THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
That’s all Adam Steinbeck demands of his wife.
Thirty days in a remote cottage, doing everything he commands. After that, he’ll sign her divorce papers and give her complete ownership of their company.
That’s how long he has to rediscover the man he once was. The Dominant Master he hid when he fell in love with her five years ago.
She wants the business they built badly enough to go to the cottage for a month. Cut off ties to the world and do his bidding. She can submit to him with her body, but her heart will never yield.
She thinks this is his pathetic attempt to repair their marriage.
Separation Games will be released Jan 3rd!
THIS IS THE FIRST IN A DUET
Talk about a book hangover!
I had heard so much about this book, but hadn't gotten around to buying it. Then I received a copy in my Romance Reveal subscription box. Why did I wait so long to read it? This was so amazing. While it definitely is not going to be a book for everyone, you should give it a chance, it is so worth it. It is intense and so much different than I expected. I finished it and immediately had to get the second book in the duet. I could not stop thinking about it and processing what I had read. Loved it!
Not my favorite
Reading is my favorite thing to do and I do a lot of it. So, I’ve read more than my fair share of books involving the BDSM lifestyle. I found C.D. Reiss a few weeks ago and loved the first three series I bought, but this one just doesn’t do it for me. I can appreciate where she was trying to go with the story, but it lost my interest less than halfway through because it was unrealistic. There’s no Dom on earth that’s going to just quit their lifestyle cold turkey and play house with no signs of unhappiness or missing parts, and certainly no Dom that’s going to not notice that his wife isn’t in love with him anymore. And Diana looked desperate and clingy by the end of the book, which just made me hate her more, after I already despised her a good deal for throwing her husband away like yesterday’s garbage.
I also wasn’t a fan of splitting entire halves of the book into perspectives from both characters and not letting us into the minds of the other during stressful moments. It made understanding decisions that were being made very difficult to understand.
I gave the a book a three because I still appreciated the author’s writing, but the plot was too unrealistic for me to give it anything higher.
First off I can't review this duet separately, there's just no way. So this is for both Marriage Games and Separation Games. There is a reason they call CD Reiss the "Shakespeare of smut". These books are so beautifully written, you don't even realize how dark, hot and sexy it is; and by the time you do, you're so deep in the story and what the characters are feeling it doesn't even matter. Adam & Diana are the epitome of what it means to do what it takes to save your marriage. But, will it be enough? In the meantime, they'll learn just as much about themselves as they learn about each other. When you start this duet, make sure you have the second book, Separation Games at the ready. I literally read both books in 2 days (I had to take a break for my daughter's H.S graduation). Any quote you read by another author regarding this set is entirely true. I can't recommend it enough. It will break you and put you back together even better than you were before ;).