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I just finished this book by Alexandria Sure. I am so happy to be part of the promotional tour.
Title: Before Him Comes Me
Author: Alexandria Sure
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Original Publication Date: November 19, 2015
Isn’t this cover beautiful? It totally matches the story too.
Faced with an unexpected choice, a simple nod is all it will take to change the course of Zara’s life.
Bound to a life predetermined by the restrictive traditions of her community, Zara is offered a glimmer of hope by a complete stranger, a man selected for her. She can choose to walk away from the life she has been trained for.
Make new friends and lose her best friend.
Explore new places and lose her home.
Find herself and lose herself.
Will Zara nod and risk everything she knows to discover who she is meant to be?
In all the past ceremonies Zara had attended, the collar lay open. The open collar is the symbol of the Council’s approval of the match between the first-born daughter of a Council member and the son of a Council member from a different sect. The key to the collar is the symbol of ownership for the first-born’s daughter by her Dom. The history of this ceremony requires the collar to be unlocked, the key ready to be presented to the Dom.
When one’s life has been filled with inevitability, processing surprises becomes difficult. Zara’s mind sifts through all of the ceremonies that she has attended, fast-forwarding to the point when the open collar is picked up and placed around the “birthday girl’s” neck. In every memory, the collar is lying open before it is picked up.
Zara’s breathing becomes labored. All thoughts of the collar evaporate as someone steps into the center of the circle.
What can be determined about a man, a Dom-to-be, by his polished, square-toed black shoes?
The dress restricts any attempts at taking a deep cleansing breath, so Zara tries employing a technique taught during years of training to settle her thoughts. The curiosity to sneak a peek at the man now standing next to her becomes an overwhelming challenge destroying her control.
The need to look at his face begins to vibrate through her entire body. Moving would bring her mother’s throat clearing and a definite lecture the moment they are alone later at the celebration. Zara tries another deep breath in an attempt to settle. It doesn’t work.
Discovering what he looks like will not change my future.
Add it to your Goodreads TBR list, and I hope you will give it a chance because it is worth it.
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Here is my review – 4 stars
An interesting take on the BDSM genre, it is not your usual story. No revealing scenes, only glimpses of the world where those that are born into it, raised in it, and men are trained to become dominants and the women to become their submissives. This could be read by almost anybody who loves YA romance. It is a charming story of coming of age of a young woman that is being given a choice when she didn’t expect it. This world, mostly secret with no interference from the ‘outsiders’, has an almost cult-like feel. The main characters are strong, interesting and easy to love especially Garrett, the Dom who chose Zara to become his submissive. He breaks the rules for her giving her a choice she didn’t expect. Will his generosity pay off? Let’s just say it ends with a HEA, my fave kind of endings. Loved the secondary characters, Zara’s new friends, Garrett’s parents and best friends are a great addition to the story.
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Alexandria Sure is from Michigan and adores her supportive family, her two rescue pups, and her mighty Spartans. Her coffee obsession leads her to writing in local coffee shops where characters come alive between salted caramel lattes and large cups of “cold brew extra cream two Splenda,” which are usually on the counter when she walks in because the baristas know her car. (Thanks, Biggby!)
When she is not writing, she spends a great deal of her time perfecting her craft. She is an active member of Capital City Writers Association and attends several writing conferences each year.
Sure’s first novel, Before Him Comes Me, is an unconventional romance of self-discovery, described by readers as “the first BDSM book with no sex.”
I had the pleasure to meet the author at the Romancing the Falls book signing in Niagara Falls in May 2017. She was handing out fans to all off us waiting to enter the book signing, bless her heart! Now I know that pic shows the dress Zara is wearing to a fundraising event, isn’t it sexy?
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