Author: Anna Martin
Narrator: Brad Langer
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Taria Reed
Story Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Release Date: 12/18/2015
Length: 07 hours 56 minutes
Genre: BDSM, M/M Romance
On the surface, Jesse Ross is an average guy in an average relationship with his college sweetheart, Adele. But what his girlfriend doesn’t know is that he’s having an affair—with a man—and exploring his sexuality in ways she never could imagine. His compartmentalized life suits Jesse just fine, and he has no intention of coming out of the closet either as a bisexual or as a submissive.
However, Jesse takes a tumble when his Master, Will, admits to wanting more, wanting Jesse as his partner, not just his submissive. Suddenly Jesse’s conveniently pieced-together life isn’t quite so comfortable. In the end, Jesse has to lay it all on the line—for his girlfriend, for his lover, and for himself.
Will and Jesse have an established relationship at the start of this book – of sorts.
Jesse doesn’t see himself as gay, in fact he has a bit of problem even thinking about it, he does however see himself as a submissive and Will is the Dom he sees a couple of times a week. Their relationship is sexual, in fact they have a lot of sex built into their scenes, and as we meet them at the start of this story there appears to be a lot of grey areas between them.
Will is very clearly in love with Jesse but has no way of moving forward with those feelings within their current arrangement. He does a lot to protect Jesse most of which Jesse is unaware of but it all goes to prove the strength of his feelings. Jesse isn’t actually in a position to move forward even if he wanted to, he has a lot to sort out in his personal life including a girlfriend.
I enjoyed watching how Will and Jesse’s relationship evolved once they were both free and able to voice how they felt about one another. The story is about growth and taking a risk and although Jesse is initially fearful it works out well for him. Anna Martin’s skill at writing makes you feel as though you are there right alongside them and I found it impossible to put down once started.
Brad Langer is a new narrator for me and at the start of the story I found him difficult to listen to. He put a lot of effort into making Jesse and Will two very separate characters and to me Jesse sounded as though he was about to constantly burst into tears and Will sounded plain creepy. It did improve and his overall narration of the story was very good and easy to listen to.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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