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Domme by Default (Suncoast Society #3)

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Kinky never looked so normal. When a wife is faced with the question of what she is wiling to do for love, her answer is...anything. She sets aside her own inhibitions to fulfill her husband's wildest fantasies. But at what cost to her peace of mind? Warning: erotic m/f BDSM sex and activities including anal play/sex/toys, a home-improvement challenged husband, a sarcastic ...more
ebook, 70 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by Lyrical Press, Inc (first published February 2009)
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Leah
This was not my favorite Dalton book, it was too rushed, and too short for my taste. However, I LOVED the attention to submissive men and straight men who enjoy being pegged. Mrs. Dalton has serious ovarian fortitude to tackle this subject matter. Submissive men are often neglected in heterosexual BDSM erotica. That being said I am personally disgusted by other readers' intolerant reviews and characterizations of submissive men as "pussies." Silence is collusion. To those readers I say, you've o ...more
Camilla
Hmmm..

So the first time I read a D/s book, it was a guy Dom and a girl sub.. And it left me with a bad taste.. Every time he bound her I was growling and every time he told her to call him Sir I was more than ready to shout: STFU and was almost hoping the girl wouldn't do it.. Well, I'm not gonna lie, I was hoping the girl wouldn’t do it.. I just didn’t like it. But at the time, I thought.. Hmm.. So this is the life of D/s's huh? Don’t like it!

Then I got into m/m books, and have read a million m
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P.A. Lupton

I can honestly say I wasn't sure I'd like this book and I was pleasantly surprised. I typically like my BDSM books to have a male Dom. What can I say, I like my Alpha male heroes. Normally I'd stay away from any book with a female Domme, but I loved Reluctant Dom (one of my favorites) and I decided to give this book a shot. At first, I hated it. It's just a personal preference but I couldn't handle the male sub. But the more I read the more I liked it, and the reason is because of the relationsh
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♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
Well crap. I read this short story and thought, oh dear lord, please tell me I'm not a domme. Then I remembered, I'm a switch so I kind of am a domme. Fortunately, my husband is NOT like the husband in this story. For that, I can't even begin to express my relief.

This is not a happy story. Yes, there is a happily ever after, but it's an emotional and mental struggle for the woman's self realization. Her desires and belief of what should be contradict in a way that gives her a melt down. Her stru
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TheFountainPenDiva
Domme by Default is the first novel by Tymber Dalton I've read and I enjoyed it for several reasons:

One: It doesn't take place in some swanky, overpriced BDSM club filled with impossibly rich and beautiful people. I am seriously over those (The Deviations series notwithstanding);

Two: The heroine and the hero are regular people, and the story is told from their different points of view. Dalton was really able to get inside of their heads and make me feel the ambivalence and well as the love betwe
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Julz
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Judith
4.5 out of 5. There really is no guide book for what can happen in a marriage relationship and this author has had the intestinal fortitude to take on the matter of what happens when a wife discovers that the seemingly strong and adept man she has married really wants to be dominated in the bedroom and in other aspects of his life. It is a wonderful look as such a marriage and at a wife who is willing to do whatever it takes to nurture the loving relationship she shares with her husband. It is a ...more
Dinjolina
All in all this book did not have a point.
It was not an erotica. The most 'erotic' thing was a few 'Oh I am hard' and a 'He could finish just by a but plug and some slapping'.
Well wooopie for them.
They were old. I mean they have 20+ kids. why would you want a 55+ man to 'wiggle his as in the air'. Ew! Knock it off! Major turn off.
An he was really a pussy. Not in a cool sub way like inTaking Care of Business. He was just a man who wanted his wife to work and you know,liked collars.

So,what ever. N
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Toni ~married to a hunk~
OMG! SO I thought that I loved Reluctant Dom and cried at the end. Never saw that coming BTW. Then I read this novella about 70 pages and oh man it was awesome! I understand what that woman feels like sometimes you just want a man to step up and do something. I loved how she was willing to do things for her husband. I love my hubby so I know that I would do anything for him too. I also loved how Tony was in it for a little bit. :-)
Holly
I really liked this one. Wife wants him to be more dominate, husband wants her to be dominant, finally they find a mix that works well for them both. It was them learning there way through it and such I thought it was really good to see the beginning instead of just starting out that they had been doing it for years. It was new, it was exciting and it was hot.
Ashley
fav quote: "One of those little ironies that makes the lifestyle so interesting. You can have your cake and beat it, too."

Although this book was fictional it was truly insightful. I really enjoyed it and may reread from time to time.
DavinciKittie
I'm not sure what I expected going in, but Domme by Default surpassed it. The style is alternating first person (he said, she said) and the narrative is a fairly quick read. For a novella so short on word count, the alternating fPOV style really draws out the emotional connection between the couple and gives it an overall fulfilling conclusion.

Domme by Default is a sweet, to-the-point story of a normal vanilla couple taking their first steps into master/slave 24/7 roles. It delves into the choi
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Guilty Pleasures
KcLu's review posted on Guilty Pleasures

I guess I should start by saying I am a huge fan of Tymber Dalton’s work, Domme by Default is a perfect example why.

Domme by Default has just jumped to the top of my re-read list!! When I tell you this is an amazing book that is a bit of an understatement. Yet again Tymber has managed to write a book that grabs you by the heart from line one. According to the Author’s note this one is more than a little autobiographical, and that makes it all that much bet
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t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ t'irla's Talk Book Blog
Tymber Dalton..I don't always love your books but damn girl when you hit ..you hit big! A wonderful and different look at "lifestyle" within the bdsm culture!!! Great Job

Description:

Kinky never looked so normal. When a wife is faced with the question of what she is wiling to do for love, her answer is...anything. She sets aside her own inhibitions to fulfill her husband's wildest fantasies. But at what cost to her peace of mind?

Warning: erotic m/f BDSM sex and activities including anal play/sex/
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Lucy Lit
This was so not what I expected. While I really enjoy BDSM themes, the concept of a female dominant (Domme) had never tripped my trigger before. But – this is a Tymber Dalton book after all, and she rarely steers me wrong so I took a chance and I LOVED IT!! It is so different from the norm. Written in first person with chapters alternating between ‘Her’ and ‘Him’, it explores the development of a husband who wants to submit to his wife and her struggle to accept that role in their relationship. ...more
Booklover, Indianapolis
I've always been a bit put off by fem-dom books (Joey Hill notwithstanding). But I liked this one. I liked how it was set up - we got to know the characters pretty well even if we never get a description of how old they are (something vague about both being in their 40s w/grown children - which I usually hate - more and more often, in my world anyway, couples marry in their mid-late 20s and have kids in their 30s - but here, once again, are two people who obviously were parents by the time they ...more
Danija
Something unusual happened to a wife: her husband confessed to her that he wanted to be her slave and do whatever she ordered him to do, that he wanted her to be his Mistress.

The book tells the story of their struggle to fit into this new lifestyle they've chosen, the husband's fear to admit his desires and fear of her leaving him or refusing to be his Mistress; the wife's fight to become the Domme her husband wants and needs, to fulfill his desires even though they make her feel uncomfortable
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Lauren Stone
A sweet and unforgettable quickie is how I would describe this book. I wish Dalton made it longer because I grew to love the characters and wanted to stay with them longer and get excited by their erotic exploits, which were made even more scorching by the fact that I got to experience how it was for the female to learn the ropes of being a Domme. Because of this story, despite the fact that it was over too soon, I've decided that I like my D/s stories with the females as the dominant and the ma ...more
Isabel
This was the first book that I've read, where there is a dominant woman. I've found it very interesting and I actually learned a lot of things that I didn't knew about BDSM.

The story is about a couple that love eachother very much, but the husband want to be the wife's slave, something that had never crossed her mind. She has to learn how to be a dominant so she can make her husband happy.

While she learned, I've learned as well.
Jaime
A quick read, I was impressed by the hotness of the husband wanting to submit but how he could pull his 'Dom' out in order to please his Mistress. I would have liked to see more interaction and explanation of the Munch and Tom's role in the Sub world.
Jennifer
I bought this book from Amazon yesterday. I liked the reviews and figured I give it a try. I have read several book from Tymber Dalton, so why not.

To me, this book was alright. It is not a book I would re-read again from the author. Even though there are several books that I re-read often when the urge hits me.

The book is about a husband and wife, who are both previously divorced. They make it to their 10 year anniversary and the husband is wanting to give up control and be a slave. The wife wa
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Aly is so frigging bored
I didn't feel a thing while reading this novella. I couldn't connect with either character and that left me feeling meh about the whole thing.
Angie
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Delta
Apr 27, 2014 Delta rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: readers of erotica: bdsm romance
Domme by Default was not what I expected. It is part of the Suncoast Society series, which I began reading some time last year. I initially skipped over this one thinking that I would not be interested in reading about a married Domme and her sub husband. Typical of real life, things are not that simple. Tymber Dalton wrote very authentic characters and brings the reader with them through their journey of self-discovery and romance while shattering some stereotypes and myths along the way. I ent ...more
Riane Kinky Book Reviews
I loved this book. I generally prefer the male to female D/s stories. However, I've read and loved previous books by Tymber Dalton so I decided to give this one a chance. I am SO glad I did. It is great to see it from the other side of the bed. I really felt the emotions that the wife goes through in dealing with this change of expectations. It took a mindset adjustment when I first started reading it but that actually helped me with her adjustment also. It was almost like we progressed through ...more
Tony
This story feels realistic and hauntingly personal.
It's as if the journals of a married couple has been roughly edited for publication. Part of it is the alternating first person perspective that it's written in, but also the subject of the story; a marriage in crisis that undergoes a fundamental change and what we are willing to go through for those that we love.
The language is direct and to the point without feeling short, so it's quick and enjoyable read.

If someone is curious what the core va
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Mamma23
I had such high hopes for this short and sweet book. The reviews are for the most part, very good. The author gets a lot of mentions in other reviews as well.

It was OK, it certainly wasn't bad or horrible, the writing is better than most. It just felt, for me, well, lacking.

It certainly wasn't what I expected, and I wouldn't really classify it as erotica at all. At all. Why? It was very clinical when the (scarce) sexy parts were described, the emotion and sensuality wasn't there. Maybe this is t
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Kat Desi
This is the story about a married couple. A wife struggles with her new role - a Domme - because she wants to make her husband happy.

Just not my kind of kink. I would probably be more appreciative of this if I read this on a married standing point so I can relate to the struggles in their marriage, but alas I'm single and still probably a long way from marriage. Lol.
Delilah Stephans
This is an interesting take from most BDSM books. First that the Dominate is a female and that this was something the Domme was sure she wanted, but did because of her love for her partner. Her ups and downs in the book bring her to life and you completely understand her reasons and fears.
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Tymber Dalton is the wild-child alter-ego pen name for writer Lesli Richardson. She lives in southwest Florida with her author husband Jon Dalton (aka “The World’s Best Husband”) and too many animals. The two-time EPIC award winner is the author of over 80 books, and is active in the BDSM lifestyle she frequently writes about.

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Suncoast Society (1 - 10 of 26 books)
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