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How to Train Your Dom in Five Easy Steps

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  1,916 ratings  ·  352 reviews
Sometimes the little head really does know best.

Jeff White’s needs are simple. All he wants is a submissive to help him explore the dominant side that his ex-girlfriend couldn’t handle. Problem is, inexperience in both dating and domming has resulted in a string of rejections.

What he needs is an experienced sub willing to show him the ins and outs of controlling a scene. U
Kindle Edition, 295 pages
Published September 23rd 2014 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
*Pets book*

Welcome to my favorites list, you kinky, wonderful little gem.

This was a BDSM book tailor-made for my tastes.

I'm the first to admit that BDSM books are hit or miss for me. What do you enjoy in a BDSM story? Is it the pain? Is it the strappings? Is it the "sir"s?

I have very specific tastes when it comes to kink, and some of it is pretty hard to come by. I love dirty talk, the dirtier the better. But not just any dirty talk, oh no, I love humiliation.

You want my cock deep in your th
~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~

4.5 highly combustible stars

If you're looking for some dirty with a side of kinky, topped with floggers, canes, cock rings, and nipple clamps, you are in for a treat. The heat level in this book is off-the-fucking-charts FLAMMABLE.

The toys and D/s play are great fun, but what makes this book a special kind of steamy are the interactions between Eddie, an experienced painslut and sub, and Jeff, a wannabe sadist Dom who somehow insults every woman he wants to top.

Jeff just wants to spank and fl
Shin Mon Thway
This is not at all what I expected from the vibe that I was getting from the title. 😁 Instead of a hardcore BDSM and filthy sex, what I actually got was a very sweet and fun love story with adorable MCs plus kinky sex. Yea, the sex was really kinky and sexy but not downright filthy as in many BDSM novels. 😍

Jeff is kinda having a midlife crisis. After breaking up with the one and only girlfriend of 13 years, he realized that he wants to become a dom and practice BDSM lifestyle. But he has no exp
1.5* rounded down.

Okay. I slept a night over this. I still really dislike this book and the hype it rode in on. There's so much wrong to it on so many levels that I don't know where to start...

The clunky classism. It's not subverted, it doesn't even try to be halfway reflected, it's so bad it had me pull my toes up between my teeth due me writhing with disgust. Lo-Lo wrote an excellent review on this aspect:

What is worse, though, is the misogyny spread th
A delightfully British, perfectly sweet, funny, kinky romance...
I absolutely loved it!
"...I don't see what the problem is, anyway. He wants kinky sex; I want kinky sex. He's a sadist; I'm a masochist. It's like we're meant to be together. A match made in heaven and all that bollocks."

"Don't forget he's straight, and you're a man," Maddy added.

Eddie shrugged. "I've had straight blokes before..."
I fell in love with this story. The banter between these characters made for such an enjo
Touché, ms. Myles. This one will not land on my 'my dowdy aunt would love it' shelf.

First things first though...PENIS TASTES LIKE OLIVES? 0_o

There are several references to cocks tasting like “Olives sprang to mind” and “the olive-y flavor” in this book. Other than that, I liked this book way more than I should have. I didn’t care for Myles’ Junk much. One of my issues with it was that it was altogether too dowdy. That’s probably the last thing you can accuse How To Train Your Dom In 5 Easy Step
Sep 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Written December 1, 2014

4.4 Stars - Oddly enough, I fell head over heels for this perky merry read

This storyline sounded fun even for a reader like me who aren't that very fond and comfortable with BDSM (D/s and sadist play...) topics in the romances. I kept my fingers crossed (painfully hard!!) for a good, and sweet enough, M/M kink story read.

Wowsie, a British cannonball in the giggling M/M genre
'How to Train Your Dome in Five Easy Staps' is maybe not realistic and credible
Jul 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotica-contemp
Utterly charming, super-English character study of a diamond-in-the-rough Dom and the posh sub that agrees to show him the ropes by tutoring him. Of course, there's a slight hitch to this magical carpet ride and that's the DENIAL. To be fair, Jeff comes by it honestly, and he's just ignorant--not an ass, which can't be said about others. Luckily, Eddie's true enough to himself for both of them and drags Jeff to the truth. Okay, leads him by the dick to the truth. Sweet GFY.

Overall, big smiles w
I was very excited to read this book after seeing so many positive ARC reviews here at GoodReads from trusted friends. And I knew and understood exactly what I was getting myself into with a straight Dom using a gay sub to train him in the world of the D/s lifestyle. But I'm a sucker for a good Gay-For-You story and knew we were going to have a HEA, so my excitement never waned. Unfortunately for me, there was too much unattached, unemotional sex (with some serious denial coming from MC Jeff for ...more
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
4.25 Stars



I felt a great disturbance while reading this. Isn't this a sign of the Armageddon?

The first couple of chapters I kept thinking, 'You shouldn't be liking this guy. He's kind of douche-y'. But I did. I always did. Jeff's a working class dude (sorry, bloke) who's blunt, crass, unpolished and exceedingly preoccupied with society's view of him. He's socially awkward and, I admit, I felt sorry for
Emma Sea
Jul 02, 2014 rated it it was ok
I just realized today that ARC reviews actually make me not read the book. I get all excited by them, go to buy, and it's not released yet. So I buy something else, and by the time it's available to the public the title has dropped off my radar :(
Kaje Harper
Sep 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: light, m-m, bdsm
This story opens with Jeff as a man who has recently left his long-term bland straight relationship and discovered his desire for the Dom and Sadist sides of BDSM. Unfortunately, he's not very empathic, and is a bit of a self-centered jerk. His rushed approach toward BDSM and sex with women has brought him nothing much except unsatisfying and cut-short encounters, and a fair bit of rejection. Part of that is choosing the wrong partners, part because female subs who do want his level of SM are in ...more
So, I'm basically just going to throw all the stars at this deliciously filthy and sweet little number.

So, Jeff knows what he knows and that’s all that he knows. Poor guy can’t help that the only real exposure into the world of kink that he loves is via the internet. I mean really, what kind of reality is that? I’d love to believe that all the beautiful scenes I see in porn are all real, but when you take off the rainbow glasses it has very little resemblance to reality. Jeff’s pride may keep hi
Elle Beasee
Well now, it would appear I do have a review in me, after all….

It’s fair to say that I understand how many reviewers enjoyed this – it’s a perfect blend of BDSM, humiliation, with a cute little GFY romance trope thrown in to round it all off rather nicely. What’s more, is that this unapologetically pushes the ‘BDSM’ boundaries; it doesn't fall onto the safety net that most BDSM stories fall onto, so props to Josephine Myles for the courage to go beyond that.

I admit that I’m not necessarily a fan

Although I liked this book, I didn't love it like most readers did. It is very well written and the story itself is fresh and original, but for some reason it failed to hold my attention.

Josephine Myles is a stellar writer. I love that the stories she delivers are light hearted and funny, although they had the potential to go down a dark road. And so very British!

Jeff is a working class man. He's kind of blunt, and that is why he, sometimes, comes across like a douchebag. He wants to explore his
Sep 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bmbr-reads
This story has earnt every, single star. Oh, wow. Review with some other Unicorns coming soon @ BMBR.

Where do I start? Well actually I'm going to dive right in and tell you what I loved most about this story and that was Jeff. Jeff our Dom who needs to be trained. I loved him.

This man is a blokey bloke. He's a manual worker who calls a spade a spade (yep, right up my street) and freshly out of a (straight, vanilla) relationship and wanting to explore his dominant side. Unfortunately for Jeff he
Jul 07, 2014 rated it really liked it

I’ve come to realise that for me to enjoy reading a story which includes BDSM, I have a list of likes and limits just like practioners :P

I do not for example enjoy reading it for it’s own sake, as it is not a personal kink choice for me, however I don’t mind reading if it is part of a good realistic story with real people as protagonists, with normal backgrounds, normal problems, who make mistakes, who are able to joke, tease and laugh. What I dislike are strictly structured procedural perfect d
Dirty, kinky fun. I really enjoyed this book. Jeff is a bit of a jerk, rough around the edges. He just wants to find a woman he can spank and dominate. If only they didn't all run screaming before the good stuff got going. Pain slut Eddie could be just the man to teach Jeff what he needs to learn. Too bad Jeff is staunchly straight. That's OK because Eddie likes a challenge. He also is mouthy, snarky and tops from the bottom. What's not to love.

It was fun watching Jeff's straight walls come slo
Aug 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotica-kink
This was one smokin story ... I adored Eddie and his view on life ❤️❤️❤️ he did a brilliant job of training Jeff BUT I did not like some of the Dom terms that he used ... Calling Eddie a bitch annoyed the living hell out of me - it wasn't he humiliation aspect or the demeaning words, it's just that one didn't match Eddie in any way - Jeff had so many more options !!! For this reason I got frustrated and I wanted to strangle Jeff. On the positive side, Jeff deciding he was bi and coming out to hi ...more

Sorry, got fed up of this one after a while, just lost interest. There was no connection between the two MC's for me, I didn't like them much either, so although there were some of Jo's customary funny one liners, it wasn't enough to hold my interest.
*** 4.5 Stars ***

This book is my guiltiest of guilty pleasures. It was fantastic!
❧A Bookish Berkeley Girl❧
SOmEtiMes it JUst DoesN't WOrk Out.

I tired! Really, I did.....but I gave up at 45% skip to the end, read the epilogue , and yes, it was cute...yet, and still~

It was not for me.

Honestly, I read this because I love GFY...and as for BDSM ...I am VERY picky. The persona needs to fit, and it this for some reason it did not. I keep picturing Eddie as a kid. *shrug* and I could not quite picture Jeff? So I really could not get into the lives of these MCs.

The British tone was excellent "such a good loo
Marte - Thunderella
**** 4,5 Sir Bastard stars ****

Jeff is newly single after his fourteen year old relationship with his girlfriend ended. They got together young, and was the only relationship, in every way, Jeff has ever had. Being an free agent after so many years, he's eager to act on the feelings he's suppressed for a long time, since his ex girlfriend definitely wasn't interested in his dominating and sadistic inclination. Jeff wants a submissive, one he can dominate and inflict pain on. He wants someone exp
Jul 19, 2014 marked it as dnf
DNF at 40%

How To Train Your Dragon, but a little bit different..


I can understand how some people love this book. It’s pretty funny and Eddie is a very likable MC. But Jeff…. I just can’t take any more.

This book revolves around Jeff and how to make him a better Dom. Eddie is more than willing to help, but he has to convince Jeff, because Jeff is straight….…

This is definitely a training guide with some funny moments. My main reason for DNF-ing this is because things like this are a NOT SEXY to me:
Nov 07, 2014 rated it did not like it
DNF at 64%.

Technical, procedural BDSM and dirty talk that's uninspired and uninteresting.

Also features a blink and you'll miss it in Jeff was straight for all of 5% of the book.

Last nail in the coffin for reading anything by this author.

I regret buying this.
4.5 pervy stars :P

Jeff was a complete wanker. Rude, arrogant, so concerned about being "manly" that I could barely stand him on page.
But, then...then Jeff started getting feelings.
Sexy feelings. He started thinking about Eddie and the things he'd like to do to Eddie or make Eddie do to him.


Oh, yeah. *nods*

Hot. Hot. Hot. *fans self*

Yes, Jeff took to kinky bed play with Eddie like a duck takes to water and the more into he got, the more I liked him. It was like he found his place and didn't want
Anna Goerlitz
This was fun and filthy and somehow adorable at the same time... Jeff's bumpling, stumbling foray into being a dom is fantastic. And I defy anyone to not absolutely love Eddie....

Jeff is a newbie dom, unable to find a suitable sub after some embarrassing incidents on his first try... Turns out the local fetish community are as gossippy as old ladies, and none of the female subs want to play with him.

Eddie is a very experienced and easy going pain slut, who doesn't see Jeffs being straight as a b
Josephine Myles
Sep 08, 2014 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
I think this is my filthiest book to date (yes, even filthier than The Hot Floor), but it's also a lot of fun and is my attempt to turn some of the BDSM fiction cliches on their head. Writing an inexperienced and somewhat accident prone Dom being trained by a smart and sassy sub was great fun. Even more fun when you factor in that Jeff the Dom isn't gay, and his sub Eddie most definitely is!

It's out on September 23rd, and is currently available for pre-order on Amazon and Samhain. If you want sp
Jul 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars!


I can't believe I liked this so much. Fantastic writing, hilarious and adorable characters. Obviously, super-duper sexy. Maybe I skimmed a TINY bit of the sexy parts. There are just so many!
Some stuff I'm definitely not into, but enjoyed reading about nonetheless.

Great read! I am happy I gave it a shot. :)
Sep 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

Oh what a dirty, filthy, kinky gem you are!

Jeff is a sadistic Dom, rough around the edges, straight, and new to the scene. He's just come out of a 13 year, very vanilla, very straight relationship that had been dying a slow death for a few years. He's like an over eager puppy, wanting to try out his newly awakened desires but he has no class, no tact, and no desire to listen to advice.

He's like a bull in a china shop, and he's scaring all the ladies away. He can't seem to understand wh
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“Jeff's fingers pinched around Eddie's nostrils as he pushed deep into Eddie's throat. There was no way of getting any air into his lungs. No way of moving even.
Eddie had never felt safer in his life.
Total, utter trust.”
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