Title: Relearning the Ropes
Author: D.C. Juris
Publisher: Breathless Press
Characters: Marcus and Charlie
Marcus will have to set aside his old theories about BDSM and relearn the ropes to be the Dom Charlie needs.
When his good friend Julius dies unexpectedly, Marcus finds himself saddled with a new submissive–Charlie. But Charlie comes with a history, and more pain and need than Marcus has ever encountered. Marcus knows he loves Charlie, and Charlie loves him, but Marcus must set aside his old theories about BDSM and relearn the ropes if he wants to be the Dom—and the lover—they both need.
As the blurb states Marcus, the Dom in this short has some rethinking and relearning to do so he is able to be the Dom Charlie needs. Charlie was a slave for many years of his life, being bought and sold as if he were no more than a pet, often times treated worse than one. He only knew how to please others, how to do what others told him to, and if he had thoughts or ideas of his own, they went unheard.
Julius was Marcus’ friend and fellow Dom, and he owned Charlie until he died, leaving Charlie in Marcus’ care. Now, the problem here is that Marcus didn’t want a fulltime slave or sub, he had this thing in his head that those only were for playing at the club, not a live in. However, he didn’t count on loving the sub/slave Charlie and the longer Charlie lives under his roof, the more they have scenes, the harder it gets for Marcus to maintain aloofness. When he accompanies Charlie to a work function, he realizes then and there he must become the Dom the younger timid man needs, or he’ll lose him forever.
This is a great story of healing, of understanding, of acceptance, and most importantly, of love between a Dom/sub.
Reviewed By: Michele