A paranormal BDSM story …
Author: Alex Morgan
Publisher: Wilde City Press
My Rating: 3 of 5 stars
From the Publisher:
Paranormal detective Corey Shaw, with abilities such as telepathy and clairvoyance, is summoned to Provincetown during the annual leather Mates weekend, when the naked body of a young man is found. He had been tied up and beaten before being strangled. The police say murder but Corey suspects a BDSM scene gone out of control. Searching the dungeons, he becomes immersed in the local scene and discovers a never-before-seen side of himself. In a sea of muscular leather masters and slaves, he realizes hidden urges in an environment where every fantasy can be fulfilled. He must set aside his desires and use his powers to locate the murderer before he kills again. Can Corey find him before becoming a victim to the ultimate BDSM fantasy of execution?
This story is centered around Corey, a paranormal detective, investigating BDSM related murders of young men. Corey immerses himself into the BDSM scene and discovers that he gets off on dominating others, as well as sometimes being submissive. I simply do not like Corey – he’s very attractive (and he REALLY knows it), and he’s been in a monogamous relationship with his partner for several years, but when he discovers from friends that his partner acts very possessive and jealous of Corey, he is shocked and hurt. He’s been in this relationship for years and never paid close enough attention to realize that his partner is jealous? Apparently his partner is constantly fearful that Corey will stray – and of course Corey promptly proves these fears are warranted. During his investigation, he has BDSM sex with two different people, and feels no discernible remorse.
The BDSM sex scenes are undeniably hot and very well written. But I just can’t get past the fact that Corey is a self centered twit. Also, the author’s depiction of Corey’s friends, four old queens, is stereotypical to say the least. I understand that queens are a wonderful and colorful part of gay culture, but they are individuals whose identities extend beyond lacing every sentence with “bitch” and lobbing exaggerated insults of each other. I am also disappointed that the ending seemed rushed – there is just a quick summary that he tells his partner of his sexual escapades, they separate, and poor beautiful, hapless Corey collapses into the arms of yet another man.
Overall, Breathless is a sometimes hot, but frustrating story with an unlikable main character. If cheating isn’t a big turn off for you, and BDSM is your thing, Breathless is for you!
I would like to thank Wilde City Press for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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