Contemporaries don't usually interest me that much (unless they're BDSM-themed), but I adore geeky/nerdish characters and really like small men pairedContemporaries don't usually interest me that much (unless they're BDSM-themed), but I adore geeky/nerdish characters and really like small men paired with much larger ones, so I decided to give this one a try.
In the beginning I was really enjoying it. I liked the author's writing style and absolutely loved the characters. Dar and Gregg are so sweet and wonderful together! (5-stars)
The body odor fetish was a little...odd. I've come across a few books that have lightly touched on this particular fetish, but this is the first one that really went in-depth. I found myself bouncing back and forth between finding it kinda hot/fascinating and being a little bit grossed-out.
After a while, though, the large chunks of "preachy", monologuing dialogue about gays was starting to irritate me and spoil my enjoyment of the story. (4-stars) And everything was just too much sunshine and roses. There was no conflict at all, and everyone was so accepting of their relationship, to the point where it felt way over-the-top and very unrealistic. (3-stars)
I also found the very intimate and very detailed "sex talk" between Dar and his parents kind of weird and...disturbing. I was actually more squicked out by that than I was by some of the more raunchy sex scenes.
And then I found myself just getting kinda bored with it all, so I've put it aside for now. (2-stars) I may go back at a later date and try to finish it......more
**spoiler alert** I love BDSM, but this is the first one I've read that involves the Daddy kink, and I found that it did not appeal to me at all.
Angel**spoiler alert** I love BDSM, but this is the first one I've read that involves the Daddy kink, and I found that it did not appeal to me at all.
Angel is so sweet and innocent, and I really wanted to like him, but his child-like behavior was such a turn-off. And while I did find Kael to be a fascinating character, the way he treated Angel was just too cold for my liking. I'm sure the relationship must change later on in the story, but at about 50-some pages in, I just couldn't read any more. I wasn't enjoying anything about the story, the characters or their relationship.
In another story (with different characters, dialogue, emotions, etc.) the sex scenes could have been pretty hot. But in this one they just seemed so emotionless...and very sad (and unrealistic) with regards to Angel. He's a virgin, and his first ever penetration is having 4 fingers jammed into his ass in the span of 10 seconds or less? His first blow-job "lesson" includes having his air cut off? And his second penetration is a fisting? Holy gods. *jaw drop* Fisting is a kink that I love reading about, and in pretty much every story I've come across that includes it, the scene was very intimate, loving, and emotionally charged. But in this one it just left me cold.
Like I said before, I'm guessing that the relationship changes later on, but everything I read (up to the point where I gave up) just felt like cold, emotionless sex. I wouldn't even call it erotica because the sex scenes alone didn't even do anything for me.
Technically, the writing wasn't bad. It was just everything else that I had an issue with... :P...more