Author: Grace R Duncan
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Aaron Anderson
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 11/20/2015
Length: Long Novel (~ 100K+)
Genre: BDSM, M/M Romance
Malcolm Tate hung up his flogger when his submissive sought out another Dom and landed in the hands of a serial killer. Convinced his lack of dominance sent his sub away, Mal has spent two years blaming himself for what happened. But when his best friend finally convinces him to go back to the local dungeon, Mal’s grateful. Especially when he wins beautiful, submissive, firmly closeted Kyle Bingham in a charity slave auction.
College grad Kyle hasn’t earned enough to move out of the loft his conservative, homophobic parents bought, much less to buy any of the other things still in their name. When he’s won at auction by the hot, amazing Mal, he’s shocked that anyone would want him. No one else seemed to—not his parents, his former Doms, or any of his disastrous dates.
But Mal does want him and Kyle lets his guard down, only to be outed to his parents. With his world crashing down, he must find a way to trust Mal—and their developing relationship—or risk losing everything.
Two years ago Malcolm’s submissive left him for another Dom. This other Dom turned out to be a killer and his sub ended up dead. Malcom packed his tools away, packed that part of his life away and slowly turned in on himself as the guilt ate him up. Where once stood a confident and dominant man there now stands a shell. When his friends finally persuade him to give his old life one more try he ends up at the BDSM club on the night of an auction and something inside awakens with a bang.
Kyle is an inexperienced sub but one that is well trained. He has had the worst luck with Doms, they seem more like men playing a game, so recently has been has training with a straight Dom who puts him through his paces but it involves nothing sexual. Kyle relies on his parents for his apartment and car and as they are all about appearances he doesn’t dare tell them the truth about who he really is. Having a gay son is not on their agenda.
When Malcolm sees Kyle in the cage awaiting his auction he is more than a little drawn to the other man. Mal ensures no one else wins Kyle and they are contracted for one scene. That one scene turns into two, then three and before they realise it weeks have past and they have fallen into a pattern. Both men have a lot in common and they both fall hard and fast for each other.
Mal is a very possessive man and after two years away from the scene he can’t get enough of Kyle. He is intent on getting Kyle to believe in himself and rid himself of his habits of old where he thought himself not good enough. Their scenes are intense and the dynamic between them is written perfectly. For the first time ever Kyle considers being honest with his family, he is more than aware of what is likely to happen but he is buoyed by the support from Mal.
This is the second book by Grace Duncan that I have read and loved recently and I would highly recommend Beautiful Boy.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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