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Tara Sue Me

Author of The Submissive

44 Works 1,276 Members 73 Reviews

About the Author

Includes the names: Cat Waters, Tara Sue Me, TARA SUE ME

Also includes: Tara Thomas (1)


Works by Tara Sue Me

The Submissive (2012) 250 copies
The Dominant (2013) 193 copies
The Training (2013) 148 copies
Seduced by Fire (1682) 87 copies
The Enticement (2015) 65 copies
The Collar (1828) 63 copies
The Exhibitionist (2015) 61 copies
The Master (1771) 57 copies
Master Professor (2017) 41 copies
The Exposure (2016) 34 copies
Headmaster (2018) 33 copies
The Flirtation (2017) 25 copies
The Chalet [novella] (2014) 24 copies
Broken Promise (2018) 19 copies
Darkest Night (2018) 17 copies
Big Swinging D (2019) 14 copies
FOK (2019) 13 copies
The Date Dare (2018) 12 copies
Mentor's Match (2018) 10 copies
Obscured (2015) 10 copies
Madame President (2020) 10 copies
Mister Temptation (2018) 9 copies
Deadly Secret (2018) 7 copies
All or None (2021) 6 copies
The Claiming [novella] (2016) 6 copies
Shattered Fear (2018) 6 copies
Top Trouble (2019) 6 copies
Twisted End (2018) 5 copies
The Anniversary (2022) 5 copies
Bucked (2020) 5 copies
Hidden Fate (2018) 5 copies
The Date Deal (2019) 4 copies
Mister Irresistible (2021) 4 copies
The Mentor and the Master (2018) 4 copies
Nathaniel's Gift (2020) 4 copies
Mister Impossible (2021) 2 copies
Master of Pleasure (2022) 2 copies
The Pretender (2021) 2 copies
The Training 1 copy


Common Knowledge

Other names
Waters, Cat
Thomas, Tara
Short biography

Even though she graduated with a degree in science, Tara knew she’d never be happy doing anything other than writing. Specifically, writing love stories.

She started with a racy BDSM story and found she was not quite prepared for the unforeseen impact it would have. Nonetheless, she continued and The Submissive Series novels would go on to be both New York Times and USA Today Bestsellers. One of those, THE MASTER, was a 2017 RITA finalist for Best Erotic Romance. Over one million copies of her books have been sold worldwide.



This was such a gentle romance. Anna and Navin's story was a very satisfying one told of 2 strong personalities with real issues. I admired their connection and growth and RL troubles. I had issues with how Anna believed that Navin did something, and also felt there was a story thread that was a huge anticlimax.
All in all, it was a lovely read.

*Thanks NetGalley for the ARC*
DramPan | 2 other reviews | Sep 6, 2023 |
I didn't think I'd like a BDSM book, so I've been avoiding them. This one was good, and I'll try some of her others.
msmattoon | 1 other review | Aug 24, 2023 |
This review may contain spoilers, so fair warning, upon reading the review.

Book Evaluation:
Plot: 🎞️🎞️🎞️🎞️🎞️
World Building:🌎🌎🌎🌎🌎
Hero: 🦸🏻🦸🏻🦸🏻🦸🏻🦸🏻
Intimacy Level: πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯
Relationship Building: πŸ’’πŸ’’πŸ’’πŸ’’πŸ’’
Heart & Feels:πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’ž
Witty/Banter/Reaction of Laughter: πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
Page Turner Level:πŸ“–πŸ“–πŸ“–πŸ“–πŸ“–
Overall View: ✨✨✨✨✨

First Impressions
Perilous Kiss is the first book in the newest series by Tara Sue Me. This is an author I have always enjoyed but this was also my first time reading one of her non BDSM books. I was really intrigued by this series though as it had such an intriguing premise. Had a south soap opera feel to the theme. So if you loved the Bourbon Kings from JR Ward, than I highly recommend this as it had a similar vibe to it but with more romance focused in it. I really adored Perilous Kiss and I enjoyed that the relationship conflict was kept on the down low. There is such great family vibes to the story and what a great mystery, I am so fascinated by the villain that is present throughout this book and the whole series and very curious to see what will happen plot wise with this story.

First Line
The man they called King stopped walking and took a deep breath.

Perilous Kiss is a second chance romance. We have our hero, who is the youngest son, Keaton, and when the woman he loved in high school returns home and when her life is put in danger he knows he will do anything he can to protect his girl, Tilly. When two of her co workers are murdered, he goes all protective mode on his girl. Tilly, is independent and strong and willing to stand on her own. But when it shows that her life is in danger, she caves under the pressure and admits that Keaton and his family would be the best form of protection. But there are more than one way to be in danger, and when Keaton ends up blackmailed, he will have to make some difficult decisions to stand against manipulation.

What I Loved
Perilous Kiss I really enjoyed this one. Its not a perfect read and not as good as her BDSM books, however, I really loved the premise of the story but the romance aspects just felt a bit off for me so I was slightly disappointed out of the romance a bit. Their relationship just felt too rushed. Even though I prefer low angst, it just felt like nothing got resolved in a relatable way. It was just skipped over very quickly. I did love the family connections and I love our hero. He is so wonderful. Strong and protective but still so respectful of the heroine and wanting her to find her own place in town. I had a blast with the mystery plot that was implemented. I am so curious to see about this King character and how he connects to the Benedict family and what will evolve in future books. I am not sure why the blackmail plot was put in, but it did add in some extra conflict for the couple and this family. I think though seeing this sub plot adding to the drama of the theme that it feels like the author was going for here to have it have that southern soap opera vibe. I really enjoyed the southern feel to the story and it definitely delivers strongly on the atmospheric moments.

Overall View
I found Perilous Kiss to be a thrilling and atmospheric moment filled romance that delivered some sincere emotion and strongly executed story to get behind with!

Book Details (also in my shelves)
Sub Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
Character Types: Billionaire/Mr. Moneybags
Themes: Danger, Childhood Sweetheart Ties, Class Difference, Family Bonds
Tropes: Second Chance, Return to Hometown

Book Perspective
Multiple POV's

Relationship Conflict vs Plot Conflict
More Plot conflict than Relationship conflict

Song This Book Inspires
Ghosts of Mississippi by The Steeldrivers

Recommendation For Reading Order
Yes read in order due to overall serial plot

Steam/Spice Explanations

Steamin' up the room -the sexual content is more explicit in the language and tone, heavier amount of sexual scenes.
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addictofromance | Aug 9, 2023 |
I definitely don't encourage you to read this one without reading the first book in the series beforehand. I think it can be read as a standalone but it really is meant to be read in order. This book picks up about six weeks after the end of the first book. While Bea's trauma is focused on in this book, the first book is where you fully understand what has happened to her. Tara Sue Me did an excellent job describing how Bea is continuing to deal with the trauma she has been through. Tara Sue Me made it feel palpable and it was very real. I also liked that she didn't rush those feelings or experiences that come with dealing with trauma and beginning to recover from it.

Knox was a character that made his intentions very clear from moment one and stuck with those intentions throughout the entirety of the book. He was also a character not afraid to back down from a challenge and one who didn't turn away in fear. Knox faced whatever obstacles came his way. And believe me, there are plenty of obstacles. Because there is certainly a lot of action in this book. There are also a lot of twists and turns. I was kind of surprised that there weren't more steamy scenes. Especially since the love between Knox and Bea had already been established. But overall, this was a great book and I definitely recommend it. You should definitely read the first one before this and then you can join us in anxiously awaiting the third one!
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SarahCudlipp | Aug 8, 2023 |

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