The Collar by Tara Sue Me ~ Blog Tour, Review & Excerpt



The Collar coverThe Collar: The Submissive Series
Author: Tara Sue Me
Release Date: July 7, 2015
Print Length: 314 pages

he New York Times bestselling author of The Submissive returns with a scintillating new tale about power, danger, and jaw-dropping passion….

Nathaniel and Abby are struggling to navigate the challenging waters of their own relationship, when they get a surprising phone call from their partners in play, Dena and Jeff, who are in need of a helping hand…

Seven years ago, blonde, beautiful lawyer Dena Jenkins was tired of her carefully controlled life. Desperate for something exhilarating to help her escape the pressures of her demanding job and her senator father, she joined a steamy, local BDSM club as a submissive. There she met brooding Dominant, Jeff. The attraction between them was undeniable, and, despite Dena’s doubts, they couldn’t stay away from each other.

Except, as the years have passed, their blazing connection has proven difficult to maintain. Dena and Jeff have a history they’d rather forget, but Dena can’t let go of the past, and Jeff is ready to move across the country to give her space. Now, to save their passion, they’ll have to rediscover what it means to trust each other—and give themselves to each other completely…



Storyline: 5
Angst: 2
Tissue: 1
Value: 5
Panty Scorching: 5
Over All Rating: 4.25
Kindle eARC via Netgalley
Reviewed by Robin

The Collar is an excellent continuation of the Submissive series by Tara Sue Me. Jeff Parks is a Dom who hasn’t quite got over his former submissive Dena Jenkins. Dena is a successful criminal prosecutor for the State of Delaware and daughter of a Senator. With their tragic past history and class differences, will they be able to find their way back together or will all of these obstacles continue to keep their apart?

“She nodded at his bag. ‘I thought you said basics? You pack your entire playroom?”

God, he loved her wit. In the years since their split, he’d been with enough women to know he’d never find her equal. Aside from her physical beauty, she had a lively intellect and a carefree attitude. And though she was a brilliant attorney who could command an entire courtroom, it was when she submitted herself to his control that she fully came alive.

“Don’t ask a question you don’t want the answer to,” he said.

Dom/submissive relationship. I almost cried when we find outwhat happened between Jeff and Dena that drove them apart when they so obviously still want to be together. Neither one has moved on to a new partner. When Dena faces some unknown danger, I was thrilled that Jeff moves in to protect her and almost seamlessly into the role of her Dom once again. This time around they don’t want to make the same mistakes and it’s a beautiful story to see how they grow closer than they ever have been before. I couldn’t put the book down.

If you enjoy good BDSM books, I recommend you try the entire Submissive series. You won’t regret it and will fall in love with all of the couples including Jeff and Dena.
Robin (1)

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Chapter One

Present day

Jeff Parks knew it was taking all of Dena’s willpower not to look his way. And since he had once had that willpower bend to his command, he was well aware of the strength involved. On any other given night, he’d be using his own willpower not to stare, but in light of his recent decision—

“Have you been listening to anything I’ve said in the last five minutes?” his friend and fellow Dom, Daniel, asked.

Jeff looked back to the man standing at his side. It was late on a Thursday night and their local BDSM group meeting had just ended. No one was in a hurry to leave though. Everyone wanted to stay around and talk with Nathaniel and Abby. At the moment, Nathaniel stood beside Daniel, grinning. The guest Dominant had led a discussion about keeping D/s relationships from getting stale. Considering the two scenes Jeff had participated in a few months ago with the married couple, staleness wasn’t an issue between Nathaniel and Abby.

“Sorry. What?” Jeff asked Daniel.

“Nothing important. Just going over plans for the play party tomorrow night.”

“Your house at ten.”

“At least you remember that part,” Daniel said in his not-quite-teasing voice.

“I’ve got a lot on my mind.” He might as well go ahead and tell Daniel everything. He’d find out eventually  and the two of them had been friends for long enough that he deserved to hear the news from Jeff himself. “I’m moving.”

“You’re what?” Daniel asked in shock.

“Why?” Nathaniel asked at the same time.

Jeff’s gaze automatically found Dena again. She was talking with Abby and Julie. Daniel’s submissive must have said something funny, because Dena snorted with laughter, shaking her head. Her long blond hair swayed with the movement.

“Ah,” Daniel said.

“It’s not what you think.”



Tara Sue Me and Rebecca Grace Allen are having a release party scavenger hunt! Join them on July 7th for a party of epic proportions – including some GREAT prizes!


About The Author

Tara Sue Me

Tara Sue Me wrote her first novel at the age of twelve. It would be twenty years before she picked up her pen to write the second.

After completing several clean romances, she decided to try her hand at something spicier and started The Submissive. What began as a writing exercise quickly took on a life of its own and The Dominant and The Training soon followed. An avid reader of all types of fiction, she soon discovered she enjoyed writing a variety as well.

Tara lives in the Southeastern United States with her husband, two children, two dogs, and a cat.

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