Author: Anna Zabo
Narrator: Iggy Toma
Publisher: *Not Listed
Cover Artist: unknown
Story Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Release Date: 10/07/2015
Length: 07 hours 15 minutes
Genre: BDSM, Contemporary, M/M Romance
Michael Sebastian thought that Curacao would be the perfect place to have a little fun in the sun – and between the sheets. So far no one has struck his interest – until Sam Anderson walks into the bar. With one look at his tense body and expensive suit, Michael knows that this is a man in need of release. And Michael is more than willing to lend a hand.
Shattered by the most intense sex he’s ever had, Sam has to face the facts – one night with a handsome, dominating stranger is all he gets before returning to the closet he’s been suffocating in for years. But when Sam starts his new job as the CEO of a failing technology company, he discovers that Michael is one of his new employees.
While Michael is desperate for another night with Sam, he knows he shouldn’t get involved with his boss, let alone another man who can’t accept who he is. But as they’re forced to work together to save the company, the desire sparking between them becomes impossible to ignore.
This story was good. It was a slow burn that left me satisfied in the end. I enjoyed seeing Sam and Michael deal with their budding relationship as well as watching them deal with the world outside that relationship, because the two were very much intertwined.
I liked that both men were so real and had flaws and baggage. I enjoyed their struggles because they made the story what it was and those struggles opened the men up to me and let me in their heads. Through their journey I was right with them learning as they learned, feeling as they felt, hoping for the best possible outcome.
And I liked the outcome. I loved the fear and the resolution. The way Sam finally took control of his own life and the way Michael’s determination finally paid off.
I also found it interesting how the author handled their relationship. I loved that having the men say the words “I love you” wasn’t the end. Hell it wasn’t even the beginning. It was simply the opening they needed to admit they wanted to start and see where they could end up. It was fascinating to see this love blossom while also totally understanding that it was simply a concept and in no way made a statement on these men’s future. I was so worried this was going to be a “Dom knows best and sub falls hard and fast” type story but while it was in the bedroom, it was not in real life and I appreciate the way the author found and upheld that balance.
I am looking forward to more from these men in the future. But, whatever happened to William the big bad venture capitalist? I feel like the author left me hanging. Maybe we will find out in book 2.
Iggy Toma did a good job with this narration. The tone of the novel came through well and the characters were real and easily identifiable. HIs voice is perfect for this kind of story. I am looking forward to his narration of the next book in this series.
This review is based on a copy purchased by the reviewer independent of any review copies offered.
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