Reviewed by JustJen
Title: Izzy’s Boy
Author: Viva Gold
Series: Woolf Tales #1
Heroes: Isadore Woolf (Izzy)/Adam Cohen
Genre: MM Contemporary BDSM
Length: 227 Pages
Publisher: Viva Gold
Release Date: March 31, 2017
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Isadore Woolf is a man who knows what he wants in life and most recently that happens to be Adam Cohen. Isadore comes from a steady background with loving and supportive parents and is a good son. He has rejected his father’s wealth in favour of making his own and he has built a successful career in the financial world.
Izzy surrounds himself with people who cater to his needs and never more so than at his ‘club’ where his Dominant side is free to express itself among the many willing subs happy to kneel at his feet. But Isadore has reached the stage where his tastes have matured and refined, and the tall, muscle packed, long haired, quietly spoken Adam Cohen feeds every one of his kinks. Getting this mountain of a man to submit seems impossible but Izzy was never one to back down from a challenge.
Still, it’s not all handcuffs and roses as a sinister plot of revenge against Adam could jeopardise their love and even their lives.
Can Izzy save Adam?
Can Adam be what Izzy needs?
Fierce passion and untamed arrogance drives Isadore to risk everything for a future together.
Review: This is a rather sweet story about two Jewish men who grew up in the same community but only realize how compatible they are when they are older.
Izzy has always known what he likes and is pretty specific about what he wants in a man. He is confident and is even a bit arrogant about it, for which he makes no excuses. When he sees something, or someone, he wants, he goes for it. This has paid off in his professional life, and eventually pays of in his personal as well.
Adam, on the other hand, is a bit more shy, due, in part, to his larger size which causes most people (men) to assume he is a total top. He has hidden his submissive side, though he has no actual experience in the BDSM lifestyle.
Adam is in Izzy’s sights once again during a Jewish holiday, following which, Izzy’s parents have invited Adam’s over to dinner. Izzy makes his intentions towards Adam pretty clear, and after some initial reluctance on Adam’s part, they decide to explore things a bit more.
This story has a lot to offer. There are great BDSM dynamics, and while their roles are crystal clear, they do not fall into the same old, same old, category. They switch things up here and there, with plenty of protectiveness and intimacy to go along with it all. It has some fabulous side characters, including Izzy’s long-time PA and their now ever-present bodyguard twins, G&T, and boy would I like to get a glimpse of their story! These guys both have wonderful families, including their meddling mothers, which emphasizes the importance of family and their faith.
But what shows through the most here is how perfect these guys are for each other. Izzy is a fabulous Dom who often reminds himself of his need to take care of Adam’s needs. They go through a bit of an ordeal when Adam’s crazy ex shows up, but it only brings them closer together and strengthens their bond in the end.
While I wasn’t totally blown away by this story, it was a very enjoyable read that left me wanting to read more about the couple at hand, as well as others, and it kept me interested right to the end. I thought this was a very well done first book by Ms. Gold, and I will definitely be on the lookout for more from her in the future.
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*