Author: Lyn Gala
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: unknown
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Dylan Carter has always played second fiddle to his perfect older brother, but now that brother is implicated in a terrible crime, and Dylan’s family is imploding. Dylan can’t hide anymore. Knowing he’s falling apart, he searches for something or someone to hold him together—and lands in a BDSM bar called the Stonewall.
Dylan doesn’t understand Miss Dolphinia, the hard-drinking queen who seems determined to play matchmaker. But more confusing is the way the powerful men in leather make him feel. In her wisdom, Miss Dolphinia sends Dylan off to a back room for his introduction to the world of erotic spankings and bondage.
Dylan’s teacher—for want of a better word—is the very dominant Vin Hauser. Vin likes to play hard, but he’s honest with himself—he knows all those men want is a strong hand, not a long-term relationship. Yet Vin can’t help but hope Dylan might be different.
With controversy over his brother’s sins stirring up danger around him, Dylan needs Vin’s support more than ever. But until he and Vin learn to trust each other, Dylan will have to face his fear and the growing threats alone.
To date, I have only read Lyn Gala’s science fiction offerings and so wasn’t sure what to expect from this contemporary BDSM story. I needn’t have worried that it wouldn’t be up to par as I adored her characters and their interactions.
I was at first confused as I didn’t expect Dylan to be so young and being called Dilly. Once I got over my preconceived notions, it was easy to settle into the story. I loved Dylan and his confusion. I hated Gary and was unsure about Vin in the beginning. Gary was evil and it frustrated me how his family was dealing with it. I felt for Dylan and his feeling of being stuck in the middle with his family and yet not sure of his own wants.
My only complaint was that there was little that Vin and Dylan seemed to have in common other than their proclivities in sex. And there was a lot of sex, most of it hot, but it made me question what they talked about after sex, if they talked at all. However they were good together and did fit each other’s needs.
Fans of BDSM and subby, but not weak, boys will enjoy this. Remember to heed the warning in the blurb!
“The king of the jungle had just met the queen of the fucking universe”
This review is based on a copy purchased by the reviewer independent of any review copies offered.
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