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The Other End of the Leash

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  210 ratings  ·  74 reviews
Raven lived the life of a submissive 24/7. She was under the care of her Master, Seth Thomas, who treated her well, using her as she enjoyed and letting her live freely on his estate with his other submissives, who came and went as they wished.
Seth kept his kinky side secret from his family so when he was called overseas for family business that would take a month, he
Kindle Edition, 264 pages
Published June 12th 2018
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Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
How can I Possibly give this book a worthy review! Every moment from beginning to end captured me.

I do not read many books where the main point of view is from a male's perspective and this was done wonderfully. The other POV's were also appreciated, especially the way Raven's mind was shown. There is some serious character development of the course of this one book. The scenes were hot, steamy, and left you wanting more. And it didn't take long for them to deliver more. The sexual connections,
R Y A N  ⚡️
5/5 - This is a real story. Real, meaning full of true writing. No punches are pulled and dark scenes are involved. As well as, true love and true respect.

This is definitely not a book for everyone. Its HEAVY BDSM. Its pet play on a hardcore level. Its also a story about why some people turn to BDSM. If you are going to read this book do it with an open mind and RESPECT.

Why do I give 5/5 rating, because this story is honest. The writing was pretty decent. There are two authors and its easy to
Carol Delmornay
Oct 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Kade, a sadistic Master who enjoys the erotic stimulation of what pain does to a woman, who also doesnt want a committed relationship, finds himself becoming a pet sitter to Raven while her owner and Master, Seth, takes care of family issues overseas for a month. Kane and Raven take you on a journey of pleasurable pain, intimacy, trust, devotion, and the intricacies of a D/s relationship. NJ Cole and Oliver Durant have written a great flowing story with excellent character development and once I ...more
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
NJ Cole has teamed up with Oliver Durant for this book and wow what a story it is. Yes yes yes what a great book this is, I have read quite a few books around this genre but never quite like this one, it tells us about Seth and his sub Raven. Seth has to go away for a while so he seeks out the help of a friend who in turn asks her friend Kade. Kade take's to Raven right away, will Kade want to give her back, will he give her back, or will it all end in tears. It really is a great story,
Sep 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotica
Very interesting book. Review to follow.
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Jessica {Litnoob}
Ok Im not going to give this a star rating because honestly I dont think I can. I rate books based on genre, so all of my fantasy are rated on the same scale and thats a different scale I use for scifi it ya or romance. This is my first legitimate effort with a BDSM centered book so I dont have a scale yet to measure this metric. Still I have some thoughts.

Firstly I appreciate the explanation we get into how some got brought into this world. I think with alternate lifestyles that you might not
Poetic Puppy
Jul 05, 2018 rated it liked it
Kade doesnt do commitment, so how will he cope when he has to take care of a submissive 24/7 for the first time.

Im going to be upfront and say that I might be underrating this title slightly because, while Ive read a few BDSM themed books, this one is a lot more graphic than what Im used to. There are a few stomach churning scenes too, so if youre a sensitive soul, you might want to steer clear of The Other End of the Leash.

That said, its well written, great characters and highly descriptive.
Tina Henry
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It didn't take me long to get pulled into the storyline and start cheering and hoping the main characters can get past their issues and find love.
Dec 26, 2019 marked it as to-read
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Toni Z
Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hooked from the start

What a ride! I was hooked from the beginning to the end. I started reading this today and quite literally did not want to set it down. I felt emersed in the story, it's not often that I find a book that the author makes me feel completely engaged in the story line. At the beginning you learn some background on Kade, how he began and has grown into his lifestyle. His mentor/friend Kennedy brings an offer to him, regarding "pet sitting". Here starts our true journey and
Clara Atkinson
Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Other End Of The Leash was such a powerful story. It will take you on an emotional rollercoaster ride. You will learn why and how Seth came to own Raven as his 24/7 pet. Why she is driven to be treated that way. Seth having to go out of the country plans on leaving her with two different Doms Kennedy and Kade. Kennedy ends up needing to leave town also so Kade keeps her the entire time. Kade doesn't do relationships but as time goes on he is drawn to her. He's finding it hard to accept that ...more
Jun 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
💞no spoilers

I found This to be a very touching and emotional read - Kade was well developed his character felt real and it was easy to connect with him emotionally - Raven I don't want to give spoilers , try and keep in mind that things are not always as they seem. - their story at times was very dark , very graphic - I even fought back tears 😢during a couple scenes - but the final outcome of their journey - 💖 worth every moment
Anne Baker
Jun 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
He Was Her Cage

Just WOW! What an amazing read by This great duo of superb authors. I was blown away from the very first page to the last, I had to read it in one sitting it was such a compelling read. So well written, amazing characters written with such depth. I laughed, I cried and was so sad at stages with this dark, dark, BDSM romance. But hey it was so worth all my emotions. A highly recommended read in this genre. Kade didnt do relationships in his BDSM world, he just plans meticulous
Aug 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
I obtained a copy of the book through Instafreebie. As such I'm left wondering whether the copy I received was like an uncorrected proof.

The story was really good. I found it completely interesting that Raven chose to live her life as a submissive pet, like a dog, with a dog crate that she slept in and a tail that she wore almost all the time. That in a story was a first for me. Maybe there are others like that though, I don't know, but it was fascinating.

I loved the dynamic between Raven and
Joanne Carr
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am voluntarily writing this review for this book I received through arc.

Kade is a sadist he loves the women who take the pain but he is not looking for a relationship. The first time he went to s BDSM club and saw what he liked. He becomes friends with a domme named Kennedy and her submissive Chloe. Seth the master of Raven gave her to Kade to take care of for a couple of weeks and to Kennedy for two weeks. Raven was a
24/7 submissive and pet. Kade was taking care of Raven much better than
Ann Marie
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Kade is a sadist and set in his ways. His lifestyle is BDSM and has become close with a women he befriended at the club. One day Kennedy asked Kade about doing a favor for another Dom who had a 24/7 live in submissive. After meeting Raven he was 100 % interested. I felt sad for Raven, she seemed so detached from herself. Hmmm then we get to the halfway point maybe a little farther and when a scene unfolds in the club with Raven and Kade was not present for 15 minutes, when he finally checks on ...more
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Awesome Read!

My 1st book by NJ Cole. I loved the backstory given on each character. It lets us the reader, fall in love with each ones unique situation within the story. Raven is my favorite though. She as a masochist was happy as a pet, loved to be shared and wasn't comfortable using her voice. Once she was given to Kade, things changed. Kade A Sadist who couldn't be satisfied, no woman able to take his dose of sadism. Not one girl had ever had him thinking of falling in love, none able to
Book Monitor
Jan 16, 2019 rated it liked it
This is a difficult book to review. Although it is a well written book with some sexy scenes, there are also some very uncomfortable and dark scenes that are too much for me personally.
I was disappointed that there wasn't more depth in the characters, even when we get some of Raven's background it felt shallow and her feelings are almost entirely skated over.
Nonetheless there are also some appealing aspects ; Kade is very appealing, as a Dom and a leading man. Kennedy could have been a much
Angie Schneider
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
NJ Cole and Oliver Durant are new Authors to me so I wasnt sure what to expect when I bought this book- but I had heard such great things so I wanted to give it a try. Well, I can say happily that The Other End Of The Leash is a wonderfully written book with plenty of information, for those curious about the BDSM lifestyle, along with exceptional scenes to burn your kindle up. But I cant stop there because there was not only suspense and intrigue, but my emotions were being tapped all throughout ...more
Glenda kruger
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The book cover does the story justice. The reason for this is that the cover reveals excateley what happens in the story.

This book was written by the powerful couple , N.J Cole (sassy) and her husband, Sir Oliver Durant.

This is about the BDSM Lifestyle. Raven was a submissive 24/7.
This is her journey with trials and tribulations.

The characters was so well described as if a person was watching a movie, even the scenes as well.From the first page i was pulled into the story. Easy to read, very
Teresa Dailey
Sep 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great read but...

This book was a great read. The characters and story line were well developed. The only problem with the book was the editing. I normally don't bother memtioning editing errors as they font bother me but tbere were quite a few errors throughout the book. Words here and there were wrong, meaning it wasn't spelled wrong it was just the wrong word (using or in a sentence when it was suppose to be for). In one sentence the heroine Raven was referred to as Riley. Another sentence had
Jul 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was given an ARC and here's my honest review.
This isn't the first book of NJ Cole that I read and, as the previous one, I liked it!
I love her writing, how she builds her characters, how they interact. I like that the books are long and the stories are very rich.
This book is about BDSM and often it describes painful scenes, so I think this book isn't for everybody. But even if one is not involved in this world, I think this book is perfect to understand a little how it works, the sensations
Crystal Andrews
Sep 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Better than 50 Shades

I don't know much about BDSM, but I know I'm interested in it and I can enjoy reading about it. I thought this was a good read in the eyes of a Dom, and a sub/pet. I'm glad they eventually got into detail about the sub because it was killing me not knowing what prompted her to be in the lifestyle. And even when I found out, I can understand it, and why she chose to continue.
Overall I thought it was well written by people who understand the lifestyle without the mind games
Rhonda Hicks
Jul 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I've read by N J Cole &/or Oliver Durant and must say, I'm quite overwhelmed by what I've just read. They've taken a cast of characters and brought them to life with such emotion and personality it made me feel as if I knew them and had a memory playing in my mind as I was reading. For those with trigger points, be advised there are some scenes that are intense, so be aware. With that in mind, the authors have taken great pains to make sure "Safe, Sane and Consensual" ...more
Jul 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a love story!😍

I love this story even though it had me at the edge of my seat. Learning the dynamic of Raven, Seth, Kennedy and Kade was very interesting. Having someone treated as a true pet and seeing that person change as Kade and Raven spend more time with each other was beautiful. Although it did made me angry when Kade didn't follow his instincts. But it did help Raven and Kade develop their trust and relationship. Would love to know what if in an epilogue about their future together.
Jul 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: dark-romance
3.5 STARS ⭐ I liked the storyline, there were just some scenes and certain content that was just too dark for my particular tastes (which I think is saying a lot). I liked the characters, but I wanted it to go more in depth than it did and for the two main characters to communicate more than they did. But it was engaging, some sexy parts and even I couldnt resist a hero like Kade is with a wounded heroine like Raven.

Its a good book, but there are definitely some major triggers at certain
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. The kink scenes were intense and nothing was left out. I am fairly new to reading BDSM and this book had some very good explanations on floggers. The author explains the different types of floggers and what the number of falls, strips of leather attached to the handle can do and what it sounds like. Now when I read other books and if they mention anything about the type of flogger I might understand a little more what the submissive will be feeling.

The love story was
April Collins
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Good bdsm books are few and far between. Some writers really have no idea about the lifestyle or really downplay how the acts are played out. This book though really painted a wonderful view into the lifestyle. The way it was written from the characters viewpoints really set up what was taking place in vivid detail.
Yes there are some dark parts In this book but it's not something that should turn you away from a very well written book. 5 stars from me and I cant wait for more from this
Lynn Stifle
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow!! I truly loved this book.The Other End Of The Leash will take you on an emotional rollercoaster ride. The characters of Kade and Raven are written with such depth, I loved the dynamic between them, and you can't help falling in love with them. This book was a real page turner, easy to read, action packed, and sizzling hot! NJ and Oliver have written an extraordinary book that you will want to read again and again. A definite must read!
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NJ Cole is a witty, mid-western girl with a kinky side. She works by day and writes by night, all while being a mother to her wonderful boys and serving her Sir. Unlike many of todays authors, she chooses to write in first person, allowing the readers to experience life through the eyes of the unique characters that live in her head. Her love of those characters and respect for their stories come ...more

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