Title: Submissive on the Run Audible – Unabridged
Author: Tara Quan
Narrators: La Petite Mort and Ruby Rivers
Series: (1Night Stand): Carnivore Club Book 2
Publisher: Decadent Publishing Company, LLC
Release Date: 11/21/2016
Genre(s): Romantic Suspense, Erotica, Multi-Cultural Romance
Page Count: 77
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
“Obscene wealth and a toxic family taught Joss Bradlee to care about no one. He moved through life in a caustic shell, fending off gold-diggers with his sharp tongue and abrasive personality. But a stubborn submissive saw past his nonchalant act, and he fell hard and fast for a girl he didn’t deserve. When she accidentally stumbled into the line of fire, he moved heaven and earth to protect her, even if it meant letting her go. Eight months later, he ensures her safety and tracks her down, finally ready to claim the one person that matters. The only problem—she wants nothing to do with him.
On the run for close to a year, Kim Tran receives a surprise call from the man who’d put her life in danger. His family hired assassins to kill her, but he’s somehow convinced they still had a chance. With their entire relationship built on a lie, she resists the instinct to sprint straight into his arms. Faced with a social divide no sane person would bridge, she cuts her losses and breaks her own heart. But the Dominant she loves has other plans, and he’s spent his entire life getting his way. Too late to run and with nowhere to hide, she faces an adversary well versed in all her weaknesses.
At the Carnivore Club, two exhibitionists meet for a battle of wills, lured by a one-night stand service, misplaced cat, and several helping hands. With the aid of handcuffs, disciplinary measures, and a capture game, a reluctant sub rediscovers the pleasures of bondage, the thrill of display, and the ecstasy of surrender.”
Review: This is an extremely short story that was over before I had a chance to really get involved with the characters. I had to pause the audio to answer a phone call, when I restarted the audio, the book only had about a minute left. I was just getting into the story and it was done. The plot has Kim Tran living in witness protection after she discovered evidence against her dom’s brother, but her dom wants her back and he is not taking no for an answer. There is some hot chemistry between Joss and Kim as he goes against his family to protect her. Really fast pacing. I would have preferred that this story was a little longer. The ending was good, but so abrupt. I must say for such a short story, the character development was pretty decent. The review of this story is based on the audio book. I loved how the two narrators played off of each other bringing the male and female characters to life.