Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 I read and liked the Investigating Love series by this author years ago, so I thought I would try these. This trilogy has one overarching storyline, so although each novella focuses on one couple, they have to be read in order and together for maximum enjoyment. Garth, Stevie, Adam, […]
Rating: 3.75 stars out of 5 This book made me destroy my process. When I’m going to review a book, I open up a notepad so while I’m reading I can put down all the important names, things I like and don’t like, and my feelings regarding what I read. Usually, by the time I’m […]
Michael is gay, out, and proud…and wants Simon pretty badly. He’s been very good–no flirting, no staring, no inappropriately touching Simon, his straight colleague. Sharing a hotel room on a business trip, Michael is expecting the talk where he has to ease his mind about that. Instead, Simon suggests a slightly different scenario, leaving Michael feeling like he is being taken advantage of, yet not willing to say no. He doesn’t want to be an experiment, and he suppresses any need to make things easier for Simon. Once Simon admits what he really wants without any wiggle room for recriminations, Michael takes control of the situation.
We start out in Michael’s POV, but as the super hot sex scene starts we switch to Simon’s POV. Then in the aftermath, we switch back to Michael’s POV so we understand what he does when he protects himself, but that doesn’t keep me from wanting to smack him upside the head. He is so focused on himself, he doesn’t provide any care for Simon and disregards everything he knows about the man he works with. One of the reoccurring themes in Kim’s books is that doms aren’t psychic and communication is key in building trust. There is a spectacular failure of communication here and since Michael caused it, Michael has to flay himself open to fix it.
The next time they come together everyone is on the same page. This is about Michael and Simon learning about each other, building trust, and Simon exploring his boundaries. It is also seriously hot. This is kink for newbies, so nothing hardcore.
I like that this is really a bisexual coming out story. With this author we always get a romantic happily ever after. Most of this author’s bibliography is short kinky stories, the majority of which are M/M, but there are a few M/F. Expect British slang in these. For anyone familiar with her work this is will fit right in, although the growth in her craft is visible. Enjoy this 20,000 word story and if you like it, like shifters, and want something longer, you can try Duck! or Axel’s Pup, both of which I highly recommend.
I would rate this 4.0 stars.
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