Reviewed by JustJen
Title: Loser Takes All
Author: Kora Knight
Series: Up-Ending Tad: A Journey of Erotic Discovery #1
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 63 Pages
Publisher: Kora Knight
Release Date: September 5, 2014
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Tad’s weekend started out like any other; hitting a college frat party with a handful of buddies. But just as the evening hits its peak, things get up-ended fast. Ditched by his drunken, trolling friends, Tad winds up getting hustled by three jocks playing poker. Now he’s forced to pay his dues in the most outlandish of ways; accepting a couple broken bones or spending an hour with his victors’ favorite flogger, Scott. But the guy’s tantalizing torture quickly proves to be the least of Tad’s worries… and the kickoff to a night of raw, shocking lust.
Experience the graphic, minute-by-minute account of that hour spent at the hands of Tad’s insatiable tormentor. Addicting chemistry lights the stage as Scott ignites Tad’s reluctant desires into a frenzy of forbidden need.
Well, this was just a nice little hot surprise breath of fresh air. I wasn’t too sure what to expect, but I was very pleasantly surprised.
Tad is in a bad situation – he either pays up his debt with a beating by the jocks or takes his chances with the flogger. He reluctantly takes the flogger option. The story quickly moves to Tad meeting Scott (said floggerer). Right off the bat, I loved each of these guys. The attitude, snark and banter were awesome. I really enjoyed the dialog throughout, and it was consistent from beginning to end.
So, Tad is straight up to this point. Scott is clearly not. Scott is a Dom, although he doesn’t really practice it seriously, unlike his roommate who is a professional. Tad shows a lot of uncertainty about a lot of things, but Scott is good about giving him options. Once these two get started, it is non-stop hotness. Tad goes in believing he will just have to endure a basic flogging, but Scott has an entirely different plan and thoroughly enjoys putting it into effect, piece by piece.
This entire story is basically one big scene, but I never felt as though that was the case. At the end, Tad was still just as unsure of what he had done and how he felt during and after, as when he walked in the door. The question is, will he be able to stay away or will be be drawn back to Scott wanting to explore things further?
This was a fabulous first story from Ms. Knight, and, halfway through, I already didn’t want it to end. I wanted to get to know these guys better, see more of their interactions, hear more of their bantering dialog. I loved the writing style as well. It all flowed nicely and moved along at a very comfortable pace. I also loved that this was not a typical BDSM story with the usual master/sir thing going on, yet it had just the right amount of other aspects. What we did get was erotic and smexy and just all-around hotness. I was so happy to see this was part of a series and that there’s more to come with these guys.
Overall Impression: I loved it!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*