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Governor

(Governor Trilogy #1)

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4.36  ·  Rating details ·  352 ratings  ·  64 reviews
(Governor Trilogy - Book 1, mmf, political romance)

I kneel for only one man—Carter Wilson, my best friend, chief of staff, and bastard extraordinaire.

It’s a price I willingly pay to be owned by Her.

His wife.

Who is also, as of when we were sworn in this morning, my lieutenant governor.

I am Owen Taylor, governor of the great state of Florida.
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Published August 31st 2018 (first published August 30th 2018)
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Sophia Triad
Owen Taylor: “I want to…take care of someone, you know?”
“Take care of them how?”
“Be of service to them.”


The Governor trilogy consumed me this weekend and I have no regrets about it. The story of Owen, Susa and Carter basically ticked a few important boxes for me:
1. It is a really good MMF, i.e. no individual in the triad is more important than the other. The girl is not left out like in many other MMF stories. She is clever, witty, beautiful and ambitious. This becomes clearer in the second
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Talltree
Oct 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: a-menage
3.5 stars
Rhonda
Sep 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was something out of the ordinary for me to read, a book with a lot of political standings but the author did this so well, that I was instantly drawn into the storyline. Told from the view point of Owen, I loved the background and the slow buildup of the relationship between the 3 characters. I can't wait to see where books 2, and eventually 3, lead us. ...more
Trish-Sunshine Reads
Aug 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great story about three people and how they came together.
This book is Owen’s and his POV on how he became the governor of Florida.
Love, pain, acceptance, happiness and an understanding of true family.
Looking forward to Susa’s book next.
Coco.V
Dec 21, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie
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Blurb:
I kneel for only one man—Carter Wilson, my best friend, chief of staff, and bastard extraordinaire.

It’s a price I willingly pay to be owned by Her.

His wife.

Who is also, as of when we were sworn in this morning, my lieutenant governor.

I am Owen Taylor, governor of the great state of Florida.
Robin Powers
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OMG! MMF BDSM...chills...just chills. I was wondering if this book could live up to my expectations to be super steamy plus leave me wanting more and boy, did it ever! Owen, Carter and Susa just are perfect together but Carter is like a super mastermind. He knows what he wants and that man just goes for it...figuring out the long game and thinking ten moves ahead. Impressive! Owen is the gorgeous, submissive man who caught his roommate's eye and fell for his beautiful classmate. He's extremely s ...more
Melanie
Aug 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow- This book really got under my skin. I don't think it has taken me as long to read a book as this one. It was full of political info, all of which I found interesting. It took me a while to digest it.
Ms. Richardson takes us into the mind and life of Owen Taylor. The book is written in his POV and we are taken from his college life, where he meets and rooms with Carter Wilson, to his election as Governor of Florida. Owen and Carter share a class in which they meet Susa, the daughter of Senato
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Kristinmarie
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Politics is not normally something I read, so this one took me a little longer to read. We meet the three main characters in their college years and follow forward and back in time to get the story of them. This took me a little while to get used to but it flowed wonderfully. This book is told from Owen's side of things. How he see's and perceives everything. I fell in love with this trio along the way. Although I will say some of the decisions that are made in this book took me a little while t ...more
Jennifer Harrison
Amazing!!

The first book of the trilogy was a knockout. The characters draw you from the very beginning. You are part of their world and enjoy the ups and downs along with them. (So much that I didn’t want to put it down. But adulting called...lol)

Even though this book is told from Owen’s perspective Carter and Susa are just as relatable and a focus of the story. Can’t wait for the next two books! This is a must read! I could read it all over again and it would hold my attention just like the fi
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Serialpurrs
Aug 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If politics was this sexy I could be tempted to show more interest than I do.
I loved the long slow buildup, letting us see and experience how the triad came to be. Seems a bit more realistic than many 30 minute wham bam ohhhh.... type romances. Though I did feel for Owen when Carter revealed what he and Susa had been up to in Vegas. That was the first time I felt a real dislike for a sadist type character. I definitely found my personal limit. That said, I cannot wait to see what they get into a
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Angie
Sep 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow! It's been awhile since I have read such an intriguing, fascinating book. Owen shares his story of love and politics as he looks back after winning the job of Governor of Florida. Meeting Carter and Susa has given him more than he ever thought possible. I loved the attention to detail on their beginnings and look forward to the rest of the trilogy. ...more
Pam
The Governor Trilogy, Book 1. Politics has never been so hot, steamy, or controversial!

I had to think for days about how to review this book. I could never do it justice by trying to summarize it. There are book blurbs on all retailers’ websites. Several chapters of the book are available for free through a link on Tymber Dalton's website (one of Ms. Richardson’s pen names). So, I’m just going to tell you how I feel about this book and why it’s so important to me.

This is the first book in The Go
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BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
An avid fan of Ms. Dalton's, I decided to buy and try her alter-ego, Ms. Richardson. Or is it the other way around? Regardless, I expected to have a solid romance with characters I would either love to hate or just love. What I did not expect was the amount of kinky erotic. For this, I am pleased and excited. What I also didn't expect, was to enjoy the politics of this book. Full disclosure, I'm a follower of Ms. Dalton on facebook. In one of groups, it is extremely left leaning and they don't w ...more
Carole-Ann
Phew ;)
Owen meets Carter in their 2nd yr at college as room-mates. Carter is older (having been in the Army & invalided out), but totally falls for our very innocent Owen.

The story is told from Owen's POV: his growing relationship & dependence upon Carter's loving dominance; how they meet Susa & eventually co-habit together; & how they achieve the first steps on their (combined) goal of getting Owen to State Governor.

One can cry buckets of tears for Owen: for his need to be loved & cared for. C
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Sarah ~Book Addict~
I am absolutely book drunk right now! I have been on an intense, emotional ride and I can’t let go of this world or these characters. I was there and rode the waves. It was at times very intense and emotions overflowed and it was beautiful. I’m overwhelmed. I’ve already reread some parts and I have to reread this book. I’m addicted. I want more. I can’t wait for the rest so I can get lost in them and then reread all of them straight through because after this one, I know I will have to. What a d ...more
Deanne Taylor
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I had the perfect review written in my head!
It went over it all.......the characters, the story, the sexy, the twisty moments.
It was perfect, just like this story.......too bad I hit delete instead of save!
These three were amazing, had no clue I'd ever be reading a "political" book, much less loving it this much.
Off to read book two now, doubt I get much sleep, well worth it though!!
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Gail
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
First book in the Governor Trilogy, told from Owen's perspective and covers the period from when the trio meets till his election as Governor of Florida through flashbacks, focusing generously on their early years and the build up of the triad.

Lesli Richardson brings us through Owen's ups and downs, his growth. She manages to make me laugh one sentence and cry from a broken heart for what Owen has gone through the next. She makes politic look way hotter than I thought it possible.

All in all, I t
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Angelique
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved it! Wonderful combination of intriguing story mixed with lots of interesting political facts. Can’t wait for book 2 and 3 (already ordered 😃)
Bonnie
Sep 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An intriguing storyline with fascinating characters. One of the best I've read from Lesli/Tymber. ...more
Emmaleigh Wurzbacher
This is the author’s best book in a long time. And that’s not to say she doesn’t write good books. I have never read something of hers I absolutely did not like. But this is one like The Reluctant Dom(written under her Tymber Dalton pen name). I can already tell it’s a series I’m gonna re-read over and over again. Owen has my heart and so does Carter, even though I haven’t really seen inside his head yet. However, I’ll be honest I’m not a fan of Susa, I’m actually halfway through her book and I ...more
Suzy
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OMG! I absolutely devoured this book!
Life Without Frank
That ending! I knew it! Great g-f-y story.
Harper Miller
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My first read of 2020 and it was delish! Ménage and poly romances are my catnip! Love love love them. Throw in a political angle and I’m sold. What I truly loved about this story is the build up between Owen and Carter. Talk about a man with a plan. Carter was stealthy and patient as hell and his patience paid off. It took me some time to warm up to Susa. Wasn’t sure I’d be interested in reading a book from her POV, but I’m all in. There were some chapters I thought could’ve been shortened with ...more
Daisy Sloan
Holy Crapola! I just finished reading Governor and I'm still trying process everything. There's so much going on with these three. I'm ready to dive into the next book!

Lesli Richardson wove an extraordinary tale. Owen is a slave (submissive) at heart and doesn't realize it. He's been broken by his mother. Carter realizes what a precious jewel Owen is and sets about doing what he has to in order to win Owen over. He shows Owen how to love, how to be intimate, how to achieve what he wants and need
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DFZ
Dec 07, 2018 rated it liked it
5 stars for relationship dynamics and kink and sweet parts and naughty bits. 2 stars for the repellant milquetoast centrist politics and occasional typos. I also think this book would have been perfect as a solo work without the other two in the trilogy.
Saoirse Snow
Oct 14, 2019 rated it liked it
I'll preface this review in stating that I wish I had reviewed the trilogy when I had completed all three books a few months ago. I am worried that because I am no longer fresh to this series, I may have gotten important details that would otherwise inform this review.

Nonetheless, I'll begin with the positives. This series and its characters are certainly strong enough that I am still thinking about it several months later - which is certainly a testament to the author and the world that she has
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STY
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is in my top 3 in this particular genre and i have read many many books in this genre. Top 3 after, Beyond and AC just because i read them first.
The writing style of the author is the way i like my books to be written detailed but not too detailed. The author also wrote another book , that i consider top 10 in my most competitive genre.
The fact that this is a trilogy and each book is about 42 chapters this just makes me very happy but i want more😢.
The characters will stick with me f
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⚣Michaelle⚣
After listening to Kneel, Mr. President, I'm hella interested in this one...only, Kneel, Mr. President was so damned good that I'm also hella afraid that this would come up severely lacking. Decisions, decisions... ...more
Chrstine Perfume
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
====SPOILER ALERT ===== (dont read if you dont want even slightly spoiler)

People who dont like to read will not believe me when I say how a book can literally echo through your soul and give an impact on you that you will never forget.
This is one of the books that did just that !
I have had very similar experience as Owen in this book and I cried through 3/4 of it. Though my RL is now not such a HEA as the story is but at least it gives me hope and inspires me to trust and keep believing.
Lesli ha
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Dana
Nov 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: wrote-a-review, mmf
Owen has just been elected Governor of Florida. His Chief of Staff is Carter and Susa, Carter's wife, is his Lieutenant Governor. They have been friends for 16 years. Well everyone thinks they've been friends for 16 years. Really they are in a triad where Owen is owned by Susa but Carter is both their Master. Oh my.


The story primarily takes place in the past and is told from Owen's POV. I like Owen. He is a sweet gentle soul and he really was due for a great big bear hug. He's a people pleaser a
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Lesli Richardson is the writer behind the curtain of her better-known pen name, Tymber Dalton (her "wild child" side). She lives in the Tampa Bay region of Florida with her husband, writer Jon Dalton, (aka "The World's Best Husband™") and too many pets. When she's not playing D&D with her friends or shooting skeet, she's a part-time Viking shield-maiden in training, among other pursuits. The USA T ...more

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