Author: Kim Dare
Publisher: Amber Allure
Characters: Matthew, Stuart
Sub-Genre: Contemporary, BDSM, Erotic Romance
Matthew and Stuart have been dating for more than five months and Stuart thinks things are going well—right up until the moment Matthew suggests they try something different, the kind of different that involves bondage, spanking and leather.
Matthew’s been building up to making this suggestion for weeks, dropping subtle hints and hoping Stuart won’t completely freak out at the mention of kink. Now, with Matthew’s desires out in the open, all he can do is hope that introducing something different will make their relationship perfect rather than destroy it completely…
Matthew has been hiding his sexual proclivities from his boyfriend Stuart. At least, until now when he finally dares to confess what he would like their relationship to be like. But Stuart’s previous experience with BDSM was the absolute worst, making him unable to trust Matthew could be different. Yet Stuart finds the strength within to make a leap of faith for the man he loves.
This is a kinky quickie, yet the characterization is done with care and with spare, touching details that make these men come alive and breathe off the page. Stuart is the one we get to know better as he acknowledges his fears and tries to relearn trusting his partner. Matthew remains more of a mystery element, being more the caring teacher than a deep personality, at least when paired against Stuart’s frail humanity.
Don’t get confused though. This is a sexy tale, with a great deal of erotic scenes to appease even the hungriest of readers. The plot consists of dealing with trust issues, and the pace is swift due to the length of the story. All in all, a solid, hot quickie, well worth the read.
Reviewed By: Susan