Review: The Reluctant Dom (The Suncoast Society) by Tymber Dalton


Love hurts…if you’re lucky.

Kaden knows he’s dying, but before he goes, he has one problem he needs to solve – he must ask his oldest friend Seth to take over as his beloved wife’s Dom and Master after his death.

Seth has always seen himself as the perpetual screw-up and Kaden as the strong and steady one, so his friend’s request rocks his world. Now Seth finds himself immersed in a role he’s far from comfortable with: inflicting pain to provide emotional comfort for the woman he’s secretly loved for years. Can he deal with his crushing grief and learn the skills he must master in time to become THE RELUCTANT DOM?

Warning: m/f/m ménage, anal sex/play/toys, BDSM, bondage, D/s relationship, and the lesser-known “normality” of the world of BDSM.

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My Review

As you can tell from the synopsis, this book is sad. It pulled tears from be from the beginning and all the way to the end. It was so good.

This book has BDSM but it isn’t like others where the girl is curious and wants to try it out so she gets a friend to take her to a club and the book is just all sex. The story is way more emotional than that. 

Kaden and Leah have been married for almost twenty years. After Kaden finds out he doesn’t have long to live, he asks Seth to step in and take care of Leah when he is gone. Kaden and Seth have known each other for over forty years. The three of them are understandably very close.

Seth is told about Kaden and Leah’s D/s relationship and is completely shocked to say the least.

Seth thinks little of himself (after multiple divorces and a failed business) compared to Kaden who is a successful lawyer. He has to learn who he is while learning what Leah needs so he can take care of her without her hurting herself instead. BDSM is a necessity for her not just a kink she enjoys on the weekends.

This book does have a happy ending but it is very bittersweet emotional one. Grab a box of Kleenex to keep close. You are gonna need it.

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