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Just Be (Love is Always Write)

3.79  ·  Rating Details ·  224 Ratings  ·  63 Reviews
Dear Author,
Who is he? How did he get here? Why would he submit himself to hours of teasing, torment, edging, and orgasm control? How much more can he take?

I need to know.

Photo Description: A naked man lies bound on crisp white sheets—his blindfold appears to be a white pillowcase, his gag: a white towel. The man's testicles are separated and strung tightly with a white s
ebook, 7 pages
Published July 7th 2012 by M/M Romance Group @ Goodreads

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Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ & MANTIES Champion
Did someone say bondage?

And flogging?

*pic would prolly scare peeps.

This is my first experience with JHB. Will not be the last. The man's got skillz. But why's it gotta be so short?

I'm dying to see what he can do with characters beyond a scene. Still, very hot. Very descriptive. Loved getting both POVs.
"The first thud brought a shudder. Being bound up tightly left him incapable of much other movement. The towel in his mouth muffled his pained cry to a mere moan.

Hard. He'd been hard for hours, his body surely marked from the various pains and pleasures keeping him in that condition, although he couldn't see past the blindfold to confirm. This new treatment blew his mind."

Now if you don't want to plug into this after that, then this ain't the story for you.

But it was for me.

Sweet Cheesus...I *
Richard Derus
Jul 13, 2012 Richard Derus rated it liked it
Rating: 3* of five

The Book Report: A beautiful, buff boy-babe lies tied to crisp white sheets. He's perfect, tanned, groomed, manscaped...his genitals are tied tightly...his body is in the throes of complete release.

His master is his opposite. He is a fuck-up, a loser, a nobody you'd cross the street to avoid. And he creates art from the pain of his perfect, beautiful sub, his gift self-given, and his redemptive passion floods their private head-space with heat. And light. And transcendent joy.

Sep 19, 2014 Otila rated it liked it
Damn...I wish it was longer.

And have you seen that picture? UNF
Heather C
Jul 07, 2012 Heather C rated it liked it
This short written scene fit perfectly with the picture and prompt. I just wish it would have been longer.
Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
This is hard to rate. It starts at the end of a sex scene and the story ends right when he releases.

No names. No character details. No clue who his master is. No relationship details. Nothing really except the moment captured in the picture.

That said I did like it. It did an amazing job of adding depth to the picture in so few words. But for me I need a lot more to really enjoy a story. This kind of felt like the adult excerpt of a story and I want the rest.
Jul 26, 2013 Bev rated it really liked it

Another freebie from last year's Love is Always Write event. 4 stars for a smoking hot little read, and 10 stars for the picture prompt....gorgeous!! I'm not going into any more detail, it's so short that it only takes a few minutes to read, unless you're stuck looking at the prompt picture like I was.
Mandy*reads obsessively*
Jul 11, 2012 Mandy*reads obsessively* rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, short
Sometimes, although rarely, a short says it all and this was one of the rare ones , it conveyed the picture prompt to a T.
It left me wanting to know more, even though I am not really a BDSM fan, great short free read.
Well praise Jason Huffman-Black…that was unexpectly hot as hell!!!! Not to be greedy but I’m gonna need more of that.
A Girl Has No Name
Nov 23, 2015 A Girl Has No Name rated it really liked it
Just be is another great contribution to the "LiAW" event organizied by the m/m romance group. The promot picture was really intense and I wanted to know more about the situation displayed in it immediately. The author throws us right into a very intense BDSM scene and managed to make the prompt picture come alive in every detail. The story is very very short, but somehow I got a feeling for the MC's. There wasn't much background information on them, but somehow the few words said made them feel ...more
JustJen "Miss Conduct"
Jul 11, 2012 JustJen "Miss Conduct" rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm, freebies, bdsm-d-s
Well written, smoking hot scene that left me longing for more.

After reading part 2: I really, really enjoyed seeing this from the dom's side. It was beautifully written, though I was having a hard time matching the eloquent descriptions with the ex-con, dirty fingernailed, tattooed, sexy man doing the speaking. I loved that we learned more about the man on the bed and how they met. I still feel as though every time I read something by Jason, it is more teasing in the big scheme of teases. Just
Jesus fuck.
That's all.

Oh, I've also read He Paints In White by the same author, which is included in LIAW #5 but doesn't appear as an autonomous story on GR.
In any case, it is just as hot as the first - with some pretty hardcore pain, at least by my standards, which admittedly might not be very high in this aspect - and it intrigued me even more than Just Be.
Please, please, please, Jason Huffman-Black, write a novel - or even just a short story - about Stefan and the mechanic...
Dec 21, 2014 Amy rated it really liked it
Shelves: short-stories
3.5 stars! A sexy little story to go along with an unbelievably hot photo prompt. I loved getting the Dom's point of view!
Sep 15, 2014 Justin rated it really liked it
Recommended to Justin by: SheReadsALot
3.5 kinky stars

I'm on a roll with the D/s kink tonight.

Thank you for the free story, Jason! Well done!
May 29, 2014 Alvin rated it liked it
Shelves: free, faptastic, bdsm
PART 1 REVIEW: 3 stars
It's hot and fappable. That's all. :D

A very short but very HOT read.

PART 2 REVIEW: 3 stars
It was beautiful. BUT TOO SHORT! XD

Mr. Jason write longer ones please! These were AWESOME!
Emma Sea
Jul 26, 2012 Emma Sea rated it really liked it
Bard #72 in the comments for this story sums it up perfectly "There's so much here in so little space. It's like packing the power of the ocean into a little snowglobe. "
Jul 09, 2012 Elizabetta rated it liked it
Shelves: liaw-2012, bdsm, free-have
A very short excerpt of a hot BDSM scene. This left me wanting more...which is a good thing!
Jul 07, 2012 Anke rated it it was amazing
Dear Jason - nag, nag, nag! When will we read more of your writing?
Jul 07, 2012 Susan65 rated it liked it
A very hot sex scene but I would have loved to know more.
Wendy Ann
Such a wealth of feelings and emotion conveyed in just over 600 words without ever even knowing a single name! I’m not at all surprised how much I loved it. Jason has an incredible writing talent if only he could be convinced to branch out more on the author side of books vs. editing/proofing! Regardless, I’ll gladly enjoy any little snippet he’s willing to share. Awesome!!!
Aug 24, 2012 Joan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m
I simply love short stories that, like this one, convey so much in so few words. Beautifully described, tense and also deliciously hot! You leave a lot to the imagination of the reader, but it works so well here.
Awilk -never sleeps-
Really, short, but so well written that the length didn't worry me. Loved that I got to read both points of view by going through the comments for this story. Would love more from this story.
Shelby P
Mar 16, 2014 Shelby P rated it it was ok
This was very short and since BDSM isn't really my thing, it did nothing for me. The writing is fine. I didn't care enough to read the Dom's point of view.
Bettye Kanady
Dec 02, 2012 Bettye Kanady rated it it was ok
Recommended to Bettye by: Love Is Always Write List
Honestly there is not much to say about this one. It's short and to the point. It shows a deep fulfilling connection between the Master and the Sub.
Apr 18, 2015 Victoria rated it really liked it
3.5 - Super short, but HOT!!! Love seeing both POV's. Thank you Jason Huffman-Black, for donating your story, time and talent.
So much feeling in a short story (really short) but I don't feel like I'm missing something, everything is there, I love it.
Kate Aaron
Jul 10, 2012 Kate Aaron rated it really liked it
Just to prove that quantity does not equal quality. Wonderfully written little short that perfectly captures a moment in time.
That photo prompt. Fuck me senseless.

The story? *shrugs* Far, far too short to do that photo justice.
Jan 29, 2016 Otterpuss rated it it was ok
This is far too short to even be able to have an opinion about it.
Valerie ❈M/M Romance Junkie❈
so hard to believe so much was said with so few words. so good.
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Jason Huffman-Black could be described as the porn star alter ego of the mild-mannered editor for several LGBT publishers. By day, Jason edits and writes in a cozy chair, while Mr. Huffman-Black travels the globe on such adventurous excursions as wrestling the one-eyed spitting serpent of Tangiers, ass-spelunking into the hidden tomb of King CockTut, and most recently, sharing a prison cell in a s ...more
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