The Submission

Serena Shay
The Submission
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Liquid Silver Books
Release Date
January 2014
Book 2 of Northwood Jags
BDSM, Erotic Romance, Ménage or more, Paranormal Romance

Two is better than one. Most would agree with that statement, but not full-blooded shifter LeAnn Turone. To accept her need for multiple partners means facing a lifetime in a one-sided triad. She's better off denying her heritage even if that means walking away from two of the most delectable alpha males she's ever met.

Rick Taylor and Trent Warren each think they've found their mate in LeAnn, but a midnight meeting deep in the woods proves them wrong. Not only do they both long to connect to the sexy, but skittish female, they also find themselves attracted to one another.

Each member of this triad must free themselves from the fear of the future and submit to the greater power of love.

Book Review by Rachel's Willful Thoughts (reviewer)
Apr 20, 2014   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
125 people found the following review helpful
Author Serena Shay delves into the dynamics of a relationship with three shifters in THE SUBMISSION. The storyline focuses on a female shifter who fights the need to find a mate because she doesn't want to lose her freedom.

Shifter LeAnn Turone knows that her animal side is calling for a mate, but she doesn't want her life to mirror the example set by her mother. The last thing she wants to do is get stuck in a relationship because she knows that only a triad will meet her needs. Her inner cat has other plans, though, and puts her in Trent Warren's path. Rather than dealing with her fears, LeAnn runs.

Two years later, she's still unfulfilled and mateless. This time, she faces off against Alpha Rick Taylor. When Trent joins the scene, it's evident that in order for the triad to work, the two Alphas have to make some decisions before they give LeAnn a crash course in submission.

The story pits LeAnn against two strong Alphas who have to work out their roles in the triad. I found it interesting that the author introduced the concept of a "gamma" in order to add depth to the story.

As part of the triad dynamic, the story features m/m and m/f/m action. The power struggle is graphic with a high intensity level. While the heat factor is well done, it tends to overshadow the storyline.

When that happens, the reader isn't able to make a true connection with the characters. Adding an extra layer of drama to the plot would have made a much more enjoyable read whether it was a group threatening to eliminate the shifters or some ancient curse. Without this added element, THE SUBMISSION will not dominate my reading list.
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