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Ice Queen

(Nature of Desire #3)

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Book 3 in the Nature of Desire series.

They call her the Ice Queen. At the exclusive BDSM club known as The Zone, Mistress Marguerite is a legend. Tyler Winterman has been fascinated with her since he's known her, though the rules of their world say they shouldn't share more than mutual admiration. He is her male counterpart, one of the most powerful male Doms practicing at
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Paperback, 326 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Ellora's Cave (first published March 22nd 2006)
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Blacky *Romance Addict*
Dec 16, 2012 marked it as did-not-finish
Recommended to Blacky *Romance Addict* by: Baba
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This is me at the beginning of the book:
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After reading two sex scenes
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I just have to say that the writing here is absolutely brilliant!
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I enjoyed everything I read except the sex scenes, and that's because they were just too much for me to handle. I enjoy reading BDSM, but I guess I'll have to stick to lighter stuff, or not with these kind of scenes in them.


Here's a spoiler of what bothered me, just so you know before you start if you can handle it or not.

It started out really great! Lo
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Kristen
4 1/2 Stars

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I have mixed emotions about this book. On one hand I loved it with all my heart; on the other hand, I really struggle with the content. This story took me waaaay out of my comfort zone. The BDSM was more hardcore than I expected or was comfortable reading. For example, I had a very difficult time with the branding of a sub (I hated that part) and I had to put the book down for a minute because I literally had a mini panic attack while reading the scene in the bathing pool. That said,
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Baba
5 unforgettable stars.*****Read count: 4

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"A thousand tiny imperfections can make a perfect life."


"We're never so vulnerable than when we trust someone--but paradoxically, if we cannot trust, neither can we find love or joy."
by Walter Anderson


Let me start by saying that Tyler and Marguerite's journey is so much more than a BDSM-themed erotic story. Ice Queen and Mirror of My Soul are exquisite erotic romance stories that delve into the deepest corner of the main characters' minds. Joey’s writi
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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★★★★★! Ice Queen (book 2 in duet). Tyler Winterman’s relentless attempts at seduction & domination of the Ice Queen!

“Most of the Masters at The Zone would have given both of their testicles for the right to top the Ice Queen.”

Many thanks to my friend and fellow buddy reader, Baba! (Her review!)

Books in the Nature of Desire series are stand -alones, except for Tyler and Marguerite’s story which spans two books:
Book 3: Ice Queen
Book 4: Mirror of My Soul


Ice Queen (book 3) is the story a
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warhawke
May 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Kinky fuckers
Genre: Erotic Romance
Type: Book 3 of Nature of Desire series
POV: Third Person
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Marguerite Perruquet was a well known Domme at The Zone. With her ice cold persona, she was admired by subs and Doms alike. Unfortunately for her, there was an issue with her appointment as the club Mistress where she was required to go through submissive training.

Tyler Winterman was one of the most sought after Master. When Marguerite chose him as her mentor, he knew she was hiding her true self and he was det
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Duchess Nicole
Jul 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Duchess Nicole by: Baba ♥♥♥ Marcus, Tyler, Tate, Dan, Ty, & Hunter
"How far will you run, Marguerite, before you realize you're not running away from me? You're running to me."

What an accurate statement. I want to repeat part of the blurb because I think it's perfectly said, and then I'll give my thoughts:
They call her the Ice Queen. At the exclusive BDSM club known as The Zone, Mistress Marguerite is a legend. Tyler Winterman has been fascinated with her since he's known her, though the rules of their world say they shouldn't share more than mutual admirati
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Geri Reads
May 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Buddy read with Baba.

5 Wonderful Stars

Darkness may hide the trees
and the flowers from the eyes
but it cannot hide
love from the soul.

Kahlil Gibran, Love Letters in the Sand: The Love Poems of Khalil Gibran

This is my second book from Joey Hill and I will say that this one just totally blew me away. It had everything I could have ever asked for in a book; it had great characters, captivating plot and brilliant writing. I know that this is marketed as hardcore BDSM book but honestly, it was real
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Baba
Jul 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 unforgettable stars.*****Read count: 4

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"A thousand tiny imperfections can make a perfect life."


"We're never so vulnerable than when we trust someone--but paradoxically, if we cannot trust, neither can we find love or joy."
by Walter Anderson


Let me start by saying that Tyler and Marguerite's journey is so much more than a BDSM-themed erotic story. Ice Queen and Mirror of My Soul are exquisite erotic romance stories that delve into the deepest corner of the main characters' minds. Joey’s writi
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Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
Buddy read with Baba and Sue! Eeeep! First Joey Hill book here I come :D

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ElaineY
My first detailed look into the BDSM romance genre and it was unputdownable. When I did get to the last page, I was so relieved I'd bought Mirror Of My Soul, which is Part 2 of the same story. I would have torn out my hair, rent my clothes andf covered myself in sackcloth and ashes if I'd bought Ice Queen before Mirror Of My Soul was released. I can't imagine reading a book where it stops halfway and you're going wtf...this would have happened to me if I'd read Gennita Low's Virtually His, by th ...more
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These two Dominants will turn their considerable talents on each other and discover that who is Master and who is slave doesn't matter, not when two souls have found their mate. This part of the blurb is just perfect for Marguerite and Tyler!


Since I started the Nature of Desire series a bit out of order, the first time (that I remember) I came across Marguerite and Tyler was in Rough Canvas. They were already married, and anyone new finding out about them together was surprised because they are
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Jill
I went into this book with a bit of trepidation, lots of Gr friends seemed to find this a bit full on in the bdsm.
They were right, it definitely isn't your average bdsm book. It is a whole new level. This seemed more on the pshycological level.
We have our heroine who is extemely damaged, she is barely holding herself together. She has to certain rituals in her life to help her get by and they are all about control. She does not trust anyone. Being a Mistress seems to help her hold herself toge
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Mimi Smith
Mar 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Mimi by: Baba
Shelves: r
4.5 stars

This has been a...surprisingly emotional book. While it's definitely an erotica that deals with BDSM, there's plenty angst and falling in love, too.

The story

We enter The Zone, a BDSM club and there we meet two VERY interesting people. Marguerite-the Mistress labeled an Ice Queen, for although she's one of the best, she never shows emotion and Tyler part owner, also in the lifestyle, also a Dom. Due to a contract regulation, Marguerite is under an obligation to act as a submissive for
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Rain ~miss kinky knickers~
“A thousand tiny imperfections can make a perfect life.”

They call her the Ice Queen.
Mistress Marguerite is a legend at The Zone - the exclusive BDSM club. She always wears white. Never chooses the same sub twice. No intimacies. No touching. No direct eye contact. With her almost white hair and pale blue eyes, she seems like she is made of ice. And she's all about control.

Tyler Winterman is Marguerite's male counterpart. One of the most powerful male Doms, and part owner of The Zone. Though it
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Camilla *tactile seeker*


It only took me more than a year to read the remaining 24% of this ebook.
I'd like to say that I had reasons for putting this wonderfully complicated and sexual story on hold, and I'm sure I did, when I decided to wait.
I just couldn't recall any, when I reopened it and finally reached its ending.

Truth is, I adored the previous book in the series, "Natural Law". The protagonist was a male sub who hadn't quite figured out what being one actually meant and how deeply it was going to affect his life.
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Roksana
5 Divine Stars for Divine hero!!!...


This story is written with heart and emotional depth...

The author has a natural gift interlacing words beautifully and she crafts narratives in a way that pulled you into her world, hopelessly captivated. Simply put, you cannot escape the spellbinding poetical language that you just cannot help but devour each prose. This tale is dark, raw, edgy, intense and even has philosophical touch in her narratives. However, it deals with controversial subject matter
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Jessy (Jessy's Book Club)
You know that feeling when you do something and wonder why you’ve never done it before because it feels so good? That’s exactly how I feel about Joey W. Hill books. As soon as I finished Natural Law (Nature of Desire #2), I became a Joey W. Hill addict. I couldn’t wait to fulfill my scheduled blog tasks so that I could finally settle down to what I REALLY wanted to read :) And now that I have, I wonder if I’ll ever read BDSM erotica without comparing it to Joey’s books. For a BDSM erotica fan, I ...more
Marina
I'm just going to continue to the next one, because as sure as hell I can't stop here. On to more of Tyler and the Ice Queen.


Mahlet
Ice Queen is the first half of the most emotional, sexy and compelling BDSM love story you'll probably ever read: the story of Tyler and Marguerite. You had better have Mirror of My Soul within arms length once you finish Ice Queen - because Tyler and Marguerite's story couldn't be contained in one book. Mirror of My Soul picks up exactly where Ice Queen ended. While the writing in Natural Law was just as intelligent, I enjoyed this story more because I prefer to read about male Doms rather than ...more
Katrina Passick Lumsden
Jan 14, 2014 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Fifty Shades Fans
Well, I have to say, this was at least interesting. I'm not going to quibble or shy away from anything; this book is pretty raunchy. Lots and lots of sex (to the point where I was even more desensitized than usual), and most of the sex is nothing like the sex scenes you've read anywhere else.

Now here's where I have a problem with the book; if not for the distracting titillation of the sex, it would be mediocre, at best. The grammar leaves a bit to be desired, it's much too long and, quite frank
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Ashley
Marguerite Purrequet has a very regimented daily routine. She begins and ends each day the same with the sun rising and setting around her tea shop, Tea Leaves. Only one variation exists. Every Thursday night Marguerite steps out of her tea shop and into The Zone, an exclusive BDSM club where she is known as Mistress Marguerite, the Ice Queen. Marguerite is a sexual Dominant. Her soul finds true bliss when a submissive relinquishes all - body, mind and soul, entrusting Mistress Margurite with no ...more
CC
This isn't your standard erotica D/s read. Marguerite is a complex and intelligent Mistress. Tyler is a complex and masterful Dom. Their storyline is multi-layered and thought provoking with intelligent dialogue and internal monologues. While it is also sexy, it isn't just about the tableaus - there is a real plot with heavy issues. I highly recommend Ice Queen and have moved on to part two, Mirror of My Soul.
Pam Godwin
Jul 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is a comprehensive review of the series as a whole.

Every character is unique, each one bringing his/her own experiences to the BDSM scene. And every story is deeply buried under layers of hurt and distrust. But these characters are mighty, their love limitless. Lots of dungeon time, winding dark sensuality with anguish and courage, making these stories live on long after they’re devoured.
Dreamer
Nov 24, 2012 rated it liked it
I don't really care for m/f erotica, leaves me cold, especially with a dominant male. However this is a well-written piece if you enjoy this genre.
'Most of the Masters at The Zone would have given both of their testicles for the right to top the Ice Queen.'
ShoSho
Jul 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: elib, x-2016
I'd read this book ages ago but I didn't enjoy it and skipped the second half and never went for the forth. But this time around I made myself read it and enjoyed it more, still not as much as the second book.
Off to start the next one
Kazen
Jun 05, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Trigger warnings for descriptions of abuse, including that of a child, and dubious consent.

In general I love Hill's work but this book bothers me a ton, for reasons that can be illustrated in one scene. Background: Marguerite, a highly regarded Domme, needs to undergo sub experience training in order to keep her credentials at the club. She sets up a weekend with Tyler to complete it. She sets ground rules - no kissing, no sex (though they never clarified beyond that, which strikes me as odd), a
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Jennifer
Mar 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Ice Queen is book three in the Nature of Desire series and really part one of Tyler and Marguerite's story. The first book ends pretty abruptly, so I would have Mirror of My Soul on hand. Another emotional roller coaster of a story from Ms. Hill. Marguerite is a spectacular Domme at The Zone, respected and feared. But she has a dark past that Dom Tyler catches glimpses of over the years. When she is required to undergo "sub" training that she missed when she became a member of the club, Tyler is ...more
La Mala ✌
OHH , my recomendation for this book appeared on Maryse.net Search in Reader Suggestions .


Uffff ...


Que decir de este libro...


Joey W.Hill escribe cosas muy duras . Y acà cuando digo "duras" quiero decir a veces insoportables de leer , crudas , aterradoramente explìcitas y muchas veces perturbadoras al estilo de AMERICAN PHSYCHO . Asì que hubo varias partes que las saltee porque era demasiado ... tooo much ... y eso que no soy una chuavechita ni una monja ... pero , no sè , habìa cosas fuertes

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Tokies
Dec 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. i havent been a fan of Joey Hill. i doubt i'll become one since i read a few other books and just didnt give a rating on them just not my cupa tea.. and im into dommes. but not into the way joey normally writes them... except this chick.. this one at the end of the book even tho it's a half cliff.. i feel like sometimes this shit is just fucked up.. and ive been there oh how ive been there.


also the book moves. much better then her other books. it connects the events and you ke
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Other books in the series

Nature of Desire (10 books)
  • Holding the Cards (Nature of Desire, #1)
  • Natural Law (Nature of Desire, #2)
  • Mirror of My Soul (Nature of Desire, #4)
  • Mistress of Redemption (Nature of Desire, #5)
  • Rough Canvas (Nature of Desire, #6)
  • Branded Sanctuary (Nature of Desire, #7)
  • Divine Solace (Nature of Desire, #8)
  • Worth the Wait (Nature of Desire, #9)
  • Truly Helpless (Nature of Desire, #10)
“A thousand tiny imperfections can make a perfect life.” 21 likes
“You may not realize it but you're seeking the silence in your soul, a plea where you go to find the best of yourself. Learning a simple and beautiful skill, like choosing a teapot, that's seeking that silence, creating rituals where that silence may be found and nurtured. As long as you have that place, you'll never lose yourself, who you are, what you want. But you have to remember to keep bringing flowers into your meadow, always one at a time, to appreciate each blossom, to honor its contribution to your character. It helps make you into the person you were meant to be.” 12 likes
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