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Testing the Submissive

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  433 ratings  ·  95 reviews
Abby stood nervously before her Master in the classic submissive pose: fully nude, legs apart, wrists placed behind her back; deeply ashamed of her evident arousal. Worse, she had to recount in exact detail the proceedings of her last whipping. The whipping had been severe; as was the case with most of the clients she was commissioned to serve. Most of these clients were m ...more
Published June 29th 2014 by Al Daltrey (first published June 16th 2014)
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Oct 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gifted-books
This was a subjective book. I can imagine an awful lot of people will hate it because of what Lewis “made” Abby do. But to understand this book and to understand the relationship between Abby and Lewis, you have to have an understanding on what a D/s relationship entails and also what S&M actually means. While it might seem abusive to some, it's not abusive to's het "thing".

This is no lightweight spank on the bum bum story. This is the story of Abby who has agreed to be the whipping bi
Saintly Tammy
Jun 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this POV told from a sadomasichistic submissive. I liked that it was a no holding back kind of book and that is what intrigued me. I have read a lot of different types of BDSM over the years, some light, some hard core. it definitely falls in the more hardcore range but also describes the bond in D/s relationship that is crucial and the trust that must be there for it to work. I highly recommend it.
Jul 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow, what a debut book for this author. I was intrigued by the synopsis and when I downloaded the book I was not disappointed.

The author did a great job with the disclaimer, because this book is not for the faint of heart; however, I went into this book with a wide open mind and was not disappointed.

I found this book page-turning, intense and intriguing from the first page and throughout the book. The intensity of the story and the extreme masochistic nature of Abby, the main character, was trul
Cassandra Caress
Sep 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotic, bdsm
This book comes with a WARNING! It should be taken serious! Read it and read it again and if you aren't offended...then happy reading :)

Where to start??? This book left me so needy, so hot, so sweaty. It definitely left a strong impression. I was captivated right from the beginning and left myself asking a lot of times, if I would do it as well.
The way it was written with the episodes was really good and the storyline easy to follow. I loved that it also showed a little everyday life on how to
True Texan
Jul 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Such a great read! Kudos to Al Daltrey on his first book! I can't wait to read other work by this talented author!

Open your mind to all possibilities and know that pleasure can be found in many forms. This book is not for the faint at heart. The reward is a HOT read that will leave you enthralled in the beauty of submission.

Abigail knows she's different. She seeks a kind of pleasure not common in her circles. Her fantasies aren't of roses and slow love making. They are instead, comprised of cont
Holy crap what in the hell did I just read?????

To say the least saying this is some hard core BDSM is putting it mildly, but I will say that the author does a spectacular job of getting into Abby's psyche and illustrating her inner strength. She may be a submissive and at times seem very much like a doormat, but she is one hell of a masochist who craves more. Needless to say that ending!!!!!
Lewis, her sponsor and master was definitely testing her throughout the novel but it's Abby who surprise
Jul 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This story was beyond amazing! Very powerful and such a turn on. I had to make sure I was in the right setting to read this because the arousing factor is above and beyond! Lewis is a great Dominant/Master and Abigail (Abby) is the most masochistic and submissive character I have read, as of yet. Bravo Al Daltrey on this book and thank you for having published your words.
Rae Bradford
Jul 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The first thing I would like to say is, if you tend to dismiss warnings or disclaimers on a book DO NOT do that for this book. Al Daltrey was very responsible in providing that information ahead of time and you need to read and comprehend what he is telling you. This book is the most raw & graphic book I have read to date. With that being said, it is also one of the best I have read in a very long time.

The story of Abby, a masochist, unfolds in such a unique way that I felt compelled to follow
Salice Rodgers
Sep 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Let me start by saying this book is definitely different than anything else I have ever read. It is beautifully written and definitely grabs your attention from the very beginning. I loved that it wasn't drawn out and made you wait forever before it got to the point of the book. There was moments when I shook my head and thought maybe I should go back and re-read the section to make sure that was what I saw. But, with all of that being said I have to admit that I did truly like this book! I
Rachel Palmer
Jul 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Had this book a while on kindle I didn't know weather to read or not,
But I finally did and why I held out so long I don't know
Because I was seriously missing out on a great read,
I actully found this book totally refreshing, it gives a different
View on the bdsm lifestyle..and I've read many in the genre,
I will also say I'm impressed as an avid reader it takes a lot for
a book to catch my eye. It captured me from the first chapter
I really couldn't put it down till it was finished
in my eyes it's a M
Sally Parker
Sep 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I dare you to read this book and not touch yourself. its impossible. This read isn't for the faint hearted,
I love erotic reads but this book is the best erotic book I've read. everything abby does is her own choice, nothing is forced,the author has created 2 strong characters who bring to life what goes on behind closed doors in the world of bdsm. Can't wait for the next book.
K's Kinky & Classy Books (Kaye Blanchard)
This is Al Daltrey's first published book and the first book I chose to lose my Al Daltrey, Author, virginity to. I think it was a great choice on my part. It gave me perfect insight into how deep Al Daltrey can delve into a topic, if he so chooses.

Testing the Submissive is full of every masochist/submissive descriptive term I can come up with: humiliation, degradation, unimaginable pain, sexual gratification, demeaning behavior, and yes, even love.

I don't think this book is meant to be anything
Sep 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing

First let me start by saying that I don’t normally read hard core BDSM but this book was recommended by a friend so I gave it a shot. I’ll admit that reading Abigail describe her experiences as a “whipping-bitch” to her handler, that pimps her out to a network of clients was hard at times. After each client Abigail would meet with Lewis for a post-interview, where she was required to answer all of Lewis’ questions. Although hard, I found myself sucked into her story. While reading
Coast2Coast BookBesties
Oct 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 Star Review

Testing the Submissive by Al Daltrey is a book I wanted to read the minute it was released. The praise by others on Al Daltrey's work is absolutely accurate; Al Daltrey did not disappoint. The author did an AMAZING job in reflecting Abigail's POV. Although I have read quite a few BDSM books, Testing the Submissive surpasses the others. I recommend to anyone, read the description of the book, so you know what you are getting yourself into.

Abigail is a submissive masochist. Lewis, her
Fi *~Tack's Scottish Sexpot~*
Er....Wow......I haven't read a book this hot in ages.

I love reading books with warning labels on. I like to think I am a very open minded person. I like books that challenge your point of view and teach you something different about the world we live in. A lot of people live in their own little bubble with little interest of expanding their own horizons and I feel sorry for these people. Who knows, maybe I live next door to an Abigail or a Lewis.....not likely.....but if I did I wouldn't judge
Oct 18, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: imam, kinky, short
I don˙t know what to think.

It˙s bdsm slave/Master thing. I liked that... it`s written in a type of conversation that flows and it˙s quick to read, without too many descriptions and I˙`m ok with it... but somehow it lacks a deeper conection.

Something different and not in a bad way, kinky and sex scene after sex scene... not minding at all....but would loved to have more depth, specially in this type of twisted relationships.

Melissa Asleson
Jun 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Just as in real life not every relationship follows the same romantic tale. This story takes a different look at the BDSM lifestyle and the kinks that such a relationship is made of, I found them very interesting and profound. At the heart of the story is a woman trying to find the balance of lust and love as a masochist. I look forward to reading more this author in the future.
Jul 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
WOW!!!!! What an impressive and eye opening book. I'm not sure I can find the right words to give this book the awesome review it should get. Al is an extremely talented writer, he went deep into the extreme side of bdsm. Although some parts made me squirm a bit, I was so intrigued and wanted to learn so much more. Awesome job Al!!
I LOVED THIS BOOK! When is the sequel coming out? And you know I mean it!!? I ate this up in an evening!!!What?
**Manjula ♥ Connor Cobalt**
Jul 13, 2014 marked it as z-did-not-finish
Damn... I'm not sure what to rate this. It's not exactly a story. More like literary porn. I think this one is going to be unrated.
Dec 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I gave this book 4.5 stars.

This book is an interesting book to write a review for. I have been pondering what I will write about it for about a week. I have been trying to come up with words to explain how it made me feel. I'm probably going to end up rambling about different ways it made me feel and all kinds of things. So bear with me.

Let's get one thing out of the way; heed the author's warning that this has extreme BDSM in it. This is not for the light of heart. But if you have and open mi
Nov 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Boundaries. They’re tested daily. Often without our permission. And we find ourselves forced into a split second decision of whether to accept or decline, bend or break, give permission or shut it down. Most of the time those moments arrive without warning and we find ourselves having to choose in the moment whether we want to push our own boundaries or stay in the safe zone.

This book is decidedly outside of the safe zone. Abigail is a whipping slut. That is exactly what you think it is. A woma
Nov 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Abigail is a submissive. Lewis is her dominant. This dominant sends her to different clients with different fetishes but one fetish remains the same, spanking. The spankings are extremely rough and leave marks for days or even weeks. After each session with her clients, Abigail reports to Lewis and explains in detail what happened and how she felt about the meeting. She was to explain her feelings about the client in full, including all sexual arousal that she experienced during the sessions. Ho ...more
Lori JG
Mar 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Alright now, this is definitely "The Grown Ups Table" and I'm looking around wondering how the hell I got here!
Seriously, this book was recced to me from a friend and fellow Street Team member who knows what I like. And , I Really liked this book!
Its not my sexual preference, but the book was well written - and cast the proper light upon the BDSM D/s, relationship. Seems like everything I've read up to now on that lifestyle was pretty damn vanilla. *With some really pretty sprinkles on top*
Stacy Mraz
Apr 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The title tells you exactly what you're about to read. Abby is a sub and Lewis is the Dom that will test her in every way possible. Lewis continues to push Abby throughout this book and she doesn't disappoint. Abby not only takes on every test but she enjoys them on some level and then relives it through telling Lewis every detail. It's a very different approach when writing about sex love and relationships. I've read a lot of different books, many books about sex all kinds of sex and this book ...more
Jun 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Yes
Unapologetic testament to a woman who knows what she wants!!

Testing the Submissive was a book a found and went into it with no preconceived expectations. WOW was I shocked. This account of a submissive is not only raw and edgy but completely and totally AMAZING. Abby is a woman that knows what she wants from her sexual partners and is not afraid to go after it. She does not apologize for being different, than “normal”, she embraces it. Most books centered on BDSM show the submissive as weak mind
Jul 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Testing the Submissive lives up to its title. Abby is tested in ways she never imagined. It is an intense read because it takes you on a different kind of journey. The structure is different from most books but it actually makes sense and the story flows. There are times when you just want to slap Lewis for the tests he places onto Abby but he does redeem himself later on. The characters are certainly likeable and you grow close to them. The twist at the end leaves you screaming NOO!!!! Abby, No ...more
Jul 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I give this story a five star rating for its eroticism and uniqueness. This is one of the only stories I've read that focuses on masochism. I've read many BDSM novels by now, but Abby's story is told from a very different perspective than most. To say that Abby and Lewis's relationship is very different from the norm is an understatement. As weird as their relationship may seem to those who read this book, it seemed to work for them. I enjoyed this story. I'm not sure if I enjoyed it so much bec ...more
Elizabeth Lynx
Aug 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erotic-romance
I am amending my previous review based on information the author informed me of. I was under the assumption when I first read this book it was an erotic-romance. He told me it was meant to be a pure sex (erotica) book. With that information I would easily give this book five stars.
If you like erotica with violent sex then you will love this book. I think the author does a good job warning the reader about the graphic nature of this story and he is true to his word. This world he paints with his
Elena Cruz (Jazzy World of E's Bookshelf)
Testing the Submissive by Al Daltrey is a book that's in a class of it's own. I have read some BDSM books but Testing The Submissive gives you a different look that you're not going to forget. Abby is a Submissive person and is being put through various tests by Lewis to see if she has what it takes to be the right kind of submissive. Each test is recounted in Abby's interviews with Lewis and each interview is at times dark, highly erotic or both.

The push and pull between Abby and Lewis is a da
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“Abby stood nervously before her Master in the classic submissive pose: fully nude, legs apart, wrists placed behind her back; deeply ashamed of her evident arousal. Worse, she had to recount in exact detail the proceedings of her last whipping. The whipping had been severe; as was the case with most of the clients she was commissioned to serve. Most of these clients were men, some were women, on occasion a couple, or even a group. Nevertheless her body reacted like that of a wanton whore as she retold of the sadistic punishments and extreme sexual use inflicted upon her body.
How far would her Master push her with these ‘tests’? How far would Abigail go? How many times could she stand before him blushing; yet with that unmistakable tingle? Their relationship was surely headed for a collision course. Or was it?”
“One of the great misconceptions about people in the bdsm lifestyle is that we don’t enjoy vanilla sex. That’s simply not true. We might not be satisfied by vanilla sex alone; but erotic sensual lovemaking is never boring. All” 1 likes
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