Book 5 of Morticia Knight’s Gin & Jazz Series … A BDSM story set in Old Hollywood …
Author: Morticia Knight
Publisher: Totally Bound
My Rating: 4.25 of 5 stars
From the Publisher:
The head of Global Pictures Studios, Vincent Franklin, promised Jack Stone that he would take care of Jack’s loyal driver, Juan. But for a dominant man like Vincent, Juan’s natural submissiveness causes him to long for much more from the shy young man.
Juan is devastated when his only friend, film star Jack Stone, leaves Hollywood for good. Lonely most of his life, the shy young man has dreamt of love, only to have his heart broken repeatedly. Before he left, Jack made certain that Juan would be taken care of by asking his ex-boss, studio chief Vincent Franklin, to hire him on.
Vincent Franklin is an incredibly controlled and meticulous man. Not given to emotional outbursts and unnecessary flights of fancy, his temperament is ideal for the stressful and demanding job as head of Global Pictures Studio. He leads a carefully concealed private life, his only social outlet being the sadomasochism club to which he belongs. When Jack introduces him to his handsome chauffeur Juan, he is struck by how naturally submissive Juan is. He wonders…
Soon, Juan is falling for the elegant, older man that is his new boss. He’s also thrilled when Vincent asks him to be his personal valet. But there are things that Vincent demands of a lover that Juan knows nothing about. Things that could make him run away from the man who would do anything to protect and care for him.
Studio Orders is a story about Old Hollywood in the 1920’s. Juan is the handsome immigrant chauffeur of Jack Stone, a popular actor who was recently in an emotionally devastating relationship from which Juan helped him escape. When Jack leaves Hollywood for good, he asks Vincent, the powerful head of his movie studio, to take care of Juan. Vincent is drawn to the naturally submissive Juan, and asks him to work as his personal valet. Juan and Vincent soon begin a loving relationship that includes many sadomasochistic elements.
I occasionally like reading a BDSM story, and I enjoyed reading Studio Orders. Vincent and Juan come from entirely different backgrounds, and I am pleased with how Knight facilitates them becoming a couple without diminishing Juan’s role within the relationship. I really like Juan – he’s sweet, lonely, stoic, and so very desperate for love and for someone who will take care of him. He’s a natural submissive who blossoms under the care and domination of strong, caring Vincent. I am also pleased that Vincent is portrayed as a take control type of man, without being unkind or a bully. The sexual relationship between Vincent and Juan is compelling, super hot, and filled with Dom/sub elements. However, the sex and BDSM relationship is all the hotter because Vincent truly loves and values Juan, who clearly loves and adores Vincent. This mutual love and respect between the two men helps to see them through difficult challenges to their relationship to find their happily ever after.
I recommend Studio Orders to anyone who enjoys a yummy BDSM story. Although Studio Orders may be enjoyed as a stand alone story, I do think that reading the earlier books in this series will enhance the experience of reading Studio Orders since the characters’ back stories are explored in depth throughout the series.
I would like to thank Totally Bound for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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