Author: Angelina Sparrow and Naomi Brooks
Publisher: Amber Quill Press
Book Cover Rating: 4
Beatings in manacles and sleeping in cages. Paddles and chain-mail and kink for the ages. Well-tied-up subs who yelp when it stings. These are a few of our favorite things. And we hope they are some of your favorites as well. Previously available only in electronic format, these four stories of Gay BDSM and Erotic Romance have now been combined for a paperback edition! Included are the tales……
Master Bear (In a retelling of the classic animal bridegroom fairytale, set among the leather community, the dying William searches for a new top for his beloved boy. But as top after top fails, all signs seem to point to Chris falling into the clutches of the dreaded Master Bear.)
Long-Term (Teague Albright, small-town university president by day, sub rescue agency by night. At least that’s what it feels like when he takes in yet another abandoned submissive. But Ian McClean is more than just another kid to help. He gets under Teague’s skin like no other.)
Thigh To Thigh (William has two young lovers: Sam, who works, and Billy, who is making up for lost time by taking community college classes. When Billy does poorly on a paper, however, William punishes both him and Sam, Billy’s tutor, in order to clear the air. But soon, the boys get their delicious revenge on the older man.)
Chain-Male (Librarian Chad quietly crushes on the cute guy in his history class. But when Jace turns up looking for help in the library, Chad is about to get a living history lesson he’ll never forget.)
As an overall read this is a hell of a group of stories that’s sure to wake your inside right up and take notice. Each of them take you on a journey of heavy D/s and how their relationships come to be and work. All of the stories measured up and gave the reader an interesting look into the lives of the men who are either Dom’s or subs. Kink plays a big factor here and it is just awesome for the BDSM lover/reader.
Master Bear to me was the deepest of the set with the retelling of the story about a sub who is losing his Dom to cancer. It was heart wrenching to read this story, yet I’m glad I did. We are mostly in the head of the sub who really is truly in love with the man he’s losing. His Dom, William invites man after man to their home to see if they are able to correctly top his boy, and those scenes are hard for not only the sub but for the reader as well. Just knowing the man will be leaving his love behind. It’s an amazing story with an amazing ending. These characters as they are created will jump off the pages and into your hearts.
Long Term is a good story, about a Dom, who sees himself as the rescuer of any sub in need; he doesn’t care if they are male or female. He comes across Ian, a sub who has no one, nothing, and in dire need of a man like Teague. Teague is a Dom who doesn’t allow himself to fall for his rescued subs, he just gets them on their feet and sets them free but Ian is there to change all that. I liked the way the story flowed, the interesting situations, and the way Teague handled this boy who not only had nothing but thought he was nothing.
I encourage anyone who likes the writing style of Sparrow and Brooks along with M/M BDSM to pick up their copy of this book. You’ll love it.