Humbled by Kate Hawthorne (Trophy Doms Social Club Book 1)

Kate Hawthorne brings together two dominant personalities in Humbled.

From the blurb:

If I were the kind of man who carved actual notches into my bedpost for every new partner who landed between my sheets, I wouldn’t have a bed left to show for it.


I know my way around the bedroom and the playroom, so I should have known that flirting with my older--and dominant--boss was a recipe for disaster. But by the time I realize I'm in over my head with the disgustingly rich and perfectly commanding Robert McAvoy, it's too late to turn back. I want him and I crave the way he makes me feel, even if it's confusing and threatens everything about the life I've built for myself.

I'm not a submissive. I'm not meek and I'm not mild, but when Rob is around it's easy to see the appeal in all of those things.

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Flirting with Grayson was a bad idea from the start, but I've never been the kind of man to shy awayage from a challenge.


He's frustrating, but he's brilliant. He's defensive and dominant, but he's desperate to be taken care of. He's perfect for me, and it doesn't matter how long I have to wait for him to see it because he's worth all of my time and more. A back and forth game leads to something far more real than either of us bargained for, and before long Grayson is in my bed and my heart.

I want Grayson on his knees for me, and I'm willing to do whatever it takes to get him there, even if that means I have to humble myself before the man who’s too scared to trust me with his heart.

Whatever it takes.

Heather's Review:

Kate Hawthorne's characters never choose the easy path and Grayson and Rob follow the same pattern - making things much harder for themselves and each other by continuing to carry their past hurts and expectations into their already complicated relationship.  

We met Gray extensively in Necessary Space and Necessary Time, and even got a cameo of Rob in there too.. so we know they have chemistry... what this book explores is how much baggage, how many rules and how much history they have to overcome to actually enjoy the chemistry and build a relationship and Kate Hawthorne does that so well!

She takes the characters, strips them down and plays with them, all while they play with each other - and it's delicious to watch! 

I can't wait to see what becomes of the other Trophy Doms as the series progresses!

Rating: 5 Stars

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