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A Divine Life

(The Divine Trilogy #2)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  403 ratings  ·  72 reviews
***Contains explicit sexual content (including multiple partners and gender pairings) and mature situations which could be trigger-inducing for some readers.***

Over the past year of being Jayden Masterson’s collared submissive, Catherine O’Chancey has worked through the mental terrors left behind by her old Dom — or at least she thinks she has. To celebrate their collaring
Paperback, 2, 368 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by R.E. Hargrave (first published August 5th 2013)
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Sapphire Kande
Jun 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So... Rachel's last book had me hanging on a thread until her new release... and let me say that the end of the last book left me like this...


but its release day!! so now I'm like this...


and without a doubt this new book has me like this..


and then this...

and this...


but there was a moment when I swore I made this exact expression!

and the new ending left me with a sense of satisfaction in an amazing book! Congratulations on such a stunning new book!
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The first book “To Serve is Divine” took us on a journey from when they first meet and here in book two we are right back with Jayden & Catherine as they celebrate their 1 year collaring anniversary.

This is a true reflection of a BDSM relationship as opposed to the Dom meets virginal girl and scares the living bejeebus out of her.

Catherine has had previous BDSM relationships although they have not necessarily been healthy and she has the mental & physical scars from her past to prove it, but sh
Rachael Fick
Jul 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

R.E. Hargrave does it again!

This has got to be the BEST BDSM love story I have ever read. (Including 50 Shades) This story picks up right around Jayden and Catherine's one year anniversary, and Jayden is looking to do something special for Catherine. Hot, steamy scenes & a wonderful storyline make for the best installment to date.

Read along as they take their relationship to the next level, and push every boundary that Catherine (and Jayden) have ever had.

The perfect mix of sex, r
Apr 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
With Jayden's decision made at the end of 'To Serve is Divine', we see his plan put into action to make Catherine his one and only sub and his lifetime collared sub. He recognises that Catherine makes him feel things that he has never felt before and has broken his own rule in developing intense feelings for her. The journey that he sets Catherine on is designed to push her limits and experience scenes with other trusted Doms before beginning a life of monogamy together.
While Jayden is very cle
Elena Reyes
Jul 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ms. Hargarve has outdone herself again!
I will admit to the fact that I yelled and screamed and though "What is he thinking" more than once while reading about the erotic spa treatments Master Jayden has in store for his very confused sub. Catherine has been through so much and with her feelings being so exposed and fragile, how would she react to his play dates?

The author pulled no punches in her delivery and amazed me at how she pulled a straight up no sharing newbie like me into her tale and
Erzabet Bishop
This second book in the Divine Life Trilogy enchanted me from the very first page. A fan of the first book, I was eager to read this one. Jayden is a man who knows what he wants, and he will take it at any cost. When he found Catherine, he knew she was special. Getting to know her in the first book, he soon learned about the scars that made her unlovable in her own eyes. She was ill used by her previous Master and had a lot of ground to cover to get past it. Eager to please her new Master, Cathe ...more
Aug 08, 2014 rated it it was ok
**2 1/2 stars**

Hhhhmmm, well....i didn't post a review for the first book because i wasn't quite sure what to say. I knew when i started this series it was a bdsm trilogy, so i was expecting lots of sex and not a ton of story but i was kind of hoping that would change a little in the second book, since things were starting to shift in the couple's relationship. Boy was i wrong, i think the sex increased in this one! That may not be a complaint for some but as much as i love good sex in my romanc
N. Wood
Jun 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I said it with the first book of the trilogy, To Serve Is Divine, and I'll say the same with this installment: BDSM is not my genre. "Then why did you bother to read this book?" - I hear you ask. Well, simply because Hargrave has a writing style that sucked me in from the first sentence. Not only that, but she keeps up with the plot of the story instead of relying on just the intimate scenes between her characters. I'm a sucker for a good plot, and Hargrave's stories always leave me wanting more ...more
Aug 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a perfect 2nd installment for the Divine Trilogy. I didn't really think it possible but this is even sexier than the 1st book. Erin's limits are tested as is the relationship between her and Jayden. We learn a little more of her past with the despicable Spencer through a flashback/memory. Even though the timeframe is considerably shorter than what was covered in the 1st book, I think that both characters actually grow and discover more, not only of each other but themselves as well. We' ...more
Mai w
Feb 20, 2014 rated it it was ok
Like everyone else I really enjoyed the first book. I could not put it down and ended up reading it in about a day. I cannot say the same for part two. About halfway through the book I simply started skimming the pages and it still took me a good three weeks to complete it. I like the couple, and their story (well at least the part of it that was told in part 1). I love my stories to have detail, but this one had a little too much detail. I know people say the sex was hot. I li
May 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
This novel was 110% better than the first one in my opinion. Everything was much more clear. You could feel the Dom/sub's love for each other and that made it even more beautiful. Not to mention the scenes presented in this novel were made more beautifully because of the love associated with the couple. I am glad I gave this series a second chance, I hope that third one is just as good. ...more
Robin Malone
Apr 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was given a copy of this book from the author, R.E. Hargrave, in exchange for an honest review. *NOTE* Before you read this book I highly recommend you read “To Serve Is Divine” Book 1 in The Divine Trilogy, since it ended in somewhat of a cliffhanger. Read my 5 Star Review of it HERE.

The Review

Jayden and Catherine are back and they are about to embark on a true test of their relationship. Jayden has lined up several BDSM scenes for Catherine to experience. His hopes are for her to experience
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Oh... my... goodness.... I am writing this 2 seconds after finishing the book and am at a loss for words. I love the turn the 2nd book has taken. I can not wait to start the last book!~

I don't want to ruin anything for anyone so I will just say, Catherine is taken through an amazing journey of ups and downs but I can say both Jayden and Catherine learn a lot through the span of this book.

I can feel amazing things coming in book 3.... Can't wait!
Tbird London
I wasn’t aware when I read this book that it was part of series. I was asked to do a review for the blog tour so I happily accepted and by the first page I was hooked. Even without reading the first book, which I now read and posted a review of that on this blog earlier this week. I was so attached to Catherine and Jayden. I rarely fan girl over a book, okay there are a few series that I have instructed my husband to bury me with, but this is certainly a book that didn’t take much time to win a ...more
Nov 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

If you can judge a book based upon how quickly you devour it, then A Divine Life by R.E. Hargrave most assuredly receives the highest ranking I can give it. Once I started reading it, I could not put the book down until I reached the very satisfactory ending.

A Divine Life is the second book in the Divine Life trilogy. The premise of this book is a celebration o
Aղցela W.
First let me just say that I love reading this series this book it pains me to say was a little oversexed and normally that's not a problem for me, but I just kept thinking that they should be talking and not having sex with that said. A Divine Life is very descriptive and extremely well written. You get a real feel for the character's surroundings which pull you into the story as well as the intimate scenes where the BDSM is very well written also. The two characters Catherine and Jayden work r ...more
Reviews from the Heart
Oct 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
WOWZA!!!! This book is just as good as the first one!!! You have to read these in order!! I thought I had learned all there was to a Dom/sub relationship in book one, who knew there was more to it. This author really did her work learning the ins and outs of this lifestyle. It isn't what most think. It isn't this sick and twisted thing people do. You have to have complete trust and faith in each other. There can be no secrets, you have to be open an honest about feelings and situations. It isn't ...more
T.S. Arthur
Oct 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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This book has been reviewed as part of an Author Feature Week over on Lily Loves Indie. Below there is a short snippet of my review, but the whole thing can be viewed over on the blog here -

Honestly, I don't know where to start with this review. I was truly speechless when I finished reading. The book follows the development of Jayden and Erin's relationship as he lavishes her with surprises and treats to celebrate their first year together as Dom and sub, but
Rachel BookJunky Author Services
I was gifted a copy of A Divine Life from the author for my honest opinion on the story.

I enjoyed To Serve is Divine, which was book 1, and if you haven't read it yet, please do not start this book until you do.
A Divine Life blew TSID away and me along with it. Oh Holy Hot! ADL goes so far beyond anything I have ever read before. There is a lot more extreme action going on, and you just can't stop. Some of Catherine's memories were so totally disturbing that I wanted to physically cry for her. M
Aug 08, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The second book of the Divine Trilogy is intense and was a good read. It is not for someone who is into light BDSM as there are some very hardcore BDSM scenes.

This book tested some of my limits and I did struggle at first to get into it. Once I did I was glad I stuck with it because it was a great journey. I liked the relationship between Jayden & Erin/Catherine. I thought it progressed a long way since the first book and that they were in a good place in their relationship. I especially loved
Luzmaria Morneault-welton
This was a excellent read. I'm really loving the series and this book was a wonderful addition to book one. Book one was excellent but the ending left stomping my feet and wanting to cry until book two came out lol. I really needed more. I was so excited to see book two out sooner than I expected. I had to read it ASAP. I would and have recommended this book to anyone who loves BDSM or romance. It's so well written than in my opinion the BDSM factor is not the main story so I think it's good for ...more
Jennifer Theriot
Nov 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
After reading the first book, To Serve Is Divine, I knew I needed to follow Jayden and Catherine (Erin) on their voyage and I'm glad I did! A Divine Life is a deeper look at the relationship between this beautiful couple. We see Jayden push Catherine to her limits. He is ever cognizant of what those limits are and while the reader wonders what the hell he is doing, he knows his submissive inside and out and knows without a doubt what he is doing! Rest assured he IS in control! He's fallen for he ...more
Kirsty Turner
Dec 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed for Sarah and Kirsty's Book Reviews

This is book 2 in the Divine trilogy and in order for this book to make sense then I recommend you read the first book which is ‘To Serve is Divine’. After reading the first book and giving it 5 stars I was very excited to be diving into this one, so much so, I started it right away. The book started off well, but then I thought Catherine got a bit whiny – she was constantly second guessing everything happening to her and it got a bit annoying. She did
FS Meurinne
Jul 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The first book showed us how Catherine and Jayden started their relationship, in this second book starts on Catherine’s collaring anniversary and Jayden organized her a special day, where her limits are tested in more ways that she imagined, but she is not the only one getting tested, Jayden is being tested as well, he comes to realize that she has fallen for Catherine, he must let go of his other submissives. But in this book he also realizes he made a mistake, would this cost him the best thin ...more
Heather Way
Apr 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book started out with Catherine Standing in line to a club that was only open to the public one night a week. After moving from California to Texas. Catherine needed to resume her desire to be submissve and please a master.
After she meets Jayden. He is everything she is needing. Dominant, caring, and fulfills every need she requires. But he also has 2 other submissives. Catherine isn’t one to complain she is falling hard for him But Jayden made it clear it would never be more then just mas
Oct 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
50 Shades has nothing on this book. In the second installment of The Divine Trilogy RE Hargrave does a wonderful job of showing the inner thoughts of a Dom and his submissive. This book makes 50 shades seem like child's play. There are so many hot erotic scenes in this book. Jayden has realized that Catherine is the only submissive he needs. It's time for thier collaring anniversary and Jayden is going to bring all of Catherine's fantasies into a reality. Can she handle the onslaught of this ero ...more
Cyndi Marie ☆★Audiobook Addict★☆
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My review for this book is almost the same as my review for book 1!

"My favorite part about this book....the characters enjoy the bdsm lifestyle just because they enjoy it, no one is turning the another person onto it and no one is doing it because they have a bad past! This is what I always see in these type of books and this was such a refreshing change! This story was hot, details were plenty and characters were well developed. The ending has a bit of a cliffhanger but it's not
Jennifer Garcia
This book was the perfect continuation of the first one. It picked up right where book one stopped and took me on a completely erotic ride through HOT town.

R.E. writes excellent sexy times and the BDSM premise is so well done. She truly has a way with that.

My favorite aspect, though, is the romance between Catherine and Jayden. With two incredibly formed characters such as these, one can't help but want them to have their happy ever after. Although, it is a road of real doubts, hopes, and drea
Sammie J.
Apr 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow, I finished this book last night and I’m still left with the after effects today, this book is scorching hot I was not only fanning myself at the sex scenes I needed a cold shower.
Ok so I had some issues with Jayden in book one of this series but by the time I finished A Divine Life they were a distant memory because Jayden made it all right in the end.
Once again I loved the different POV’s. Reading the Journey Jayden and Erin take through their Dom and Sub relationship, with the twists and
M.L. Rosado
Aug 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Can a Master be dominated? A Divine Life, sequel for To Serve is Divine (see review below), gives you the answer to that one. After seeing and exploring the erotic world of Master and Sub, Jayden and Erin start to evolve into something much more powerful. To be able to give Erin all her wild fantasies, Jayden, Mr. Hottie, decides to plan a set of scenes with sexy Doms that are experts in what they do. He plans meticulously with specialists in their different art forms, to explore Erin’s limits a ...more
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Believing every story can shine bright with a bit of tenacious tough love, R.E. Hargrave is thorough and to the point. An international bestselling author, she takes storytelling and manuscript polishing seriously, working with her authors and on her own creations to ensure they come to life, crawling from the pages and into the reader's s

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