Title: Two of a Kind
Author: D.C. Juris
Publisher: Fanny Press
Two of a Kind continues the story of Vincent and Eric, which DC Juris began in his novel, Finding Sanctuary.
Vincent and his childhood friend Eric became a couple after Eric initiated him into the pleasures of the Playhouse, a refuge for men to act out their submission/Domination fantasies. Their relationship is warm and loving, but not exclusive. Eric is a “switch,” and since Vincent is a submissive, Eric sometimes looks to his own Dom, Anton, for satisfaction—causing Vincent to feel jealous and insecure. Then Anton’s uncle dies and Dimitri—Anton’s twin and a troubled, surly, irresistibly sexy version of his brother—comes for a visit. When Dimitri sets his sights on Vincent, ridiculing his supposed sexual passivity, Vincent begins to wonder: is he really a sub, or a switch, like Eric? In the first blush of their relationship, Vincent and Eric reveled in their connection, calling themselves “two of a kind.” Perhaps they are also alike in ways that challenge their current power dynamic. Two of a Kind continues the story of Vincent and Eric, which DC Juris began in his novel, Finding Sanctuary.
Wow! D.C., I loved this follow up! I remember bugging you for the sequel and here it is. I picked the book up, and read this baby through one sitting. That is hard for me to do, given what I do, so, Bravo!
This is the sequel to Finding Sanctuary which we covered here: That story was just awesome, it pushed envelopes and in this one, it’s the same characters however, the level of BDSM is not as intense here.
Vincent, who if you’ll remember was our lost guy from the first story, is back with Eric as his partner/ his Dom. He loves him, there is no doubt about that but when Eric, who is a switch and often calls upon his onetime Dom, Anton for things he should be going to Vincent for, this creates a crack in their solid foundation. There are times Eric and Anton get their subs together and they all have a foray in the bedroom, that often lands the four of them in the same bed.
Then Anton’s uncle dies and low and behold his twin, Dimitri enters the scene and he’s like a whirlwind of lost and trouble, all in one. He’s a drug addict, he loves to play games, he’s sexy as all get out of course and he has his sights set on none other than Vincent. And Vincent, feeling rejected/hurt by his partners closeness with Anton, falls into Dimitri’s trap, just once but that was enough to possibly end what he and Eric have built up to that point in trust.
I really enjoyed this story and I’m making a formal plea to D.C. to write Anton’s story next. No plot holes, true to life characters, a wonderful story line and I have to say that I really liked Anton. A lot. Not to mention Dimitri, even if he is the bad boy. I have a thing for badboys.
Reviewed By: Michele