Title: Jonah Sweet of Delancey Street
Author: Ryan Field
Publisher: Amazon (Self-published)
In this 60,000 word full length novel, Jonah Sweet has a secret need to be dominated and punished, with whips and chains and leather cuffs. He also has a degree in puppetry from a good university, but can’t find a job and is still with his mom and dad in Queens. So he signs up for cooking school, hoping to learn a trade. But it’s nothing like he thought it would be and he winds up flunking everything from cutlery to hard-boiled eggs. The only other skill Jonah has is the ability to read other people’s thoughts, which he knows isn’t going to get him very far.
On the day of an important cooking exam, Jonah meets David Abernathy, the owner of the cooking school and a billionaire who owns restaurant chains, casinos, and real estate. The harder Jonah tries to impress David the worse it gets. But handsome David Abernathy sees something in Jonah. With no explanation at all, David sets Jonah up in an office, buys him a brand new wardrobe, and brings him into his unusual home on Delancey Street.
Though Jonah is stunned by all this, he’s even more stunned by the fact that he can’t read David Abernathy’s thoughts. But Jonah is in no position to turn any offers down. He takes the job in spite of David’s rude, nasty disposition and his erratic rants. From there they enter into an unusual relationship filled with light bondage and discipline and more love than either one of them could ever have imagined.
When David introduces Jonah to a little boy in a wheel chair and explains his past, Jonah only falls deeper in love with David. He discovers a gentle side of David no one knows about. But will intense love and exotic sex be enough to compensate for David’s complicated personality and his vicious need to control everything? And will Jonah be able to put up with David’s public outbursts and his violent moods?
This story here is Ryan Field’s very first BDSM story, he’ll tell you if you ask, he’s admitted as much on his blog and this is one of his self published titles as well. Talk about an author who is well grounded in all areas of the publishing and writing world, Ryan Field, to me takes the cake.
Okay, let me give you a run down on this story without giving it away because I really want you to grab this if you haven’t yet. Jonah Sweet is a twenty something young man who lives at home with his parents, and let me say here that his parents want nothing more to sell their home and move to Florida, however the only thing holding them back is their son, who can’t seem to find his niche’ in the world. The only thing Jonah enjoys doing is creating puppets and playing with them. However, these aren’t all ordinary puppets. Not by any means.
As far as Jonah and his future, his career, he is enrolled in culinary school in hopes of becoming a famous chef however; the poor guy can’t manage to dice an onion without messing it up. I’d hate to see what he would do to a pot of water. Anyway, Jonah has visions of what a chef’s life is like, what he didn’t envision was how difficult it would actually be, he knows he’s not the greatest student ever, and he knows he’s the reason his parents remain in the state, and he even realizes that his best friend, who would love to be more than just a friend, will never be what Jonah needs in life to be happy. His puppets make him happy… and when you read the story you’ll get a taste of why.
Then one afternoon during a test of sorts at the culinary school, he meets the owner of the school and many other establishments, who is looking for an assistant. Lo and behold Jonah got the job, all because he dropped an object on the floor in front of the owner. I’m not sharing what it was, how it came to be, or what Jonah was wearing around his wrist either, but I will say that the owner David, was star struck.
No, the man does not admit it. He’s a Dom, but don’t let Jonah fool you either. He’s no mere puppet of a man ready to do as he’s told for the sake of it. He’s a firecracker and he has no issues whatsoever in telling his new boss exactly what’s on his mind. There are a few moments I found myself laughing, and most of it was due to Jonah’s parents. The second they found out Jonah was David’s personal assistant and he had a great paying job, they sold their home and off to Florida they went, very happy that their son found the perfect man for him.
Overall, Ryan did a wonderful job capturing the BDSM aspects of the story. He knew how to get into Jonah’s head to make him share why and how. Ryan takes a flawed Dom, and shows us not all Dom’s are perfect, they can be damaged people too and that’s what makes this story so awesome. Neither of the characters are perfect, they are both flawed and they work as a team to fix one another.
Oh, and don’t let me forget the sweet boy in the wheel chair. That story itself will bring a tear or two to your eyes. I promise. Soo…why are you still here reading this review? Go buy it.
Reviewed By: Michele