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Dr. Michelle Sapphire and Gunnery Sergeant Wyatt Callahan formed an unbreakable bond and an unacknowledged, forbidden attraction to each other while serving together in Afghanistan. Their lives are forever changed when a mortar attack grievously wounds Wyatt and Michelle brings him back from the brink of death. But when they both return to the civilian world, Michelle disc ...more
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Published April 8th 2013 by Honey Mountain Publishing
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DNF at 59 %.**2 stars. Review posted July 17, 2013

Goodbye Still. I'm sorry that I had to abandon you, and I wish you a cushy and safe landing.

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I read the article 10 Tips to Writing Excellent Book Reviews. FIRST TIP 'Finish the book--Many people write reviews for books they don't finish reading' BTW, an indie author gave the tips.

As a reader it's my prerogative to abandon AND review a book when I don't enjoy it. It is my very valuable time AND money that I do invest when I'm
BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
Be still my beating heart and raging libido. This is my favourite book by Ms. Mayburn. BUY THIS BOOK NOW! I am moved to tears. This book completely shows how a writer beautifully incorporates real life into a romance novel. Make no mistakes, the realities of PTSD are not pretty, yet with love and support, this too shall be conquered.

While this story is fiction, Ms. Mayburn brings realism into it by showing the effects of PTSD on both the soldier and their loved ones. It makes this civilian unde
Jo * Smut-Dickted *
I'm not sure I'm ready to write a review of this one but here goes. Warning: I was very conflicted when reading. Some pieces were some of the best writing I've read in a long time in this genre but other pieces I could just not wrap my head around at all. Warning: Could be spoilers.

The dialogue is crisp, and without fluff. There is a very smooth flow to the story - as with all of Mayburn's stories I've read. She crafts her work with great care in those areas - and you can absolutely tell. This
Apr 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: series
4.5 stars!! This book has a cover that is eyecatching, and the story matches the cover perfectly. This is a BDSM story, but one where the man is the submissive and an alpha male Marine submissive to boot! I really enjoyed how the PTSD aspect of this story was woven thru and how this is not only a story about BDSM but also a love story. It was a very good read and I expect the continuation of this story will be even better as this felt a bit like the buildup story to what will be an even better t ...more
Apr 16, 2013 rated it liked it
Love my Alpha Males who take command so this was a bit different for me. Michelle is a Domme and wants Wyatt to be her Sub. They met while on Tour overseas but never acted on the attraction as that is frowned upon in the Military (I think). They reconnect a couple of years later and Wyatt is not in a good place, he is suffering from PTSD. I did like it but could not really get how an Army officer with such male tendencies was able to turn and become a Sub. But I suppose for the love of a good wo ...more
May 25, 2013 rated it really liked it

okaaaay....well lets see first few pages I was into it, yes im into the BDSM thing but not soooo much on topping a male... it was a bit of a

moment but half way through the book I stopped looking at it as trying to see what I would do in the situation and just went with it after I started looking at it like that it was a
moments all through the book the only thing I found really disappointing was its only the first instalment of the book and doesn't really have an ending yes I will b
Awilk -never sleeps-

I have to start with thanking V for bringing this to my attention. The cover is so eye catching, and thankfully the inside was even better.

I have not read many books with a dominant female, but it was definitely a genre I was interested in.

Ann Mayburn has written a very intelligent story here. She tackles the serious problems of grief and the trauma that returning military people can experience. Her knowledge and compassion truly shone through her beautiful words.

My favourite part of th
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5 Stars

Michelle Sapphire and Wyatt Callahan are friends, colleagues, and now out of active duty. The attraction was always there but the environment prevented true opportunity to test the connection. Both being devoted to their military careers neither willing the jeopardize them for a romp in the sheets. Now that they’re out of harms way, the biggest obstacle they seem to face is themselves. Both struggling with emotional challenges, these two
Apr 09, 2013 rated it really liked it

Femdom’s are not my typical reads. I have only read one in the past and hated it so much that I couldn’t even write a review. That is not the case with this book.

Ann Mayburn does such a great job of building the characters and giving the story so much depth that you are just pulled into the story. Anyone that has ever been around someone that has PTSD knows what a difficult journey it is. Ann does a superb job of keeping everything real and not sugarc
Jan 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Michelle Sapphire, and Wyatt Callahan formed a bond and established a high level of trust when both were deployed in Afghanistan. Michelle was a Lieutenant and doctor in the Navy, and Wyatt was a Gunnery Sergeant in the Marines. They were also very attracted to one another, but were unable to even consider having a relationship that was not completely professional. After they return to the civilian world, they reconnect, but both are struggling with some pretty serious issues. Wyatt is suffering ...more
♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡ Jeri the Romance Bibiliophile ♡

I doubt that there was any question what the nature of this book is when you look at its cover.

But it has been a long time that I was so confused about whether or no I should request an ARC of a book or not.

There is always “another first” (yes Christian Grey #eyeroll) for anything. So I read a lot of BDSM books with male Doms but this would have been my first female Dom (If I am not counting Lady Heather of CSI Vegas).

So where I was basically at a loss if I would like the story judging from that
Apr 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
ARC received for review

3.5 HFN Stars

Two very strong people both struggling with forms of PTSD. Wyatt's is based on his experience in the Sandbox and Michelle's from the loss of her fiancee. I've not read many BDSM with a Domme instead of Dom, but I think this was very well done. Wyatt is a very yummy, alpha male and doesn't lose any of that in being her submissive. I do like it better when a Domme is called Mistress or Ma'am better than her choice of Domina. Her friends Yuki and James were great
Susan (susayq ~)
This was a great love story. Yes, you read that right. I know, the synopsis mentioned the BDSM in here and you expect it to be hot. Well, you're not wrong. It was hot, if that is what turns you on(I learned something about myself reading this, Dominatrix stuff is NOT my thing). But most of all, this was a love story between two people who are broken and trying to find a way to get better. ...more
Let me start by saying that femdom is not my thing, but wounded warriors are. This book was so well written and emotionally satisfying that I even enjoyed the femdom. The subject of PTSD was handled with honesty and sensitivity and made this a story to remember.
Janet Juengling-Snell
Mar 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A few months back, I read a snip of an untitled work in Process, the story fascinated me and as with any good snip bit, it cut off at just the right moment to leave you hanging… Success …. They hooked me. Over the next few months I kept thinking about what I had read… Dr. Michelle Sapphire has been called to the police station, in Austin Texas, to bail out Gunnery Sargent Wyatt Callahan. They had served together the year before, in Afghanistan, where they formed a special bond, that they could n ...more
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
Long slow tease is right! Gunnery Sergeant Wyatt Callahan & Lieutenant Michelle Sapphire, M.D. meet on the FOB in Afghanistan. Of course they can't pursue their attraction because of their difference in rank; however, that doesn't stop them from falling for each other. Ah… unrequited love. Wyatt is assigned to serve her which turns into protecting her even though she seems capable of protecting herself especially considering her nickname is the Ice Queen. Wyatt is from Austin, Michelle from Chic ...more
Mar 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved
Michelle was amazing and full of compassion. She was also a very hot Domme who put her issues on the back burner when she sees Wyatt struggling. She wants to help him so badly but soon realizes she will have to face her own demons to do it. Those demons cause quite a few bumps in the road because Michelle just can’t seem to forgive herself.

Wyatt was every bit of an alpha and he struggles at first with the submissive role. He slowly learned that serving his Domina makes him extremely happy. His
So... I really loved the premise and the first few chapters where it was all setup brilliantly. A soldier returning from combat suffers from PTSD and can't really adapt to 'normal' life again. In steps the doctor that he protected and nearly died for that believes that her Dominant personality and sexuality is just the thing that can help bring him back and ground him. So she makes him an offer and he accepts.
Now if that had been the story it would have been brilliant!
Most of the sex scenes work
Apr 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
FemDom is not my normal cup of tea - I enjoy my alpha males entirely too much. But I *am* a fan of Ann Mayburn and the samples I read enticed me to buy the book.

Boy am I glad I did. The writing was amazing and the chemistry between Michelle and Wyatt was blistering. But beyond that, I loved how REAL these characters felt. They had real concerns and real struggles that made me WANT them to succeed. Ms. Mayburn's treatment of PTSD was respectful, insightful, and added to the appeal of Wyatt.

My on
The cover and talk of femdom had me expecting so much more. While the story was well written, it was also confusing, IMO.

It started out strong, with a sexy scene by the lake with Michelle taking total control; it was super delicious and had me looking forward to what was to come. There was one more hot scene but sadly by the end of the story Wyatt was telling Michelle to slow down as he wanted to make her cum before he did. I never did figure out who was really in control, so I guess you could
What I most appreciated about this story was the fact the Domme wasn't an arse whipping power hungry cock breaking bitch. I liked Michelle's quiet and authoritative power to control and maneuver Wyatt to a place of submission. Oh I do love me a tale about broken people finding safety in each other. Sadly I was disappointed to see it was a serial....*sigh* I'd happily pay more and read more pages if it meant a story could be wrapped up in one book. One thing I found a giggle in (and I don't know ...more
Jun 28, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2readseries

I had mixed feelings about this one and had no idea until near the end that there would be at least a sequel to the story. I had a difficult time connecting with the heroine. It was obvious she had internal feelings for the hero given their history but never truly expressed them and always came across as cold and methodical. The "dead fiance" always being in the room, in her thoughts, etc. became very tiresome. It felt like the hero made a positive progression with his demons but the heroine rem
Jul 08, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: bdsm-kinks-taboo
Read to 25% of this two years ago and didn't even realise - that's how forgettable it was! Lol! This time around I got to 27% and I still feel the same.

It was ok for me until Wyatt met Michelle's friends, also into the BDSM scene. This was too much for me and took the focus off of their own relationship.

Also, the idea that a person (doctor or otherwise) can 'cure' someone of their PTSD and alcoholism through a month of submission was a joke.
May 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
If you love BDSM books and have ever wondered about femdom and the dynamics of those relationships, then you must read this. Fabulous book.

The characters grab you and won't let you go.
Jun 22, 2013 rated it it was ok
I didn't love this book. Michelle kept saying that she was a dom but she seemed to be more of a sub pretending to be a dom. I don't think it was a believable story ...more
A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)
Book source ~ NetGalley

An officer and a gentleman. Except the officer is Navy Lieutenant Dr. Michelle Sapphire and the gentleman is Marine Gunnery Sergeant Wyatt Callahan. They served together in Afghanistan and while there was a very definite attraction between them they did nothing to acknowledge it. Officer and enlisted getting it on? Huge no-no. After an explosion nearly takes his life, Sapphire saves him, and they go back to the States. Months after their discharge, Wyatt hits rock bottom a
Apr 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This one was good!! I have a special place in my heart for any book that is military based and when the hero is a Marine forget it! My husband was in the Marine Corps for 8 years and when they are dead on with the way the guys talk it makes me smile! :)

I loved it right from the get go! I wanted more and more and more! This is the first book that I read that is fem-dom that was longer than a short story. I have not read many of them. I am glad I was able to read this one because it does a GREAT
Really 4.5 Stars

I don’t know why I love FemDom but I do. The problem with this genre is that there are very few that are written well. Some authors make their Dommes cold, unfeeling bitches and this creates a character that I, as a reader, cannot connect with. In this book, Ann Mayburn does not make that mistake. She has created damaged and vulnerable characters that hooked on my heart strings and made me feel. The introduction made me cry; I knew that this was going to be a book that played wit
Kim O
Apr 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 big fat stars for this amazing, lovely, super steamy story of healing, hope, and second chances. I've looked at this cover for weeks, it was calling my name. I mean, look at this guy, and the nipple rings were causing my belly to flip every time I sat and stared at it. Well, boy am I glad that I read this book because I would have missed out, big-time.

This is a well-written BDSM story with a female Dom. If you are hesitant about this book because the hero is a submissive, don't be. Wyatt is t
Illustrious Illusions
Apr 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The first word that comes to mind is simply WOW. I literally just finished this and rushed to do a review because I am utterly blown away and aching for part two of this story. I definitely wasn't ready for Still to end and the shocking thing is I heard that Ann Mayburn had decided to rewrite pieces of this story to make it better after I got my ARC- I can't imagine anything better than this. I have been a fan of her writing for several years and while I haven't read every book written by Ann M ...more
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Ann is Queen of the Castle to her wonderful husband and three sons in the mountains of West Virginia. In her past lives she's been an Import Broker, a Communications Specialist, a US Navy Civilian Contractor, a Bartender/Waitress, and an actor at the Michigan Renaissance Festival. She also spent a summer touring with the Grateful Dead(though she will deny to her children that it ever happened).


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