Saturday, April 11, 2015
This Dom by Alaska Angelini
This Dom by Alaska Angelini
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This Dom picks up where Dom Fever left off and we find Devlin drowning in guilt as he and Victoria wait in the hospital to find out whether or not her fall caused a miscarriage. As he grapples with his guilt and fears, Victoria must deal with the emotions that seeing Justine’s bruised body have unleashed – betrayal being the main one and fear that Devlin hasn’t changed his playboy ways being a close runner-up. Fortunately Devlin is just as stubborn as Victoria, so when the doctor assures them that the baby is fine and puts Victoria on bed rest he refuses to move out as she demands and takes on the role of being the one to tend to her. However he does move out of her bedroom to reduce her stress, but the time he spends caring for her and Ava gives him to opportunity he needed to prove to her just how much being a family means to him. It also gives them time for cooler heads – and motherly advice – to prevail and allow Victoria to come to terms with Devlin’s actual sin … lying. No matter how she looked at it, Devlin did not cheat on her. Yes, he dommed Justine, but there was no sex and even if there had been, they were not together when it happened. With Victoria’s constant refusals and proclamations that they would never be a couple, it’s surprising that there was no sex, but Devlin maintained his sexual celibacy even when he gave his sadistic Dom free rein.
I absolutely loved This Dom. Victoria was forced to give Devlin a chance to prove his commitment to their family and she had no choice but to witness his devotion to their children and her, a devotion he was able to prove in spite the constraints she put on him. This is one of those times when actions spoke louder than words and Victoria was finally able to see how life could be if she accepted Devlin’s love and the life he was offering. So many issues are resolved in ways that were perfect for Dev and Victoria – the contract, Daniel, their family, and Blaise. While I would love to read more of their story and find out if they ultimately get their happily ever after, Ms. Angelini has written a wonderful ending to their tale. I must admit that while I expected the books to have more sex and BDSM scenes, I loved them because they didn’t. Rather than focusing on the erotica, they focus on the romance and love between Devlin and Victoria. I have thoroughly enjoyed this series and look forward to reading more of Ms. Angelini’s work.
I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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