The Dominator (The Dominator, #1)

The Dominator (The Dominator, #1)

The Dominator by D.D. Prince

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Suspenseful and action-packed

Whoa- what a ride! Can I start with how much I hated Tommy during a few parts of this book? How Tia forgave him after Vegas, I’ll never know. I would have disappeared into the wind, no question. #byefelicia
That said, outside of those few blow-ups (unforgivable as they were), I saw the appeal of Tommy. Smart, handsome, domineering personality, capable, loyal- I get it. If I could have cut those bad parts out he might have been a new book boyfriend. And who knows- maybe he will still grow out of it in future books. But right now? Have mercy, no. I couldn’t forgive a man for the things he did to Tia.
Poor Tia- Jesus. She couldn’t catch a break with her family/father. He just kept popping up like one of those damn boxing clowns, ready to use her for his own gain/ screw her life up even further.
I do LOVE a kidnapping story- definitely one of my favorite tropes. And this one didn’t disappoint. I loved how long this book is- it really gave room for character development, story development, a slower build of emotions, etc.
From a technical standpoint it could have used some editing, but I’ve certainly read books more in need of editing than this one. It took me out of the story in a few places, but certainly not enough to deter me from this otherwise delicious book. Let’s call it a diamond in the rough. It could use a little polishing, but it is still a diamond.

Triggers: Multiple instances of non-consent. Physical abuse. Reference to off-screen child abuse. Reference to off-screen suicide. If these things are too much for you, maybe this book isn’t a good fit.

I’m giving it 5 stars because, in spite of the technical errors, and the fact that I wanted to push Tommy off the roof of a building in parts of the story, I definitely enjoyed reading this book. I couldn’t put it down, and THAT is the hallmark of a good book to me.
Recommended as a dark romance read to anyone tolerant of the aforementioned triggers.


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I’ve been ripped from my life & handed over to become property of Tommy Ferrano, a criminal who is beautiful outside but ugly inside.
He has 3 rules for me.
1) Obey.
2) Tell no one ANYTHING about him.

Rule 3 gives me a peek into just how depraved, alpha and possessive he really is.
My life is about to be twisted up in knots.
He will hurt me. Love me. Set my body on fire with passion. He will kill for me.

A dark mafia romance with mature themes and situations that may offend those who are sensitive to triggers.
Ingredients include: profanity, sex, violence, dominating alpha male, blood, pain, love, redemption.
Complete story, no cliffhanger.

Published by Amanda Marie

Compulsive reader. Romantic suspense/contemporary romance/dark romance/NA romance addict. Particularly fond of mafia, forced/arranged marriage, secret baby, kidnapping, and dark alpha heroes. Just out here doing my part for humanity- these books won't read themselves.

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