Really enjoyed this series that had it's ups and downs but ends on a solid HFN note. Oliver and Caleb had quite a few things to work out, but their ch Really enjoyed this series that had it's ups and downs but ends on a solid HFN note. Oliver and Caleb had quite a few things to work out, but their chemistry was never in question. Once they got past the other parts of their lives that were giving them trouble, everything seemed to fall into place for them. This was well written and interesting with a few twists here and there and one that shows a bit of a different side of kink. Definitely recommend....more
An enjoyable and interesting continuation of Book 1. I'm loving the dynamic between Caleb and Oliver. This installment picks things up in the intensit An enjoyable and interesting continuation of Book 1. I'm loving the dynamic between Caleb and Oliver. This installment picks things up in the intensity department and ends with a bit of a cliffy, so I'm off to jump into Book 3....more
This was a pleasant surprise! This was not your everyday BDSM story. It is about Garrett, a submissive who lost his loving Review by The Blogger Girls.
This was a pleasant surprise! This was not your everyday BDSM story. It is about Garrett, a submissive who lost his loving husband and dom to cancer a few years prior, left his high-powered job and has basically lived life on the down low.
Aayan is a Muslim man who seeks out Garrett to help represent his brother against charges of murdering his submissive partner believing someone with his experience will better be able to plead his case. Aayan is immediately attracted to Garrett and has been ever since he saw the photograph of Garrett in a beautiful submissive pose (which his brother had acquired). Aayan is not a dom though and has never practiced any aspect of BDSM. Even though he knows he has dominant tendencies, he has hidden any of those feelings and is at war with himself over those in relation to his religion and upbringing. He struggles with understanding how anyone (including his brother, Syed) could cause hurt and pain to someone they love, even knowing it was consented to, wanted and even needed in some cases.
Garrett was a beautiful character. He also feels an intense attraction to Aayan but is really not sure if he can be in a non-submissive relationship. They tread lightly for a while with Aayan thinking he can make Garrett happy in other ways, i.e. without the SM Garrett believes he also needs. I loved watching Aayan come to the realization of what it would take and what it meant to bring Garrett’s true submission out, as he did in his photograph.
Through this, Garrett works on the case which hits close to home (no pun intended!). With the prosecution trying to push the BDSM is domestic abuse angle, Garrett must find a way to prove otherwise, to the court, as well as to Aayan.
I really liked seeing things from this point of view. It was very interesting to see things from both sides with regards to BDSM and the general public vs. how the actual participants feel, as well as how Aayan’s religion and beliefs played a factor into his finding happiness.
This was my first book by this author, but it most definitely won’t be my last, as this was a very solid and well-written story that I’m sure will stay in my mind for quite some time. ...more