Book Review: Room 1024 by Racheline Maltese and Erin McRae

Reviewed by JustJen

1Title: Room 1024
Authors: Racheline Maltese and Erin McRae
Heroes: Cameron/Noah
Genre: MM BDSM
Length: 43 Pages
Publisher: Torquere Press
Release Date: April 8, 2015
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  When Cameron takes his submissive boyfriend Noah to a gay men’s leather convention in San Francisco, Cam expects to spend the week exploring their relationship and experimenting with non-monogamy. What he doesn’t expect is to run into his own former dom, Lou, in an embarrassingly public reunion.

While Noah is enthusiastic about the opportunity to play with the former international leather title-holder, Cam is more wary. He and Lou have unfinished business. A four-way encounter with Lou and his sub Stephen could be great fun—or it could show Noah that Cameron can never quite be the dom he wants and needs.

As Cameron and Noah work through the uncertainties in their relationship, Noah is offered everything he ever wanted, in a completely different way than he ever expected, leading all four men to discover that sometimes the only way forward is to revisit the past.

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Review: This story was a bit confusing for me. Cameron takes his boyfriend Noah away for the weekend so they can explore more of the kinkier side of their relationship. This is also apparently going to include other people.

when they arrive, however, Cameron runs into his old Dom who is giving a seminar with his current sub. Cameron is the Dom in his and Noah’s relationship, but we get the impression this is a fairly new development or at least taking this role is newish to Cameron. He seems very uncertain in this role, especially when Lou is around and Cameron defaults to the sub role.

It is decided that the four guys will play together, and while Noah is full on board, Cameron is a bit hesitant. Cam ends up subbing for Lou and having a private session with him as well. They obviously had some unfinished business regarding their relationship, though both seem happy with their current partners.

I think the biggest problem here was the length of the story. By that, I mean that it felt that we were missing important chunks to help us really understand where these characters were coming from, what the totality of their issues were, etc. This works great for a steamy quickie, but lacks the depth to really suck you in. I really would have liked to have learned a bit more about the characters, but if you’re looking for a quick afternoon kinky read, give this one a try.

Overall Impression: It was okay

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*

Categories: 2.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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