- Blushing Books
- Release Date
- July 2017
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
One man's misfortune is another man's destiny.
Elizabeth Wolfe's husband, John, had been everything to her – protector, provider, administer of pain. Still devastated one year after his death, she decides to take her own life, but her plan is interrupted when she discovers an unconscious stranger in her barn.
Devan Carthy and John Wolfe agreed to an arrangement before he died: Devan is to seek out Elizabeth, exactly one year after John's death, and bring joy to her life again – in exchange for a sizeable sum of money.
What begins as a friendship between a grieving widow and a mercurial artist blossoms into love as Devan reawakens her desire for living. His erratic mood swings and her need for pleasure and pain threaten their relationship, but it's John Wolfe's hold over them that may ultimately tear them apart.
Publisher's Note: This dramatic love story contains adult themes. If any of this might offend you, please do not purchase.
Dec 23, 2017 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
68 people found the following review helpful
THE SUBMISSIVE MUSE by Tiffany N. York has me in a bit of an emotional jumble as I process the story. This story contains an undying love and an emotional bond that most people might only dream of. There's unrequited love. There's such a penetrating sense of loss and grief that it will leave you having difficulty drawing in a full breath. Then there's second chances, redemption, and the realization that relationships are not effortless and require a tremendous amount of give and take that will leave you sweaty, overwhelmed and fulfilled.
Likes: I thoroughly enjoyed how Ms. York juxtaposed the relationship between Devan and Elizabeth with John and Elizabeth. Where John was firm and in control, Devan was like a kite in need of a tail to keep him on course and a firm hand on the string to keep him from flying off. When Devan does finally find his control (hint: you'll have to read the entire story to find out), it's absolutely glorious and sexy in all the right ways.
This story is lovely, incredibly sad, inspiring, and utterly cathartic in a way that I can't explain but I can, and will, encourage you to read it.
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