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3.40  ·  Rating details ·  141 ratings  ·  23 reviews
D/s Romance Fiction. . .M/M stories with a discipline theme. Andrew has a ready wit and a cheeky retort for just about any occasion, but his authoritarian partner Thomas, has always suspected his young lover harbours painful secrets. A visit to a Sunday morning car boot sale has unhappy and far-reaching repercussions for Andrew. He comes face to face with an object from hi ...more
Paperback, 124 pages
Published November 10th 2008 by Lulu Press (first published 2008)
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Emma Sea
I found this domestic discipline story beautifully melancholic and haunting. I love the notion of two imperfect and ordinary people each finding what they need in the other. The fourth section dragged a tiny bit in the middle, but the story still had me dabbing tears from my eyes.

3.56 stars, rounded up.
Reader S.
I actually like this book more than my star rating shows. I like everything else in it except a few places in part three where Thomas' actions feel wrong to me. If you write a domestic discipline book it's crucial that the actions of the Dom are right, always right, he must be trustworthy. Unless you deliberately write something where the Dom makes a mistake and that is then dealt with. But that was not the case here. Here, I think the writer just wrote something I couldn't understand, not even ...more
Betryal
Sep 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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Elisa Rolle
I bought this book some months ago, with another one from the same author, since I like to try test new authors. I haven’t read it soon since I was overwhelmed by books and since it was listed as a BDSM story and while sometime I like them, this theme is not really my cup of tea. I’m now regretting of not having read this story sooner since I enjoyed it a lot and I can recommend the novel to a wider target, BDSM fans and not.

First of all I would like to highlight something that usually is not o
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Valentina Heart
Aug 23, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: glbt, glbt-bdsm
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Ery
Feb 25, 2012 rated it it was ok
I thought this book could be so much more than it was. I loved the premise of the story, and the book description seemed promising. Overall, the writing was pretty good, and the writing style, if a bit old fashioned or stiff, seemed well-matched for the story, or specifically, for Thomas.

In the end though, the book failed to draw me in as much as it could/should have. Given the emotional nature of the plot line, I should have felt more invested in the characters. I believe this occurred for two
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Nene
Sep 16, 2010 rated it really liked it
Very powerful story that packed quite a punch in not many pages. Andrew is haunted by his past and can't seem to find happiness in his life. He keeps trying to run, but he finds he can't outrun his past...or his Dom Thomas. ...more
Wren
Oct 07, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: bdsm, m-m, contemporary
This seemed like it had a lot of potential, in terms of the storyline. I liked how it took a while for the reason behind Andy's need to move on slowly unraveled. What didn't work for me was the spanking. I'm not sure but I don't think there was any sex, just punishment-spanking. And a lot of it. The love between the two men? Their relationship seemed symbiotic, and I think each was what the other needed. ...more
Anlama
May 16, 2011 rated it liked it
loved the story - a lot of emotions and i also found myself laughing at times - however the spanking and the paddling isn't my cup of tea - i still have 2 books to read from Fabian and i'm sooo looking forward to it ...more
Chris
Aug 24, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2010, bdsm, done, gay, ebook, owned, romance
Very good m/m romance about a young man who's been escaping from his past via alcohol and staying on the move until a dominant older man gives him a ride. ...more
Kassa
Sep 20, 2010 rated it liked it
2.5 stars

This is the second Fabian Black book I’ve read and while it’s ok I’m not sure I was invested enough in the characters to care. Additionally this book feels so incredibly close to the other Black book – The Jack and Danny Chronicles – that I worry this author’s books will all be very similar. There seems to be a familiar pattern with older men and incredibly bratty, immature younger men that are involved in a punishment spanking relationship. There is no on page sex and the chemistry is
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Tam
Oct 07, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m
Andrew is a young man haunted by his past who keeps on the move when it catches up with him. However he hooked up with Thomas, an older man who dominates him and things are going pretty well for them as Andrew thrives with the rules. However the past leaps up and he runs. When Thomas finally finds him a month later he forces the issue and they have to deal with his past and Andrew’s propensity to escape into alcohol or run whenever the memories get too great. It’s all told from Andrew’s point of ...more
Robin
Mar 08, 2013 rated it it was ok
I wanted to like this story a lot more than I actually did. I loved the main characters, their cat and the main points of the story, what I didnt like about it was all the jumping around the story did without giving the reader any way of knowing when or where the story was at. I was confused for a lot of the beginning of this story. Flashback would've been fine for Andy's past and issues as long as there was some way of showing it that this part of the text is a flashback or memory, but making t ...more
Gwengwel
Love it. The story need editing and some scene were a little bizarre but what make the book's the relation between Andrew and Thomas. Well done.

After reading some of the other reviews I noted that some people didn't knew what this story was about before reading it and did not seems to understand what's a Domestic Discipline dynamic. Funny to read the reaction people had at the reading of a spanking scene without sex.
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Amber
Dec 14, 2013 marked it as dnf  ·  review of another edition
I'm just not feeling this book. This has the same set up as other books by this author with an over the top brat and a Dom that lets it get to far. Usually this has mixed results for me. This book adds a problem with I'm assuming the past but in the beginning tries to be mysterious. The heavy handed vagueness is irritating me along with the Dom that doesn't put his foot down soon enough with his brat. ...more
Rod
Mar 10, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I almost did not finish this book and I almost always finish books I start. The constant spanking and spouting of parables really became annoying. I was mollified by the fact the main character finally was able to overcome his self destructive behaviours and finally able to aknowledge that love was his due. I won't be reading the book again, but I am relieved it did not turn out to be a total disaster. ...more
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
This book has mixed reviews from my friends but it is 50% off right now at smashwords and ARe! 7/9/13!
Carolyn
Aug 30, 2010 rated it liked it
This was a very strange book.
Karyn
Oct 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
A short sweet domestic discipline story.
Rachel
Jun 02, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m
I enjoyed some parts of the book although I didn't like all the spanking.
Andrew's story is sad. and over all it is a heartfelt story with love, lust and hope.
I love bobby the cat.
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Nan.C
Oct 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I thought this was a beautiful book, sad, funny, tender and sweet.
Eyre
Nov 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lgbt
Jenre said it all in her review. ...more
C.L.
Nov 26, 2012 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
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My pseudonyms: Cat, Fabian Black, Tarn Swan, Gumbie Tales, Nowell Cowardice, Mystic Mog, Skoda.

Fabian Black writes D/s fiction, but with her own unique stamp. There are no dungeons and chains here or any of the usual leather and whip scenarios associated with power exchange fiction. She shows another aspect of the Dom/sub dynamic, weaving beautiful warm hearted, sensitive stories full of emotion,
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