Reviewed by JustJen
Author: Sage Marlowe
Series: Sub-Mission #1
Heroes: Pierce Hollister/Noah Conway
Genre: MM Contemporary BDSM
Length: 152 Pages
Publisher: Me and the Muse Publishing
Release Date: May 15, 2014
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: How far would you go to save the one you love? Pierce Hollister is a down-to-earth businessman. Most of the time. His romantic side has him secretly dreaming of Mr Right, a family and happy ever after. Noah Conway is a single father who doesn’t believe in happy families anymore. When his daughter’s life is at stake, he would sell his soul to save her but as a sadistic Dom takes an interest in him, he sells his body instead. A shared session at a BDSM club leaves Pierce intrigued and soon he finds himself willing to do anything in his power to heal the wounds that life has left on Noah’s soul. When he realises that the very thing Noah dreads the most might just be what he needs, Pierce sets out on a mission – but maybe it’s just not in his power to save Noah. Will Noah be able to battle the demons that haunt him and find the happy ever after Pierce has dreamed up for them?
Review: This turned out to be a really sweet story. It is mainly about Noah, a guy who has been through a lot. He was abused and then kicked out by his parents as a teen, became a single dad not much later and is now raising his daughter and doing okay. Unfortunately, his daughter has an illness that will require a very expensive surgery.
Pierce is the brother of Francis, the owner of the BDSM club. Pierce meets Noah at the club while Noah is subbing for one of the more sadistic Doms, Richard. Richard convinces Pierce to participate in a “scene” with them. Pierce is not completely comfortable at various times with the way things are going but he goes through with it anyway. It isn’t until the two meet by chance outside the club that Pierce finds out who the real Noah is which is far from the sub he was at the club. The two become friends and eventually more, though it takes some doing to convince Noah he can let someone else in.
The one thing that didn’t feel quite right here was that obviously Noah had some pretty deep issues. Pierce is convinced by his brother, Francis, that Pierce needs to help Noah by using dom/sub tactics, which doesn’t go very well at all. Francis ends up helping more in the end, but these two are never really dom/sub.
As I said earlier, this ended up being rather sweet. Pierce is there for Noah, even after things happen that separate them, and it was nice to see their little family come together. While this story was a bit choppy in parts, it moves along at a pretty good pace, leaving me eager to jump into the next one to see where things would go for them all. It’s a nice start to the series though, and I’m looking forward to the next installment.
Overall Impression: I liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*