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Rewriting the Rules

Narrated by: Jack Calihan
Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
Categories: Erotica, Fiction
4.5 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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Summary

Ever since her last relationship ended in heartbreak, things have been going downhill for romance novelist Aurora Kane. Determined to revive Aurora's career, her publisher Donovan Tate decides to take matters into his own hands. 

Upon visiting Aurora at home and finding her wallowing in misery, Donovan makes it clear that he will be taking charge of her life, whether she likes it or not. When she tests his resolve, he does not hesitate to bare her bottom and spank her hard and thoroughly, and she cannot help begging for more as Donovan brings her to a quivering, shameful climax after the punishment. 

Donovan's bold dominance and masterful lovemaking rekindle Aurora's passion and inspire her writing in a way nothing else has before, but painful memories of the past still lurk in her mind. Can she dare to hope that this love story will have a happy ending? 

Publisher's Note: Rewriting the Rules contains spankings and sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don't buy this audiobook.

©2017 Morganna Williams and Stormy Night Publications (P)2018 Morganna Williams

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The last part is good!! The beginning I have lifestyle issues with

I really like the second part of this. But as someone in the lifestyle, I take a bit of exception to the way Donovan barges into her life and immediately dishes out punishment.

I like Donovan and love aurora. I love the way Donovan stands up for her against her former abuser. I just wish He had made His way into her life more realistically. No Dom barges into your home and takes control without your consent. I know it’s part of Morganna Williams books, but I wish it wasn’t because the rest is good!!

I love reading books about the lifestyle, I read a lot of them. I want more realism. Jack Calihan is great with characters, and I enjoy his voice very much!

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A fun, sassy and full of spankings romance

Aurora is a brat. She is sassy. She needs someone to help her get disciplined. That is exactly what Donovan attempts to do. This book is steamy and full of spankings. Punishments seem to be the way Aurora can calm down and focus. Donovan is a harsh Dom that enjoys creating those punishments. Between the spankings, is a lot of hot steamy scenes that will melt any Kindle.

Jack Calihan narrates this story wonderfully. I enjoyed his bratty and sassy narration of Aurora. Mr. Calihan makes Donovan the strong, alpha he is described as. Mr. Calihan's narration enhanced this story and brought the characters to life.

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  • Krisz
  • @AudiobookObsession
  • 13-10-19

Learning curve

Rewriting the Rules by Morganna Williams was a quick hot dom/sub story about the hazards of losing ourselves at one point or another during our lives. About how important it is not to deny the things someone needs. Let it be as simple as a material thing or as complex as a human relationship. Every lost ship need and deserve a lighthouse to help them find their way ashore.

Jack Calihan did a splendid job. His narration was well paced, clean and understandable. Top recording quality too.

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  • Roni F.
  • Irvington, NE USA
  • 02-10-19

An Unforgettable HEA 😍


This is one of those books that will be unforgettable, in a good way. I'm so in love with the HEA and I do see myself listening to this book again in the future.

You know how there's just "HATEFUL PEOPLE." People who just aren't happy unless they're putting someone down, degrading them, stripping their soul away. Our heroine had that happen to her.

But, just when she wasn't looking; nor wanting, she takes a journey with a STRONG Dom, who shows her how a Sub is truly suppose to feel like. Teach his Sub the correct ways of the BDSM World. The rewards and the disciple. Her 'True Worth' and 'Value.' Her 'Beauty;' 'Inner' and 'Outer.' And, the BIGGEST reward, you'll have to listen to the book. 😁 I love the narrator Jack Calihan. I've heard him in several books before, and he always does a credible job with the characters. I definitely recommend this book to others.

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  • Kate
  • Audiobook Blogger @MLHearingThings
  • 15-09-19

A good editor can turn your life upside-down...

Rewriting the Rules by Morganna Williams is an erotic novella about a reclusive, submissive, writer who is taken to task by her Dominant editor.

Content Warning: There's an issue regarding lack of consent at the beginning of this story. It's a fairly common problem in D/s erotica with DD/lg undertones, but Aurora's definitive refusal regarding some of Donovan's advances does make the protagonists' initial meeting a bit uncomfortable and may cross the line for some.

This book is a brief fantasy with an HEA; a Cinderella story of sorts, only this time the princess doesn't spend any less time on her knees than she did before she was rescued!

Like Aurora's own work when Donovan takes over as her editor, the writing could do with a little bit of polish but it doesn't interfere with the story. As with many books in this genre it isn't intended to be especially literary, and the important part is that the sensual scenes are colourful and the intensity between the characters builds throughout.

Reviewing erotica is always tough because preferences are so individual, but I would have liked the story to include more scenes from Donovan's perspective, describing his desire and pleasure in greater detail instead of the focus being almost exclusively on Aurora's.

Jack Calihan has quite a talent for narrating naughty books, and once again lends Williams' words an enticing richness and depth. He always performs with plenty of enthusiasm, and the results speak for themselves. Calihan is especially adept at conveying the smouldering yet controlled passion of an experienced Dom, bringing these brusque and brooding men to life time and again. I was particularly pleased to hear him purr his trademark "good girl" which is always a highlight.

This novella could be a good place to start for anyone wanting to understand more about the scene, as it explains much of Donovan's behaviour as a good Dom and contrasts it with her previous bad experiences as a sub.

*I received this audiobook free of charge in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.

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Great story!

A sinfully sexy book with sinfully Seductive narrator. My one suggestion when listening to this book is to make sure you have a fan close by. If you like erotic romance this book is a definite must!

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Delightfully romantic, deliciously sexy

This book was everything I love in a good BDSM romance! The relationship between the two main characters was both super sweet and super hot. I loved the storyline and the characters themselves. I look forward to listening to the next book in the series.

Jack is sexy as heck! I adore his voice. I love listening to his deep tambor when he's doing his dom voice. It always sends shivers of delight up my spine. Keep up the amazing work Jack!!

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Sassy submissive

I loved this audio, and Jack Calihan has one of the smoothest voices out there. If you are looking for a short BDSM book this is for you. Morganna Williams did an amazing job.

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So so good

I loved this book. The chemistry and dynamic between the characters is brilliant. I’m hoping there’s more to this group. Jack you are becoming my new go to narrator! Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

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A Bratty Submissive!

If you love dominant alpha males, bratty submissives, hot sex and lots of spankings, then this is the book for you. This was an erotic listen with some laugh out loud moments. Fun and entertaining. I loved it!

Jack Calihan does a great job bringing this story to life.

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  • Kim R.
  • 03-10-18

A TITILLATING AUDIO THAT HAD ME BEGGING TO SUBMIT!

REWRITING THE RULES by Morganna Williams was a SIZZLING HOT listen that had me squirming in delight!


THE STORY:

Erotic romance writer extraordinaire, Aurora Kane, is angry and bitter and has secluded herself in her home after having her heart—and confidence--shattered to smithereens by a past Dom. She has lost her spark for life and her writing mojo but all is not lost because her big, dark and dominantly sexy publisher Donovan Tate comes barging into her life determined to help her get out of her funk. And this stern, itchy palmed, no nonsense man has some mighty wicked techniques to get her to STOP MOPING and return to the world of the living!

While at first, Aurora rebels at his high handed methods, and pushes back—HARD!—she realizes rather quickly that she is no match for this gorgeously domineering man. And even though Donovan realizes he has his hands full with this temperamental writer with the far too saucy mouth and all those luscious, mouthwatering curves, he is hopelessly beguiled by the curvy beauty all the same. As it turns out, Ms. Kane is a “mass of contradictions.” After all, how can she fight him so fiercely while at the same time her body clings to his and yields so sweetly? And although deep down Aurora is terribly afraid to love, laugh and feel, Donovan knows somewhere in there is a fierce sub begging to be set free. And, sure, it takes a lot of patience—and plenty of punishing--on his part, but Donovan soon has her aching for his hot burning dominance and quivering for his tender loving possession! But can his non-negotiable formula for reviving her writing…and reigniting her heart…include a lifelong contract for love?


MY MUSINGS:
Holy smokes! Talk about a steamy audio that commands attention from start to finish! REWRITING THE RULES is oozing with scintillating sexy times, panty melting hot spankings, aching tenderness, and lots of smoldering sparks!

I really enjoyed the setup where the strong and stern and doting hero is determined to help release the heroine, a burned out erotic romance writer with a heart full of hurt, from her self-imposed exile! And along the way he brings out the naughty little vixen in her! Overall, I thought the author did a really good job with this story, where we have this defiant yet emotionally vulnerable sub who is hungry for her new editor/Dom’s masterful touch AND his firm yet loving discipline. He stirs something inside her and over time she thrives in the structured, nurturing environment he provides for her. He ultimately proves to be her safe haven, just as she ends up being his, and through Donovan’s loving guidance he helps his precious girl heal, body and soul.

Aurora and Donovan have RED-HOT CHEMISTRY and I found the kinky interludes incredibly arousing. And holy smokes! Donovan is a SEX MACHINE! This hunky Dom’s sexual appetite is INSATIABLE, and I loved how he unapologetically charges into Aurora’s life and lays down the law—whether she likes it or not. And of course the bratty sub tests his limits at every turn, pushing him into meting out his stern brand is punishment/pain. All for her benefit of course! But even though he is a filthy talking hornball who does some very sadistic things to his disobedient little sub, I love how much he cares for her and deep down his intentions are always honorable. (Well mostly, hee hee!) And I LOVED that he has a bit of a warm and cuddly Daddy Dom in him as well!

That said, I had some difficulty connecting emotionally with this couple, especially at the beginning, due to the lack of romantic buildup prior to the sex. (I think Donovan delivered his first spanking/screaming O within five minutes of meeting Aurora and then followed it up with another spanking/seduction scene shortly thereafter!) This gives new definition to the term “Fast Burn” ha-ha!) And although, as I mentioned, I found the erotica in this story to be INCREDIBLY titillating, I thought the plot and romantic development came at the expense of the plethora of torrid sex. Their relationship, for the most part, seemed to be carnal in nature, and perhaps if the author had showed things down a tad and played out more emotional/romantic beats, it would have made the story even more rewarding!

Those issues aside, however, there is no denying Morganna Williams is an incredibly talented erotic romance scribe. And I LOVED the ending at the club where the heroine finally puts her demons to rest and gets her heartfelt HEA with Donovan! This author sure can pen a highly sensual, uber addictive tale featuring an overpoweringly sexy Alpha Dom who makes his feisty sub melt like butter! And for that I am totally GRATIFIED!

THE NARRATION:
This story was wonderfully narrated by Jack Calihan. He delivered a pitch perfect performance of Donavan Tate. His deeply masculine, velvety smooth and commanding tone suited this character’s take-charge persona to a T! And Mr. Calihan’s narration of Aurora was highly entertaining as well. But let’s get “real” here…we listen to this sub-genre for the hot alpha Doms and “Donovan” left me all aflutter. And omg..every time he crooned “good girl” he had me positively BEGGING to submit! I look forward to listening to more entertaining audios by this awesome narrator!

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  • 🎧Mandy🎧 Sawyer 🎧Audiobook 🎧Obsession🎧 Reviewer🎧
  • 19-10-19

Great book

I loved this book. The chemistry and dynamic between the characters is brilliant. I’m hoping there’s more to this group. Jack you are becoming my new go to narrator! Thank you for sharing your talent with us.
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  • SMM
  • 04-10-19

Great listen

I loved the narrator and the book. It had the perfect pace and got right to the point.

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  • Maria Craw
  • 24-09-19

loved this story

this story really spoke to me, narrated by the delicious voice of Jack Callahan it really hit all the marks of a good story for me. I identified with Aurora who brought brattiness to a whole new level. I was gifted a chippy of this title for an honest review.

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  • Drifter
  • 24-08-19

Bratty sexy sub!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Morganna has written a story about a sassy sub that has put her sex life on a 5 year hold due to a bad relationship with her former dom. As an author of erotic romance, Aurora's books are suffering. Now add a sexy, take no excuse dom and you have one hot sexy story. This story contains spankings, sass, dominance, and healing. Aurora craves what Donovan gives her, but can she trust him? The narrator has the perfect voice for a controlling dom. He also does an excellent job with the other voices. I enjoyed this book.

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  • B.McGrath
  • 23-08-19

Aurora gets her groove back

Donovan was the typical arrogant Dom, and he had a method to his madness which worked well to inspire Aurora to write better and enhanced her sub qualities. Lits if corrective punishment wuth positive results. Loved the club scene with ex Dom. lol. Sweet ending. The narrator made me feel like a voyeur and I loved it.

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  • Danielle Carpenter
  • 27-10-19

An Emotionlal Learning Experience

This story really made me think about what being a submissive really means. I think that what a submissive thinks is love is not the definition of love, but of a need inside her. Although I don't approve of this kind of lifestyle, I now have a better understanding from the submissive's point of view. I agree the wrong type of male can do a lot of mental damage, but my understanding is that it's dangerous to just let anyone have this kind of control. For me, this is not a love story, but an emotional relationship that describes what goes on between the Dom and the submissive emotionally, and how it feeds a need inside that person. The story is excellent in itself. The use of a male narrator was an excellent idea, and it wasn't as shocking with the vulgarity coming from a male's voice.

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  • Nicole Ortiz
  • 04-09-19

Great Quick Listen

A wonderful D/s Insta love story. I enjoyed the story and the narration. Aurora is a erotica author who lost her mojo and Donovan becomes her publisher but also is determined to become the Dom she needs to get her groove back. Loved the sex club scene where she get to confront the Dom who made her doubt herself.

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  • De'Ondrea Thompson
  • 02-09-19

Sexy narration

Jack Calihan did an awesome job narrating the story.

I am a fan of instalove but this story was borderline unbelievable. However, the overall story was a pleasant listen on how one man tore down a women's confidence and another man brought it back

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  • Romance junkie
  • 06-08-19

Dominant New Boss Claims Erotic Author

I received a free copy of the audio book at my request and am leaving a voluntary and honest review.
An erotic writer, previously in a don/sub relationship is scarred by the way she was treated by the dom. Now she is isolated, avoiding people and any form of sex and writing poor books.
The new boss at her publishing house is a dom and believes he can turn her around...and with discipline and affection begins the journey
There are a number of discipline scenes and things begin to turn around.
A definitely BDSM story where each party is consenting and fulfilled.
The narrator has a perfect deep and male alpha voice. The women’s voices are ok, sometimes perhaps high in tone then needed.