Reviewed by Cinnamon
TITLE: How to Domesticate a Russian Bear
SERIES: A Russian Bear Book #3
AUTHOR: CB Conwy
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 244 pages
RELEASE DATE: October 26, 2017
So, all Mischa really wanted was sex. Hot, kinky sex, and preferably lots of it. But then he got a sub, and then the sub turned into a fiancé, and now apparently Mischa is supposed to settle down and be all domesticated. However, Mischa does not do tame.
Well, at least he didn’t use to. Now he’s beginning to think that yes, he does indeed do tame. Unfortunately, his sub doesn’t seem to get that.
Tom knew that Mischa was a handful. Hell, that’s basically what made Tom fall head over heels for him. But figuring out how to handle his postgraduate studies combined with a long-distance relationship is driving him nuts. And not in the great, Mischa-is-torturing-me-with-kinky-sex-toys way (even though that happens, too. A lot). More like in the this-is-killing-me-slowly-and-I-don’t-know-what-to-do-about-it way. Unfortunately, Mischa finds out and puts his foot down, and then suddenly Tom has some very hard choices to make.
Then there’s Mischa’s busybody bridezilla friend, karate practice with people who actually hit back, and the arrival of the inlaws. That’s when Tom realizes that domesticating a Russian bear may take more work than even he realized.
Wow. If you have read my previous reviews of the first two books in this series, you know how much I love Mischa and Tom and their journey together. Now The Russian Bear series got its well deserved final installment. How to Domesticate a Russian Bear is the best book in the series in my opinion. I loved the first two stories but this one here is a true home-run and I loved every minute of it.
This series should be read in order to have the full experience and understand the dynamics between Mischa and Tom.
We continue the plot-line where we left off at the end of Happily Ever After. After getting engaged, Tom has moved to Chicago to continue his PhD studies and Mischa stays in Boston. This story deals with the issues that come up with their long distance relationship and how they can adjust their well oiled BDSM relationship with the long distance and the long periods of being separated.
I love these two guys and also the true, deep love they have for each other. I had no doubt that they would make this work but it was great to witness how much their love mean to both of them. We get all the emotions beautifully portrayed and we also get to see both our MCS in a perfectly new light.
The kink factor has been turned up a few notches. The scenes are pretty intense but they honestly mirror their relationship and the inevitable changes that had occurred with their situation. Get ready for lots of emotions, and an amazing kink-fest with old and new toys. Imagine bada** Mischa in hardcore Dom mode and multiply it by a hundred, now you can guess the hotness factor of most of their scenes.
I especially enjoyed Tom’s karate adventures and his accomplishments. It was very well written and woven into the story, adding an extra layer of uniqueness.
I am sorry to see this series end but it was an amazing journey and I am just thankful for one of my all-time favorite series. I will definitely visit my friends, Mischa, Tom, Toby, Ben, Andy and CK again and again. Highly recommended.