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Destined to Dominate

(Captain's Duet #2)

4.70  ·  Rating details ·  345 ratings  ·  118 reviews
Love conquers all…

The world doesn't accept us, and people can be cruel. They tend to focus on the scars Captain earned in battle — but I see the man.

Every test we face only proves we are destined for each other.

Our brand of love is passionate and true, and we won’t let anything keep us apart.

Find out what happens when true love collides with selfless sacrifice. Spar
Kindle Edition, 274 pages
Published August 21st 2018
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Kat Ryker
Aug 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have pretty much copied my Amazon review here, not because I was lazy, but because it doesn't bear changing. This book is Book #2 in The Captain's Duet from Red Phoenix. Neither of the books in this Duet are at all like the previous Brie books. In the Brie series, we've followed Brie Bennett through her first day at the Submission Training Center, all the way through to her marriage to Sir Thane Davis and their subsequent baby. The steam fairly rose off our Kindles while we read. And once the ...more
Aug 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
"Maturity doesn’t come from age. It comes from grief. Once you accept it’s a part of everyday life, it has less power to hold you hostage with fear.”

Wow! Destined to Dominate was a explosive continuation to Captin and Candy's story! I could not devour this book fast enough! I loved getting to see more scenes with all the Doms we have come to love from Brie. I really enjoyed the crossovers and some scenes from previous books in a differemt POV. It really brought more light and angles to them sc
Erin Lewis
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Star Review of Destined To Dominate (Captain’s Duet #2) by Red Phoenix
This was a great continuation of Captain and Candy’s story and one I am so pleased I read. I was anxious to read the conclusion to their story and I wasn’t disappointed. I fell more for the scarred and wounded warrior than ever before. Although at times I felt that there was a little too much emphasis on Captain’s “stories”, it did help to get some perspective on back stories from other books.
This was a truly emotional rea
Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Overall, a 3.5 star read for me.
There is a part of me that feels a bit like a hypocrite for saying this because this duet did veer from the usual Brie's Submission format, but for me it veered a little too much. While I like a different type of read, and appreciate when an author mixes things up and doesn't continually release carbon copies of previous works, there was just something that felt off about Candy and Captain's story. As I stated in my review of Safe Haven, the age difference was tou
Hanna Ali
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OMG! Where do I start? This book was intense! I was an emotional wreck! Not at all what I expected and I love the fact that there is a story and history and so much love that I'm so jealous of candy lol for getting some beautiful love and a man that puts her above everything else. Thank you for another amazing read 😁 please everyone make sure you read this book and all of the books that are available you will not be disappointed
January Apted
Aug 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Holy cow Captain and Candy’s story was filled with so much emotion you will need Kleenex for sure!! The happiness you feel going on this journey with them is incredible. I can’t wait for more from this amazing series!
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Captain and Candy's story continues in Destined to Dominate. Captain is convinced that Candy deserves a Dom that can be with her for the long run. Their age gap has put a time limit on what he can offer her for a future. Candy knows deep down that he is the only one for her.

Throughout this eloquently told story, Red Phoenix reveals the trials and tribulations of Captain's life before, during and after his time in the Army. The elements of his back story that have shaped him into the man and Dom
Ceej Chargualaf
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Destined to Dominate truly is a story where love conquers all and has no limits, especially with such a beautiful D/s couple. It’s full of sorrow and grief, acceptance and peace, get-yourself-a-towel hotness, and a love that will last a lifetime. This will be a book that I will read over and over again and it’s no surprise that Red Phoenix wrote it. She never fails to bring out my emotions, no matter what she writes.

Captain is a man that I have absolutely fallen in love with. His courage, determ
Twinsie Talk Angie J
Aug 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
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I received this book from the author for an honest review.

I loved the first book in the duet, so I was going crazy waiting for the send installment of Captain and Candy’s love story/HEA.

This picked up literally as Captain left Candy’s house when he decided not to collar her. He gets some
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Candy had damaged, broken when Captain had given her the strength of self-belief once again
Captain had known the pain of rejection and betrayal and in many cases, it would have left that person bitter, resentful and wallowing in self-pity. Even his own family turned away when he returned from the war badly injured, his heart yearning for the brothers he had lost in battle.
Although many that see him at first turn away due to his scars he is a beacon in a stormy sea, a figure of hope for those nee
Aug 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
True Love Conquers All

Destined to Dominate is the continuing story of Captain and Candy. We knew they were destined to be together and this story showed us exactly that. You will find yourself going through numerous emotions as you read through their story. I can say that I was heartbroken, shocked, appalled and down right "mad as a wet hen" while reading about what Captain went through with his family while he was trying to recover from his horrible injuries. I cried and my heart literally hurt
Aug 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
I would give this book 3.5 stars. There were a couple things that didn't really resonate with me in this story and I don't believe it had anything to do with Red's writing, I think it mostly has to do with my personal preferences. I have read the whole Brie submission series and seriously adored those books and loved all of the side characters. But for some reason Candy and Captain were two that I didn't feel a connection with. And after reading this duet that hasn't really changed. Don't get me ...more
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was so excited to read the conclusion to the Candy/Captain story and it didn't disappoint. Reading about them all through the Brie's Submission series I always wanted to know more about their relationships and their lives pre-Brie. I loved learning about how perfectly destined they were for each other. The story was so heartfelt, it made me laugh and it made me cry. Their love is inspiring and uplifting. I especially enjoyed when beloved characters from the previous series made appearances and ...more
Heather Miller
Sep 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is Book #2, in the Captain Duets series. I would recommend reading book #1, Safe Haven, as you learn of Captain’s life growing up and coming up through the military life and ranks.

In Book #2, we learn more of Captain and Candy’s past life. They are both accepting of what happened in their past and are ready to move on in the present.

Destined to Dominate is more of a tear jerker Book. If you have triggers about death / loss of life / loss of pets, this book isn’t for you. This book is very
Tanya Mayes
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Must read book and series. This is book 2 of the spin-off series. Captain and Candy's story. The story took me on a very emotional journey. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. Captain is such a honorable and loving man of people and animals. He took the weight of the world on his shoulders after the death of his men and didn't feel he deserved someone as special as Candy. He didn't want to hold her back because of there age difference. I love that Candy know what she wanted no matter what Cap ...more
Lisa Ramnath
Sep 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Destined to Dominate is the 2nd part to Safe Haven. While this is a two part series, there is lot of reference and characters showing up from the Brie Submission series. If you have not read that series, I highly recommend it. But let me not get distracted as this is a review for Destined to Dominate. The book continues exactly where it left off in Safe Haven. It chronicles the journey for Candy and Captain. There is a quite a bit of an age difference between the two and just goes to show that a ...more
Bethany Titus
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book touched me so much. I feel in love with Captain & Candy in Brie's books. They are my favorite characters & I know I am going to be far-reaching their story more. As you go through their struggles you look at your own. These two are soulmates. Two halves to one love and even their age knows no bounds.
After reading the first half of their lives i could not wait for the next chapter. I could not out the book down. In fact I fell asleep reading it last night.
This book also gives
Randi Maroney
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow... I was kinda nervous for this duet. (Safe Haven being the first book). But I’m super glad I gave it a chance. Red Phoenix did NOT disappoint. This story I think came together very well. It is a HUGE tear jerker.
This story really makes you think about what is important in life, in my opinion. Do you worry about what other people think? Or do you do what makes you happy? Do you give up? Or do you fight for what you want? This story made me want to fight for everything I could ever want.
Brenda Henderson
Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Beautifully written love story. Very emotionally charged book which deals with love, loss and abandonment. Every time you dive into one of Red Phoenix books you are guaranteed to be taken on a journey you won’t forget in a hurry. Love can change us and lead us in a direction we never expected. Loss of an old friend brings not only grief but regret. When forgiveness can’t be given freely and an old wound can’t heal. Captain and Candy’s book is such a deeply emotional story and Red writes it like ...more
Leah Ford
Nov 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Destined to Dominate is definitely a story about how "love has no limits" I gobbled this story up in one sitting............thank goodness for rainy Sundays!

The story of Candy and Captain continues and it is from their own points of view. I did worry about the story going over all the other story-lines but i needn't have worried. It was more about them and not repetitive at all.

This was such an emotional read, you can't help but fall in love with both of them. They both have a strength, determin
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you love someone, set them free.
If they return to you, it was meant to be.

Destined to Dominate follows that old wives tale. This story shows how true an age old saying can be. As I read the story about Candy and Captain, I continually heard that saying playing over and over again. The further into this book I read, the more Candy and Captain became my friends. I found myself crying and laughing with them. Most of all, I found myself hoping for a happy ending. Candy and Captain take this seri
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as part of an ARC from Red Phoenix. Destined to Dominate by Red Phoenix is a must read. Captain and Candy’s continued story from Safe Haven. This book has so much emotion poured into the characters that you never want it to end. It makes you fall in love with Captain and Candy while including some of the original characters from the other storylines. I have completely fallen in love with
Captain and Candy’s beautiful story. Red Phoenix has created an incredible bond between
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
How many Doms does it take for Captain to collar Candy permanently?

Captain's Duet continues where we left off in Safe Haven. Emotion runs high with Captain's flashbacks and the way he must overcome his grief and pull together his feelings for Candy. His heart and soul love her, but his mind must seek to cover all courses to make sure he is the perfect Dom for her. In doing so, it's riveting, soul searching in both for himself and Candy.

"Your soul will never be quiet until you fulfill your dest
Ana Oh
Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a good, but not great, Red Phoenix book about Captain.

For long-time readers of Phoenix, many of Captain’s stories will be familiar. Some are brief, only touching on events from a high-level POV, while others have the more thrilling Red Magic we know and love.

The book would definitely be stronger if high-level stories were weeded out, creating and expanding bits with deeper emotional connections. With Captain’s history, there is a rich ocean to draw inspiration from.

In summary, this i
Amy Miller
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I must say I have waited for Captain to get his story. Captain is an amazing stand up guy full of courage, loyalty and heroism. Even though he has been through so much heartache & pain it has shaped him in the man he is today. With Candy & his family by his side he is able to accomplish anything, Candy is a strong young woman who is mature beyond her years. She is amazing and strong and her and Captain make the ultimate couple. This story was so full of emotion, you laugh and cry and the ...more
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Captain and candy!

Loved catching up with the characters from the Submissive Training Center, and getting deeper into Captain's life! Candy has her work cut out for her, convincing Captain that he is the DOM for her.
Shared grief and healing are part of this story, and I cried as well as laughed at different times.
I love when an author can bring so much emotion out through her writing, and Red Phoenix does this every time! Looking forward to November... The release of Sir's story!
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Book 2 of Captain and Candy's story is just as raw and emotional as the first book, Safe Haven. You get caught up in this story holding within its pages so many emotions you need tissues as you cry together, laugh together, clap your hands as things work out the way you hoped...the journey of Captain and Candy continues as they deal with the grief and losses in their pasts, finding that their age difference does not really matter at all. Together they journey on a path of discovery which leads t ...more
Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-reading
What an amazing read. The first book in this duet is amazing and pulled at my heart strings for sure. This book did exactly the same and more. This conclusion to Captain and Candy’s store is amazing and so well written. I laughed, cried and tensed up with suspense. I have always loved Brie and Thane’s story and this glimpse into a couple of supporting characters lives is just what I needed. If you love these characters but have not read the Brie’s Submission books I highly suggest it. Red does a ...more
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This story has so many feels! I'm so thankful for the opportunity to learn more about Captain and his journey. For me he was a neutral character that filled in a story, but now that I've learned more about his life and the situations that has made him into the man he is I can't imagine the stories without him. And the scenes with the dogs....😢
Red, I appreciate the amount of research and time you put in to building believe able characters and situations. I hope your muses will continue telling yo
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I am still trying to collect my thoughts after finishing this amazing book!Even though I’ve met Candy and Captain in her previous series, This book opened completely new point of appreciation and understanding of their dreams, determination and strength of characters. That after all tragedies and sufferings each of them overcame they ended victorious in love and life!
Loved, loved, loved every raw emotion, every victory, every confession, pure love and perseverance! I think I will be
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