Author: Mickie B Ashling
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Characters: Roque and Lance
Sub-Genre: BDSM, Romance
Roque “Ro” Celdran dreams of a better life, far away from the hand-to-mouth existence of his migrant worker family. He moves to San Francisco to study Landscape Design but finds himself short of cash. Tony, Ro’s identical twin, comes up with a plan to help Ro make ends meet. The BDSM club Tony frequents is looking for gay men to act as submissives to the Dommes-in-training. Ro reluctantly takes the job and falls headfirst into a world he neither understands nor desires.
Lance Roberts is the new doctor at the dental practice started by Scott Gregory and Robin Kennedy. On the surface, he seems to have it all: the Mensa IQ, blond and blue-eyed good looks, and the determination to make it in his competitive field. Underneath lies a frustrated Dom in search of the perfect sub who can handle his obsessive behavior and debilitating need for control.
When Ro ends up in Lance’s dental chair, the last thing either one expects is a physical and mental connection. Ro’s attraction to “White Bread” never pans out, and Lance’s weakness for Latinos always leads to a dead end. Could this time be different? What happens between the two alphas leads to a lot of soul-searching and some surprising conclusions.
Fractured by Mickie B. Ashling is a very interesting story. It’s about two men from completely different backgrounds and lifestyles who try to make it work.
Lance has had to work for things in his life, but has never needed for anything. Lance has never gone hungry, and was never broke. But his father instilled a very strong work ethic in him, and in doing so, instilled a very strong case of OCD. Lance has tried to have relationships in the past, but with his OCD and his kinks, they always ended badly.
Roque on the other hand started his life in the fields, picking whatever was in season, always traveling with his family to the next farm, next crop. Roque is extremely close to his twin, however they are the perfect case of good brother/bad brother.
When Ro’s brother gets Ro beat up, his life is altered. Beaten to the point of dis-figuration, without a clue as to why. But with the bad comes the good, and Ro is sent to a dentist to help restore his mouth. When the two men meet it is an instant attraction.
With them being so different can the two men make it work? And will Ro’s brother ruin everything with his antic’s?
Fractured by Mickie B. Ashling is a very good book that I would definitely recommend reading.
Reviewed By: Jerry