Her One and Only Dom

Tamsin Baker
Her One and Only Dom
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Evernight Publishing
Release Date
May 2015
BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance

Simone graduated from university with three important things: her degree, her virginity still intact, and a case of unrequited love to make life complete. Her professor, Patrick Smythe is everything she wants in a man. 

After building up the courage to ask him out at the graduation ball, she is mortified when he rejects her. Six months later, her best friend drags her along to a BDSM club and Simone realizes why the sexy professor gave her the brush off. He's a Dom at the club. 

Patrick has never found a woman who can fulfill all of his needs in and out of the bedroom. Simone wants to be this woman, but can she succeed when they come from such different worlds?

Be Warned: BDSM, public exhibition, sex toys

Be Warned: spanking

Book Review by BookAddict (reviewer)
Jul 21, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
155 people found the following review helpful
Authority figures abusing their power is an age old erotic fantasy for many. In this story, Simone is a sexy coed who falls for her handsome professor, Patrick Smythe. She is tongued-tied around him and respects him as much as she lusts after his body. When she finally makes the move on him after she is no longer his student, she's shut down so hard she cries. She tries again, six months later, when she figures out why Patrick wouldn't consider her as a lover.

The BDSM in this story did not work for me. It's SugarKink which isn't the problem, but the dynamic between Patrick and Simone is awkward and a bit off-putting. First of all, Patrick's reference to his rules book is a bit odd. It didn't work for me because it feels forced. This also in turn makes the conflict in this story feel contrived. Neither one of these are conducive for a fun erotic read. Second, the sex and BDSM elements needs to be hotter for a sexier read. The sex scenes and the dialogue between the two left me dry.

What would have been better for me is if this popular trope was presented in a fresh manner. Using a virginal female with an experienced kinky male is a bit worn. It can still be done but it requires a better conflict than the one in this story. The predictable path this story goes with Simone and Patrick's disconnect made it difficult for me to enjoy.

Lastly, I recommend the author attend a few more BDSM gatherings or experience a few more BDSM scenes. It is clear Ms. Baker did do some research. It just doesn't come across in the story as someone who gets it. Overall this story is okay and recommended for romance readers who like professor and student tropes.
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Book Review by Rachel's Willful Thoughts (reviewer)
Jul 27, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
152 people found the following review helpful
Simone has the hots for her professor, but Patrick Smythe is not receptive to her overtures.

Six months later, Simone finds Patrick at a BDSM club. This time, she's no longer his student. In HER ONE AND ONLY DOM, author Tamsin Baker pens a quick read about a virgin who gets a down and dirty experience at the hands of a Dom.

Although I'll give the writer credit for creating some hot sex scenes, I was troubled by the depiction of a Dom who is seemingly out of control. Patrick's character didn't seem consistent when he was scene-ing with a male sub and then "forgot" to show Simone a contract before interacting with her. For a Dom, control is as vital as breathing.

As a relatively short read, there wasn't a lot of room for development. With this kind of storyline, building a stronger foundation would have made it much more believable and enjoyable.
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