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Florentine

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Mahiro became a professional figure skater for one reason—to be near the object of his lust from the time he was a teenager, Alex Breschi. But he never advanced far enough for Alex to notice him. Now Alex is retired from skating and working as a thriller author, while Mahiro gracefully bowed out of competition years before to become a successful app developer and ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published January 28th 2020 by Dreamspinner Press LLC
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Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
3.5

For those times when you just want some sweet kink in your life, I give you Florentine.

Still a bit confused about the title since there's no Florentine flogging but no matter. There was enough kink to keep me happy including D/s, spanking, wax play, suspension bondage and some impact play.

There's a fine line when crafting a BDSM romance that requires balance between the BDSM elements and developing the relationship that Mazarin Stone found. I like it best when kink is used to strengthen the
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Allysson Murphy-Floyd
Jan 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Mazarin has such a great writing style that is immersive, easy, and enjoyable to read.

The scenes which play out pertaining to the BDSM subject matter are believable, and a healthy, accurate depiction of the scene (which I base on what I've heard from friends who are involved in that community). Mahiro always places an emphasis on consent, which is so refreshing to see.

It doesn't take long to be drawn into the dynamics of Mahiro's and Alex's relationship, both in and out of the playroom. Though
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Sara Testarossa
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Florentine is absolutely beautifully written. It's so well done, from the steamy scenes in which BDSM and sex intertwine gorgeously, to the outside-of-scene cute or more serious moments between Mahiro and Alex, to each of their inner conflict. Mahiro's especially got to me, and I appreciate that he has a friend like Adam for support in this tenuous situation! Even when I was nervous or frustrated because of secrets being kept or something, I was rooting for Mahiro and Alex the whole time because ...more
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