REVIEW – DD/lg Romance // Baby Her by Markie Morelli


Finn’s Plan Book 3:
Baby Her
by Markie Morelli


There is so much I want to say about this final book, and all of it positive.  Before I launch into it I do need to say that whilst the author gives some back story, so that you might be able to read this stand alone, but for the best reading experience I do massively recommend reading the books in order.


Despite some possible misgivings whilst reading this, ALL of those potential concerns were examined and dealt with during the course of the story.  At times I expected this to proceed along some very standard (and what to me would have been disappointing) lines, instead it actually took a surprisingly pleasant and very satisfying path.  In fact throughout the series the author has continually amazed me with how each character has grown, adapted and evolved.  I like that whilst the age play aspect is central to the book, there is still plenty of other story to round out the plot.

There was so much potential for Finn to have overwhelmed Trisha with his dominance and power.  She wasn’t “in the scene” and had no experience in domestic discipline or BDSM when she met Finn.  He had already decided he wanted a wife who would also be “his little girl” – purely in an age-play way, not a creepy way.  I’ve read too many books where the inexperienced, naïve, young woman is overwhelmed by the older, dominant male.  Where she as swept into a power exchange and does all the giving whilst he does all the taking.  I dislike those intensely so appreciated that whilst Finn never apologised to Trisha when he expected too much, he did make mental adjustments to ensure not going too far in the future.


The fact that Finn and Trisha self-reflected both on their relationship and on their own feelings was another big positive of the book.  They examined what did and didn’t work along with the why, not in overly tedious detail but through little thoughts, words and actions.  It was very refreshing to see genuine compromise from both characters, to read a power exchange story where they both gave a little on their own desires, to secure mutual happiness.   By the end of the story I genuinely felt that this was a relationship which, in real life, would survive the test of time.


This trilogy has managed to constantly surprise me because whilst it is about a very rich man finding, marrying and enjoying DD/lg play with a woman, it is also so very much more than that. I found myself both happy and satisfied with the ending and am very happy to recommend the series.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

New Adult Erotic Romance
Goodreads


Synopsis
Billionaire Finley Tremont has it all planned. He’ll find the perfect girl, marry her and they’ll live happily ever after, all while he explores his passionate desire to be a Daddy Dom.
Step by step he moves forward, creating the perfect nursery, falling in love with the adorable Trisha, and convincing her to marry him.  Trish even agrees to indulge the man she loves and let Finn try to be her daddy/husband, a stunning concession he was never certain of receiving.  He’s carefully researched every available source for information and guidance on the proper care and discipline of a little, spoken with other Daddy Doms, and is convinced he’s ready to take on this exciting and challenging new role.
On top of the world, Finn is delighted, assuring himself it would be clear sailing from here on out.  His bride is the perfect combination of naive and naughty. What could possibly go wrong at this point? Only everything!
It seems his charming little bride has some ideas of her own and despite his carefully laid out plans’ things are about to get complicated as the babying begins. Apparently, Finn is not quite as prepared as he imagined and Trisha is not as compliant as she seemed.  Their new dynamic is going to take some work if they want to merge their desires and personalities into a lasting and loving marriage.

// REVIEW \\ Find Her by Markie Morelli

Finn’s Plan – Book One:
Find Her
by Markie Morelli

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Having read Cheri’s Rules I was intrigued to read Find Her (Finn’s Book #1), which is the first part of a trilogy. I found the story really easy to read and definitely enjoyed it. It’s a fairly low steam, slow burn, though I think that may well change in following books, which I will definitely be reading.


I’m looking forward to seeing how Trish grows as a character. I didn’t feel like I really got to know the “inner” her but am hoping that we will see her develop and find her voice in future books. At first I thought she was a little weak, almost a doormat, but then I realised that actually she was still quite young and was simply overwhelmed by Finn’s personality. Bulldozed might be a more apt description.


Speaking of Finn, he knew very much what he wanted and went all out to attain it. I do have reservations that he is more in love with the idea of his “perfect wife” than he is with Trish herself. There were constant internal thoughts on how he would guide her, mould her, change her until she became his ideal woman. At times it felt as though he was controlling to the point of overbearing. However just as I’d reach that point, he would then do or say something to not only redeem himself but make me swing the other way and cheerlead for him.


Finn did want to ensure any decisions and actions were consensual and he clearly cared very deeply for Trish, so he is a hero I can get behind. Even though he is dearly hoping that Trish will be both his wife and his little girl, he was willing to accept her choice in the matter. Whilst normally I’d have an issue that he hadn’t been honest with Trish about his ultimate desires, he is willing to accept if she says no to certain things, so I’m giving him a pass this time. He does seem to listen to Trish, helping her work through some very conflicted feelings, and I am very much looking forward to seeing what happens next. 

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Genre- Age Play Erotic Romance

Amazon- https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08KPRGYC7/

“You can’t buy me, Finn,” she replied. “Money doesn’t mean that much to me. I’ll admit I’m attracted to you, but don’t try to ‘make me’ do anything. I may be small and easy to get along with, but I can be feisty as well. And stubborn,” she added, thoughtfully.
“I’m counting on that,” he answered cryptically.


Billionaire Finley Tremont is a man of action and he has plans, big plans for his new bride, Trisha. He wants more than a traditional marriage, much more. Putting on the brakes will be difficult for him, but that’s exactly what he needs to do. Each step must by measured, designed to make her crave the same things he does. He adores her, aches for her, and now that she’s agreed to become his wife, Finn intends to take Trisha into a world he’s only dreamed about.
As a brilliant CEO, Finn is used to overcoming obstacles to get what he wants, and he wants to be her husband and daddy. Let her be naughty and rebellious if she wants to; he hungers for the challenge and a chance to prove that he is more than master enough. In the end, he’s going to win her undying love.

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REVIEW //\\ Cheri’s New Rules

Cheri’s New Rules by Markie Morelli

A very sympathetically told and erotically charged age-play tale.


This was somewhere between a 3 and 4 star read, but for the sheer bravery of the author in tackling a difficult topic, with a mature couple, and I’m plumping for the higher rating. The writing engaged me and I found the book really easy to read. Given the subject matter, this isn’t an overly erotic tale, it is much more about the emotional and mental aspects of their lifestyle choice than it is about kinky sex.


Cheri’s New Rules was really well written, I definitely felt a connection with both main characters, as well as believing in their love for one another. Cheri’s struggles to accept her own desires felt very true and were a real strength of the story. And what an unusual but also compelling story it is.


We don’t get to see a couple falling in love, we don’t even meet them on the start of their journey into an age-play relationship, and that is a very bold decision for any author to make. I’m really please Markie Morelli decided to do just that, because what we got was a story that was so plausible it could, perhaps, have been based on real life. I feel if we had joined them as they embarked on their new life adventure, it might have felt a little ‘fairy tale’, left on an impossible to achieve HEA. I loved that we joined them and saw that even after three years things weren’t always perfect. That both still made mistakes, and had new things to try out and to discover, including new play, themselves and about their spouse.


Whilst the story refers to new rules, what we see are the current rules in operation along with Cheri’s consideration of agreeing to a move from ‘play’ to a 24/7 life. In some ways I wanted a little more from the ending BUT there is a book 2. I don’t think an epilogue or a few chapters would have satisfied me either, so on reflection I quite like where the author chose to end this book. I’m definitely planning on reading the second book at some point in the future.

Title – Cheri’s New Rules (New Rules #1)
Author – Markie Morelli
Genre – DD/lg BDSM Romance
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34110542-cheri-s-new-rules
Blurb –
Every marriage has its ups and downs and for twenty years, Judge Michael Reynolds has been reminding himself of that fact. His wife, Chéri, is the epitome of the perfect suburban wife. Chéri works for an advertising agency, raises their twin sons, and micromanages them all to within an inch of their lives. It’s working, he reassures himself. It’s not working well, but it’s working. He keeps his nose to the grindstone and stays out of her way as best he can, avoiding confrontations and acting as a buffer between her and the boys. Even now he isn’t sure if he is having a mid-life crisis or it has something to do with the boys going off to college – but one day he’s had enough, more than enough! It’s time for some new rules, and for the first time in a very long marriage, he feels capable of enforcing them. Michael tries not to present them as an ultimatum, but Chéri knows what they are just the same. Her husband is tired of her domineering, controlling ways. While he readily accepts his part of the blame for what their marriage has become, he is not willing to continue with the status quo.

Shelf Control Wednesday

Shelf Control Wednesday

Since I don’t have a review to share with you today, I’m joining in with TWO memes, both of them share books I have yet to read. Shelf Control is a weekly celebration of the unread books on our shelves, and is hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies. Do visit their blog, it’s a treasure trove a good book recommendations.

My aim this year was to read more books than I bought, in an attempt to clear some of my TBR list, the one that consists of actually purchased books and not just ones that I’m interested in buying. I’m not sure how successful I’ve been because my reading buddies keep recommending books to me! In fact the book I’m featuring today was one-clicked for that very reason.

The book appealed mainly because of the age of its characters. Despite the what the cover picture suggests (and I’m disappointed that the image of a young woman was used) this book is about a married couple in their 40’s. My friend also recommended it as the age play is very subtle and the focus is more on the power exchange.


This type of book have come a long way since the 50 Shades phenomenon. I haven’t read those, since the relationship portrayed veers more towards abuse than a genuine BDSM one. However I do appreciate that not only did they bring a great deal of enjoyment to thousands of readers but more importantly it forced a wedge into what had once been a closed door. That sliver of light allowed authors with a personal understanding of BDSM and a genuine knowledge of the lifestyle to write and release books portraying a more consensual relationship.

Title – Cheri’s New Rules
Author – Markie Morelli
Genre – Age Play/ Domestic Discipline Contemporary Romance
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34110542-cheri-s-new-rules

Blurb – Every marriage has its ups and downs and for twenty years, Judge Michael Reynolds has been reminding himself of that fact. His wife, Chéri, is the epitome of the perfect suburban wife. Chéri works for an advertising agency, raises their twin sons, and micromanages them all to within an inch of their lives. It’s working, he reassures himself. It’s not working well, but it’s working. He keeps his nose to the grindstone and stays out of her way as best he can, avoiding confrontations and acting as a buffer between her and the boys. Even now he isn’t sure if he is having a mid-life crisis or it has something to do with the boys going off to college – but one day he’s had enough, more than enough! It’s time for some new rules, and for the first time in a very long marriage, he feels capable of enforcing them. Michael tries not to present them as an ultimatum, but Chéri knows what they are just the same. Her husband is tired of her domineering, controlling ways. While he readily accepts his part of the blame for what their marriage has become, he is not willing to continue with the status quo.
What he wants shocks her to the core. At the same time, there is a certain aspect of his idea that appeals to her in a way she never would have suspected. You see, Michael wants to take over. He wants to be the one in charge of their household and especially of her, as he’s convinced it will improve their love life as well as their marriage. He wants to try age-play. They will start slowly, he assures her. On the weekends he will become her daddy. She will leave her troubles and adult responsibilities at the door when she walks in the house on Friday evening. From then on, it is his turn to take care of her. He will provide for all her needs, love and care for her, and discipline her when the need arises. In return for her obedience, she will be pampered and sexually satisfied in ways only he is aware of.

For sure it is a leap of faith, but Chéri takes it, and finds far more than she bargained for as this forty-something couple learns you can teach an old dog new rules.