To Serve Is Divine (Divine Trilogy 1)

Sandy’s review   July 14, 2013

Author: R.E. Hargrave

Catherine O’Chancey is a reserved, demure, and graceful submissive. All traits she trained hard to enhance when she discovered the world of Dominance and submission in college. In an attempt to start fresh after the unexpected death of her last Dom, Catherine moves to Dallas, TX to escape the shroud of darkness he left behind in her life. She has tried to fight the need that resides deep within her to submit, but finally has to admit she can’t for it is not a choice, but part of who she truly is. After months of mental preparation, she ventures back into the lifestyle by attending a coveted open-night event at Dungeons and Dreams, an exclusive BDSM club.

Is it fate or coincidence that Catherine garners the attention of one of the club’s board members who happens to be on the hunt for the perfect sub – a partner who enjoys receiving pain and pleasure as much as he enjoys doling it out?

Jayden Masterson is many things: a firm Dom, a shrewd businessman, and a gentleman. What he isn’t, is someone who partakes in relationships outside of contractual ones with his multiple, un-collared, regular submissives. While he likes rough sex, he is not an animal, and can find pleasure only if it is consensual. What his harem is missing is a pain slut; could there be one in his future?

Upon meeting Catherine, Jayden feels an instantaneous spark inside him that has him wanting to know not just her body, but her mind. He wants to unravel her mysteries and discover her secrets. Through pain can they find the pleasure they seek? Can part-time pain lovers find full-time fulfillment when it’s not in their contract?


I have to say, this author is new to me. I came across her on facebook. Her book was recommended and I put it on my TBR list. Even though my TBR list is a million books long I tore into this one like it a kid in a candy store and I’m glad I did. I think R.E. Hargrave is my new love. I patiently wait book 2.

She was perfectly trained by a Dominant to serve, only to be put in the hands of an abuser. A year after death, she picks up and moves on. When Jayden sees Catherine, he knows he has to meet her. When he approaches her, her training gets put into action. He likes what he sees and he offers her his card with instructions to contact him. Once she contacts him, their journey begins.

No spoilers here, just enjoy the ride.

By Between The Sheets Book Reviews Posted in Dark Erotica

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