Author: SJD Peterson
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
Rating: 3.75 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 08/31/2016
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
Genre: BDSM, Gay Romance
Don’t judge a book by its cover….
At over six feet, with a body honed in the gym, auto worker Donavan Gregory is used to people assuming he’s a dominant top. Unfortunately, they’re wrong, and Donavan’s desire to explore his submissive side goes unfulfilled.
Smaller and older than Donavan, Doctor Seth Manning might not look like a typical dominant, but when the two men meet at Pride, Donavan realized Seth might be his perfect counterpart. The trouble is, Donavan doesn’t have as much experience with the BDSM world as he’d like. What could an educated, handsome, and confident man like Seth possibly see in someone like him? Seth must convince him that despite the differences on the surface, when it comes to kinky fun and discovery, they’ll fit together just fine.
Donovan Gregory is not your average sub. He’s big, brawny and tips the scales at over 200 pounds. Donovan craves domination, he dreams about being bound and to have a man test his limits but he finds it extremely hard to articulate when his outward appearance makes everyone think he should be the one doing the dominating.
Seth is much smaller than Donovan in stature but his demeanour more than makes up for it. Seth is a Doctor, a Dom when he has the time, and leads a busy and structured life that hasn’t left a lot of time for a lover but something about the yearning in Donovan’s eyes when they meet at a Pride event draws them together.
They easily and quickly become friends and lovers and although there is a bit of kink in their relationship there isn’t really too much so this book would be ideal for someone looking for a lite BDSM story. I liked the connection these two men built – it felt easy and real and they have some very sexy times together and the twist in the story when they visit a certain club was just perfect.
This story flows smoothly and is very easy to read – a little too easy perhaps and I was waiting for a bit of angst or something to challenge them but it never really happened. The only thing not in total harmony for them was Donovan’s constant worry about Seth being too good for him and how his family would react but that turned out to be a non-event and nothing for him to worry over. Overall this was a good start to a new series and I am looking forward to the next one.
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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