Review: Dominate by Pam Godwin (Deliver #8)
Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author.
No one quite does dark romance the way Pam Godwin does, but surprisingly enough, the "dark" in this newest installment in her highly popular Deliver series is on the lighter side. Now, that isn't necessarily something to be deemed a negative. I have a high appreciation for authors who end up surprising their readers. Of course, I have no idea if the lighter tone in this eighth Deliver novel was intentional or not. Either way, I'm quite happy to reap the benefits because Godwin still tells a story that had me on the edge of my seat and on total tenterhooks waiting to see how everything could possibly work out.
Dominate is the story of Tomas Dine and Rylee Sutton, and while each novel in the series is about a different set of main characters and they get their own happily-ever-afters, the books must still be read in order. Having said that, Tommy and Rylee's story begins when he's seventeen and mourning the death of his girlfriend and she's thirty-one and realizing the cheating ways of her husband. Tommy continues to send emails to the girl he lost, and Rylee is the one who receives them, reading each one without Tommy knowing, and this goes on for a decade. Then she reaches out and confesses. And he makes her pay for it all.
Dark romances aren't everyone's cup of tea, and admittedly, I'm extremely picky when I decide to read one. A lot of the decision-making comes to down to who the author is and if the story appeals to me. Experience has proven that I've yet to go wrong with reading Pam Godwin's books. Dominate is the second to the last book in her Deliver series, and weirdly enough, I feel like this penultimate story is the calm before the storm. Never underestimate that calm though, because Godwin still brings the intensity that I've come to expect from this series. Tommy and Rylee's story snags 4.5 stars. Bring on Cole's novel!
Release Date: 26 January 2021
Date Read: 24 January 2021
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