Reviewed by JustJen
Author: Victoria Sue
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 120 Pages
Publisher: Dark Hollows Press
Release Date: December 5, 2014
Available at: Amazon
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Blurb: Callum hasn’t the time to take on a new sub for training. He has his BDSM club – Pure – to remodel and open on Friday. He certainly doesn’t have the time to train Lee in all the nuances of submission, even if the boy seems to be a natural. But someone else wants him. Another Master who has no limits and doesn’t believe in safe words. If Callum doesn’t wake up and accept the gift of Lee’s submission, someone else will take it – forcefully.
Review: Right off the bat, I was worried I was going to have trouble with this one. A much younger, damaged, almost completely inexperienced, sub and a club owning, older, Master Dom, don’t usually work very well for me. But, I stuck it out and was glad I did.
Callum, the Master Dom, has bought a somewhat shady club (Spanks) and is in the process of turning it into a new, classier and safer club (Pure). During the change over, he rescues Lee, who, after being thrown out by his abusive stepfather, takes the offer of a room in exchange for doing a scene with what turns out to be a sadistic psycho from the old club who claims to be a Dom.
Lee is in pretty rough shape, but Callum takes care of him, helps him heal, offers him a place to stay and eventually offers to train him. Callum has taken an instant liking to Lee, but he lays it out on the table that they cannot have a relationship. He instead agrees to a three-month contract where he will show Lee the ropes of being a sub so that he will be able to find a suitable dom.
Much of the BDSM in this is light, as Callum and Lee only really work on the basics. Lee’s injuries prevent them from doing any actual scenes, but Lee is eager to learn and please and quickly has Callum wrapped around his little finger. Lee shows how helpful he can be with the designing and decorating for the new club, and the two find they work pretty well together. Callum ends up giving Lee more and more say as time goes on, even to the point of giving him control over the new boutique being added at Lee’s suggestion (Indulgence).
There are a few bumps here and there as jealousy flares, but Callum is a bit bowled over by Lee. So much so, that he finds himself willing to give up the club entirely when circumstances force Lee to question his ability to be in that environment. It was a bit difficult at first to picture Callum, this big, in control Dom, basically fall for and turn into a puppy for Lee, but it really works in this situation. The two care for each other, and it shows in various ways.
This was a very easy read, and I think people a bit newer to the BDSM genre will absolutely love it. It was well written, with sexy and emotional scenes, action and excitement and some sweet and tender moments. I’m looking forward to seeing where this story goes next.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*