#BookReview: Saved by His Submissive by Angel Payne 2/5 Stars

First off, the wet dream opener went from nice to long and then way too long. I survived it.

Second issue came when the MMC and his buddy were chatting. The conversation was so stilted and heavy handed I almost  quit reading. Nobody talks like that unless they were in a poorly written cop show. It was horrible.

My third issue is the girl we thought dead is still alive. Now this is a problem because from the title and a few sentences after the excruciating dream sequence (total cliche how he woke up btw), I assumed he found a woman to help him get over the loss of his fiance. Now that we know she’s alive, he is probably going to rescue her and not really have to deal with the loss he’s been feeling for a year. Most people would think this is awesome, two love birds back together! I vote it is boring.

Number 4, the MFC claims she and a friend got away for awhile and then was recaptured. Going from free to move about in a cage to shackled in a cage is not getting away for a bit. They tried to get away, fought with the captors but knocked unconscious in the fight.

How is she writing things and hiding, what I assume is a small notebook, in a backpack when she is supposed to be shackled to a wall? How is she allowed to have a pack on her while being held against her will?

Now they’re back together, as predicted but suddenly he wants a bdsm romp with her and can’t bring himself to do it. They had sex before she was kidnapped, but apparently it was just vanilla and he suddenly becomes more conflicted about sex than Christian Grey. Wouldn’t his sex life have been affected since the age of 12 when he saw his uncle in a scene with a woman? He states he’s had these dark urges since then, but couldn’t get it up when his best friend took him to a club, so this whole side plot isn’t making sense.

She probably has PTSD, and rightfully should, and that it what alerted her to another presence in the room. Not because it was the MMC.

How has the kidnapping experience changed her? Nothing she has done has seemed out of character, then again except for her sex life we no little to nothing about her. However, the MMC hasn’t noticed any changes, so the question remains, how has she changed?

Any tattoo artist with a hint of self respect would not tattoo a drunk client.

How did the army not run DNA tests on the ashes of someone they believed to be their own? Why did the kidnappers release the men alive, but make it seem like the girls were dead? Why does one girl have ptsd from being kidnapped, but the other doesn’t? How is the MMC not a paranoid mess? How is she acting like a petulant child because her fiance is trying to protect her and not in fear of being taken again? Yea a couple of those might be answered with the fact that she doesn’t know she’s being hunted, but she has mentioned that the guy is terrified of something. With her latest experience her mind should be thinking either the kidnapper got away or has someone hunting her. She is acting as if she went on vacation for a year and not being held against her will. Hell, she even refers to it as being on the run. She wasn’t on the run, she was being shuttled from one hideout to the next by her captors. She has said once or twice that she went through hell, but we only got one glimpse of what she went through and it wasn’t as bad as it could have been. The author seems to have only thought about what the characters should go through and carried it out at 20%. If that.

The more I think about it, the more questions come. How did she get back on base? Everyone knows her face, she wouldn’t be able to sign up for missions yet let alone unrestricted access to the base. She would be on medical leave until the legal matter of her death was resolved. Army isn’t about to let someone who should be unstable do any kind of mission, especially when they do know someone is after her.

Confused. Do they live on base? Nothing said before would lead me to believe they do, so why would they go shopping at the commissary? And I still don’t buy the MMC not telling the girl her life is still in danger. All she needs to know is the bad guy has connection in town and she is being hunted. None of that could cause problems if she were rekidnapped. If told MFC might actually start acting like a normal person and not a selfish brat.

I feel this story’s title is misleading. It’s not really the MFC that’s going to save him. It’s his Uncle basically giving him permission to enter the BDSM lifestyle.

Someone has listened to Ann Murray a little too much.

The only way making plans the day before adds up, is if they did so in public or the house was bugged, which we’ve not seen evidence of, so no it doesn’t add up.

Pregnant older wife. Let’s not forget the aunt is in a high pregnancy situation and stress could easily cause her to miscarry their only chance at a child…just saying.

All of a sudden they know for sure that fake popo audio tapped the house…okay… oh look pigs flying by my window.

74% into this and I’m still wondering where the hell is this woman’s military training? Am I remembering wrong that she was trained in the Army? No couldn’t be because th6Army is the one who called off the search, sent a chaplain to relay the news and gave her (at the time)posthumous medals. So did she just shut off the part of her brain that went through boot camp? Why is she waiting around playing damsel in distress? Why hasn’t she been trying to kick ass and get them out? This is another reason the title makes no sense. It will be the second time her fiancé has had to rescue her.

Civilian, late pregnancy having, aunt Josie has more balls than the Army trained MFC.

Two or three times now she has been able to tell when her man was in the room, just from him standing there. Why couldn’t she do it now? It was painfully obvious the buyers would be the MMC and friends. My only thing is why the hell haven’t they rescued the girls yet? Why are they still pretending to buy them instead of beating the shit out of the kidnappers?

When did he remove the gag? Why did he remove the gag? For padding the runtime.

Again, saved by a civilian. Is this book ever going to end?

Yay, finally ended. Predictable and blah for the amount of potential it had.

Published by Courtney M. Wendleton

I'm an author with an associate's in psychology. Interested in a lot of different things, and love controversy. The more controversial the better, but that's not all I'm interested in. Can be a bit confusing at times, but that's normal!

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