ARC Review: For Her Own Good by Tamsen Parker

Title: For Her Own Good
Author: Tamsen Parker
Genre: Contemporary/Erotic Romance
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person – Dual
Expected Publication: October 22, 2019



From USA Today Bestselling author Tamsen Parker comes a taboo romance of risk-taking, redemption, and how to give voice to our greatest fears and our greatest desires.

“Don’t be greedy,” he murmurs into my hair, and it makes me all the more desperate.
“Daddy, I am greedy.”

When Dr. Lowry Campbell saved my life as a suicidal teen, I thought he was the most perfect man I’d ever known. And then he disappeared for fifteen years.

Now, three months after I became the wealthiest woman on the Eastern Seaboard, he’s back. And he wants me. Finally. But I’m not that girl anymore, and my anger is nearly as intense as my vulnerability. I’ve waited a long time to ask for what I want, and it’s time Lowry know that if he wants to be in my life, he’ll need to earn back my trust and come to terms with my desire to call him daddy…



ARC provided for an unbiased review.

Wealth meant nothing to Starla Patrick when she had been battling with her mental well-being for half of her life. Fifteen years ago a psychiatrist changed her life in more than one way. Now, Dr. Lowry Campbell is back and upended her life all over again. This time around, things would be different for better or worse.

If I only have one thing to say about Lowry it’s that aye, he’s a fecking nice Scottish bloke with a dirty fecking mouth lol! I liked how he’s very responsible in both professional and personal aspects. Starla was a strong independent woman on the outside, but a vulnerable, insecure girl on the inside. Her condition took a lot out of her, yet she persevered.

I don’t want him to pity me and treat me like a sad, broken thing he needs to fix because he’s got perfection leaking out of his pores that he uses like glue to mend other people’s cracks.

I enjoyed the story overall with how it developed. However, considering how long this book was, I felt the ending was a little rushed especially with a questionable action that happened.

Starla is like a bunny. An incredibly rich and powerful bunny who could have her henchbunnies end a person in a second, but with me, she seems only to want her ears stroked.

What I loved the most about this story is the dynamic between the characters. This is an in-character DD/lg story but their position and situation made it fresh and interesting. I also liked the supporting characters and how they affected the couple.

For Her Own Good is a story of overcoming doubts and fears. It would appeal to readers who enjoy a story of personal struggles with a good dose of Daddy kink.

Final Verdict:

This review is also available on Goodreads.


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