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If It Flies by L.A. Witt
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really liked it
bookshelves: adult, bdsm, favorites, erotica, la-witt, m-m-romance, must-reads, rentboys, riptide-publishing, sexy-sexiness, short, voinov
Recommended for: m/m erotica,

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4 Intense Stars

Spencer braced against the bed and forced back tears that were increasingly from pleasure more than pain.
Pleasure? From--
God, yes.

Longer than the first two books in the series combined, this book plays with deeper connections. I thought the Market Garden books might maintain the lighter, sweeter tone of the first two, but no. Instead, Witt and Voinov approached this one with more intensity, if you can believe it. One of the things they did carry over though, was the tempo of building a scene. If they’re trying to get you off, they’re successful. Is that saying too much?

Told from Spencer’s POV, it’s clear why he’s attracted to Nick. What isn’t completely clear is, why the sudden change in Nick? Presumably the next book will show his POV, and that should be EPIC. I find Nick a very interesting character. A beautiful, young blonde guy who’s a Dom just doesn’t fit my preconceived notions. Why I have preconceived notions of Doms is another topic all together.

So strange, being this offbalance and aroused at the same time.

This BDSM tale may not suit the same audience that books 1 & 2 did; the sweeter tone isn’t here but the MC’s find in each other exactly what they need. I appreciate the time the authors took to get me into a headspace where I could understand how pain can enhance the moment. I love the “sparks of light” analogy and if that is truly what it’s like for some, then yes; I can grasp the concept and the pull of that experience. I hope the Market Garden books choose to explore all kinds of sexual experiences, after all that’s exactly what a garden should offer…variety.

The stars are coming out.


Spencer - By day Spencer is an overworked, highly stressed attorney who needs to let go of some tension. At night, with Nick, he’s a emerging masochist.

”I’ll be honest here. I’m new to this.” […]
“What does two hours with Nick get me, anyway?”

Nick - We know he’s a skilled Dom and a sadist. We know he’s cocky and sexy as hell. But that’s about it. He’s still a mystery and I’m okay with that…for now.

Nick was gone. Completely gone. A phantom who’d slipped back into the shadows, leaving only goose bumps as evidence he’d ever been there at all.


Again, I have to mention the stellar pacing of the writing. By stretching out the intro and giving us a little more insight into Spencer’s world it allows the reader to find themselves in Spencer’s head when he does eventually get together with Nick. And, when they do come together it’s an amazing view of a very different relationship.

There is still a lot to be answered and it’s difficult to see how such a relationship, with all it’s obstacles could flourish, but I’m anxious to see where it goes.

Nick, the one that slipped in and out of the bedroom like smoke under the door,...

OH yeah, I want more of that!

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Thank you to Riptide Publishing and Netgalley for providing me with an ARC of this book.

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Reading Progress

March 1, 2013 – Shelved
March 1, 2013 – Shelved as: adult
March 1, 2013 – Shelved as: bdsm
March 1, 2013 – Shelved as: favorites
March 1, 2013 – Shelved as: erotica
March 1, 2013 – Shelved as: la-witt
March 1, 2013 – Shelved as: m-m-romance
March 1, 2013 – Shelved as: must-reads
March 1, 2013 – Shelved as: rentboys
March 1, 2013 – Shelved as: riptide-publishing
March 1, 2013 – Shelved as: sexy-sexiness
March 1, 2013 – Shelved as: short
March 1, 2013 – Shelved as: voinov
March 5, 2013 – Started Reading
March 5, 2013 –
36.0% "DON'T hate Me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
March 6, 2013 – Finished Reading

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Rosalinda *KRASNORADA* Can't freaking wait! I love Witt and Voinov together! I would love to spend a night with them hehe. Ooops, did I say that out loud? hahahaha xxx

Lisa Arbitrary - AttentionIsArbitrary M/M Blog Hey V, thanks. I think I'm already half crazy for Nick...this is gonna be a no brain-er!

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How much BDSM is there?

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Aleksandr Voinov Kate - lots.

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Thanks Aleks

Lisa Arbitrary - AttentionIsArbitrary M/M Blog There are several scenes, each ratcheting up, as would be expected. There's nothing mundane here.

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LisaT - We Are Qhuay! wrote: "There are several scenes, each ratcheting up, as would be expected. There's nothing mundane here."

Oh, I wasn't expecting sugar kink from these two, LisaT. :)

Lisa Arbitrary - AttentionIsArbitrary M/M Blog *snort

No, I guess not!

I was sort of thinking there might be a softer edge to this based on the first two books, but I was really eager for their take on a BDSM scene and I'm glad they didn't soften the experience. As, I said in my review, there's going to be variety here and I love it. Keeps me off kilter.

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Aleksandr Voinov Doing the exact same thing over and over is boring.

Alex is The Romance Fox great review.

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Lisa Arbitrary - AttentionIsArbitrary M/M Blog Wow Alex, how have you been? Thanks :)

Alex is The Romance Fox hey are you??? I am been voraciously reading lots and lots of m/m..u see what you did to me!!!!!!!!!!!
Have discovered some really incredible writers and remember u telling me to read dark soul...?
well, aleksandr voinov is one of my favourite authors..i love his writing and am in fact busy reading this series...not sure about the bsdm..but hey why not????

Lisa Arbitrary - AttentionIsArbitrary M/M Blog Different strokes Alex. It doesn't work for everyone, to be sure. Reading about the emotions and thoughts beneath BDSM encounters has really made me think about things I never thought through before. Maybe it's not for me, but I love discovering the reasons behind it...and some authors have blown my mind by explaining things to me.

If I turned you on to any good books, then I'm thrilled. If I lead you to Aleks, then that's just a pat on my back for a job well done. He should be discovered. My mind is blown that you've read Dark Soul and now this series. WOW! Very cool.

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