Reviewed by JustJen
Blurb: With middle-age looming, Greg offsets his boring day job with what truly feeds his soul: photography. The camera is an extension of himself where he exposes his passion for the intersect of pleasure and pain. However, the lens also acts as a barrier, protecting his subjects from the shameful mistakes of his past, and Greg is left isolated and lonely.
Emyr stands on the cusp of fame, but adulation and abuse are both eroding his confidence, and one night, at the river’s edge, he seeks solace in the rain, hoping to hide his tears.
The photographer and the virgin rock star share an accidental connection on that dark, drizzly night. When Greg invites Emyr back to his hotel room, no strings attached, the young man should have bolted. Instead, an odd sense of trust allows him to follow Greg’s lead.
When the camera comes out, Emyr learns the stage isn’t the only place he loves to perform as Greg touches something inside him that rarely awakens. Faced with a beautiful, talented boy whose soul is as lonely as his own, will Greg be able to face his past and come to terms with it, or will he run from the connection he so desperately desires?
Review: Once again, Mr. Deckard gives us something different showcasing the fact that it makes no difference what type of story or in which genre the book falls, he delivers each and every time. You may go in expecting one thing, but you will come out the other side with something else and end up loving it even more. Exposed is a wonderful May/December story with a side of Daddy kink that will make your heart melt.
Greg is an older man who has been celibate for the past five years due to an unfortunate incident with a past relationship. He no longer trusts himself and has therefore closed himself off. Until he meets Emyr one day and offers nothing more than to give him a brief opportunity and safe place to hide from his life as a somewhat famous rock star.
Emyr is a lovely character. He’s around 23 years old, but very mature, though he has almost no sexual experience. Though he is cautious and leery at first, he takes Greg up on his offer. As the two confide in one another, Emyr discovers Greg’s side passion of male erotic photography and is intrigued. They hit a few bumps in the road, as it takes some convincing for Greg to get past the age difference, as well as his own insecurities, but Emyr is stubborn and persistent, and it pays off.
What ensues is a wonderfully sweet relationship where Emyr and Greg communicate and talk about things as they come up. Greg finds he doesn’t quite need the same things he thought he did as the dynamics of his and Emyr’s relationship – the Daddy kink – begins to form. Emyr is Welsh, and uses some words and phrases here and there that are really interesting. Namely, his safeword for all is good, cwtch (rhymes with butch). Every time he said it, it gave me feels. You can imagine what it did for Greg! 🙂
“Do you like being a good boy, Emyr?”
“Yes,” he said, real low and hoarse. “Cwtch, Daddy.”
The bulk of the story takes place with Greg on the tour as Emyr’s photographer as they travel from gig to gig. As much as Greg was the older more mature of the two (by about 20 years), oftentimes, it was Emyr who was helping Greg through his issues. It was easy to see the love they each had and how perfect they were for each other. If you have any qualms about the Daddy kink side of things, I urge you to put them aside in this case. These guys made it sweet and sexy and smoking hot in the best ways. I enjoyed every aspect of this story and was definitely not ready to see it end. Highly recommend!
Overall Impression: It was amazing!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*