The Sergeant by Christa Tomlinson~ Review by Leisa

A BDSM story with two hot, yummy men …

The SergeantTitle: The Sergeant

Author: Christa Tomlinson

My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

From the Publisher:

“You’re the only one I want to control. The only one whose submission I want, need, and crave with every part of me, every second of every day.”
– Sergeant Logan PierceSergeant Logan Pierce: Head of Houston’s elite SWAT team. He leads his squad with cool efficiency, taking down rough criminals while keeping his team safe. But behind closed doors he sets a darker part of himself free. He’s a Dominant in the world of Bondage and Domination. As a Dom, he’s controlled many submissives, but never had one for his own. That’s because there’s only one man he wants: Corporal Clay Foster.Corporal Clay Foster: Highly trained SWAT officer. He’s always the first one to face the dangerous situations of their job. Over the years he’d noticed his Sergeant’s secretly admiring glances and suspected his attraction. One night, with one kiss, he’s proven correct. Clay dives headlong into the rough passion of BDSM that Logan introduces him to. He submits to Logan’s control, accepting the sweet shackles that bind him to his Sergeant. But secrets, both his and Logan’s, force him to leave the newfound safety of his Dom’s arms.Logan refuses to let go of what he’s wanted for so long, Clay as his own, proudly wearing his collar. Clay wants to be his. He knows it and Clay knows it too. Can Logan safely guide Clay through the obstacles that separate them until he can claim his submissive once more?

 

My View

Make no mistake – The Sergeant is a BDSM story, and BDSM is most always an enjoyable read for me since I just love the Dom/sub dynamic in M/M romance. The characters, Dom Logan and his lover Clay, who discovers his submissive side, are two masculine, hotties on a SWAT team.

The first quarter of the book is a-ma-zing! Logan and Clay have combustible chemistry, and the sexual tension is fierce between these two men who desperately want each other but fear becoming sexually involved with a SWAT colleague. I was enthralled and ready for a fabulous reading experience. The problem? The center portion of the book when Logan and Clay begin their affair, and their relationship becomes a BDSM one, is repetitive. Don’t get me wrong … no one likes a hot sex scene more than me, but it feels like the same thing happens over and over. Logan also becomes a totally controlling jerk who doesn’t realize (or pay enough attention) that Clay is having a worsening problem with his increasing submissiveness to Logan.

The last portion of the book picks up again when Clay finally has enough of Logan’s controlling attitude and removes his collar, and breaks up with Logan. This part of the book is again very good. Experiencing Logan grow as a Dom who suddenly cannot control everything, as well as Clay’s very real fear of losing himself to Logan’s control, is excellent.

The Sergeant is very long (almost 600 pages) – I think that quite a bit of the repetitive BDSM scenes in the center of the book could be cut out, because the remainder of the book is very, very good and well worthy of reading.

Buy Links:

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Amazon US
Amazon UK

I would like to thank Christa Tomlinson for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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