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The Training

(Submissive #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
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by Penguin (first published 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 the feisty,
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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 side...to 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 contrast between two things that are othat's:
"dichotomy
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Jacqueline's Reads
Feb 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star-books
4 Teach-Me Stars

The Training is book 2 of The Submissive series. The Submissive must be read prior to reading The Training however, The Dominate can be read before or afterwards, since it’s an alternative POV book.

I’m saving the alternative POV for when the series is over.

Nathaniel is super controlling dominate male. He likes things a certain way and with that comes rules. If the rules are broken, then there will be punishment.

Abby is Nathaniel’s submissive and although she’s new at it, she loves it.

Nathaniel and Abby have newly developed their un
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Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**
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 understand how you
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Bon Tom
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Back on track after a poop flop that was book 2.
Again, this is BDSM erotica at its finest and most sensual and pretty much purified from [your favorite nonsense of the genre].
Haidoulina
Nov 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was quite enjoyable... I loved this story...
Heather / Obsessed With Myshelf
The third in the series, The Training turns up the dial on Abby and Nathaniel’s sexy as hell lifestyle. Sensual, romantic and just a bit kinky, you’ll quickly submit to all the feels in this book.

The Training lets us into Abby and Nathaniel’s lives now that their a couple. How do they navigate these new and unchartered waters? Is Abby supposed to be a submissive all the time? So far, this is absolutely my favorite of the series. I think I loved it most because it’s completely realist
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ღBELLALUNAღ
Apr 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5*****Stars! I loved The Training! What a tantalizing treat! It really shows the trust and growth between Nathaniel & Abby in both their "normal" weekday love life and their sexual Master/Submissive weekend play. I loved experiencing a deeper look into the little intricacies of the BDSM lifestyle which was given equally from both his and her POV. I want more! :D A must read for those FSOG lovers looking for more just as I was!

I definitely recommend this Trilogy and look forward to reading m
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Holly Noelle
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.
Meleka Taylor
I am so over this series! It was not what I expected. At this point in the book they are still questioning they want each other. If Abby didn't want Nathaniel then she wouldn't have taken him back and accepted his collar again. If Nathaniel didn't want Abby then he wouldn't have recollared her. And he wouldn't even train her. A man isn't going to train a woman he isn't attracted to. They shouldn't be asking each other if they find each other sexually attractive. That's ridiculous!

The
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Maja
It's a great book. Absolutely fantastic! I loved it!
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Everything about it was perfect: the characters, the story and the ending... Just wow!
Abby & Nathaniel❤❤❤ They were perfect for each other.

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Another great book from Tara Sue Me.
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comfort
Now, me, I would have made this series a movie.

The third in the series is pretty much a sex-fest- but it is well written. With a title like The Training, you get what you expect.

Abby and Nathanial decide to live together and carry on with their week-end
D/s roles.

Abby thinks she would like to try living like this 24/7 but Nathanial is not too keen on this, he also asks her not to wear her collar during the week as this puts her in a head-space that he doe
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RomanceBookVixen
Mar 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars
I love this series. It was BDSM meets romance. I am going to miss Abby and Nathaniel.
Ray
Jul 19, 2017 rated it liked it
I waited a long time to get this one. I read it and to be honest, I wasn't as delighted as I hoped to be. I found the first book to be so good. I found the second good, but didn't really like the perspective it took. I read this one after waiting for a while with it on hold in my local library and didn't find it delivered the goods. It wasn't bad. I think my expectations might have been more than the book delivered. It was well written. The story was fine. I wanted more dramatic elements. I migh ...more
Katie
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Theresa
Oct 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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 because I'm dy ...more
Maree Repa
Aug 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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.
Ruta S.
That was too short, I need more :(((
Jeanine Celentano
This was the best of the three. Mature writing better than Fifty Shades
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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 so relived I continued with the series because this book was brilli
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Allison Priddy
Sep 16, 2013 rated it did not like it
THERE IS NO PLOT TO THIS BOOK!!!

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
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The Romance Evangelist
A copy of this book was provided by the publisher for an honest review at SeductiveMusings.blogspot.com.

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
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Cassandra Caress
5++++++++++++++ and even more stars for Nathaniel and Abby/Abigail!

The wonderful story of Nathaniel West and Abigail King continues as they have a new arrangement for their every-day-life and their Dominant/submissive-life.
As their weekends are HOT and sexy and sensual and limits are pushed even further, they agree that one thing they have to work on - communication. As their first round of being together was constricted around a lot of secrets and misinformation, Nathaniel mak
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Lynsey
Jun 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance-contemp
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 perform
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books are love
Dec 26, 2013 rated it liked it
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 N
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Jacqueline
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
Brookechadwick
Oct 07, 2013 rated it liked it
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 m
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Anna Angelica
Jan 29, 2013 rated it it was ok

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 as far as i know its romance novel.. most of the story is about sex, about the playroom, about submission and domination.. i know its part of it.. but where is the feelings? a story of a real couple how will they both face their second chance. BDSM/erotic novel is not just about SEX.SEX.SEX.SEX.SEX. im really disappointed, though i like the 1st book and th
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Annie
Aug 25, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: erotic-romance
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
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