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A Dom's Dilemma

Unexpected Consequences : Book Two

By: Kathryn R. Blake
Published By: Blushing Press
Copyright: Kathryn R. Blake and Blushing Books, 2012 - 2013
Twenty Chapters / 90,000 words
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James Evans has been a police detective for sixteen years and an active participant in the local BDSM scene for even longer. So, at age 35, he knows what he likes, and for the last three years, he's liked what he's seen in Kelly Franklin. Pretty, feisty and submissive, the fact that she scurries off like a frightened rabbit every time she sees him, only intrigues him more. He would have pressed a lot harder to corner her, if she didn't already belong to someone else. That is why, when Kyle Sinclair mentions he's looking for a new Dom to top Kelly, Jim doesn't hesitate to sign up for the job.

Taking his cues from Kelly, Jim quickly discovers she isn't seeking pain and punishment the way Kyle thought.  In fact, all of Kelly's signals indicate she is scared of pain, which both puzzles Jim and brings his protective side to the fore. Why would a girl want to be a submissive at a BDSM club if she fears how a Dom might punish her?

As a Dom, Jim is pleased by Kelly's open responsiveness, but as a police detective, he is determined to solve the enigma she presents. Their relationship grows even more complicated when he discovers Kelly has not only been keeping secrets from him, she has lied, and neither side of him tolerates any type of deception - ever. A point he is more than willing to make with Kelly draped butt-naked over his knee - until she finally tells him the truth.

CHAPTER ONE

  

“Saw your sub come visitin’ at the station today, Kyle,” Jim Evans mentioned casually before taking a sip of ice water. In addition to being another Dom at the Velvet Chains BDSM club, Kyle Sinclair was also a fellow police officer in the same precinct as Jim. They weren’t friends exactly. More like associates who had an occasional beer together. “She in trouble?”

Seated at the bar, Kyle gave a dejected nod without looking up from what Jim believed to be a scotch on the rocks. “Yeah, you could say that.”

It had been a while since Jim had seen Kyle’s little sub at the club. He’d always considered her an attractive bundle of fun, and one he’d like to top, if Kyle would let him. “You intendin’ to do a punishment scene with her tonight?”

Kyle sighed, sounding depressed. “Looks that way.”

Shoving his hands into the rear pockets of his black slacks, Jim rocked back on his heels, preferring to stand at the bar, rather than sit. “Mind if I watch?”

“Not at all,” Kyle answered, appearing … relieved. “In fact….”

Jim stood up straighter. “What? You lookin’ to make a party of it?”

Kyle shook his head. “I’m looking to find her another Dom. Daniel tried to work with her and so did Greg, but I don’t think they were strict enough to meet her needs.”

Jim’s eyebrow rose. “A bit of a hellion, eh?”

“She can be. She can also be a sweet submissive if she’s mastered properly. It’s just …. I’ve met someone else….”

“Got it. So, tell me a little about your sub, and when she gets here, I’ll put her through her paces to check how she responds to me. If I’m pleased, I’ll most likely want to scene with her. I should know within a half-hour whether or not I think we’ll click.”

“Thanks,” Kyle said, relief evident in his voice. “I really appreciate this, Jim.”

 

* * * *

After he finished talking to Kyle, Jim strode over to a darkened corner a few feet back to watch how the pretty blonde greeted her Dom without realizing she was being observed. When they spoke, Kyle had said Kelly Franklin liked pain. She preferred Doms who were strict and punished severely. However, that actually surprised Jim.

He’d seen the little filly in action before, and she hadn’t looked like a pain slut at all. She’d been feisty enough to mouth off at Kyle a couple of times, and though Kyle had been quick to correct her, he wasn’t overly strict. In fact, if she needed to be mastered with pain, Jim didn’t think Kyle was giving Kelly enough of what she required. It wasn’t always easy to determine what a submissive really needed, unless a Dom worked with her directly, mainly because of all the role playing involved in BDSM.

When he’d seen Kelly alone, either waiting for Kyle or after he’d left, she’d looked a bit lost and uncertain. More than once, the Dom in him yearned to offer the lonely-looking sub reassurance and comfort, except she’d scurried away like a terrified coney every time she saw him approach. The lady, it seemed, was afraid to even talk with him. He knew he had a sour puss at times, but he didn’t think he looked that scary.

Had she been free, Jim would have pressed a little harder to corner her. He liked the thought of mastering Kelly Franklin. The occasional flash of sassiness he’d seen in her had him itching to put her over his knee, and she had just enough sweetness and curves to make him want to taste, touch and fuck every inch of her. But when he’d last seen her, Kelly considered herself Kyle’s, so he’d politely backed off. However, if Kyle was looking to pass her on, Jim was definitely interested. He’d like to sample everything the sweet, little filly had to offer, just not tonight.

Deciding Kyle knew her better, if only because he’d worked with her longer, Jim thought he’d start out rougher than usual, to see how she responded. He liked to be firm with women, not forceful. He liked them submissive, not subservient or scared. And he liked them a little uncertain, so they were never quite sure what he intended to do next.

With his thoughts intently focused on his more erotic inclinations, Jim sensed the moment Kelly arrived and his cock began twitching in its eagerness to possess her. Unfortunately, given his current plan, it would be denied that particular pleasure this evening. She appeared excited and bubbly and he could hear her infectious laughter from where he stood. He smiled, finding he enjoyed its clear bell-like quality, and couldn’t help feeling a small tinge of regret that his actions would be bringing it to a quick end.

Her golden blond hair hung in soft, gentle waves that beckoned for the caress of a man’s fingers. She kept it a little longer than shoulder length, which was perfect for him. It looked feminine and lush and enabled her to wear it in many different styles. Tonight she wore it loose and free, which was also good. Made it easier for him to run his fingers through it. She’d put on a short black skirt, which barely covered her butt cheeks, and a skimpy top that exposed her midriff and belly button at the same time it emphasized her tiny waist. Her waist was so small, he could span it with two hands.

She was a bit on the thin side, though not overly so. Both her hips and breasts were generous in size, which meant she was padded in all the right places. And she had a luscious bottom that the mere sight had him salivating with lust. She looked cute, sassy and had a sparkle in her eyes that spoke of a naughty devilment, which dared a man to try to take her in hand. And she’d been in the scene long enough to play the game without coaching, which saved time on training that he preferred to spend in pleasure.

Jim watched closely as Kelly approached Kyle. The vivacious spirit he’d seen earlier was wrapped up and smothered in an air of submissiveness as she knelt before her Dom with a bowed head. She knew she was about to be punished, and appeared more than willing to accept whatever Kyle decided she deserved. Watching her, Jim noticed there wasn’t a trace of unease in her slender body, and though he admired her grace and form, she was a little too calm and accepting of her fate for his taste. That meant Kyle’s displeasure didn’t make her the least bit anxious, which wasn’t at all good in Jim’s mind. She should be properly submissive, but very worried right now about what was going to happen to her, not relaxed as if she’d come to get a back massage. Still, he had to admit she was an awfully pretty sub.

Walking over when Kyle gave him a nod, Jim ran his fingers through Kelly’s silky, soft hair. Then, before she could turn to see who touched her, he fisted his hand in the golden strands and gave a firm yank to pull her head back as he stared down at her with a frown. She swallowed her yelp with a wince, then started to raise her hands to his in protest when her eyes widened with shock. The little gasp that emerged when she recognized who was taking control, satisfied him immensely. Then those small slender hands of hers dropped down to her sides in obedient submission.

Good, she remembered him. And she wasn’t quite as relaxed now, was she? Even so, he was pleased when she remained properly submissive under what he knew was somewhat painful handling.

“What’s your name, sub?” he demanded in full Dom mode.

“Kelly, sir,” she answered in a frightened, yet still lovely voice.

“Well, Kelly, I’m Master James, and I prefer subs to address me as either Master or Sir. Think you can do that, girl?”

“Yes, Sir,” she replied sharply, giving a tentative swallow.

“Very good. Master Kyle has given you to me tonight, so you and I are gonna go over by the cross for a few minutes, where you’ll strip for me then properly present yourself for my inspection. If I am satisfied with your performance, I’ll most likely chain you up for a bit while I do some further exploring. Then we’ll see where we go from there. What’s your safe word, Kelly?”

“Banana, sir,” Kelly answered, breathless and more than a little overwhelmed by Jim’s agenda for her.

He shook his head, preferring his sub’s word be short and easily said, since he tended to move quickly. “Too many syllables, sub,” he informed her with a frown. “I want you to come up with something shorter by the time I’m ready to put you in chains. Understood?”

“Yes, Sir,” she answered with a crisp snap in her voice, which also pleased him.

“Good, girl.” Giving her hair a firm yank, he signaled for her to stand. She yelped and instinctively grabbed his wrists in protest, but he stopped her with another firm shake of his head. “Hands down, Kelly, and eyes front.”

“Yes, Sir,” she replied, her uncertainty growing as she lowered her hands and tried to keep tears from welling in her lovely blue eyes. Then she made her first real mistake by risking a tearful glance back at Kyle.

Unh, uh, girl. You’re mine tonight. His reaction quick and decisive, Jim gave Kelly’s hair another painful yank.

“Oww,” she whined, grabbing for his wrist a second time.

“Hands down, sub. First and last warning for that. Do it again, and you’ll be punished.”

Kelly lowered her hands, but cried out, “You’re hurting me, Sir.”

“Am I now?” he asked, bending down to gaze directly into her face. “And do you have a problem with that, sub?”

The tears started to fall in earnest then, and he could see her tremble. “I don’t like pain, Sir,” she admitted, her voice wavering.

“Really?” Jim asked. “That’s most interestin’, since I heard differently. I was told that you prefer rough handlin’. That you need it, actually. Have I been misinformed?”

When Kelly hesitated in her response, Jim gave her hair another tug. Not quite as hard this time, yet still firm enough to hurt. She managed to keep her hands down at her sides, although her tears fell a little more copiously. “I’m sorry, Sir!”

“For what?” he asked in a soft growl, his lips so close to hers that if either of them shifted a fraction of an inch closer, he’d be kissing her. He inhaled, fully appreciating the hint of mint he scented in her breath as well as the light floral fragrance she wore that teased at his senses. However, what he expected to smell, but didn’t, was the sensual allure of a woman’s arousal. Kelly Franklin was clearly not enjoying this.

“For disobeying and complaining, Sir,” she admitted on a small sob.

Jim released her hair then and watched as she instantly reached up to rub her tender scalp. Thinking Kyle might be mistaken about little Kelly, Jim gripped her arm and snapped, “Come with me, sub.”

Though he suspected Kelly wanted to glance back at Kyle in a mute appeal for help, Jim was gratified when she obediently followed his lead without so much as a peek backwards. Aware that Kyle trailed them with a worried expression, he did not acknowledge his fellow Dom either. Jim’s gut was telling him Kelly obeyed out of fear, not a desire for domination. He intended to continue with his present course a bit longer, but he’d already decided he would ease up on hurting her. If she needed or wanted more pain from him, he’d be able to tell it right off.

When they got over to the chaining station, Jim released her and crossed his arms over his chest. “Strip.”

“Here, Sir?” Kelly asked, and he noted the hesitation in her voice. This sub did not like being exposed in public, but, unfortunately, he wanted to see her, which meant he wasn’t offering a choice.

Uncrossing his arms, he leaned in. Since he stood a good eight inches taller, her head didn’t quite reach his chin. So when he towered over her, she had to bend her slender neck back to meet his gaze, as she did now. Her eyes were wide with apprehension as she took in his deliberately stern expression. Seeing her quick swallow, he knew she realized her mistake, but spelled it out anyway, to avoid any misunderstanding between them.

“Since we’re just gettin’ to know each other tonight, subbie, I’m gonna cut you a little slack. When I give an order, I expect it to be obeyed. Immediately. No questions asked. Hesitation will earn you a sharp correction. Do we understand each other?”

“Yes, Sir.” Her response emerging as little more than a whimper, he could see fear bloom in her eyes. He wanted her unbalanced, not terrified, so he backed off a step.

“Good.” He crossed his arms back over his chest and waited for her to obey his last command, without repeating it. When Kelly still didn’t move, Jim decided she needed a bit more incentive than his scowl, so he spoke softly, but firmly. “You have until the count of five, sub, and if you aren’t out of all those clothes and on your knees in a properly submissive presentation to me, I’m taking you over to the spanking bench and givin’ you your first taste of Master James’s discipline.”

 

* * * *

Oh shit! He’s serious! Kelly realized as she scrambled to do what this scary Dom had ordered while he counted down from five.

Practically ripping off her play clothes, she was stripped and down on her knees, thighs spread with her hands clasped tightly behind her head before Master James had reached a count of three. She thanked her lucky stars when he gave a nod of approval.

“Good, girl.”

Still breathless from her rush, Kelly barely suppressed her tears. Oh, God. Why did Kyle have to give me to him? She’d seen the way he mastered subs, and his technique had intimidated the living daylights out of her. Any sub he took under his command had a sore-looking butt, puffy red eyes, and a quivering lower lip within ten minutes of first meeting him. Kelly never stuck around long enough to see how the girl had fared when their session was over. She’d been too worried that he’d spot her next and imperiously signal her over to kneel beside his other sub.

Master James terrified her so much that any time she thought he was even looking in her direction, she scrambled to get out of his line of sight. And now he had her kneeling at his feet, with her pussy exposed, her back arched and her breasts pushed out … all for his pleasure. Clamping down on her lower lip, Kelly concentrated on keeping perfectly still and not shaking while Master James slowly walked around her, clearly taking his time. She didn’t dare look up to see what he thought of her position, and was too scared to even contemplate if he liked her body.

Finally he murmured, “Very nice form, sub.” Kelly was releasing an inner sigh of relief, when the brawny Texan added, “Present your ass to me next, please.”

Kelly winced, then went through a few mental exercises as she obeyed. Don’t think, Kelly. Just obey. He’s only mind fucking you, girl. He’s merely going to look, not touch. And he’s not going to hurt you as long as you obey his every instruction without comment or delay. By the time she’d finished her pep talk, Kelly had shifted to her hands and knees and lowered her front so her weight rested on her elbows and arms. Then with a deep breath, she touched her head to the floor and lifted her butt high for this Dom’s inspection. Eyes closed, she swallowed and waited.

“You do that very nicely, Kelly.” The cozy approval in Master James’s words surrounded her in warm, sweet caramel.

His voice alone sent a rush of heat running along her bottom and thighs like a flow of sugary molasses, and a part of her melted inside from the glow of his intimate praise. Then his rough, firm palm skimmed over her buttocks. She hadn’t expected him to touch her, and the sensation of his steady fingers caressing her with such purposeful intent caused her to shift her hips. The light smack he gave her right butt cheek stung enough for her to jerk and let out a tiny yip.

“You are not to move without my permission, sub. Understand?” he growled in a low voice.

Oh shit! Oh shit! Oh shit! This guy was the type of dominant that gave Kelly nightmares. He was a Master who didn’t have subs. He had slaves.

“Yes, Sir,” she answered back quickly, though even she could hear the cowardly, tremulous waver in her voice. Nothing happened for a moment, making Kelly want to curl up into a tight ball and hide, but she remained in what she thought was the most humiliating position for a sub to present. Then Master James ran a long finger down the crease in her buttocks as a test. Kelly held herself perfectly still, thinking he’d stop when he reached her anus. Instead, he spread his fingers to expose it. Unable to restrain the small whimper that escaped her throat, Kelly managed to hold her position.

“Good girl,” the Dom praised. And despite her fear and humiliation, Kelly felt caressed by molasses again. “However,” he added as a stern caution. “I expect you to remain silent unless I ask you a question, or give you permission to speak.” Kelly closed her eyes and concentrated on holding still and keeping quiet, all the while quaking inside with uncertainty over what he intended to do next. Then his fingers slipped even lower as he plunged one deep into her vagina.

Oh God! Kelly’s head came up with a gasp. When he rewarded her lapse with a much firmer smack on her left buttock this time, she couldn’t restrain her yelp, though she tried not to move since his finger was still embedded inside her. Her nerves were so taut, she couldn’t believe she hadn’t burst into tears already, but somehow she’d managed to hold it together.

“What did I tell you, sub?” Master James growled as his broad silk-covered chest covered her back and he spoke directly into her ear. He may have meant the action to be threatening, but the strength and heat from his firm, muscular body actually calmed her. Even the feel of his finger still lodged within her, neither pressing nor moving, served to center her.

Taking a deep breath she answered, “That I am not to move or make a sound, Sir.”

“And what did you do?” he demanded, giving her no quarter.

“I moved without permission, gasped and yelped, Sir. But I couldn’t help it, Sir. Your first touch surprised me, and that punishment hurt …Sir,” she added, knowing the excuse wouldn’t do shit to save her, yet needing to provide the explanation anyway. Then she tightened her buttocks in self-defense, expecting to feel the full weight of his hand descend sharply again for her impertinence. But nothing happened.

After a long moment, Kelly felt his finger slowly pull out of her, making her acutely aware of a sense of loss and the lack of warmth when he stood up. She remained in position, since he hadn’t given her permission to move.

Finally he said, “Rise up on your knees and present your wrists to me, sub.”

Though Kelly trembled inside, she obeyed without hesitation. Looking into his unsmiling visage, she saw him give her a slow nod of approval before he pulled a pair of Velcro-secured leather cuffs from his belt and fastened them on her.

Oh, God. He was going to restrain her somewhere, then punish her for her mistake. Keeping her eyes fixed on his face, she couldn’t stop shivering as she wondered if he liked using whips on his slaves.

“Easy, Kelly,” Master James murmured, helping her back to her feet. His rich, deep baritone caressed her between her legs, while an unexpected tingle rushed through her as his warm, large hands ran along her shoulders and down the length of her arms. When the quiet, purposeful motion calmed her, his long fingers wrapped about her wrists.

Maybe, he didn’t intend to whip her after all. Maybe, he would only spank or paddle her. Despite her thoughts, his composed presence soothed her qualms.

“Good, girl. Now I want you to stand at ease for me, Kelly,” Master James commanded, keeping his gaze riveted to her face the entire time. She had the feeling he was measuring her every reaction. He didn’t have mean eyes. They were mostly brown, with a light scattering of gold specks sparkling throughout. They captivated her. Then she stared at his mouth. His lips looked firm, yet amazingly kissable. He wasn’t smiling, but he wasn’t scowling, either. He was merely observing and taking note. It should have made her feel like a specimen on display, except the way he held her, slightly apart, but with secure, firm assurance, she felt … protected. When she stood steadily before him on her own two feet, he gave her a small smile with his nod of approval.

He approved of her. Kelly almost giggled with relief until she realized he was holding her this way because he intended to chain her. She hated being restrained. Really hated it. Unable to prevent a tiny whimper of fear from escaping her lips, she held still while his velvety brown eyes devoured every inch of her face and form.

asgoodrich on 06/07/2015 09:50am
A Dom’s Dilemma poses quite the reviewer dilemma for me because there were parts of the book I enjoyed immensely and then parts that irked me. Fortunately the parts I enjoyed were really good and balanced out the parts I didn’t. I found the romantic suspense element to be the best part of the book and it’s actually what saved the read for me. As gruesome as the perpetrated crimes were, it heightened the action in the book as well as the intrigue once they were linked to Kelly’s past. The criminal investigation and the stakeout were great and I loved how that part of the storyline played out. While I found Jim’s Dom-mode to be on just this side of bullyish, I liked that Ms. Blake tempered his personality with concern and caring for Kelly and showed him comfortable with what can only be described as sweet moments of affection. For the most part (the non-bratty part), I liked Kelly and loved that her antics often forced Jim to actively refrain from laughing (thankfully as the reader I didn’t have to hold my laughter). As for what I didn’t like, my biggest complaint was that their relationship moved WAY TOO FAST. Even taking into consideration that Jim had been watching Kelly at the club for three years, the fact that she scurried away from him almost every time he approached means that he didn’t know her. So for him to suggest that they spend the weekend together after only playing together once in the club surprised me. But what absolutely flabbergasted me was that she accepted. Granted, she said no at first, but before their session was over for the night she changed her mind. With everything that occurred during their session pointing at a history of abuse, Kelly agreeing to spend a weekend alone in the home of a man whose presence terrified a week ago made absolutely no sense to me. When we learn later on in the book the extent of the abuse she suffered in the past, her decision to spend the weekend with him becomes even more questionable. As if that were not bad enough, Kelly’s declaration of love coming after spending the weekend together was unbelievable and only outdone by Jim returning the sentiment and asking her to move in within a week’s time of becoming her Dom. If this had been a new adult book I may have accepted the speed with which the relationship moved (
asgoodrich on 06/07/2015 09:50am
A Dom۪s Dilemma poses quite the reviewer dilemma for me because there were parts of the book I enjoyed immensely and then parts that irked me. Fortunately the parts I enjoyed were really good and balanced out the parts I didn۪t. I found the romantic suspense element to be the best part of the book and it۪s actually what saved the read for me. As gruesome as the perpetrated crimes were, it heightened the action in the book as well as the intrigue once they were linked to Kelly۪s past. The criminal investigation and the stakeout were great and I loved how that part of the storyline played out. While I found Jim۪s Dom-mode to be on just this side of bullyish, I liked that Ms. Blake tempered his personality with concern and caring for Kelly and showed him comfortable with what can only be described as sweet moments of affection. For the most part (the non-bratty part), I liked Kelly and loved that her antics often forced Jim to actively refrain from laughing (thankfully as the reader I didn۪t have to hold my laughter). As for what I didn۪t like, my biggest complaint was that their relationship moved WAY TOO FAST. Even taking into consideration that Jim had been watching Kelly at the club for three years, the fact that she scurried away from him almost every time he approached means that he didn۪t know her. So for him to suggest that they spend the weekend together after only playing together once in the club surprised me. But what absolutely flabbergasted me was that she accepted. Granted, she said no at first, but before their session was over for the night she changed her mind. With everything that occurred during their session pointing at a history of abuse, Kelly agreeing to spend a weekend alone in the home of a man whose presence terrified a week ago made absolutely no sense to me. When we learn later on in the book the extent of the abuse she suffered in the past, her decision to spend the weekend with him becomes even more questionable. As if that were not bad enough, Kelly۪s declaration of love coming after spending the weekend together was unbelievable and only outdone by Jim returning the sentiment and asking her to move in within a week۪s time of becoming her Dom. If this had been a new adult book I may have accepted the speed with which the relationship moved (
Angie on 05/23/2014 05:53am
This book was not what I expected, it was better than I expected. Jim had to work to get through Kelly's defenses and find out what was bothering Kelly. Jim took his responsibilities as a Dom very seriously. This was a really good story and I really enjoyed the ending.
Angie on 05/23/2014 05:53am
This book was not what I expected, it was better than I expected. Jim had to work to get through Kelly's defenses and find out what was bothering Kelly. Jim took his responsibilities as a Dom very seriously. This was a really good story and I really enjoyed the ending.
Mattie on 03/30/2014 04:04pm
This book has it all - spanking, submission and a hot cop. I like the way James takes his time to figure out what Kelly needs, obviously something non of her other doms have done.
Mattie on 03/30/2014 04:04pm
This book has it all - spanking, submission and a hot cop. I like the way James takes his time to figure out what Kelly needs, obviously something non of her other doms have done.
Tress on 03/27/2014 06:02pm
Don't lie to a cop Dom and expect to get off without punishment. Jim truly cares about Kelly and when she disobeys she gets spanked. There is a very harsh punishment scene which was a bit much. Together they work on her issues. It all comes out when her ex-dom shows up and threatens Kelly.
Tress on 03/27/2014 06:02pm
Don't lie to a cop Dom and expect to get off without punishment. Jim truly cares about Kelly and when she disobeys she gets spanked. There is a very harsh punishment scene which was a bit much. Together they work on her issues. It all comes out when her ex-dom shows up and threatens Kelly.
Laurel Lasky on 02/09/2014 06:09pm
This was a great read. Third delves into BDSM explained some of the issues involved. Good characters and plot,
Laurel Lasky on 02/09/2014 06:09pm
This was a great read. Third delves into BDSM explained some of the issues involved. Good characters and plot,
Stacy on 01/05/2014 12:15pm
I had a really hard time getting into this story. Kelly seemed a little crazy, and very needy. I'm not really into the whole BDSM scene, but I thought I would give it a try. It's just not my cup of tea.
Stacy on 01/05/2014 12:15pm
I had a really hard time getting into this story. Kelly seemed a little crazy, and very needy. I'm not really into the whole BDSM scene, but I thought I would give it a try. It's just not my cup of tea.
Adele on 11/13/2013 12:45pm
This book is great. It had a Dom and sub struggeling to find there rythem. It had a past Dom threating her life. It had wonderful charicters. If you do choose this book, you also must read ARRESTED BY LOVE as the two books run parralell to each other. Which was something else I enjoyed.
Adele on 11/13/2013 12:45pm
This book is great. It had a Dom and sub struggeling to find there rythem. It had a past Dom threating her life. It had wonderful charicters. If you do choose this book, you also must read ARRESTED BY LOVE as the two books run parralell to each other. Which was something else I enjoyed.
Katy Beth on 11/11/2013 11:44am
Great story. There is a developing relationship Jim is willing to find what she needs if he can get her to open up and be honest. But a threat forces things forward and true honesty is dealt with.
Katy Beth on 11/11/2013 11:44am
Great story. There is a developing relationship Jim is willing to find what she needs if he can get her to open up and be honest. But a threat forces things forward and true honesty is dealt with.
K on 09/14/2013 11:40am
I've found a new author to look forward to. This is a power packed story of a dom's struggle with love and discipline and they both come out the victors. HOT!
K on 09/14/2013 11:40am
I've found a new author to look forward to. This is a power packed story of a dom's struggle with love and discipline and they both come out the victors. HOT!
drb on 08/18/2013 10:06am
I liked reading this book and enjoyed reading about Jim and Kelly. I'm not into BDSM extremes so wasn't to surprised when found a few places in this story that seemed overly harsh to me. Still I like how the story develops.
drb on 08/18/2013 10:06am
I liked reading this book and enjoyed reading about Jim and Kelly. I'm not into BDSM extremes so wasn't to surprised when found a few places in this story that seemed overly harsh to me. Still I like how the story develops.
KArc on 06/25/2013 11:31am
I really enjoyed this story. Jim and Kelly have a lot of obstacles to overcome, and with Jim's determination, it will happen. I wish her first punishment hadn't been so harsh because we missed a lot of the dynamics that would have happened as she learned to obey all his rules.
KArc on 06/25/2013 11:31am
I really enjoyed this story. Jim and Kelly have a lot of obstacles to overcome, and with Jim's determination, it will happen. I wish her first punishment hadn't been so harsh because we missed a lot of the dynamics that would have happened as she learned to obey all his rules.
CC on 04/06/2013 06:38pm
Good story. Enjoyed but would have liked a little more development.
CC on 04/06/2013 06:38pm
Good story. Enjoyed but would have liked a little more development.
CC on 04/06/2013 06:38pm
Good story. Enjoyed but would have liked a little more development.
CC on 04/06/2013 06:38pm
Good story. Enjoyed but would have liked a little more development.
eleda on 04/05/2013 11:21am
This is a bit OTT for me but still a good story .It shows what paying attention to the other person in your life will do . I would have liked more romance in the plot
eleda on 04/05/2013 11:21am
This is a bit OTT for me but still a good story .It shows what paying attention to the other person in your life will do . I would have liked more romance in the plot
S.F on 03/11/2013 06:43pm
I enjoyed this book but I thought that to really enjoy this book you had to read the first book Arrested by Love. Arrested by Love added some different elements to Jim and Kelly's story.
S.F on 03/11/2013 06:43pm
I enjoyed this book but I thought that to really enjoy this book you had to read the first book Arrested by Love. Arrested by Love added some different elements to Jim and Kelly's story.
S on 12/31/2012 12:33pm
This will be one of my favorites. Excellent author. Fun and sexy scenes. I read the first book, Arrested By Love, second and this one first. Though it is was ok to read out of sequence because it still made sense, I do see the point in reading in order. However, I really like the second book better--it had more drama and sexier scenes. I highly recommend this one and actually reading both!
S on 12/31/2012 12:33pm
This will be one of my favorites. Excellent author. Fun and sexy scenes. I read the first book, Arrested By Love, second and this one first. Though it is was ok to read out of sequence because it still made sense, I do see the point in reading in order. However, I really like the second book better--it had more drama and sexier scenes. I highly recommend this one and actually reading both!
S on 12/31/2012 12:21pm
This will be one of my favorites. Excellent author.
S on 12/31/2012 12:21pm
This will be one of my favorites. Excellent author.
Evelyn on 12/21/2012 11:07pm
This is an excellent sequel and definitly worth reading. The story is more on the harsher side but the characters really make it work and the plot is smoth and doesn't overwhelm the reader who may not be into the harsher side of BDSM lifestyle. THe path these two people are on is great to read how they navigate it and come to fully realize they are meant for each other.
Evelyn on 12/21/2012 11:07pm
This is an excellent sequel and definitly worth reading. The story is more on the harsher side but the characters really make it work and the plot is smoth and doesn't overwhelm the reader who may not be into the harsher side of BDSM lifestyle. THe path these two people are on is great to read how they navigate it and come to fully realize they are meant for each other.
Margaret on 12/18/2012 10:13am
Well written, a little bit introspective, got slightly lost in the middle. But a good story.
Margaret on 12/18/2012 10:13am
Well written, a little bit introspective, got slightly lost in the middle. But a good story.
CB on 12/13/2012 08:36am
A good story that shows a attentive Dom watching and listening his sub telling him what she likes but learns by her reactions to her body during a scene that her body is saying something completely different
CB on 12/13/2012 08:36am
A good story that shows a attentive Dom watching and listening his sub telling him what she likes but learns by her reactions to her body during a scene that her body is saying something completely different
Rebecca on 12/02/2012 01:50pm
Sometimes sequels, or follow-ups with familiar characters disappoint, but not A Dom's Dilemma! Kathryn Blake took characters she introduced us to in Arrested by Love and gave them their own story in a very successful way. While this can totally be a stand alone story, I'm really glad it works so well with the first. I'll definitely be looking for more books by this author.
Rebecca on 12/02/2012 01:50pm
Sometimes sequels, or follow-ups with familiar characters disappoint, but not A Dom's Dilemma! Kathryn Blake took characters she introduced us to in Arrested by Love and gave them their own story in a very successful way. While this can totally be a stand alone story, I'm really glad it works so well with the first. I'll definitely be looking for more books by this author.
elizabeth on 11/11/2012 06:32pm
really good story fantastic characters sweet plot.
elizabeth on 11/11/2012 06:32pm
really good story fantastic characters sweet plot.
Cynthia on 11/07/2012 02:28pm
I love a good BDSM romance, but this one was too harsh for me. I almost couldn't read parts of it because I was so embarrassed for the submissive. I didn't like that the Dom was so conflicted and that did not ever get resolved. This was a companion book and I liked the other book better.
Cynthia on 11/07/2012 02:28pm
I love a good BDSM romance, but this one was too harsh for me. I almost couldn't read parts of it because I was so embarrassed for the submissive. I didn't like that the Dom was so conflicted and that did not ever get resolved. This was a companion book and I liked the other book better.
anon on 10/31/2012 07:11pm
I don't understand about this being a sequel since the meeting of Jim and Kelly is in the first chapter. I couldn't find a first book. This one, however, was a good story. Jim's dilema with Kelly gave strong explanation of what a dom goes through to understand and do what's best for his sub. Now Im beginning to get the jist of the Dom BDSM thing. Kelly is all over the place with her emotions and Jim has the experience and patience to work them through. I enjoyed the little shocks Kelly gave Jim and the way he had to struggle to handle himself. His complacency was shook up by these new experiences as much as Kelly's lack of structure was benefiting from Jim's competency. I enjoyed the interaction of these two.
anon on 10/31/2012 07:11pm
I don't understand about this being a sequel since the meeting of Jim and Kelly is in the first chapter. I couldn't find a first book. This one, however, was a good story. Jim's dilema with Kelly gave strong explanation of what a dom goes through to understand and do what's best for his sub. Now Im beginning to get the jist of the Dom BDSM thing. Kelly is all over the place with her emotions and Jim has the experience and patience to work them through. I enjoyed the little shocks Kelly gave Jim and the way he had to struggle to handle himself. His complacency was shook up by these new experiences as much as Kelly's lack of structure was benefiting from Jim's competency. I enjoyed the interaction of these two.
Sarah on 10/14/2012 10:41pm
Good book... there is a lot of focus on the D/s relationship. Jim is a strict and harsh Dom and Kelly is a mess. She is afraid of pain and being punished. Jim lets Kelly get away with lots of things he never let his other subs get away with. Kelly hides her past and her hurts form Jim and he has to figure out the truth. In the end they finally figure out they belong together
Sarah on 10/14/2012 10:41pm
Good book... there is a lot of focus on the D/s relationship. Jim is a strict and harsh Dom and Kelly is a mess. She is afraid of pain and being punished. Jim lets Kelly get away with lots of things he never let his other subs get away with. Kelly hides her past and her hurts form Jim and he has to figure out the truth. In the end they finally figure out they belong together
angelia on 10/14/2012 04:04pm
In the beginning it feels like you are rereading the first book but then it picks up and gets good with lots of action and romance
angelia on 10/14/2012 04:04pm
In the beginning it feels like you are rereading the first book but then it picks up and gets good with lots of action and romance
Marion on 10/13/2012 12:31am
Really enjoyed this book. The story was great, the characters were great and the entire book moved at a fast pace. Overall a great read.
Marion on 10/13/2012 12:31am
Really enjoyed this book. The story was great, the characters were great and the entire book moved at a fast pace. Overall a great read.
Alicia on 10/13/2012 12:30am
This is a great sequel to Arrested by Love which features Jim and Kelly and their story and how they get together with all teh ups and downs and obstacles that keep popping up. Kelly has a lot issues that she has to work thru especially emotional ones but Jim is a very good Dom and keeps right on trying to help her no matter how many unishments it takes to get thru to her. This story is definitly on the harsher side but is very good at showing just how some couples do really work.
Alicia on 10/13/2012 12:30am
This is a great sequel to Arrested by Love which features Jim and Kelly and their story and how they get together with all teh ups and downs and obstacles that keep popping up. Kelly has a lot issues that she has to work thru especially emotional ones but Jim is a very good Dom and keeps right on trying to help her no matter how many unishments it takes to get thru to her. This story is definitly on the harsher side but is very good at showing just how some couples do really work.
Kzoo on 10/12/2012 09:51am
I don't usually read BDSM stories... too severe for me, and too much shame and embarrassment. But I read this one, and stuck it out past the first chapter - and was very pleasantly surprised! This was a rich story, with great character development. It was well worth reading! I didn't even know it was a sequel - so the story works great as a stand-alone. Now I'll have to go read the first one, too. This was an interesting look into the world of BDSM relationships.
Kzoo on 10/12/2012 09:51am
I don't usually read BDSM stories... too severe for me, and too much shame and embarrassment. But I read this one, and stuck it out past the first chapter - and was very pleasantly surprised! This was a rich story, with great character development. It was well worth reading! I didn't even know it was a sequel - so the story works great as a stand-alone. Now I'll have to go read the first one, too. This was an interesting look into the world of BDSM relationships.
SH on 10/12/2012 05:24am
I enjoyed reading the story between Jim and Kelly. I read the first book, Arrested by Love, and this was a nice follow up.
SH on 10/12/2012 05:24am
I enjoyed reading the story between Jim and Kelly. I read the first book, Arrested by Love, and this was a nice follow up.
Mel on 10/10/2012 12:44pm
This is a full novel with multidimensional characters and a great plot. The ending seemed a little rushed for me which is why I went with four stars. Totally worth your time if you like BDSM story lines.
Mel on 10/10/2012 12:44pm
This is a full novel with multidimensional characters and a great plot. The ending seemed a little rushed for me which is why I went with four stars. Totally worth your time if you like BDSM story lines.
Jackie on 10/10/2012 08:43am
This is the sequel to Kathryn R. Blake's first novel, Arrested by Love, though I don't know if I would call it that because both stories are happening simultaneously. A Dom's Dilemma is a longer story that takes place in a shorter amount of time. It focuses on a D/s relationship rather than a DD one. The Dom Jim Evans is very strict with his reluctant submissive Kelly, she has a lot of fears and secrets that Jim wants to get to the bottom of. Kelly cries a lot, it got to the point where her tears didn’t even mean anything; Jim pushed too hard and was really inconsistent. I would have liked more romance and less redundant punishing. Overall I thought the book was okay, I was hoping that we would get to catch up with Kyle and Tiffany but the time frame didn’t allow that. If you haven’t read Arrested by Love I would recommend reading it before this, though it’s not necessary.
Jackie on 10/10/2012 08:43am
This is the sequel to Kathryn R. Blake's first novel, Arrested by Love, though I don't know if I would call it that because both stories are happening simultaneously. A Dom's Dilemma is a longer story that takes place in a shorter amount of time. It focuses on a D/s relationship rather than a DD one. The Dom Jim Evans is very strict with his reluctant submissive Kelly, she has a lot of fears and secrets that Jim wants to get to the bottom of. Kelly cries a lot, it got to the point where her tears didn۪t even mean anything; Jim pushed too hard and was really inconsistent. I would have liked more romance and less redundant punishing. Overall I thought the book was okay, I was hoping that we would get to catch up with Kyle and Tiffany but the time frame didn۪t allow that. If you haven۪t read Arrested by Love I would recommend reading it before this, though it۪s not necessary.
Christina on 10/09/2012 01:22pm
Ms. Blake grabs your attention from the very start of this wonderful tale. The story takes you on a journey of both main characters, you feel their feelings, squirm through their squirminess, while rooting for them to realize they are made for each other.
Christina on 10/09/2012 01:22pm
Ms. Blake grabs your attention from the very start of this wonderful tale. The story takes you on a journey of both main characters, you feel their feelings, squirm through their squirminess, while rooting for them to realize they are made for each other.
Cynthia on 10/07/2012 11:00am
*This books shows the more extreme side of the BDSM relationship* Jim Evans is a police detective and has been active in the BDSM scene for even longer. His partner Kyle has fallen in love and wants to give up being a Dom in the club to devote himself wholly to her. He ask Jim if he would take over being Kelly's Dom. Jim has always been fascinated by Kelly and jumps at the chance to being her Dom and Master. What he didn't count on what Kelly's extreme reactions to certain things he tried. In the back of his mind it screamed she had been abused in the past but he couldn't let her get away with her violent behavior every time he tried to do something she didn't like and since she wouldn't trust him with the truth he didn't hold back on the punishments. After spending a weekend together with Kelly getting an extremely painful punishment, Kelly decides she really likes Jim but she still struggles with a severe case of insecurities and abandonment issues. Jim struggles with does Kelly have to many issues for them to have the kind of relationship he wants long term. On Monday after Kelly receives a threatening call from an ex Dom from her past and Jim realizing that he sounds like the perp they have been looking for that has been going around hurting women in a horrible way he confronts Kelly and she finally tells him about her past. Some may struggle with the type of relationships she got herself involved in but they totally show that her insecurities and abandonment issues had a lot to with how she got involved in them. This was at times a harsh view of the lifestyle but the writing was flawless. This was my first time reading this author and I look forward to reading more from her.
Cynthia on 10/07/2012 11:00am
*This books shows the more extreme side of the BDSM relationship* Jim Evans is a police detective and has been active in the BDSM scene for even longer. His partner Kyle has fallen in love and wants to give up being a Dom in the club to devote himself wholly to her. He ask Jim if he would take over being Kelly's Dom. Jim has always been fascinated by Kelly and jumps at the chance to being her Dom and Master. What he didn't count on what Kelly's extreme reactions to certain things he tried. In the back of his mind it screamed she had been abused in the past but he couldn't let her get away with her violent behavior every time he tried to do something she didn't like and since she wouldn't trust him with the truth he didn't hold back on the punishments. After spending a weekend together with Kelly getting an extremely painful punishment, Kelly decides she really likes Jim but she still struggles with a severe case of insecurities and abandonment issues. Jim struggles with does Kelly have to many issues for them to have the kind of relationship he wants long term. On Monday after Kelly receives a threatening call from an ex Dom from her past and Jim realizing that he sounds like the perp they have been looking for that has been going around hurting women in a horrible way he confronts Kelly and she finally tells him about her past. Some may struggle with the type of relationships she got herself involved in but they totally show that her insecurities and abandonment issues had a lot to with how she got involved in them. This was at times a harsh view of the lifestyle but the writing was flawless. This was my first time reading this author and I look forward to reading more from her.

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