Alexandr’s Cherished Submissive is the story of Alexandr and Jessica. Alexandr is coerced into becoming Jessica’s bodyguard in the beginning. He strives to keep a distance between them because he is a killer who lives in a dangerous world of mafias.
It is an audiobook that took several tries to get into the story. I will say though that if you can get past the first few chapters it does become quite interesting and quicker paced.
I doubt I will listen to this book again though by the end I am tempted to look up the next book in this series. The next book should be out soon, Alexandr’s Reluctant Submissive, since this book definitely ends in a cliffhanger that is a good thing.
The narrator Edo De Angelis has a very heavy accent in this book. Since the accent does fit the book with it being Russian I wouldn’t necessarily call that a negative but it is very noticible throughout and does not become part of the background. Interestingly enough there were two narrators in this book Edo De Angelis and Stephanie Wyles. They portrayed the two main characters Alexandr and Stephanie. The choice to do this is an interesting one and both narrators are well chosen. I do wish that later in the book when it was primarily Jessica the narrator had stayed with her instead of being primarily Edo De Angelis throughout.
ALEXANDR’S CHERISHED SUBMISSIVE by Ann Mayburn
BDSM and Erotic Romance looking for something to read after Fifty Shades of Grey need to look no further than Alexandr’s Cherished Submissive by Ann Mayburn.
Title: Alexandr’s Cherished Submissive, Submissive’s Wish #3
Author: Ann Mayburn
Author Location: West Virginia
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: June 30, 2015
Page Count: 466 pages
Publisher: Fated Desires Publishing, LLC
Format: Digital eBook
From the moment Alexandr Novikov met the young auburn haired woman bartending at her uncle’s pub in Ireland, he’d been fascinated by her delicate beauty and fiery spirit. Unfortunately, he is in no position to offer her the kind of safe, normal life she deserves so he attempts to put her from his mind for her own good. Something easier said then done when a deal is struck between the Novikov Bratva and the Irish Cleary Gang, an arrangement that includes Alex and his men being on twenty-four hour bodyguard duty with the object of his forbidden desires.
Jessica Venture came to Dublin to spend some time bonding with her birth mother’s family, a connection she desperately needs after losing her adoptive parents within a year of each other back in the States. The last thing she expected was to fall in love with a handsome, mysterious, and sometimes scary man who was well known for his sexual appetite, but rejected her attempts to seduce him.
There are outside forces that will do anything to keep them apart, and Jessica will have to make a desperate choice that will change their lives forever.
Warning: There is light bondage, domestic discipline, spanking, and a F/F scene that is a voyeuristic Doms delight.
Author’s Note: This is part One of Two for Alex and Jessica’s story. In Alexandr’s Cherished Submissive we get a look into the past and the events that shaped Alex and Jessica into the people they are today. Part Two, Alexandr’s Reluctant Submissive, is present day on, and the expected release date is early Fall 2015.
About Ann Mayburn:
With over forty published books, Ann is Queen of the Castle to her husband and three sons in the mountains of West Virginia. In her past lives she’s been an Import Broker, a Communications Specialist, a US Navy Civilian Contractor, a Bartender/Waitress, and an actor at the Michigan Renaissance Festival. She also spent a summer touring with the Grateful Dead-though she will deny to her children that it ever happened.
From a young Ann has had a love affair with books would read everything she could get her hands on. As Ann grew older, and her hormones kicked in, she discovered bodice ripping Fabio-esque romance novels. They were great at first, but she soon grew tired of the endless stories with a big wonderful emotional buildup to really short and crappy sex. Never a big fan of purple prose, throbbing spears of fleshy pleasure and wet honey pots make her giggle, she sought out books that gave the sex scenes in the story just as much detail and plot as everything else-without using cringe worthy euphemisms. This led her to the wonderful world of Erotic Romance, and she’s never looked back.
Now Ann spends her days trying to tune out cartoons playing in the background to get into her ‘sexy space’ and has accepted that her Muse has a severe case of ADD.
Ann loves to talk with her fans, as long as they realize she’s weird, and that sarcasm doesn’t translate well via text.