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Divine Solace

(Nature of Desire #8)

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Book 8 in the Nature of Desire series.

After too many failed relationships, Gen has settled into a quiet, acceptable life as a middle-aged single woman. But then she meets Mistress Lyda and her sexy male sub Noah, and the two of them give her a different view of “acceptable”—as well as a renewed longing for the type of love and romance she thought had passed her by.
Gen has
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Published March 21st 2014 by Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc.
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Baba
1.5 stars. Review posted March 27, 2014

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Considering how much I adore Joey's work, writing this review rant wasn't a walk in the park for me. As a matter of fact, I've been wide awake at 3 am and then at 4 am I decided to get up and put my "review" together. This book caused me a stomach ache. I apologize in advance for the overuse of the term „effin”. So let me get down to business.

I popped my F/F/M (or F/M/F) cherry by reading Divine Solace. Having been 50 % or 60 % in I thought I’d made a very
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Glamdring
Mar 15, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: romantica-bdsm, 2014
*Buddy reading with my friend Baba <3 <3 <3*

DNF at 68%


I'm really sorry to say that, but for me this book was all kind of messed up.

Even thought I couldn't finish the book, I would like to thank my friend Baba for asking me to buddy read it with her because without her, after reading the blurb I would just have dismissed the book, and I think that from time to time it's good to explore outside of our comfort zones.

Even if girl on girl action never appealed to me, as Rough Canvas is one
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♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
The Romance Review
Femdom lovers, this is divine trinity coming together. The ménage here is truly a triad between Gen, Lyda and Noah. It is said the strongest formation is a triangle. These three characters create a beautiful triangle which makes some of us yearn for such a balanced give and take. It didn't happen overnight, which is what makes this story so good. Every relationship takes work. For three, it's even harder.

Gen is a time female working in a tea house. She's just passing through life, protected und
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Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
It happened again.

Every. Single. Time.


I've lost count of how many of Joey's books I've read and out of all those there's only one that sticks out as not sucking me into the Joey Vortex-Jortex-where I lose sleep, wake up early, barely keep hydrated, skip meals and become a recluse. Read: whackadoodle.
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What makes this even more shocking is this combination ain't even my gig and she still sucked me into the Jortex.

In the 8th installment of the Nature of Desire series, three characters who've made a
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Reanna Hanley
Mar 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bdsm
What can I say about Joey that I haven't already said before... nothing, I absolutely love Joey W. Hill and this book is no exception. I didn't know how I would feel about the F/f/m dynamic of this book but no need to worry this book was amazing.

Although this book is the 8th in the Nature of Desire series it can most definitely be read as a stand alone. You get glimpses of Lyda and Noah in other books and Gen is a major factor in a few of Joey's previous books but I don't feel like those are nec
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Poison
Mar 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dom-sub, ff, ffm-menage, switch, tpe
Divine Solace is the 8th installment in the Nature of Desire series.

It is a coming of age (to BDSM) story, of a submissive named Gen, coming to terms with herself, her sexuality (submissive and bisexual) and her needs and desires.

This is a character driven story, and its so well written. I loved the characters, and their journey. Gen is an excellent character to view thru the lens of learning about BDSM. She's been around submissives and dominants for years, as she works for a domme, and with a
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Marie Ritzer
Apr 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I must admit, that F/M/F is not my favorite genre, but when it comes to Joey W. Hill she can do not wrong. We first met Gen in books 3 and 4 of the NOD series and she is still finding herself working in the Tea Leaves, which is owned by the lovely Margarite Winterman, and her totally hottie hubby, Tyler. Two divorces and a less then good attitude about men has pretty much forced her to give up on ever finding love.

Enter Mistress Lyda, who we met in Branded Sanctuary and her very sexy sub, Noah,
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Donna
Mar 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Joey W. Hill is an incredible wordsmith. I think she tries out each word for form, function, taste, temperature, flavor, nuance, color, scent and purpose. It is because of this that you are never let down by one of her well-crafted tales. Each book is an erotic and sensual experience. Divine Solace is a F/f/m story that will make you feel. You will laugh, cry and sweat. It came very close to breaking my heart. Although this is Book 8 in the Nature of Desire series it can be read stand-alone but ...more
Tanja
Apr 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Joey is a ground-breaker for me personally .... all the books in this series was something special and it brought out subjects that even in this topic that I wasn't used to ....
But this one topped it all ... when reading erotic romance I was never that much into menage cause it seems crowded (LOL) to me but, hey, that's just me :)

what I love about her writing is that it's not just about getting it on, and who is going to be the most kinkiest (not that I mind LOL) but the story is so rich and ch
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Terry
Mar 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
If you have never read Joey W Hill this would be a great story to start your journey. If you’re already a fan this is one of the stories you have been waiting for. Divine Solace can be read as a standalone or you can read it as part of the Natures of Desire series.

This is Gen’s story.

Gen has everything she needs. She has a great job working for Marguerite Winterman at Tea Leaves. She waits tables along with her friend Chloe and takes care of the books for the business. She has a nice little hou
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Debi Lawrence
Mar 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Book VIII of the Nature of Desire Series

After too many failed relationships, Gen has settled into a quiet, acceptable life as a middle-aged single woman. But then she meets Mistress Lyda and her sexy male sub Noah, and the two of them give her a different view of "acceptable" -- as well as a renewed longing for the type of love and romance she thought had passed her by.
In this book, Joey W. Hill at long last returns to the world of the Nature of Desire series. Gen has been Marguerite Winterman’s
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Dicina
Gen works for Marguerite at Tea Leaves. After two failed marriages, which left her wary of men and relationships, she has really no desire to meet someone. She is surprised and confused to feel immediately attracted to Lyda, a friend of Marguerite’s coming to visit her at Tea Leaves. She has never considered herself bisexual, but she cannot deny the lust she feels towards her. She is taken aback when Lyda leaves her submissive Noah in the care of Gen for a whole weekend, and she has no choice bu ...more
Erin Lewis
Mar 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is Book 8 in the Nature of Desire Series by the extremely talented Joey W Hill.

I loved this book. Although this is a FFM book and predominately about a BDSM and D/s relationships, to me it was more a love story. Not a mainstream love story, but a love story none the less. The main characters are Mistress Lyda and her hard core submissive Noah and Gen an employee at Tea Leaves. After bumping into Noah and serving Lyda at Tea Leaves, Gen struggles to come to terms with her burgeoning interes
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Lani ⚔⚔  the Destroyer ⚔⚔
3.5 stars.

I should begin by saying that I have not read a F/F book before, in fact F/F sort of squicks me out. I am an avid reader of M/M romance though and when I saw one of my fave authors, Joey W Hill, was publishing a F/F/M story I was very excited. If there was anyone that could make me get over my squeamish-ness about F/F activities it would be her. So having said all that I really wanted to like this book - and I loved certain parts of it. I loved Gen, and Noah with all his baggage. I lov
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Dee
3.5 stars

I had high hopes for this story as it contains a number of elements I love in an erotic novel, menage, femdom, BDSM girl and girl action.

However I struggled to finish it. At times the writing was kind of tedious. It's a feeling difficult to explain so I'll just say that maybe sometimes simplicity and less are really the way to go.

I spent half of the book trying to figure out Josh, he was a constant contradiction, IMO. Lyda was a hard ass but I got her. The other girl (forgotten her nam
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Jessica
Aug 04, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, read-in-2016
Throughout most of the book, I kept waiting for Gen and Noah to come to their senses and run off together. Lyda seemed like such an unbearably cold person. It's amazing that they wanted to hang around her for all that time. Only at the end she starts showing some of her softer sides, and was I better able to get behind this situation. It's a strange experience, reading about a relationship you don't understand
 Sara
Very good. I almost never read F-f or even many Dommes, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Also, hooray for (at least one) experienced sub! It was a little long, and a little caught up in resolving all the conflicts in this complex, three-way relationship, but well done. Nice to see the familiar characters from other books as well.

By the way, I HATE the cover, they look nothing like I pictured them, and I cringed whenever I went to open the book.
Erin
Mar 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I like to consider myself an avid reader, considering the amount and variety of my reading material. That being said, this is one of the most; exciting, surprising, and erotic books I have ever read. Joey W Hill is nothing short of a master storyteller and Divine Solace just proves this point. I have no doubt that DS will become THE STANDARD by which all other M/F/F erotica will be measured. Absolutely a MUST READ in every sense of the word!!!!

MrsR
Moira
Mar 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What an awesome addition to the Nature of Desire Series. As with all of Ms. Hill's books it is a journey of finding one's self, love, acceptance, happiness and courage. A f/f/m BDSM story with characters that touch your heart, make you cry, and make you wish you were them.
Lyda, Gen and Noah, three people who will touch you life and you will rejoice in their happiness.
Rene' Hurt
Mar 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Amazing work. Lydia gen and Noah are made for each other. And I've actually have been to those places in this book and joey describe them perfectly. A must read book.
Cyndy Aleo
Mar 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, erotica, rt-review

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E.
Apr 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.75 stars!

“Divine Solace” by Joey Hill is the erotic tale that follows the journey of Gen, a novice to the BDSM world, as she is seduced by a Domme named Lyda and a submissive named Noah. Despite the fact that Gen is well-acquainted with other participants in this lifestyle, she has not ventured to explore it until an inexplicable attraction to both Lyda and Noah, albeit in different ways, tempts her to discard the habits she has adopted for self-protection. The dynamics of the relationship bet
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Debbie
Jul 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
After too many failed relationships, Gen has settled into a quiet, acceptable life as a middle-aged single woman. But then she meets Mistress Lyda and her sexy male sub Noah, and the two of them give her a different view of “acceptable”—as well as a renewed longing for the type of love and romance she thought had passed her by.

Gen has been Marguerite Winterman’s employee at Tea Leaves for some time, and has a close relationship with the reserved, intimidating woman. It isn’t until Mistress Lyda
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Vettech
Dec 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erotic-romance
This is book 8 in the Nature of Desires Series. Of all the Joey Hill books I've read so far, this is my second favorite. We have a triad love story going in this book....Domme Lyda Coltrane, sub Noah and sub/possible Domme Gen. All three have been hurt and broken from some sort of trauma in their past. Question is...can these three souls help each other overcome those horrible events? Learn to trust again.....trust each other and heal those open wounds?

Gen wasn't sure what she was or if she even
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Iman EL
I gave 2 stars to this book. A lot of people will probably disagree of course. I mean joey w hill has a great writing style. she has this ability to captivate with words. Not to mention that the sex scenes were..... well STEAMY is the only word for it. BUT....
Threesomes are just a big No for me IN a sexual encounter so never mind relationships. I just can't see how it could work. I find it unrealistic. To me it's supposed to between two people who are supposed to be possessif of each other. How
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Kelly
Apr 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was not my favorite story from Joey Hill, nor my favorite of the series. Though I do think many of the unfavorable reviews were much less insightful than they should be. Lyda's character is difficult to understand and empathize, and I think had we been given more of her background it would have helped. Noah and Gen are wonderful together, and you do see the relationship grow between the 3 of the characters, as well as you if you read closely you can see Lyda's response warming. The fact tha ...more
Diane Dannenfeldt
Again I can't express how much I have loved this series! I truly enjoyed this book as well, and can't wait until the audio book is released so that I can listen to the entire series again. My only complaint is that I would have liked a little more of a back story on Lyda we really didn't learn very much about Lyda the women other than her not getting along with her family. Also, as broken as Noah was, I'm not sure he is really totally healed, maybe we can see them again in a future book? I loved ...more
Melanie Marnell
May 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The character studies Joey Hill crafts are truly remarkable. Rich, complex, multilayered, compelling, virile, sensuous, erotic, Dominant, submissive, vulnerable, loving, and flawed are all descriptors for both the main and subset of characters in each story. This triad love story was spellbinding. Lyda, the Dominant, strong, erotic and unyielding speaks to Gen's heart and soul like no other except Noah. His gentle, flawed vulnerability draws her in deeper while learning what it truly means to su ...more
Sue
Jun 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have been following this series since I have become addicted to Joey Hill's well written stories. I loved the characters in this book and how they all finally allowed themselves to find the vulnerability to love. It is the love story of a triad (f/f/m), and I especially loved the women getting past their insecurities to a real and lasting love. I loved that Noah finally was able to put his broken pieces together to give and receive that love as well. This is well worth the read, but I would re ...more
Kat
Dec 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm not the least bit interested in F/F erotica. It's just not my thing. However, this book was wonderful. That's a true testament to Joey W. Hill's talent in writing erotic fiction. She can draw you in no matter your taste. But a lot of the reason this was a fantastic book was dear, enigmatic, broken Noah. He brought me to tears. I also enjoyed seeing characters from past books in the Nature of Desire series, especially Tyler, Mac and Marcus. No one does erotica as masterfully as Hill.
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