Sara's Review: Marriage Games (The Games Duet #1) by C.D. Reiss
PUBLISHER: Flip City Media Inc.
narrators: Elena Wolfe & Sebastian York
RELEASED: October 25, 2016
GENRE: contemporary, romance
LENGTH: 9 hours and 15 minutes
FORMAT: ebook, paperback, audible
THIRTY DAYS That’s all Adam Steinbeck demands of his wife. Thirty days in a remote cottage, doing everything he demands. After that, he’ll sign her divorce papers and give her complete ownership of their company. THIRTY DAYS That’s how long he has to rediscover the man he once was. The Dominant Master he hid when he fell in love with her five years ago. THIRTY DAYS She wants the business they built badly enough to go to the cottage for a month. Cut off ties to the world and do his bidding. She can submit to him with her body, but her heart will never yield. She thinks this is his pathetic attempt to repair their marriage. She’s wrong.
FOUR BOUNDLESS STARS
This is my absolute favorite format of an audiobook, I guess it’s called a duet (Finally I know the correct term)! I didn’t feel like the author was wasting the use of two narrators. Sebastian York continues to be my favorite narrator, I do truly think I could listen to that man read anything. This is the first audiobook I’ve listened to with Elena Wolfe but she was extraordinary.
I’m not too sure how to rate this novel, it didn’t really feel like a typical BDSM book, more along the lines of a painful relationship breakdown novel. Adam and Diana's marriage broke up essential because he had been hiding a part of himself for their entire marriage. He suppressed his inner Dom because in his mind he can’t love a submissive. Adam didn’t realize that his wife is a sexual submissive or he ignored it. Diane, constantly feeling like Adam wasn’t present in their life, finally has enough and decides to leave. However, things are never that simple.
Marriage Games is very in the character's head space, albeit, Diana or Adams. It can get rather dark at times. Adam and Diana both surprised me by the end and since it ended on a cliffhanger I’ve already purchased the second book.
I am giving Marriage Games 4 Boundless stars, it was a surprising book, that kept me engaged with the characters and the ending leaves you bereft to know what happens next.