Marriage Games by C.D. Reiss

Posted November 12, 2016 by Jennifer in Book Review | , | 4 Comments

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 18 years of age due to its use of one or more of the following: sexual abuse, violence against women/children, drug use, trigger issues such as rape or simulated rape.
Marriage Games by C.D. ReissMarriage Games by C.D. Reiss
Series: The Games Duet #1
Narrator: Elena Wolfe, Sebastian York
Published by Flip City Media Inc on 10-25-16
Genres: D/s, Erotic Romance
Format: Audiobook
Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
Source: Author
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four-half-stars
five-flames

THIRTY DAYS
That’s all Adam Steinbeck demands of his wife.
Thirty days in a remote cottage, doing everything he demands. After that, he’ll sign her divorce papers and give her complete ownership of their company.

THIRTY DAYS
That’s how long he has to rediscover the man he once was. The Dominant Master he hid when he fell in love with her five years ago.

THIRTY DAYS
She wants the business they built badly enough to go to the cottage for a month. Cut off ties to the world and do his bidding. She can submit to him with her body, but her heart will never yield.

She thinks this is his pathetic attempt to repair their marriage.

She’s wrong.

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C.D. Reiss is permanently on my auto-buy list and so is Sebastian York, listening to Marriage Games is no brainer!

Marriage Games is told through both Adam and Diana’s POVs, with the first half of the book told from Adam’s POV while the second half switches to Diana’s POV.  switching back between Present Tense and Past Tense. Each chapter is labeled as Present Tense, Past Perfect, feeding off the flashback aspect and the literary aspect of the publishing business the couple own and run together.

I love it when an audio book has switching POVs is performed by a male and female narrator. Elena Wolfe voices Diana’s POVs and her dialogue even in Adam’s POV. Sebastian York voices Adam’s POV and his dialogue during Diana’s POVs. At first, it took me a bit to get used to the voices changing in the middle of a conversation since it was clear the narrators did not record the scenes together. Often times the produce quality of the two voices were not the same, with the volume being the most noticeable.

Both Wolfe and York delivered outstanding performances. They nailed capturing all of Adam and Diana’s emotions. I felt the emotions of this couple as I listened to their story. I felt Adam’s heartbreak, Diana’s confusion.

I cannot wait for the second half of their journey. I’ll try to wait patiently for the January release of Separation Games by C.D. Reiss and I will for sure be listening to the audio book format.

 

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Review Breakdown
Characters
four-half-stars
Narration (Audio)
four-half-stars
Overall: four-half-stars

About C.D. Reiss

CD Reiss is a USA Today and Amazon bestseller. She still has to chop wood and carry water, which was buried in the fine print. Her lawyer is working it out with God but in the meantime, if you call and she doesn’t pick up, she’s at the well, hauling buckets.

Born in New York City, she moved to Hollywood, California to get her master’s degree in screenwriting from USC. In case you want to know, that went nowhere, but it did give her a big enough ego to try her hand at books.

She’s been nicknamed the “Shakespeare of Smut,” which is flattering enough for her to put it in a bio, but embarrassing enough for her not to tell her husband, or he might think she’s some sort of braggart who’s too good to chop a cord of wood.

If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine.

Review Breakdown
Characters
four-half-stars
Narration (Audio)
four-half-stars
Overall: four-half-stars
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My name is Jennifer (not Jen!) and I live in the South. I coexist with my husband of 15 years, our 11-year-old son and two cats. I'm finishing my BA in English this Spring (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not touch anything labeled "classic" but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my courses. While I hated to read growing up I am now avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction with my favorite (at least to date) genres include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly paranormal from authors I read in the adult genre but I'm explaining after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in my college courses).
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4 responses to “Marriage Games by C.D. Reiss

  1. Just the blurb alone would grab me. Stakes are already high for some passion and conflict. Sounds even better as an audio with dual narrators.