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Hold Me Down (Carolina Girls Book 1) by [Taylor Woods, Sara]
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Length: 377 pages Word Wise: Enabled Language: English

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Talia Benson has always been independent, unafraid to go after what she wants, regardless of setback, injury, or failure. But between her father’s conditional tuition payments and her mother’s nagging concern over her emotional state, Talia’s suffocating.

So when Talia meets doctoral student Sean Poole, she can’t figure out why she wants him to control her. Why she wants him to boss her around. Why she wants him to hurt her.

Talia learns the hard way that not all control is created equal, and sometimes submitting is the most empowering thing in the world.

From the author: Hold Me Down is a standalone romance with a HEA. It contains graphic sexual situations, language, D/s elements (including Daddy play), as well as discussion (but no depiction) of self-harm.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 627 KB
  • Print Length: 377 pages
  • Publisher: Sara Taylor Woods (28 March 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B06W9KKCX9
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #67,536 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wildly sexy, emotionally deep romance 29 March 2017
By Brianna Shrum - Published on
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Hold Me Down is sophisticated, deeply emotional, and just wickedly sexy. I tore through it (once and then three subsequent times haha). Talia's journey to figuring who she is and that she's not damaged for wanting what she wants, the interplay of her Jewish faith, her relationships outside Sean, are all deftly handled and totally compelling. And the ROMANCE. I don't know how to phrase "one of the hottest things I've ever read??" (and I read a lottt of romance) in reviewy language but suffice to say, there are one-liners in here that had me REAL GLAD I wasn't reading it on like a public park bench.
If you want a book that will keep you up, characters that will stay with you, and legit kill you with sexual tension (and maybe hurt a little. Or a lot ;) ) Hold Me Down is for you. *cracks it open for like the fifth time*)
5.0 out of 5 stars Very hot kinky feminist sexy love story 28 April 2017
By Rachel Kramer Bussel - Published on
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I was blown away by Hold Me Down, which manages to tackle a lot with an erotic romance, from coming out as kinky to exploring submission for the first time to negotiating with a partner to family dynamics and verbal abuse/controlling parents to Jewish identity and feminism. If that sounds like "too much" for an erotic novel to handle, think again. In Sara Taylor Woods' hands, Hold Me Down is always lively, dramatic, riveting and, best of all to my mind, realistic in a way that I've found rare in BDSM fiction.

College student Talia has known she's into some form of being dominated since before she truly understood what that meant; it's clear to the reader that that kind of service and submission is a deeply ingrained part of what makes her her, but it's also eminently clear that she's been told over and over and over that this means she's not okay. Throughout the novel, she's told that repeatedly, from her therapist, her friends and her family. Even though she starts out sure of herself and fully aware that Sean is her match made in kinky heaven, eventually, at a pivotal moment in the plot, she lets her natural uncertainty about just how far their play should go (I say "natural" because I believe that's something almost universal, if not universal, when exploring kink for the first time) lead her into believing that there truly is something problematic about wanting him to dominate her, about liking some of it.

In so many ways, this is an erotic romance that reckons with the fact that BDSM is so misunderstood that nobody in Talia's life is there to tell her that finding a balance between what turns you on in your head and what turns you on in real life is something that may need fine tuning, but doesn't mean that you have to shun kink entirely. Part of her growing up process as an adult living on her own for the first time is making this decision, among others, like following through on her desire to switch majors away from one her father wants her to do and toward one she's truly passionate about. Woods connects that through line of Talia pursuing her own interests, personally and professionally, with her independence, and explores how independence as a person can coincide with dependence regarding kink. She makes it explicit when Talia connects her feminism and Judaism to her relationship struggles. All this and plenty of scorching hot sex scenes as well as more tender interactions between her and Sean, along with frank discussions about their histories with BDSM and how they've informed their current outlooks. Sean may not be a perfect dom or a perfect human being, but he is tender and caring in ways that I don't think Christian Grey could ever be. If you're looking for a super hot read, whether or not you usually read BDSM, give Hold Me Down a try. I closed it eager to read more about these two and deeply invested in their story.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars and was not disappointed. It's an engrossing read 2 April 2017
By librerika - Published on
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I bought this book after a click-through from Twitter, and was not disappointed. It's an engrossing read, with lots of emotional depth and scorchingly hot kinky sex. The plot has some twists that gave me genuine nervousness for the characters, but things work out all right in the end, without being tied up (har har) in too neatly of a bow. Talia reminded me of myself, and I really empathized with her difficult family dynamics, her kinky sexual desires, and her self-image. And wow, what a breath of fresh air to have an unapologetically Jewish protagonist, who isn't talked out her Jewishness by the end of the book. If you have read Emily Foster's How Not To Fall, this is everything that book SHOULD have been, and a whole lot more, and will appeal to some of the folks who enjoyed The Oy of Sex anthology. I generally prefer queer erotica and romance, but this hit all the right buttons for me for a straight romance, and gave me big feels as well as a happy sexy buzz. Recommended.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deliciously addicting 29 March 2017
By Amazon Customer - Published on
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Wow. I one clicked this book without reading even the description and man was I in for a treat. I picked it up on a whim and the first page sucked me in. I couldn't ( and didn't) put this book down. It was sexy and delicious. Even if you don't have the same taste in the bedroom as Talia and Sean, I think there's a lot you can connect too.

Halfway through, I was dreading what the drama was going to be. I was expecting it to follow a usual romance pattern but boy was I wrong. This wasn't "drama" or cheating or he said she said this was a legitimate problem and a legitimate journey that Talia needed to go on. I hope to god there's more to their story.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can I give this six stars? 9 April 2017
By M. A. Patterson - Published on
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There is an intimacy to this language of this story that I can't quite describe. It drew me in and held onto me in the best way. It was touching, and hot, and so real. If you are a fan of Tiffany Reisz, you'll absolutely enjoy this book. Talia Benson is a self-sufficient young woman who struggles with who she is and what she wants and what society, her family, and her friends, says she should want. Hold Me Down will wreck you in the best way.

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