Pony by SJD Peterson ~ Review by Brandilyn

Oi! Let me cool off for a moment.  Start to finish Pony, by SJD Peterson, is a sensual, sexy, and passionate experience.  But considering this book has one of the hottest covers I have seen, I wouldn’t expect anything less.  I would just like to say that I have a new favorite SJD Peterson title, and, considering how much I love Peterson’s books, this is saying a lot.

PonyLGTitle: Pony (Guards of Folsom #3)

Author: SJD Peterson

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Rating: 5 of 5 stars

From the Publisher

Grant Maxwell, aka Max, wakes to find his coffeepot has died in the night. Not one who can start his day without his favorite brew, he heads to the local coffee shop. Max finds something even more appealing than caffeine in the form of twenty-six-year-old hottie Aiden James. For the first time in his life, well-established, confident and respected Dom Max finds himself sputtering and unsure in the face of Aiden’s charms.

Aiden lives with three roommates, works a dead-end job, and isn’t sure where his life is heading. That is until he meets Max. Max introduces him to a foreign yet intriguing lifestyle, and they soon discover they have something more than mutual attraction in common.

A shared kink is one thing, but Aiden’s past vanilla sexual experiences as well as his fear of losing himself in Max may keep Aiden from experiencing his fantasy. Max has an obstacle of his own to overcome. He must somehow figure out how to help Aiden explore his submissive side when, for the first time in his life, he’s head over heels in love.

My View

I was already half in love with Max from reading book 2 of the Guards of Folsom series (Tag Team), but by the end of the first pages of Pony I was completely in love.  By the end of the first chapter, I had a new favorite Peterson couple.  By the half way mark, I had a new favorite Peterson book.   By the end, I needed a cold shower.  In addition to the read hot sex, Peterson made the otherwise mundane, into an hedonistic experience.  Her descriptions of ordinary occurrences like eating a meal together, standing in line at the coffee shop, riding in a car, became so much more.  As long as Max and Aiden were in the scene, whether physically or mentally, the chemistry between them literally poured off the page.

Unlike many BDSM couples, Max and Aiden are lovers first and D/s second.  I love that the big bad Dom Max is flustered at the thought of asking Aiden out.  I love that he takes the time to get to know Aiden before introducing him to his lifestyle.  I love that they work up to heavy stuff.  I love that both sides struggle a bit with the dynamics of their relationship, but they do it together.  I also enjoyed getting glimpses of a some of Peterson’s other couples, including Lorcan & Quinn from her ever popular Whispering Pines Ranch series as well as Blake & Ty (from both WPR and GoF) and Tackett & Micah from Pup.  I will never look at a horse’s tail the same way again…

Overall, I highly recommend this series and this book.  Though you could read it as a stand alone, you would get a much richer experience starting from the beginning of the series (well in truth start with Book 1 of the Whispering Pines Ranch series for the full experience).

Where to Buy

Dreamspinner Press


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7 thoughts on “Pony by SJD Peterson ~ Review by Brandilyn

    • Honestly, you can read it as a stand alone, but I never recommend that. If you want a more full experience, start with her free short Riveted, which bridges the Whispering Pines series with the Guards of Folsom series. You will get most of the background you need for GoF. However, Pony does talk about Lorcan and Quinn of WPR and Aiden has a conversation with Lorcan. So if you were to read the first 3 WPR series, then Riveted, then the 3 GoF you would have most of the background.

      That being said Connor’s Courage and Jess’s Journey are worth a read as well, but not necessary in the timeline of the GoF series (at least not as of yet).

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