Reviewed by JustJen
Title: Significant Other
Author: Tricia Owens
Series: Sin City #10
Genre: MM Contemporary
Publisher: Tricia Owens
Release Date: July 14, 2016
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Guess who’s coming to Vegas?
When Ethan’s parents announce that they are coming to Las Vegas to visit him, he’s not sure if it’s the end of the world or a chance to finally come clean about his sexuality. While his relationship with them has always been strong, coming out as gay might change how they feel about him forever. But the thought of telling his parents about Max and uniting the people he loves most in the world is tempting. It’s a gamble he’s seriously considering taking.
However, Max has his own thoughts about how much he’s willing to let Ethan tell his parents. There’s more at stake than just a personal outing; The Elite Poole itself is on the line. How much of the truth is Max willing to reveal in order to keep Ethan happy? And how much money would it take to keep them in the closet for good? Contains graphic m/m BDSM scenes between loving partners.
Review: Max and Ethan have been a favorite couple of mine from book 1. We are now on book 10, and I look forward to seeing them again as much as I did in every earlier book. These two have an amazing d/s relationship that I find so refreshing. It is labeled as BDSM, but it is by no means a typical BDSM story. Ethan is totally submissive to Max, but he doesn’t allow Max to rule over him. It is just a very natural role they each take without all the pomp and circumstance of a BDSM scene relationship.
In this segment, Ethan’s parents have decided to come for a visit after his father suffers from a heart attack and they realize they need to see how Ethan is doing while they are still able to travel. His parents are older, which is the main reason Ethan has not come out to them up to this point. He fears them knowing will only hurt them. On the other side of things, Max and Ethan are still very closeted in Vegas and at The Elite Poole. They have been making it work, and it hasn’t really been an issue other than it being something they hope can change in the future at some point.
Max is also being wooed by an investor who wants to take The Elite Poole global, but it comes with some heavy consequences. This puts quite a strain on their relationship, but have faith that Max is in charge of things as he always is. The ending gets a bit stressful, but I loved every minute of it. You can feel the love between these two even as they each contemplate their future.
I have absolute loved this entire series, and for book 10 to be just as good as the other 9 is saying something. It is well written with characters that have depth and emotions that bleed off the pages. The story line is also interesting and mixes well with the amount of smexy time. I highly recommend this entire series and can’t wait for more.
Overall Impression: It was amazing
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*