Reviewed by JustJen
Author: Caitlin Ricci
Heroes: Colton Prior/Tate Nicholson
Genre: MM BDSM
Length: 200 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 3, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: When his best friend, Lee, offered him his sub as part of a bet, Colton Prier never expected more than a clean condo from the boy. But Tate Nicholson is well-trained, eager, and he likes rope play as much as Colton enjoys tying him up. It should have ended after one night, but they begin meeting in secret, and Colton can’t stop thinking about Tate. It’s a betrayal of his friendship with Lee to fall in love with Tate, but Colton can’t help wanting the sub for himself.
He’s not alone in his feelings, either. Tate thought he was happy with Lee. Not completely fulfilled, but happy enough. But as he spends more time with Colton, he realizes Lee isn’t capable of giving him what he wants anyway. Lee demands his full submission, but Tate doesn’t want to be a lifestyle sub. Colton expects his obedience at times but gives him his freedom more often than not, which is more in line with what Tate wants.
When Tate really needs his Dom and Lee isn’t around to help him, he reaches the tipping point and needs to choose who he wants to give his submission to, and to accept the consequences of his choice when he does.
Review: There is a little more to this story than what the blurb leads to believe. Colton has a competitive streak with his best friend and business partner, Lee, which leads to him winning a weekend of service from Lee’s sub, Tate. He expects little more than an opportunity for a clean apartment. But, it is a bit deeper than that because Tate is hoping Colton will help him experience some of the things Tate’s been wanting of which his current Master, Lee, has no interest in providing; namely bondage.
Colton and Tate end up taking things a bit further than housework and find that they share a connection. But, it is only for the weekend, and Tate belongs to Lee, so the weekend ends and things go back to normal…until the next opportunity for a bet brings Tate back for more.
What basically happens is that they realize they have more feelings for each other and are pretty much exactly what each other is looking for. But, it takes a while for everything to work out as the different relationships are maneuvered. Tate and Lee are really only Master/Sub, and Tate is not Lee’s only sub, though he would prefer to be the only sub in his relationship.
I really enjoyed watching things play out here and the relationship grow as they explored things together. There wasn’t anything too heavy or deep here, but just the right amount to satisfy. I wouldn’t mind reading another story about these guys as their relationship progresses, and there were some interesting side characters as well.
Overall Impression: I liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*