Sinful “Submit”, Part Seven and Final “Surrender” Part Eight in The Dining Club Series by Marina Anderson

In part seven, Grace is entering her fourth and final trial in order to be accepted and loved by the man she adores and loves…David.  But is it the end…will Grace finally be rid of Amber?

This challenge gives new meaning to control and having control of ones body as Grace quickly learns.  She is tested to the deepest depths and has to contend with Amber and Andrew trying to make her fail.  Andrew because he wants Grace for himself and Amber because she want Grace out of the Dining Club and more importantly out of David’s life. 

As before, Grace is apprehensive and fearful of David’s true feelings.  David is as aloof as ever as Grace enters the fourth challenge.

I’m still liking this series and the intensity is getting strong.  I love Grace’s innocence and trepidation as she tries to comes to terms with her new found sexuality and preferences while trying to will David’s affections to appear.   I’m still not liking the pompous ass – David – and his coldness towards Grace.   Just like last time though, I could not wait to read that last part so on I went before writing my review.

Whew, the final Part in this series.  Grace is adamant about challenging Amber at table five with the win meaning that Amber is out of the Dining Club and more importantly out of David’s life for good.  Amber while not pleased about what the challenge means, is determined to succeed anyway.  David loves Grace but is resolved in his belief that he will never be satisfied with one woman and for all time.  Grace is determined to prove him wrong. 

I liked the final part.  I liked seeing the strength of Grace come out and that the entire experience has helped her achieve that strength.  I can’t say that I ever warmed up to David but it certainly added an element to the whole story line.  I loved the spoiledness of Amber and the angst she contributed to the book and series.  Amber was the perfect villain.  As the series ended, I found myself feeling sorry for Andrew and hoping that he’d find the love of his life. 

I’m sticking with my 4 star rating and saying it’s worth the 30 minutes per part to read through it.  Easy fast reads and great concept.



Stiring after reading “Seduce” Part Four in the Dining Club series by Marina Anderson

In Part four, Grace is in the middle of her second trial.  She is struggling to understand the way that David loves and that he will enjoy her being in pain.  She doesn’t understand that David is trying to show her the pleasure that one can feel through a little bit of pain.  Grace is having a hard time wrapping her head around this as she has seen the other woman in the trial give up the man she loves and leave the Dining Club.  David encourages her while Amber is secretly hopeful that Grace is about to end this.

The jealousy is mounting and the love is growing.  Grace is getting more and more jealous of Amber thus becoming more and more determined to get through each trial and prove her love for David.  Amber in turn is even more determined to get Grace to fail.  Andrew’s affections for Grace and need to protect her is strengthening even though he is not fully participating in Grace’s second trial .  I can’t wait to see what happens next.

David is FINALLY showing some emotions and we are learning why he is so stand offish and cold at times.  I am beginning to believe that he truly loves her but is protecting himself in case she doesn’t succeed through the trials.  I’m starting to like him more but think I might be rooting more for Andrew because he seems more willing to accept Grace as she is.

I’m still at a strong 4 star for this series and it’s getting quite interesting.  I love the play on various emotions that the author is conveying through all the characters  Really liking the writing!

Caputred by “Crave” Part three of the Dinning Club series by Marina Anderson

In part three, Grace is going back to the Dining Club to go through her second trial.  As the time draws nearer, Grace is informed that she won’t be alone in the second trial.  She is informed that last month’s guest must repeat the trial do to employee errors from the previous month.  She gets more nervous because of this but soon takes comfort in the fact that she won’t be alone as she breaches her fears and relaxes into the trial.  Andrews affections for Grace continues to grow while Amber gains steam in her resolve to end Grace’s time at the Club through ensuring Grace fails.  “Crave ends halfway through her second trial so I must say that I read on to part four because I just couldn’t wait long enough to write this review. 

I’m getting more engaged in the characters of the series and find myself rooting for Grace’s success through all four trials even though I continue to believe that David remains aloof and unaffectionate towards Grace as she is struggling to try and understand what is happening and what will happen next.  Her ignorance in this lifestyle increases her apprehension to continue and he does nothing (in my opinion) to calm her.

Still at a 4 star as we get through this third part.