Reviewed by JustJen
Title: Dom of Las Vegas
Author: Tricia Owens
Series: Sin City #1
Heroes: Maxmillian Poole/Ethan Winter
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 168 Pages
Publisher: Tricia Owens
Release Date: January 28, 2012
Available FREE at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: To have the man of his dreams, he may have to give up his own…
Ethan Winter has known since he was a kid that he wants to work for the FBI. Until then he’s stuck modeling underwear and photographing cheating spouses for a private investigator. But when a trip to Las Vegas for a security conference brings him into contact with the magnificently dominant Maxmillian Poole, Ethan finds himself faced with a dilemma: pursue his childhood dream or become the partner of a man who seems to know him inside and out and who offers a life any submissive would crawl for.
Review: Ethan is a country boy from Indiana who has dreamed of and done everything possible to ensure his best chances at being accepted into the FBI. All he has to do at this point is graduate college. In the meantime, he works for a small private investigation company. Things take a turn after he takes a business trip to a security seminar weekend in Las Vegas.
Maxmillian (Max) is the owner of The Elite Poole, a high end security firm that provides skilled eye candy as bodyguards to the stars, etc. He is focused and driven on his work and company, enduring a self-imposed bout of celibacy after a previously failed relationship. That all takes a turn when he meets Ethan.
Ethan stirs something in Max he thought he’d never find. His submissiveness is perfect for Max and the two share an extreme amount of chemistry. He’s also skilled, capable and good looking. Everything Max looks for when hiring agents. Once he sets his mind on having Ethan, both in his bed and his company, he tries to convince Ethan to join him. But Ethan is set on the FBI. They reach an agreement that if Ethan is turned down by the FBI, he will join Max in Las Vegas.
This story pulled me in right away. I loved Ethan, and I loved Max. They are total opposites in so many ways and really are perfect for each other. I loved that Ethan stood his ground and didn’t give in to Max at every turn, even though his body wanted differently. This isn’t BDSM in the normal sense – there are no dungeons, set scenes, etc. But they do have distinct roles – Max wants to own Ethan body and soul, be his master in all things. Ethan has extreme submissive tendencies, yet is very inexperienced in that area. It was refreshing to read this type of dynamic, and the two really did complement each other.
It was a fast read that was never dull or boring, and it left me longing to jump right into the next one. I’m really looking forward to seeing where these guys go from here and how long it will take for Ethan to really crack Max’s shell.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*