Alexandr’s Cherished Submissive by Ann Mayburn #AudioReview

Posted September 11, 2015 by Shari in Audio Book, Reviews / 14 Comments

Alexandr’s Cherished Submissive by Ann Mayburn #AudioReview
Alexandr’s Cherished Submissive

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Genres: Erotic Romance
Published by Fated Desires Publishing LLC
Released on June 30, 2015
Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
Format: Audiobook
Source: Author

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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. Edo De Angelis was rich and definitely alpha. He does wonderful accents and kept me entranced to listen more when I really had to put the audio book down. Together this team put together a wonderful story that at times must have been tough to voice.

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!

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About Ann Mayburn

With over forty published books, Ann is Queen of the Castle to her husband and three sons in the mountains of West Virginia. In her past lives she’s been an Import Broker, a Communications Specialist, a US Navy Civilian Contractor, a Bartender/Waitress, and an actor at the Michigan Renaissance Festival. She also spent a summer touring with the Grateful Dead-though she will deny to her children that it ever happened.

From a young Ann has had a love affair with books would read everything she could get her hands on. As Ann grew older, and her hormones kicked in, she discovered bodice ripping Fabio-esque romance novels. They were great at first, but she soon grew tired of the endless stories with a big wonderful emotional buildup to really short and crappy sex. Never a big fan of purple prose, throbbing spears of fleshy pleasure and wet honey pots make her giggle, she sought out books that gave the sex scenes in the story just as much detail and plot as everything else-without using cringe worthy euphemisms. This led her to the wonderful world of Erotic Romance, and she’s never looked back.

Now Ann spends her days trying to tune out cartoons playing in the background to get into her ‘sexy space’ and has accepted that her Muse has a severe case of ADD.

Ann loves to talk with her fans, as long as they realize she’s weird, and that sarcasm doesn’t translate well via text.

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Braine TS
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It’s great that you enjoyed this one better.

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

I did enjoy this one better, but the conclusion to their story (review tomorrow) just didn’t pan out. Maybe if they had stayed in Ireland away from Russia with a few more freedoms I might have enjoyed their story over all. This one is more erotic than BDSM though.

Braine TS
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It’s great that you enjoyed this one better.

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

I did enjoy this one better, but the conclusion to their story (review tomorrow) just didn’t pan out. Maybe if they had stayed in Ireland away from Russia with a few more freedoms I might have enjoyed their story over all. This one is more erotic than BDSM though.

Sophia Rose
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It’s interesting how this series seems to have its ups and downs with the stories and characters. Glad it improved on Dimitri’s book.

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

Yeah, it goes up and down. This first half of Alex and Jessica’s story was pretty good, but the second book put me right back to where I had problems with Dimitri’s book.

Sophia Rose
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It’s interesting how this series seems to have its ups and downs with the stories and characters. Glad it improved on Dimitri’s book.

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

Yeah, it goes up and down. This first half of Alex and Jessica’s story was pretty good, but the second book put me right back to where I had problems with Dimitri’s book.

Blodeuedd
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Hmm, what does it say in his tat?

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

Its Cyrillic for Jessica. He later goes on to add two roses over his heart for Jessica and their daughter.

Blodeuedd
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Hmm, what does it say in his tat?

kimbacaffeinate
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I need balance between the sex scenes and story. I can handle the heat..but I want more 🙂

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

I like some heat, but I also want the story to build a relationship and see it grow. If everything begins and ends with him being all up in her, then it gets too monotonous.

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Shari Delighted Read

I like some heat, but I also want the story to build a relationship and see it grow. If everything begins and ends with him being all up in her, then it gets too monotonous.