Published by Fated Desires Publishing LLC
Released on June 30, 2015
Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
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.
After having read Ivan’s Captive Submissive, I was very interested in the Submissive’s Wish series. To give you a better understanding of this series, let me explain a few things. The series starts off with a contingent of Russian Masters and submissives are touring the United States learning about US BDSM while also enjoying a vacation like atmosphere. Ivan starts the series out by winning his lovely bride Gia at an auction. The second book is about Dimitri finding his lovely wife Rya, also through the auction, but we also come to know the darker side of Russian Mafia through Dimitri and his brother Alexandr.
Alexander’s story starts off seven years in the past from these two stories. In reality you don’t need to read these stories in order to understand Alex’s love, but it does explain the way Alex acts in Dimitri’s story.
In Alexandr’s Cherished Submissive we meet Jessica Venture, a sweet American who has been found by her birth family in Ireland. Young at twenty, don’t mistake Jessica for being innocent, this girl has some kinky fantasies along with the kink she has already experienced in her short life. But she is also really naive and innocent about the way of the world outside of the farm she grew up in with her adoptive family. Her uncle Peter has found her and brought her back to Dublin to learn about her heritage and work in his bar. Unbeknownst to her, Peter is the head of his own Irish mafia while also being a politician.
Alexandr Novikov is a hard man at a young age, but well older than Jessica. Man whore galore, he makes no promises, but leaves a trail of women he has bedded behind him. When Peter strikes up a deal with Alex’s father, they can’t refuse to offer protection the young Jessica. Luka, Mak, Oleg and more along with Alex shadow her every move and the hardened killers fall under the her spell as she offers friendship and laughter back into their lives.
Alex has been warned off bedding Jessica by Peter, but that doesn’t stop him from falling hard, giving her looks and driving her libido crazy. In his mind she is his. She will eventually marry him. But he forgets to tell her that, leading her to believe they are just friends even if they both dream of each other each night.
The story moves forth as they fall in love, and learn more about each other. The kink is off the hook and beyond what I was expecting. There is F/F, M/F and while others may be involved, it never turns into a M/F/M situation. Mostly Alex is free with his love of watching his woman find pleasure and explore her boundaries.
All through this story though, Alex keeps secrets and goes on missions for his father. A father who is a monster and would even torture his own sons to get what he wants. Jessica knows there is much more to Alex that he will tell her, but she trusts him completely.
Now while the heat was extremely there, I got tired of one sex scene after another. I was kind of numb to it at times and wanted to see more of their life together outside of the bedroom. They fell into love extremely fast and nothing could seem to upset it except for the secrets Alexandr holds.
Oh and let me state this very clearly, I am not a female that likes when a man feels their women don’t really have a thought in their heads and just wants them to fuck them, decorate their homes and raise their children. Don’t get me wrong, if you want that type of life, then I don’t judge. I just want these men to recognize their women aren’t just play toys all the time. Life is harsh in Russia, I get that, but I just wanted to see them think about how they took over their women’s lives so completely that I felt they lost the zest that made me like them in the first place.
The narrators of the story were awesome. Stephanie Wyles’s voice sounded familiar, but I could find another book of hers that I had listened too. It’s a sweetly feminine voice that was easy to understand.
The story takes place over a seven year span from the time they meet to the start of the next book of their story. This is a two book story for Jessica and Alex. The first half deals with them falling in love and starting their life. The second picks up after the seven years and some hard times that are briefly covered in the this book. It’s hard not to give spoilers, but you have read Dimitri’s Forbidden Submissive, you will understand why this was broken up into two books and where this one ends.
Deeply erotic, sometime really sad, this book covers so many emotions from love to hate. It’s a tough read because you know what is coming and how Alex feels. All the characters from past books (Mak, Ivan, Dimitri, Nico, Catrin, Rya, Gia, etc.) all make appearances and you fall in love with them all again. A great addition to the series, but I am trying to figure out how this one pertains the the Submissive Wish Auction. But who cares, it’s a great book!