Book: Single Submissive
Author: Marilyn Lakewood
Genre: Dominant/submissive mÃ©nage romance
Release Date: 28th February #SingleSubmissiveTour
SynopsisA television dating show? What sensible woman does that? Desperate times force drastic measures as thirty-two-year-old Sophie Baxter searches for Mr. Right Dom. But for a shy submissive, five weeks on a reality show might be a bad decision. One decision is easy, however: the Dom she chooses wonât be an actor. Dex Hamptonâ¦ successful film actor, coveted bachelor, and Englandâs sexiest export, but for this mysterious, reserved Dominant, fame isnât a goal. Finding the right submissive is his top priority, and heâll do anything to get his girl. Jake Sinclairâs golden good looks and rakish Aussie charm fuel his flourishing acting career. He does his own stunts and tackles life full on. Heâs achieved everything heâs ever wanted, except finding the right submissive. When he sees Sophie, nothing will stop him from winning her. Not even the competition of his longtime friend and fellow Dominant, Dex Hampton. As the entire world watches, two movie superstars compete for a beautiful submissive who is ready to yield in all ways but one: she will not have an actor as a Dom.
THE GIRLâ¦ Sophie
âI entered my name as a contestant for the new bachelorette reality show, The Single Submissive.â Sophie kept her voice as quiet as possible.
Across the table her best friend stopped chewing and blinked up from her plate. Eliseâs throat bobbed as she swallowed. âYou did what?â
âThat new showâ¦ with submissive bachelorettes. I applied to be the bachelorette.â
âWow, Iâmâ¦ surprised is an understatement. Considering how shy you are. I mean, youâll be in front of millions of people, and theyâll all know youâre aââ
âSub? Yes,â she whispered.
Elise whispered too, but it came out more as a hiss. âSee? You canât even say the whole word out loud in public. How can you think youâll be able to go on national television and talk about your most intimate life?â
âI have very good reasons for doing this.â
âNo, youâre not! Youâre the best costume designer on the West Coast.â
âShh.â Sophie put her finger to her lips. âIâm meeting expenses, but I have no savings. I need to think about that now.â
âUh oh. Thatâs what this is really about, isnât it? Your last birthday?â
âNo, of course not.â Well, maybe. The words old spinster flashed in her head.
âIt is! You think thirty-two is over the hill, donât you?â Thirty-five-year-old Elise looked affronted. But her friend was stunning, and Elise had a forty-five-year-old Dom who was one of the hottest, classiest men Sophie knew. Men like that didnât fall out of the sky.
âNo, of course not.â Sophie would never look as glamorous as Elise, though, no matter how many birthdays. âIâm just feeling a little low, thatâs all.â
âSo you thought going on TV and telling the world youâre a subbie would help?â
âNoâ¦ Well, maybe.â
âOkay, truth time. Why are you doing this?â
âIâm lonely.â She sagged back into her seat.
âAww, girlfriend, you had that cute suit chasing you around last month. I know youâre cautious, but he seemed solid and nice.â
âHe was nice, just not a Dom.â
âHow do you know?â
âI asked him.â Her cheeks burned with embarrassment recalling the evening. âHe got that look in his eyesâthe one of a polite vanilla person out of their depth with kinky. I donât blame him. We all have our preferences and limits. My wanting a Dom was out of his comfort zone. I understand.â
âSo you told him it wouldnât work?â
âYes.â And now she was lonelyâ¦ againâ¦ but it wasnât fair to start something neither could be happy with.
âWe should go to the club. Maybe youâll meet someone this time.â
Sophie started shaking her head the moment she heard âclub.â That had been awkward and unproductive. âNo, I never catch anyoneâs eye in that kind of environment. At least no one Iâm attracted to.â Eliseâs flashy looks grabbed attention, but Sophie was just prettyâaverage face, average figure. Mr. Right Dom had not come walking out of the dim interior and offered to collar her. âI need to explore a new gene pool, or Dom pool.â
Meet The AuthorMarilyn and her husband live in the northwest U.S., not too far from the Canadian border. She thinks the long, cold winters are perfect âwriting weather.â Most of the time, she doesnât mind the short days, or the snowâexcept when she needs to drive in a blizzard, in the dark. Marilyn started writing sexy stories âjust for funâ and sheâll joyously admit sheâs obsessed with creating hard-core dominant heroes and happily-ever-after endings. Writing erotic romance lets her explore love, passion, and sex, through the lens of different characters and settings. Itâs also a way to keep her imagination kindled during the September to March âcold snap.â Marilyn loves music, flowers, sci-fi and romance movies, and taking daily walks with Precious, her rescued dog. Sheâs a country girl at heart, and although she imagines travelling to distant, romantic shores, her favorite place is home with her family.
Visit Marilyn at www.marilynlakewood.com
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