I was going to do a separate review for Lee’s entire line of Master Preston and Paulo’s stories and though they are short, there are several. I didn’t want to blow up any one’s email boxes so I’m going to give a brief run down of the series as I read them here. I’ll do them in order so you know where to start first and you’ll even find a few free reads here!
PRESTON is a lifestyle Dominant, recently retired from a career on stage at the exclusive club run by his mysterious best friend Tasim. When the series begins, he’s single and looking forward to a quieter life.
All that changes on the night of Preston’s last performance when PAULO, a complete novice, takes the place of Preston’s usual stage sub. By day Paulo does odd jobs and sings in the Sister City Gay Men’s Chorus. After that first night with Preston, however, he wants more. He wants everything.
Each story chronicles a new phase in Paulo and Preston’s relationship and features song lyrics mangled in deliciously naughty ways by Paulo.
As each of these stories are short, you’ll want to beg Torquere with me to release them all in one book. As an overall read, I’m giving the whole series a 5 kiss rating. Master Preston and his sub Paulo are two characters I can’t get enough of. Paulo is one adorable character, he has one of those personalities that can keep me laughing and happy. He’s not a weak man, not at all, what he is though is a very thoughtful fun and smart loving guy. The only man who can bring out the best in him, is his Master.
DING DONG MERRILY introduces Paulo, a singer with the Sister City Gay Men’s Chorus, who has an irreverent way with lyrics. (This is a free story)
HEARD ON HIGH: Hal is a composer and director of the local gay men’s chorus. Arlie’s a young tenor who comes highly recommended, but his voice doesn’t measure up to his reputation. When he takes Arlie home, Hal finds out it’s not all about the singing, and that if Arlie can just find the right range, everything can work out.
EPIPHANY: SHINING THROUGH: When Paulo goes to see his friend Jim perform at a BDSM club, he’s fascinated by the man’s Dom, Master Rose. So, when he finds out that Jim isn’t feeling well on the night of Epiphany, he jumps at the chance to fill in for the final performance of the holidays, not knowing this is Master Rose’s final performance at the club, not knowing how far he’ll be pushed. Or how far both of them might fall.
In LAVATORY LUXOR, Paulo struggles between wanting to pursue Master Preston and wanting to make a good, submissive impression.
This is a free story.
MASTER PRESTON’S BRIGHT BOTTOM: Months ago, Paulo had one, intense public scene with Master Preston Rose, and now he can’t stop thinking about it. He’s determined to become a part of the retired Dom’s life, but will all of his work be enough to get him the collar he dreams of?
LUA-DE-MEL: Paulo and Preston celebrate a honeymoon of sorts.
This is a free story!
ADAPTATIONS: In this episode, Paulo worries that Preston has lost interest in topping him. The real reason comes as a surprise, and Paulo and Preston have to work together to find a solution. A set of anal beads comes in handy…
FIDDLER IN THE BUFF: Preston springs for a penis piercing for Paulo’s birthday. But before he can share the surprise, the two find themselves playing host to an unexpected house-guest. Is the newcomer just a flirtatious diva, or do his come-ons spell danger for Paulo and Preston? Can their relationship withstand the “Fiddler in the Buff?”
PAULO’S SANTA KINK: Paulo’s harbored an unusual fantasy for years. Working up the courage to tell Master Preston about it is only the first step. Preston has to figure out a way to fulfill his boy’s Christmas wish without losing his authority as a top. Flannel pajamas, hot chocolate, and Christmas cookies join red velvet, black leather, and willow switches in this tale of nicely naughty gift-giving.
FIREFLIES IN THE BATHTUB: Arthritic hands and bathroom renovations aren’t sexy. Well, not usually. When Master Preston’s hands prevent him shaving himself, neither he nor Paulo expect how sexy it will be for Paulo to serve his master in a new way. With Preston’s birthday approaching, refurbishing their old bathroom to accommodate their shaving scenes gives Paulo the perfect opportunity to show his master the depth of his love.
FULL FRONTAL: Preston has never heard Paulo’s safe word within a scene. When he does, everything stops, and Paulo and Preston are forced to confront a demon from Paulo’s past. Paulo insists he’s ready to move on, but the incident shakes Preston’s confidence. To make their way forward takes courage and trust and…wax?
In FULL FRONTAL Alex, the flamboyant saloniste and his lover, bearish top Bruno, got Paulo all squeaky smooth for that story’s climactic scene.
In Full Frontal, they’re older, in their fifties, veterans of a decades-long relationship. But just how did Bruno and Alex get together in the first place? Both gay, but from completely different worlds, how did they meet? What sparked their connection? Travel back to 1978 when Bruno was a closeted leather boy and Alex was trying to find meaning on the disco ’round. Preppy guy walks into a leather bar…
…and the result was A BETTER FATE THAN WISDOM