Reviewed by JustJen
Title: Good Lord
Author: Viva Gold
Series: Woolf Tales #2
Genre: MMM Contemporary
Length: 306 Pages
Release Date: November 12, 2017
Available at: Amazon
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Blurb: Thrilling, dark, erotic and intriguing. The new novel from Viva Gold picks up where Izzy’s Boy leaves off and we see the cast of characters embark on the next phase of their lives fraught with terror, filled with love, and quite a bit of consensual pain! This is not a BDSM story – it’s filthy in parts; utterly abhorrent in others and downright sexy throughout.
Lord Jason Greenall doesn’t have a very high opinion of himself, but one thing he does know is that he deserves to be loved just like anyone else. It is with this in mind that he separates from his boyfriends, G & T, who happen to be twins that are more in love with each other than they care to admit, and goes home to Greenall Manor to lick his wounds and ponder on life in general.
Sipping tea in the conservatory with his beloved mother, Jason gets an eyeful of his French cousin Remi, who he hasn’t seen for a few years. Oh boy, Remi grew up to be somewhat delicious. Tall, and muscly, black hair and blue eyes, olive skinned and surly – everything Jason is attracted to and trying hard not to show it.
Remi has come to live at Greenall Manor while studying at Oxford. His mother is married to Jason’s father’s first cousin Marc, which means they are not blood related. Not that that would prevent Remi from taking what he wants. And he wants Jason. And he takes him. No safe words; no limits.
Their story includes Izzy and Adam of course, and the Twins. But we also meet Angel in a set of disturbing circumstances that could easily devastate the entire family. Remi is not as bullish as he would appear but he does have tendencies that make him volatile and unpredictable. Izzy is not ok with this at all and unleashes his Dom all over the lot of them.
Jason finds himself in predicaments and situations both physical and emotional that could either make him or break him…. Oh, Good Lord.
Review: This is the follow up to Izzy’s Boy, where we met Jason, Izzy’s sassy PA and lover of the bodyguard twins, G & T. Right off the bat, this story took off in a completely different direction than what I was expecting.
Realizing he could not an equal partner in the relationship with G & T, and seeing that they would be better able to move forward with their own relationship without him in the picture, Jason calls things off and goes home to lick his wounds. There he finds his cousin (not cousin) who definitely has some issues with Jason. He has apparently been trying for years to get Jason to notice him, to no avail. Now, he doesn’t have that problem, but what ensues is quite the volatile sexual exploration. Jason simultaneously loves and hates what Remi does and brings out in him and is confused by it for some time.
Meanwhile, Remi clearly has some issues but is intent on making things work on some level with Jason. He has some pretty drastic mood swings and goes from humiliating and cruel to caring and sweet in just about the same breath. Some confusion sets Remi running, back to his past, which is where they end up meeting Angel.
Angel is a young man who had been held captive by the same man Remi with whom Remi had a prior “relationship.” Not sure what he was really thinking about returning to him, but that’s where they discovered how horrible things really were. Angel quickly takes to Remi and Jason, and the three decide to be together.
There is a lot going on with the focus of the rough sex, how they can continue with it on some level (which they both seem to actually enjoy) but be safe at the same time. They eventually turn to Izzy to help them with this, and they seem to end up on a better path.
I was a bit confused throughout this story. Remi was sending mixed signals throughout, and when it bit him in the but, he ran and got into more trouble, though it did have a good ending. It was much different than Izzy’s Boy, and while I didn’t enjoy it quite as much, I liked the different dynamics. It was nice seeing more of Izzy and Adam, and G & T as well. I’m definitely interesting in reading more in this series, if there are any planned, and wouldn’t mind seeing G & T a bit further in their relationship as well.
Overall Impression: I liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*