I have to say that I am exceptionally pleased to be able to offer a review of The Submissive now that it's been published, as I hugely appreciated it as a story in its own right and as the start of an amazing trilogy, in its original form.
Many other reviewers have compared this to Fifty Shades - understandably as that made its way into the wider domain first - but having read both Fifty Shades and The Submissive, The Dominant and The Training in their original form, Tara Sue Me's trilogy is the one that set the bar and I returned to this story many times as one of the best examples of its genre available. (I never actually made it all the way through Fifty Shades - or Master of the Universe as it was - as comparatively, having read The Submissive, Fifty Shades just didn't stand up.)
Despite this, I wasn't actually sure that I would purchase The Submissive when I found out that it would be released commercially, but I'm glad that I did. The changes made haven't affected my enjoyment of the story at all and I felt that I was better able to relate to the characters in this edition than I had previously.
The story is enjoyable and well told and I'm looking forward to rediscovering The Dominant and The Training again in due course.
If you did enjoy Fifty Shades, then I highly recommend The Submissive trilogy - you won't regret it!