My rating: 4.5of 5 stars
It’s all fun and games until somebody falls in love.
Chase has just arrived at a much anticipated leather convention, and he’s about to lose his mind. Not only is his ex attending, but Chase is also rooming with Derek, a submissive he’s been dying to top. Although Derek is in search of a Dom, he made it painfully clear when the two of them hooked up for a very hot—but very vanilla—night just before the convention that he wasn’t interested in submitting to Chase.
Derek isn’t stupid. No matter how desperate he is to submit to Chase, he wants no part of a rebound relationship. As long as Chase is still pining after the sub who broke his heart a few months ago, Derek’s keeping him at arm’s length. Besides, there’s another Dom at this convention, the gorgeous Master Raul, who Derek is determined to attract.
But when Chase and Derek are confronted with all their kinks, from ropes to leather, bondage to flogging—not to mention each other—they can only ignore their mutual attraction for so long.
So what did I think?
“A friend of mine once said he knew he’d found the right Dom when he got down on his knees for him, and as soon as he was on his knees, he never wanted to get back up.”
This is the story of Chase, who has not fully recovered from the break up of his previous relationship, and Derek, who is desperate to fall to his knees for him.
What a perfect setting for this book! It has it all – loads of hot men in a heated environment with leather, ropes, whips, sex toys, bondage – and gorgeous characters who obviously madly desire each other! There are complexities due to inability to express feelings and past lovers on the scene to cause some dramas.
The characters are wonderful. Firstly Chase (I always love a character named Chase!) who wants Derek to submit to him but needs closure on his relationship with his past submissive first. And Derek, who finds he can’t get Chase out of his mind.
I loved the way the characters were able to have sexual encounters with other people so long as the other was involved, even if the other was only observing. This seemed to really fit the plot and characters, rather than a forced scenario where they suddenly became monogomous to show their love. And this really seemed to fit with what Derek was looking for in a master, someone he’d be prepared to be collared for. “I just can’t find the Master Right who knows damn well that when he lets me off the leash, I’ll come back, but who will still clip me to it enough to make me feel like I’m still his, you know?”
Great story with an interesting plot and emotional element balanced with some very, hot and well written scenes of dominance and submission.
Now I just need to find out where the nearest and next Leather Convention is being held and make plans to attend……
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