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Summary

He calls me perfect.

His flawless pet.

His good girl.

Broken down, and wounded by my emotionally neglectful ex, I wanted someone to tell me I was good enough.

Then, I stumbled into a new job with a boss who brought me to my knees - literally. He has me do things a real secretary would never do.

Emerson Grant tells me I’m more than just good enough. I’m worthy of his praise.

There are a million reasons why I should stay away. The owner of the Salacious Players’ Club is not just my new boss - he’s twice my age.

And my ex-boyfriend’s father....

With him, I am treasured. I am adored. I am his.

I’m a good girl, but I’m falling for the wrong man.

Emerson Grant knows what he wants - and he wants me.

So, how far will I go to hear his approval?

©2022 Sara Cate (P)2022 Sara Cate

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Hello Daddy...

oh my god! I could not stop listening to this book! I have read quite a lot of spicy books but I don't think I've read one with proper dom and sub dynamic. I was pleasantly surprised and had to work really hard to keep my expression neutral in public. 🥵

such a good boom, the story was good and the build up between the characters definitely what I was looking for.
highly recommend 👌🏻

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omggg 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

Talk about steamy! Loved the story and ohhh my lordy it was on fire. 🔥🔥🔥

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Yep I'm addicted

I really like how the story unfolds.
I really like the other characters getting involved so you want to read the next book.
Can't wait 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

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New-to-me author

Wow! What a way to pop a new-to-me author cherry.

Charlie and Emerson are a great illustration of an age gap /forbidden romance.

Having my very own age gap hero, I know the attraction to an 'older man' is real.

Not only is Charlie exploring her attraction to her ex's father, she is also exploring her own sexuality.

I liked the inclusivity and diversity of this novel. I loved that it was portrayed as part and parcel of the story without the need for fan fare and announcements.

All in all a great way to be introduced to a new author that I will most definitely be reading again.

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This book is OMG

I cannot get over this book.
I cannot get over this narration.
I cannot get over this everything.
This WAS EVERYTHING.
I AM OBSESSED. THIS BLEW ME AWAY. I FEEL HEAD OVER HEELS IN LOVE. MY FAVORITE SARA CATE NARRATION TO DATE I THINK. I can’t wait for the next one in the series!!!

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This is book 1 in the Salacious Players Club series. At the beginning of the book Charlie is leaving her current relationship with Bo. They are just not working out. She is forced to go to his dad’s house to get her half of her safety deposit from their apartment. Emerson is the new owner of the SPC kink club. When Charlie shows up to his house he mistakes her for one of the girls for hire. Then he offers a job as his actual secretary not to be his sub. However she is very intrigued by him and wants to be more to him and learn the lifestyle with him. Sara Cate did another amazing job writing a book that is more then just sexy, but wonderful characters with true emotions and a touch of taboo. Jack Calihan and Vivienne LaRue did an absolutely phenomenal job narrating this book.

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Great story

It was my first book of this genre and a great one to start. Super captivating story and I couldn’t stop listening! Loved the switch between povs and can’t wait for the next one! Great book and storyline.

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An Enthralling & Exceptional Story & Listen🎧

Wow, this is a brilliant start to a new series, I loved everything about this book, from Sara Cate’s wonderful writing style to the fabulous characters and storylines she created to the perfectly cast narrators who bring it all to life from the pages to your ears. It is great to see another side of Sara Cate’s brilliant mind, she has a great ability to draw you into her stories, grab your attention and captivate it the entire book, a story that is so enthralling that nothing around you matters, just what is going to happen next in the book. Praise is all that and more, a forbidden, age gap romance that may take some out of their comfort zone but like her other books, it is so well presented and tastefully done that there are no qualms about any of it at all. The characters in this book are realistic, easy to relate to and connect with, they are easy to care about and even fall for. When Emerson Grant and his work colleagues and friends found out the company they worked for was dissolving, they went into business themselves. This came about after a discussion about how many people have different wants, needs and kinks, so opening a kink club where people could do their thing without judgement or shame. Emerson had his own kink, he liked to dominate and take care of his subs, but he just plays and does not offer any long-term relationships. Charlotte lived with her boyfriend, Beau, but she left him when she found out he was cheating on her, when she asked him for her half of the rent deposit back he told her it went to his estranged father and if she wanted it she needed to get it herself. Which she does and his father was not what she was expecting at all, their first interaction did not go very well when Emerson mistakes her for a new sub. Emerson can not get her out of mind and he tracks her down and offers her a job as his assistant, just that and nothing more. The more time they spend together to more they realize that there is chemistry between them, she is curious about the club they are opening too. Emerson knows she is off limits, but Charlotte thinks nothing is wrong with it, she is twenty-one and he is forty, but that gap does not matter to her, she has never felt a connection like that to man before. I loved how everything played out in this book, the story is brilliantly plotted with plenty of drama, angst, heartfelt emotions, steamy romance and kink scenes which are well written and done. Sara Cate, thank you for another exceptional story and emotional rollercoaster ride, I am looking forward to what comes next in the “Salacious Players Club” world.

🎧📚🎧 And for the amazing narration, Sara Cate could not have cast better narrators to bring her characters and story to life. Jack Calihan and Vivienne LaRue are fabulously talented narrators and versatile voice artists. They had a complete understanding of the characters they portrayed, gave each a voice that was a perfect fit to that character’s persona, sounding believable in every role they played and just as I pictured the characters to sound. LaRue nailed it as Charlie grasped her every emotion and had you feeling every single one. Calihan did the same for Emerson and was just as amazing. Both were great performing all the secondary roles too. They are entertaining storytellers and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for this wonderful listen.

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  • Amanda Baker
  • 24-04-22

Kinky, Spicy & Romantic

Praise is an age-gap romance, with a praise kink and forbidden romance entwined. Praise revolves around the story of Emerson and Charlotte "Charlie" and their professional turned intimate relationship. Charlie is fresh out of a shitty relationship with Beau, Emerson's son, and gets offered a job to be Emerson's secretary. Emerson, along with a group of his friends, own a sex club, Salacious Players Club. *Side note: I wish this place was real. It sounds amazing!* After a lot of internal turmoil for both Charlie and Emerson things progress. The story is great, although I felt like the beginning was a little slow, the last half was fantastic and made up for the slow start. The characters are good, and the spice is also great. I really enjoyed this story. I like how the characters progressed and I loved the sex club and all the spice in the story. The kinks and sub/dom dynamic were really well written. I enjoyed this story and if you like any of the aspects of the story you will probably enjoy this read.

The narration specifically was okay. I really enjoyed the male narrator. He was great, his voice was sexy and it was perfect for the character. I was not as big of a fan of the female narrator. She was a bit nasally and she had a bit of whine. I didn't enjoy her as much and felt she took away from the story. It wasn't bad enough for me not to want to listen but it wasn't very good either.

Eden is a secondary character and I hope she at least gets a novella, I ADORED her.
*Trigger Note: It isn't noted by the author but I do believe it should be noted. Charlie's sister Sophie is a male to female transgender. It plays a significant part in the story and I think its worth it to be mentioned before someone reads the story.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-05-22

Too woke

I really don’t purchase this type of book to be lectured on woke agendas. Her sisters arch felt out of place and forced and not what I was interested in reading about. Be super clear in the summary so the purchaser can decide if they want to read about it.

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  • Danielle Dey
  • 26-04-22

Smut & Self Confidence

Overall this was a great book, written very well and a great story line. Really love the author for giving Charlie the ability to see her worth and beauty. Self love is something many of us struggle with. My first ex boyfriends dad smut book and I really like how it played out. Lots of great detailed smut and would recommend this book to anyone!! I also listed to this book on a road trip....highly recommend listening to it!!!

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  • Deniz
  • 30-03-22

Weak sub women.. Not my kink

weak women characters are not my kink.
Charlotte.. I do not know how many times i wanted to scream at her. Come on!!! you cannot be that stupid!! yet again.. she does the most stupidist thing agai. Go Sophia!! i am rooting for you!!

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  • Ashliegh
  • 25-03-22

HOLY BALLS OF 🔥 FIRE 🔥 😍

I dont want to give anything away so I will only say that this book is a HELL YES!!!!! Good everything all the way around.

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  • Alicia Hern
  • 22-03-22

Hot 🔥 🥵

This was the best and most accurate portrayal of a BDSM Dom Sub relationship. most authors are not in the life. but this is such an accurate description that the probably did an amazing amount of research.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-07-22

OMG Hot!!

This is by far the hardest book for me to put down. OMG, so hot, so descriptive, won't disappoint.

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  • Liz Thompson
  • 01-07-22

Absolutely loved it!

I picked up this book because some of my favorite BookTubers loved it and I did not want to miss out and I am so glad I did! I loved, loved, loved this book. Emerson. I have no words for Emerson. He is everything in this book. EVERYTHING!

Charlie and her ex shared an apartment and she needs her half of the deposit. Her ex, Beau, tells her she needs to get it from his dad. When she goes to get her money, there is a huge misunderstanding between them. Emerson decides to offer a job to Charlie as his "real" assistant but being in this world, Emerson and his friends own a kink club, a safe place to explore desires and kinks, intrigues Charlie in so many ways. But Emerson intrigues her even more. But nothing could ever happen between her ex's father and her, right?

They share combustable chemistry and deep connection and yet they keep each other at arm's length at the beginning. They could not be together because of their connection to Beau. But as each day passes, the harder it is to deny what they want. I could not stop listening and never wanted this book to end. And that one scene at the club at the end, I have no words. I loved Charlie's confidence in that moment.

Emerson was so protective, caring and could be a total alpha. I loved everything about him. Charlie was vulnerable because of her past, but also smart, beautiful and caring. I love her growth throughout this story as she finds herself and her confidence grows. This was my first read by this author and it will not be my last. I want to read everything she has written. I devoured this story and the narrators, Jack Calihan and Vivienne LaRue, were absolutely amazing. I cannot recommend this book enough. I loved it.

Happy listening.

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  • 🌹🎧Cristina🎧🌹
  • 22-06-22

Praise

Well, I loved it so much. Praise the story and narration. Praise the love and heat. Praise this audiobook!

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  • DG
  • 22-06-22

Loved this book!

Loved the plot, the spice, and the characters. The last 30-60 seconds were my favorite part. Highly recommend!