in the Submissive trilogy. You could read The Training as a stand-alone book, but I wouldn’t recommend it.

After the riveting start in The Submissive and a somewhat tepid retelling of the same story from the hero’s POV in The Dominant, we now get the touching conclusion to Abby and Nathaniel’s love story i...more
3.5 stars

*review for the 3 books*

The Submissive trilogy's the story of Abby's journey to be a submissive under Nathaniel's tutelage.

In The Submissive, Abby tries to learn to ropes to the art of BDSM under Nathaniel's dominance while they both fight their growing feelings for each other. Abby & Nathaniel had great chemistry both in & out of the playroom that turned into something more which Nathaniel denies, not wanting complications. They eventually came to realize they were right for e...more
Allison Priddy

I have no problem with the pain for pleasure spankings, but the punishments are hard to read. It makes me hate Nathaniel. In the 1st book I skipped over it & in the 2nd I read it to see how he feels about beating the woman he “loves”. Which was good because I started to like & understand him, but in this book we have to start with a punishment spanking. Only made me hate him all over again specially when we read his side & he comments that it’s gettin...more
Gah I loved The Submissive and The Dominant but this was a tedious procession of kinky sex scenes with no real plot. Despite having it (ahem) rammed down my throat in this story I didn't get why crawling around wearing a collar or kissing your dominant partner's feet was a turn on and I think you need to get that to get into the sex scenes. Without that understanding the sex scenes cross from erotic to head-scratchingly bewildering in places. This story is exclusively about how they make their l...more
Anna Angelica
i have 2 kinds of comment for this book.. i know that this book that they will release has some changes but its just the names right??

1ST. this is fan fiction. some other people say that they stole it from twilight.. why?? the story has big differences.. its just the name and family related.. i cant see any similarities from twilight..

im expecting an erotic romance story!!! but where?? is this a manual or a guide book for BDSM couple?? i wish they put it on the category coz...more
Stella  Bella
I loved the first two books and felt this one flat with no plot. They spent most of the time talking about the playroom and being in the playroom. I got tired of hearing Master over and over. In my opinion this book was not needed.
I am a little confused. After reading Abby and nathaniel's story i was so excited for this book. Happily downloaded the 3rd book on my iPad...started reading... What the actual f**k. Why is the 3rd instalment twilight fan fiction?

I was loving the story and then I had to learn who each damn character was with their new name and slightly different background story.
Not happy. Forced myself to read bella as Abby and so forth but when they introduced Sasha and Tanya in thinking to myself "no idea who...more
Végre egy könyv, ami nincs túlbonyolítva felesleges klisékkel.
Egy igazi erotikus történet, ami az érzelmeket is feltárja... milyen érzés alárendeltnek, vagy uralkodónak is lenni.
Most úgy érzem, hogy még soha nem ismertem ennyire közelinek hozzám ezt a világot, még akkor is ha mindez csak egy kitalált történet, kitalált szabályokkal.
2.5 stars

After really enjoying the earlier novels in this series, I was disappointed after looking forward to the conclusion to the series. The story continues, now with dual pov, swapping from Abby to Nathaniel so the reader gathered more insight to both characters. There was still some hot scenes throughout too. However, I felt the story just lightly travelled along without any real conflict or major events. It was all a bit too 'nice' for me. I would still read more by this author as I enjoye...more
Wendy Legrand
The Training is the third and final book in Tara Sue Me's trilogy starting with The Submissive and continuing with The Dominant. This is the continuation of the story between Nathanial West, and experienced Dom and Abby King, a brand new submissive. Book one is told from Abby's POV, book two is told from Nathanial's POV and this book is told in alternating POV's from both of them. I enjoyed that aspect of this book so that you know how both characters are feeling throughout the book. Book three...more
Anita Powers
I loved this last book the most, it was so wonderful reading about Nathaniel and Abby as a regular couple but then also as the D/S couple. Nathaniel is so strong, protective, loving, and how he is in and out of the playroom, yum. I loved Abby in this book, the author wrote about the different things she was fearful of when entering into this new relationship, and when going through some new experiences in the D/S relationship, and I also loved how honest she became with Nathaniel regarding her p...more
WOW...really enjoyed this series. This book explores more of their sub/lover relationship. At times it seemed weird that she would call him "master" even though they were living together and had a totally committed relationship, but it was a cycle that they both needed and craved. This book was very well written and had some awesome SMOKIN HOT sex. Also, good epilogue. If you like BDSM books but also want romance, I highly recommend this series....
Hiyas Palanca
i know how to appreciate BDSM themed books but this series i think was too much...way way too's like sex in every page and i think it hindered the story to reveal the true characters of abby and nathaniel... when i read this i skipped every sex scene and guess what i finished it in less than 2 hours i think...

on the good side,it presented a very classy way of describing the BDSM lifestyle...
I loved the first two books in this series and this one was just as well written as the others but if you were to take all the sex out of this book the whole story could fit into one or two chapters. I need a bit more than that from a book to enjoy it. I will still be on the look out for more books from this great author but this one just didn't do it for me.
Hmm. Okay. Just wanted to leave a review so it's not floating around in my head bugging me for days!

I really liked this trilogy. I loved that Nathaniel didn't have a lot of demons in his past like most trilogies of this sort have. I liked that a lot of girls weren't floating around trying to break them. I liked that he wasn't controlling about a lot of things and didn't make her quit her job. I liked that Abby wasn't a stubborn, jealous, immature, selfish girl. I liked that they took things slow...more
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Tara Sue Me wrote her first novel at the age of twelve. It would be twenty years before she picked up her pen to write the second.

After completing several clean romances, she decided to try her hand at something spicier and started The Submissive. What began as a writing exercise quickly took on a life of its own. An avid reader of all types of fiction, she soon discovered she enjoyed writing a va...more
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