Reviewed by JustJen
Title: Learning from the Master
Author: Lynn Kelling
Series: Bound by Lies #0.5
Heroes: Jenner Parrish/David Davenport
Genre: MM Contemporary BDSM
Length: 50 Pages
Publisher: Fantastic Fiction
Release Date: June 16, 2015
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Most things in life come easily to eighteen-year-old Jenner Parrish, who’s on track to inherit the family business, and is popular, well-liked and good looking. He has everything he could want, except when it comes to love, and sex. Closeted, lonely and desperate, he acquires an invitation to an event at a nearby private gay club, Manse. Feeling out of his element and for the first time quite shy, Jenner is unable to play the wallflower when he captures the attention of the suave, seductive owner of Manse, David Davenport. David is used to getting what he wants, and what he wants is gorgeous young Jenner, who begins to realize every fantasy and wild desire could be his for the taking, if only he dares to ask and obediently serve. (M/M/M – For content labels and excerpt, see details on publisher’s site.)
Note from the author: M/M BDSM Romance novella. It’s part of the Society of Masters and a prequel to Bound by Lies, though it can be read as a standalone story! It also introduces the characters David and Shea from my next novel release, Loving the Master, also coming very soon!
Review: I really enjoyed this short story prequel to Bound by Lies. It shows us how Jenner was able to find himself and really come to terms with his wants, needs and desires.
Jenner was closeted and kept up a good front taking over the family business. But, he was really desperate to experience what he truly longed for. He took a big leap going to the private party, but it totally paid off for him after he caught the eye of David, the owner of the club. David is much older, more experienced, etc., but he took Jenner under his wing and it was truly beautiful to watch.
I loved how Master David was with Jenner and how he helped Jenner realize his dreams were within reach. He basically trains Jenner to be a good dom while making him experience it through submission to him. And that he shared his own loving sub with Jenner was beautiful and very well done.
There are so many wonderful scenes in this short story that only left me longing to go read Bound by Lies to see how Jenner makes out on his own. This was a well written BDSM tale that really just sets the stage for the main story. Another fantastic job by Ms. Kelling.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*