This is the first book in the Guards of Folsom series.
- Pup (book #1)
- Tag Team (book #2 – release date TBD)
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Micah “Pup” Slayde knows he wants Tackett Austin the moment he lays eyes on him in the Guards of Folsom. Micah wants to have purpose, to be taken care of, and to take care of his Dom—wants to trust him completely, live for him, belong to him. To become his everything. Micah is sure Tackett is the one. The problem is, in order to be the perfect sub, he needs to stay focused, and that’s not easy for Micah, who suffers from what he refers to as a “broken brain.” Focus and adult attention deficit disorder rarely coexist.
Ever since Ty Callahan and Blake Henderson’s collaring ceremony, Tackett’s been thinking too much about his own loneliness. Even though Ty introduces Micah and urges Tackett to give him a try, Tackett isn’t so easily convinced. He’s spent his life pursuing a successful business career, and the subs he dominates almost never enjoy the kiss of his leather twice. Twenty years Micah’s senior, Tackett has no interest in taking on and taming such a young and naughty sub—but it’s difficult to resist such an adorable pup when he begs.
So what did I think?
This was a really well written and thoroughly enjoyable journey into the lives of Micah and Tackett.
Micah is so easily likable, a young man searching for something/someone to ground him. “Having people around me keeps me from going, ‘Oh look, sparkly’ and walking into traffic.” and he finds that grounding in Tackett.
Tackett, who is a lot older, has not had a permanent relationship and isn’t sure he is looking for one but Micah’s persistence leads to him taking a chance – a 2 week trial that leads to more.
Micah’s feelings for Tackett are obvious. “Tackett was everything he could ever ask for or want. He desired to be a better man when he was with him. there was comfort and peace in love, and Tackett owned his mind, body, heart, and very soul, and he was ready to prove to the man they were worth keeping.” and it was nice to see him get his wish to belong to Tackett. However, it was more special to see Tackett find what was missing from his life, ending his loneliness.
Below is the cover (from S.J.D Peterson’s blog) for the next book Tag Team but the release date is still to be determined.
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