Know when your bottom is red and your heart is taken!
Simon falls for Sadie when she goes to work for him. She falls for his Dominant ways, not afraid to teach her love and affection through spanking and submission. Announcing their engagement, her mother, a feminist starts polluting her thoughts. Sadie needs Simon’s strong hand more than ever.
Sadie has her secrets but needs to learn to trust. Will Simon gain that trust and show her where her heart truly belongs? Take a deep breath and hang on for the ride, mother still has a few secrets and tricks. You have to trust that Sadie will do what is right for all of them or does her mother keep her vengeance against men?
(Book received from the Publisher)
I did enjoy this book! This is a story of Sadie and Simon being in a DD relationship. While they are dating he has rules for her to obey about her finances, safety, mouth and health. She's kinda hit and miss about what she remembers around obeying the rules. LOL There was a lot of humor and spankings. I did like Simon throughout the book because he always cared about Sadie. I do hope Libby Campbell has more books coming out! 5 stars
I was pleasantly surprised by how well this story captured my attention. I liked the relationship between Simon and Sadie, though some parts weren't quite believable. Throughout the story I felt it offered a taste of 50 Shades of Gray, with the strict Dom and the new-to-this sub. I read this book in one sitting, not wanting to stop until the end.
3.5 stars: Sometimes you read a story and have mixed emotions, and that was how this one was with me. Simon Jacobson is so busy in his work that he doesn’t have a personal life. He set his sights on Sadie Donohue and is charming but dominant. He has issues with her sarcasm, eating habits, and pretty much anything personal, and plans on changing what he considers her bad habits and behavior. He makes up the rules as they go along, but she has already broken that rule and will be spanked. At one point, he takes it too far, punishing her in a fit of anger and it goes beyond safe, sane and consensual. Their relationship escalates rapidly, and maybe they deserve each other. This is a quick read that focuses on their roller coaster relationship that is sadomasochistic; sex is more implied that described.
Overall good read, humerous and a HEA. last scene alittle rough but HEA makes it worth it
This intense romance novel gets right to the heart of the‘spanking’ matter and stays in full action mode throughout.
Short and sweet…
Okay, not everything is sweet when Simon Jacobsen believes in old-fashioned discipline in his romantic relationships. When he sets his sights on Sadie Donohue he hopes she is open to his need for authority and rules…
I was immediately drawn to this story set in a part of Canada I know well. It was fun to read about familiar places and see them through the eyes of a couple who are getting to know, and love, each other.
Clearly, Simon is the disciplinarian and he makes no apologies for the fact that any relationship between him and Sadie will have him squarely in the driver seat. He appreciates and encourages her independence but at the same time has very clear guidelines where she can flex her autonomy. After deciding she was what he wanted on paper, he was determined to find out if she had what it takes to keep up with him in real life… Sadie was intrigued by Simon and found him attractive from the beginning. While she wasn’t as thrilled with his need to oversee every aspect of her life, she knew a lot of what he wanted would only be a benefit. Of course, she wouldn’t admit that to him right away, that would be letting him know too much, too soon.
This is not the first book I’ve read in this genre so I know what to expect, usually, when an alpha male is looking to his woman for submission. Where there is strong emotion and love behind a stern hand, acts of discipline mean more than an act of corporal punishment. While I knew Sadie and Simon were growing closer the true feelings they had seemed somehow were hidden beneath the acts of discipline.
Well-written, with a good plot, I’m looking forward to more from this author.
Although I wouldn't exactly have called this a "comedy", it is an amusing read. The way that Simon could switch from being totally focused on Sadie to being totally focused on work did concern me a bit. Sadie definitely needed to wise up a bit. But other than that, it was an enjoyable read for me!
I was given an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review.
Simon Says is an amusing story about a very dominant man and his very business-like courtship of a woman he cares about. Sadie loves the way Simon makes her feel, but she's not at all sure she wants to abide by his rules. Although she agrees to submit to him, she continues to defy him regularly, earning herself many punishments from her strict boyfriend. I found Simon to be a bit too impersonal for my taste when he was in his Dom mode. I liked that he made Sadie feel loved and cherished, but I felt bad for her when he seemingly turned off his tender side. On the other hand, Sadie had no problem disobeying his well-intended instructions and lying about it, which, although comical at times, seemed rather self-centered to me. I wondered if she was lured into a relationship with him by the overly generous job offer as his personal assistant. In spite of the tragedy that influenced Simon, both characters were on the shallow side. The plot was simple, as the book was really just about their romance, which made it a light read. If you like a very strict, uncompromising dominant and a disobedient girlfriend who earns frequent spankings, then you'll enjoy this book.