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One Dom to Love

(The Doms of Her Life #1)

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Raine Kendall has been in love with her boss, Macen Hammerman, for years. Determined to make the man notice that she’s a grown woman with desires and needs, she pours out her heart and offers her body to him—only to be crushingly rejected. But when his friend, very single, very sexy Liam O’Neill watches the other Dom refuse to act on his obvious feelings for Raine, he ...more
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Published December 4th 2012 by Dream Words, LLC
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Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
Time of Death... hell if I know. I made it about 2 hours.

Now, I've been trying to tone down the bitchatude recently, quietly DNFing my way through a stupid number of books this year but this one...



I need to remind myself and eliminate ANY and ALL chance of Jedi mind-tricking myself into going here again.

My grievances: (in no particular order)

Raine is about 2.5 milliseconds away from getting sucker punched.



(and then I would run away because she cray)

Hammer is a stupid fucking name. Also, he's a
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Book 1 in series. Book 4 released on September 13th.

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Raine Kendall has been in love with her boss, Macen Hammerman, for years. Determined to make the man notice that she’s a grown woman with desires and needs, she pours out her heart and offers her body to him—only to be crushingly rejected. But when his friend, very single, very sexy Liam O’Neill watches the other Dom refuse to act on his obvious feelings for Raine, he resolves to step in and do whatever
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P.A. Lupton
Jul 07, 2014 rated it it was ok

This book has such high ratings, and I love Shayla Black, but I am not a fan of this one. First of all, I should say I didn’t read the blurb and had no idea what I was getting into. I like Shayla Black and the ratings were high so I just read it blind. This is the last time I do that. I figured from the cover that it might be a ménage, which isn’t my favorite but I can handle it. I didn’t expect it was a love triangle. I hate love triangles.

I can handle the odd love triangle if it’s done well,
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Choko
*** 2.75 ***

Just OK... No spark, no true eroticism, just... formula...
Lady Raven RAVE!
Story: GOOD
Intimacy Level: GOOD + D.R.I.P (Don't Read In Public)
Enjoyment: GOOD
Length: 4305 kindle
Style: BDSM Erotica
Series: The Dom of Her Life #1

This book was like a Dom soap opera, The Dom and the Restless. With everything going on, my mind felt well exercised,both mentally and physically. This one loves that one for six years, but then this one now likes her but she can't help going back to the other one and so on. It's way better written than my description and a little competition amongst
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Taralinda
Ah!! This book was such a ride! And it ended so intensely! I'm very excited to read the next in this series. I was so conflicted throughout this whole book; I would go from loving a character to not being able to stand them, and then being close to tears with frustration and not knowing how to feel.

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I really liked Raine, although I thought she was a little naive in regards to Macen. But her naiveté made sense considering her past, so it was forgivable. I like how she stayed true
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Kimberley Jackson
Oy... I wanted to give this author another chance after being so utterly disappointed by the first book I read from her. Sadly, I was disappointed again.

All of the main characters were utterly annoying, childish, and seem to have no idea what they're doing. Sneaking into a man's bedroom while he sleeps and giving him a blowjob without his consent is just as much sexual assault as it would be vice versa. Yet, this book portrays it as nonchalantly as if it were a basic code of conduct.

These
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Jennifer
One Dom to Love is the first BDSM book I have ever read and I don't think this is the genre for me. I've read books in the "dark" genre that feature elements of BDSM and I've enjoyed those because of the complexity it added to the specific character, but One Dom to Love was different from those. I wondered if these characters have lives outside of submissive training and sexual activities. However, the activities in this particular book are pretty reserved from what I expected, but maybe my ...more
PJ
3.75 stars

A gosh darn soap opera, that's what this is! And I want to know if Raine is truly worth the drama-rama? Okay, that's probably a Yes, but only because her heart is pure and compromised by the two Doms who love her. Feck, but this is why I grumble over series. I want my HEA and I want it NOW. Oh, and can I just mention that it seems to me that living in the dungeon of the BDSM club Shadows might be sort of yucky. Wouldn't it smell of bodily fluids and bleach? Gross, I know, but, I'm
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~ Stephanie Lynn ~
******************** 5 stars********************

I just Love Shayla Black!! Now I can add Jenna Jacob and Isabella Lapearl!!!

This book was Amazing. I couldn't put it down. I felt so much emotion my heart would pick up beat then I would be tearing up! I loved all the characters. I can't wait to read the next one. Deep down I wonder if there will be a book about (Beck). I didn't like him so much but after reading the book I can't help but wonder why he is the way he is and if he will find his
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Aղցela W.
This was a pretty good menage read that I listened to on audio. Raine's been in love with Macen Hammerman her boss for years and while he lusts after her, he feels it's his duty to reject her. Instead he flaunts his other lovers in front of her, takes advantage of her constant submissive gestures to him. Liam who is Hammer's bestfriend takes over and helps Raine he loves her. When Raine leaves him Hammer realizes what he had. The night of the punishment goes horribly wrong and somewhere along ...more
Susan
Dec 06, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not sure how I'm supposed to feel about the book when I truly hate Hammer with all my heart. It took everything I had to keep reading it.
Lisa
*ARC Given to Blog for Honest Review*

3.5 “precious” Kisses

It’s been a long time since I read a good BDSM book…and One Dom to Love definitely fit the bill nicely. There is something to be said for a book that just oozes sex…and you can’t go wrong with Shayla Black, Jenna Jacob and Isabella LaPearl…these ladies know their sexy stuff. The additional angst element was an unexpected surprise and the bonus of it being a love triangle made me enjoy the journey that much more.

Raine Kendall…my brave,
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Lustful Literature
Dec 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
** JOSIE'S 4.5 STAR REVIEW

I love Shayla Black, I have read all 8 of the Wicked Lover Series, 6 of the Masters of Ménage Series and 3 of the Doomsday Brethren Series. She knows how to write sex also knows how to add angst, passion and excitement into a story. When I saw she was going to co-author One Dome to Love, I just had to have it.



One Dom To Love was an amazing read, and the writing was flawless. After I read the first page I was hooked and I could not put the book down. The characters
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Carole-Ann
Jan 10, 2013 rated it liked it
Hmmm. Not sure what to think here. I always enjoy everything Shayla Black writes. Even co-writing with Lexi Blake has its moments. But these are two new (to me) authors in the co-writing partnership so I'm reserving judgement for a while (I believe this is the first in a trilogy).

Other reviewers have explained the story, so I won't. But we have here two (or three) Doms who have dark pasts; Hammer, whose wife died and he can't (won't?) forget her; Liam, a long-time friend also involved in
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Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
This review was posted at Under the Covers

I’ve been really excited to read this since I saw the cover, because I loved the colors and the feel of it. Yes, yes, I know… One of these days I’ll learn. In all honesty, I thought each of the authors would get a short story and this would be more like a kinky anthology. But it’s actually just one story. And to my disappointment, it’s one of those cliffhanger type, to be continued, you have to read the next books to know who she is going to end up with,
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Shelby
Dec 23, 2014 rated it it was ok
*I received a free copy to read & review for Wicked Reads Review Team*

I'm proud of myself for finishing this book - it took me 3 days, multiple attempts to get in to the story, and hundreds of eye-rolls. I really wanted to like this, as it has everything that I like: multiple men, BDSM, and romance, unfortunately it fell flat.

First of all, although this is categorized as BDSM it reminded me of a teenage drama with a BDSM club instead of a high school. The BDSM aspect was rather unbelievable
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Anny hernandez
Dec 27, 2014 rated it did not like it
I was provided a copy of the book by the Authors for an honest review.

Let me just say that I just finish reading this book, I had read so many BSDM books and I love reading them, but this book no first I don't think this is the right name for this book, second how the story is told don' go with me, I finish the book cause I wanted to see how it would end, but this book got me angry in so many way that I felt like throwing my Kindle across the room that's how mad it made me.

I don't want to say
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Mamacita Slacum
May 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow was I surprised! I've had this on my kindle for awhile, and not even thinking about it. The only reason I picked it to read was because it fit perfectly into both of my Challenges. I thought I would just suffer thru it, but wow. There was passion, love, obsession, tenderness and the sex was hot! With one of the guys you are thinking WTF DUDE when the other seems perfect, but I'm looking for an upset. This book DID NOT END IN A CLIFFHANGER!! However the story does continue and I can't wait so ...more
GreenFairy
This is the second book by this author and I can honestly say without a doubt that I can't stand her writing. But, it's a personal taste thing. Not a reflection of her ability to write. She can write...just not what fits my tastes.

Hammer...can't call him a Dom. He's a misogynistic ass. Uses women for his pleasure, intentionally hurts the woman who loves him over and over again. Liam...nosy ass. Mind your business. Get your shit together. Then try to help someone else. Raine...a little girl
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One Dom To Love by Shayla Black, Jenna Jacob and Isabella LaPearl
Narrated by Christian Fox
Adult Contemporary, Doesn't really stand alone. BDSM.
I grabbed One Dom To Love by Shayla Black, Jenna Jacob & Isabella Pearl because the three authors would all be at a book signing I went to. I have read Shayla before, and I know she could write hot. Plus, I really like Christian Fox as a narrator, so I listened on the way up to the signing. It's been a while since I read a good BDSM book, so I
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Sofia Lazaridou
If I had known I would sign up to read about a love triangle that's not even close to a three way relationship filled with drama and one scene with cheating I wouldn't even give a second thought to the series. The two men in the cover and the title of the series DOMS of her life made me believe that Raine, Liam and Hammer would find a way to work their menage relationship instead of having the two men fighting each other while they were best friends over Raine.

I don't understand how could
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S.M. Harshell
**I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.**


I debated hard on how to rate this one. My issue was this: It kept my interest enough to read in one sitting, but I didn't feel like I could connect with the characters. They seemed to lack the depth I needed to really get into the story. Raine, well lets just say Raine was not my favorite at all. Macen (a.k.a Hammer) was supposed to be the "Dom" in charge, he just came off as whiny with no alpha in him at all. The "If I
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Carole Shelby
Jun 10, 2016 rated it it was ok
This started out as 5 stars for me then slowly started dropping. It dropped a star mainly because there isnt much BDSM in it other than a few handcuffs and a few "Sirs" here and there. I also didnt like Raine at all. She pledges herself to a dom then in the same night cheats and screws another dom. I understand she is supposed to be scarred but I still cant stand her or the way she is so hopelessly devoted to Hammer no matter what. He is an ass. So it dropped another star for the cheating and ...more
Jenn's Book Obsession
Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
So let me start off by saying that I am not a fan of third person POVs. But Holy hell, this book was so good. It had just the perfect amount of drama, heartache and sexiness with two strong dominant men and a sassy submissive. Even in third person this book held my attention from start to finish. I was glued to this book and could not put it down until the very last page.

I love Shayla Black. I’ve read her books before so I knew going in that I was in for a good time. Add two additional authors
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Deborah
Aug 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Outstanding! The descriptive writing, the details of each character, the power of emotion! One Dom to Love explores the BDSM world and the effects it has on best friends and a protected young woman.

Can Hammer and Raine move beyond their damaged pasts? Will Liam help his friend out or will he steal away what's his for the taking?

This may be the first installment but I promise it's long and worthy of your time! The cliffhanger will have you screaming but don't worry...you can pick up The Young
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Marilyn
Aug 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This first book in The Doms of Her Life series introduces us to Hammer, Raine and Liam. This is a threesome that is going to break our hearts and then hopefully put them back together again. I love that Raine is finding herself and appears to be holding her own with her men, but that she also submits when needed. I can't wait to read the next book in this series to see what happens to these three next.
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Narration - Christian Fox - Really Good!

Well, well, well...This is a hot little number!

We have Liam, Macen & Raine and a Sex Club. You had me at hello!

You can read other reviews for more specifics, but as for me, this one's a keeper!


Really good narration on this audiobook, especially his sexy Irish Liam accent.
JoAnne
Jan 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
I love Raine. Poor girl has been through it. Touching love story with three hurting people.

Raine loves Macen but he has taken care of her for 6 years but continually rejects her when it comes to sex. Liam, his best friend, wants to train her as a sub. She's not sure what to do. When she forces things with Macen, she doesn't get the result she wants.
ccj
Feb 12, 2016 rated it did not like it
UGH! The only character in this supposed BD story not bullying, playing head games, or behaving on an adolescent emotional level is the "sadist" (bad guy). We are repeatedly reminded of how well respected these Doms are in the community while they play out a high school drama.
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Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of nearly eighty novels. For twenty years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold millions of copies and been published in a dozen languages.

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