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Adventurous Me

(Bliss Series #1)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  563 ratings  ·  144 reviews
Boring. Tiresome. Predictable. That’s how Trish’s husband of almost 30 years described her when he told her he was leaving. Trish sets out to drink her blues away when she literally stumbles onto a man who offers her the adventure of a lifetime. Trish has no idea what she’s walking into when she visits Bliss, the local BDSM club, but under Dave’s tutelage, she takes to the ...more
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Published November 1st 2020 by Spectrum Audio (first published March 31st 2014)
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This is an Erotica/BDSM Romance, and this is the first book in the Me, You, and Us series. I listen to the audibook of this book, and I have to say I hated the narrator of this book. I did not read a lot of Erotica Romance, and I cannot spoke to the BDSM parts. Of course, there is a ton of sex in this book. I enjoyed the story, but their was parts that I did not like at all. I have to say the narrator really made me give this book only a 2 stars. I was kindly provided an e-audiobook of this book ...more
Oct 13, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
“Yes of course, permission granted. Then get your ass back here I want to pound it.”

This is the way the H talks. I couldn’t handle it. Yuck!!

Was there sex in this. Yes. A lot of it. Was it hot. Not really.

I know we’re supposed to feel bad for Clint but I didn’t and that’s the problem. Trish deserved so much better. She was just heartbroken by her ex husband who up and left her after 30 years of marriage. She stumbles into this lifestyle and then goes on this two week adventure with a hot younge
Apr 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Adventurous Me is the first book I have read by author Deanndra Hall. But I can tell you, it definitely will not be my last. From the first page to the very last page I was completely hooked! I absolutely adore the main character, Trish. She proves that adventure and love have no boundaries no matter what your age is.
Trish is a 49yr old, who is in the process of being divorced after 30yrs of marriage. Her soon to be ex husband claims her to be "boring, tiresome, and predictable", so she sets o
DJ Sakata
Adventurous Me provoked an angry reaction in me and I did not find it entertaining. In fact I had to put it down and walk away from my kindle several times just to get to the end. While I do enjoy steamy romance and even erotic romance, the key element for me in such books is the romance… I want the characters to have an emotional connection or for there to be love story involved, and this story was lacking in that aspect until the last 10% of the book. I also have an extremely hard time with se ...more
Lisa Cullinan
Apr 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tpam-rec
Fabulous read

Review I truly loved this book...From the start I felt so connected to Trish and Clint's journey together that I couldn't put this book down. Fresh out of a dull, boring and unloved 30 year marriage, Trish and her girlfriend meet Dave.....Dave plants the seed to join him at Bliss, a BDSM club....throwing caution to the wind, Trish leaves her vanilla world behind and embraces this new, dark and awakening world of erotica...a world where pain and pleasure coincide with punishment and
Claire Phoenix

This was my first book by Deanndra Hall. We met at an event last weekend and afterwards I came straight home to download something by her!

I loved this story! The story is about Trish, who was just left by her husband because she is "boring". In an effort to find adventure, she stumbles upon a man in a bar who directs her towards "Bliss" where she is introduced into the world of BDSM.

Naturally a submissive, this story is about Trish's training as well as her journey towards finding the right dom
Nola Arganbright

An erotic romance which may have some triggers. BDSM club scenes with good characters and a well developed plot. A very good story with an unexpected twist.
Dec 18, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I got about halfway through this and just could not do it anymore. The narration was like listening to nails screech on a chalkboard. There was no romance, no heat, no sexiness. It was boring and robotic. That being said, thank you netgalley for the opportunity to read and review!

This is a review of the audiobook.
Loraine Oliver
Mar 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed-books
I received this book as a gift and here is my review!
Description: If your husband announced he was divorcing you because you were "boring, tiresome, and predictable," what would you do? Trish decides she's going to prove him wrong, and a chance meeting with a handsome older man at a bar provides her with an opportunity to do just that. She takes him up on his offer to visit a club where she sees things she never knew existed, and she decides that her kinky adventure will begin right there. But w
Melonie Merritt
Apr 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was gifted a copy of this book.
One steamy read with a just the right amount of love is how I would describe this book. It was written really well and kept me turning pages from the very beginning. I could not put it down and finished it in just under three hours. Normally when I read erotica I feel I little detached from the characters especially when they are in a BDSM relationship, however that was not the case with these characters. I felt like I could see through their eyes what was going
Tammy Sparks
Apr 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Patricia Stinson wasn't looking to start over after 30 years of marriage, but her husband didn't leave her with a choice. When Patricia goes out with her best friend to drown her sorrows and have a little fun, She runs into Dave. As she is talking to him, she finds herself drawn to him. She admits that she is looking for an adventure in her life, and although she doesn't know it at the time, he is just the man to give it to her.

Clint Winstead wasn't looking to start over either. He had went t
May 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads Review Team~
I have read other books by Deanndra Hall and this one was just as amazing! Adventurous Me is about Trish and the end of her almost 30 year marriage. At almost 50 years old, Trish finds out her husband finds her boring, tiresome and predictable. A night out on the town with her friends changes her life. Dave introduces Trish to his club Bliss and pairs her off with Clint. Trish is finally on an adventure of a lif
* * * * * 5 Star Review.

Deanndra Hall once again delivered one of the best BDSM book story ever!!!!

When 49 year old Trish was left facing the reality that her husband or soon-to-be-ex-husband of 30 years is divorcing her because according to him she was boring, tiresome, and predictable she was not having non of that. Trish decided to show him she could be adventurous, fun and sexy. When she meets Dave she felt safe in his company. When Dave invites her to attend his club she was hesitant for a
Olivia Howe
Apr 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love. Sex. Cosmos. Adventures.

Trish has no adventure in her life. She is 49 years old and has never had a real adventure. Her life is “vanilla”, very normal, until she meets Dave while she's at a bar, drinking away her broken heart. Little does Trish know, her life is about to change entirely.

“Adventurous Me” is an erotic novel about a woman just trying to find her adventure in life, something to change her life and make it more exciting. On the way through her adventure, she meets a Dom named C
Johanna Sawyer
Thanks for a free book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

I loved it. BDSM tastefully done and a scorching love story. I love chemistry between characters and this couple just made you feel the heat. Trish's husband leave her because apparently they have grown apart. I won't say she's boring, because she is anything but. She meets a man in a bar who invites her to a club called Bliss and that's exactly what she finds.....bliss. Amazing job at introducing Trish to the lifestyle, and the unique
Ruthie Taylor
Feb 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads."

I have always enjoyed Ms Hall's writing and this was no exception. I'm not sure I really liked the story all the way through, in fact there were bits that made me mad... but that was probably the point. I also laughed on occasion and even had a fair few tears too. So once again an emotional journey from this talented author.

I'm lucky enough to have the next in the series ready to go on my Kindle!

Wicked Reads Review Team
Tia Louise
Mar 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOW-what a HOT, fun, emotional book!

It starts off with a SMASH and the momentum keeps building--I nearly finished it in one night.

Trish is a brave, complex character, and her sub/Dom relationship with the broken hero Clint is excruciating and sexy and heartbreaking and ultimately so great.

I'm not usually a fan of "darker" reads--this one was right at my limit. However, the "dark" situations amped up the emotional punch, so great work, DH! I'll definitely be reading more.

#MustRead #BDSM #Erotica
Nov 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of this audiobook for the publisher/author to review.

Boring. Tiresome. Predictable. That's how Trish's husband of almost 30 years described her when he told her he was leaving. Trish sets out to drink her blues away when she literally stumbles onto a man who offers her the adventure of a lifetime. Trish has no idea what she's walking into when she visits Bliss, the local BDSM club, but under Dave's tutelage, she takes to the new lifestyle readily. And when she is paired for two
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
If Trish was boring, tiresome, and or predictable, I could not find it. She did things for the first time with gusto and excitement. Trish finds herself in a funk filled haze of "AmI?" swirling in her head because of an ex that had no cue. While in this funk she meets Dave. Dave introduces her to a world that she could have only imagined. Her first night at Bliss opens her eyes to that something that was missing from her world.

Trish finds that her new found her has a bit of kinky side. She find
Kari Hansen
Oct 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Trish has spent the last three decades with her husband only for him to tell her that she dull, so she is determined that her future will be different. After a few drinks too many at a bar she meets Dave who introduces her to a BDSM club which is an eye-opening revelation. After a few experiences she agrees to spend two weeks with a Dom, but she wasn’t expecting to be matched up with one Dom who doesn’t want to be around her.

Clint is living with the demons of this past which still haunts him. Wh
Erin Lewis
Nov 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Star Review Adventurous Me (Me, You and Us #1) by Deanndra Hall


Both the author Deanndra Hall and narrator Anneliese Rennie are new tome and I am surprised I have not come across them before. When Trish’s husband of 30 years tells her she is boring and he is divorcing her. Adrift and facing an uncertain future Trish decides time to life live.
When she meets Dave he invites her to his club. Accepting his invitation changes the course of her life. She is introduced to a lifestyle she
Nov 23, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I received this and as an audio galley to listen to for free in exchange for my honest review. Thank you to NetGalley and Spectrum Audio for giving me access.

Boring. Tiresome. Predictable. First three words of the synopsis pretty much sums it up for me.

Was it extra steamy? Yes. Do women in their late 40's/50's deserve all the X-rated fun they want? Yes. But something was lacking for me...story or character development or both. I just wasn't left satisfied and then we took a time jump to the fut
Books on Stereo
Adventurous Me is a toxic entry into the BDSM world. From the characters to the plot, all of it seems half-baked. Our main heroine is akin to Bella from Twilight and the borderline harmful situations that she allows herself to be put in give a very negative view of this kink. For a book so full of sex, it is surprisingly dull and boring.
Apr 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Title: Adventurous me
Author: Deanndra Hall
Publisher: Celtic muse publishing
Genre: Erotica/BDSM
Pages: 222
Rating: 5 *****’s

My review:

Trish has been dumped! Her husband of thirty years has walked out on her because she is too boring, apparently! Trish takes her BFF Sheila out on the town to drown her sorrows. While feeling a bit worst for wear she meets Dave in a bar, and he promises to offer her the one thing she is looking for, the one thing she has been missing….adventure.
Armed only with
Jan 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: over 18 romance readers BDSM
Recommended to Darlene by: Deanndra Hall
Shelves: arc
I rec'd an ARC from the author for both these books. And found them to be very enlightening-unforgettable-moving- loaded with action-emotional-romantic and It's an OMG you have to read them both!!! I must say that Ms Hall has definitely done it again with this series if not more awesome than her series of Laying a Foundation. Her characters are so inspirational and very intriguing that you find yourself wondering of they are true life. The way she portrays them you believe that they are so real ...more
Felicity Nichols
Adventurous Me caught from the first few sentences. I was drawn in and knew I wouldn't stop reading until I finished it. Shortly into the story, I knew I needed a box of tissues to aide me through this story. This is a beautifully woven story about two broken souls who don't quite know what they want but both feel the need for each other.

The story starts with a bang, Trish's husband Ron announces that he is leaving her because she is boring. Nursing a broken heart she takes her bestfriend out fo
Heidi Ryan
May 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Deanndra Hall's books. She has a way of making everyone sexy. This book is the same way. I loved following Trish's journey as her life went from destroyed to redeemed between the pages. This story made me laugh, cry, and curse out loud at point in the story. These characters become so real, you forget you are reading a book. I found myself rooting for her, hoping beyond hope that her story would have a good ending. I guess you will have to read it to find out.
When the story begins, we mee
Jun 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The first page had my attention right away. When Trish's husband decided to leave her because she was so "boring", she starts throwing things at him right in the first page. After that I just was in love with the characters.

Trish decides she needs an adventure and goes to a bar looking for one. She meets Dave and that is when the adventure begins. Dave is the part of the story that brought it all together for me. He brings her to the club which is a bdsm club. This is so very new to Trish and s
Jan 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this as a ARC, for a honest review. I will attempt not to post any spoilers, but I may by accident. For this review I will most likely talk about the people like they are real as they came alive for me as I was reading it.

Let me say that you should grab a box of tissues before reading as some points in this book it will bring tears to your eyes. Other times you will be ready to smack some sense into the main Dom in the book and the ex-husband who is a total ass and only thinks of hims
Gloria Herrera for As You Wish Reviews
Drinking is not the solution to problems. But just this once, after your husband has left you telling you your life together has been boring, this can be the exception. Meeting a kind gentleman at the bar who promises to show you a solution to your need for adventure, you decide to take his card and meet him the next day to scope this out. So begins Trish's adventure into the world of BDSM.

Dave (the kind gentleman) is in his sixties, trustworthy and kind. He is also the Dungeon Master of Club Bl
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Deanndra Hall is a working writer living in far western Kentucky. A free spirit and chronic jokester, she and her partner of over 30 years enjoy visiting their two adult children and their partners and playing with their three crazy little dogs. When she's not writing, Deanndra can be found kayaking, working out at the gym, cooking something healthy, or reading. After writing for business, industr ...more

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