3.5 out of 5 Licks
Book 1 His Need Her Desire – Tabitha Quinn didn’t come to Hawaii to be spanked. But when vacationing businessman Marcus Granger saves her from drowning, they begin an affair that moves from the beach to the bedroom and straight into an experience Tabitha’s never had before: dark-haired, blue-eyed Marcus is a dominant, and spanking is just the beginning. The sex is intense, the emotion even more so, until they both must decide if this is a holiday fling or the real thing.
Book 2 His Desire Her Surrender- Tabitha Quinn’s Hawaii vacation was anything but ordinary. Dominant billionaire Marcus Granger saved her life, swept her into his bed, and then left her heartbroken. Now she’s back in New York, mourning the man she’s sure she’ll never see again. Marcus may have left handprints on her skin, but Tabitha’s left handprints on his heart: he tracks her down, and they resume the sizzling affair they began in the islands.
Book 3 Her Wish His Command – Doctor Anna Foster may just get what she wants: sexy fellow researcher Jonah Granger. She’s been in love with him for years, but Jonah has always been more interested in work at his family’s business, Granger Pharma, than romance. Now that they’ve admitted their attraction, Anna may even be able to tell him what she really wants: to submit to him. But Granger Pharma faces a hostile takeover. Sensitive data and samples are missing from Anna and Jonah’s lab; it may be corporate espionage. Everyone is under suspicion and, and they’re even beginning to question each other. Anna must discover the truth if she’s going to save both her job and her relationship with the man she dreams of serving.
Book 4 His Passion Her Temptation – Granger Pharma executive Monica Granger is hiding her relationship from her family. She has to. Her lover is the son of her father’s biggest business rival. Ben Coron is more than Monica can resist; he’s everything she’s ever wanted—including dominant in bed. But when Coron Health makes a play for Granger Pharma, Monica’s relationship—and her life—blow wide open. She loses her job, and her family rejects her. Someone’s stealing Granger’s vital trade secrets, and worse, Monica’s brother is dodging attempts on his life. Their passion is too strong to keep Monica and Ben apart for long.
I rather enjoyed the Dominating series by Malia Mallory and read all four of them in one weekend. I gave the overall series a 3.5 instead of the 4 I was leaning towards on the kitty licking scale because the transitions between books and scenes were a bit clunky. Not enough to prevent me from reading because the story line was intriguing and the characters interesting and well thought out. The first book takes you on a journey in the tropics on the island of Oahu. I’ve been there twice so I felt the vibe that the author presented rather easily. Tabitha was an easy character to love. She was quirky, knew what she wanted in life but lacked a back story. I don’t think we learned anything about her life outside of her desire to find the right man for her and a couple office friends. Marcus the beautiful man she meets in Hawaii has a much richer tale aside from the fact that he’s stinking rich. He has a domineering nature that I found likeable and not overbearing. The romance is pretty hot and you find out about Marcus’s predilection towards dominance but not the full detail behind it until book 2.
Ah, book 2 I liked very much. Probably my favorite of the four. The author delved deeper into the art of dominating a submissive and “collaring” ones mate in a BDSM lifestyle. There’s a part in the book where the author goes through a collaring ceremony and I thought it was really intriguing and found myself getting a little emotional. You could feel the characters intensity and pure love during the ceremony. The plot thickened in this book but did leave you hanging a bit needing to read book 3 to get further knowledge about the Granger Pharma company takeover and some suspicious dangerous events that occur in this portion.
In book 3 we’re introduced to Jonah the brother of Marcus. He’s a wildly attractive, womanizing, work-a-holic research scientist. In this book he falls for a fellow colleague Anna who has been pining for him for years. They fall hard and fast and have some sexy times that definitely make the tale erotic. Break-in’s occur at their lab where company secrets are being stolen and sold to the highest bidder.
Book 4 brings the entire ball of wax together by starting from start to finish with the budding relationship of Monica Granger and her love interest Ben Coron a member of the Coron family a sworn enemy to the Granger clan. The two can’t help but fall for one another because the heart wants what the heart wants.
Overall, there was a lot going that I thought was intriguing, interesting to read and had me captivated. However, with that said, I would have given it a 4 closing in on a 4.5 if the plot had been fleshed out a bit more and more dominance as the title suggested. Although most of the characters are rich, they don’t act like they’re crazy rich or blatant with their money in any of the books. If you’re looking for a good series with a little dominance, some spanking, a little suspense this is the tale for you.
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