Reviewed by JustJen
Title: Jared’s Fulfillment
Author: Riley Hart
Series: Jared & Kieran #2
Genre: MM Contemporary BDSM
Length: 385 Pages
Publisher: Riley Hart
Release Date: November 29, 2017
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
My relationship with Jared has lasted too long. He’s mesmerizing, beautiful in his devotion, pure in his need. He reaches parts of me I thought no longer existed, places I’d never known were there. His submission is a gift. His cries of pleasure and pain call to the most primal parts of me. I want to inhale him, own him, mark him as mine. He’s my boy and I need to be his Daddy, but my fear holds me back. I’ll fail him like I’ve failed everyone else I’ve loved. Before that happens, I’ll walk away.
I’ve never known security, love, or true pleasure before Kieran. With every touch, every command, every second of blissful, torturous pain, my heart grows and my soul is at peace. He protects me, spoils me, gives me what I need. Still, in some ways, he’s closed off and won’t let me in. But Kieran’s given me strength. I’ve evolved, and won’t accept less than I deserve…and I won’t let Daddy accept less than he deserves, either.
It’s a delicate balance: give and take, pleasure and pain. Together we can break each other down to our purest forms and build each other up again. Kieran always says I’m stronger than I think, but I know that together we’re invincible…if only he’d believe me.
We have two choices: say goodbye or fight for what’s always been out of both our reaches…fulfillment.
Review: This was a great follow-up to Jared’s Evolution where we met these guys and where Jared’s life was irrevocably changed by Kieran. Kieran opened up things in Jared he wasn’t even aware he needed, but once his eyes were opened, there was little doubt he was yearning for the much needed structure to help him get through life.
In this segment, things are going well as Jared and Kieran continue with their Daddy/Boy relationship. From the get go, Kieran was clear that was all he was capable of providing. As you can guess, Jared’s feelings grew into more, and even though it seemed as though Kieran felt some of it too, he remained steadfast that he was giving all he could give.
Kieran has some issues. He isn’t perfect, which it takes a while for him to learn. He is so worried about failing Jared the way he believes he failed Sam that he ends up pushing Jared away for the wrong reasons. He eventually sees the light, but it’s a bit of a bumpy road for each of them until that happens. And once it does, it isn’t magically all better – something I was happy to see. They continue to work through things and each have to work to make things better.
There were a few parts of this story that dragged a bit for me, but I remained invested and wanted to see these guys through to the end. It is clear throughout what being a Daddy means to Kieran (and Jared) and all that it entails. And, while I don’t actually enjoy hearing “Yes, Daddy” all the time (it doesn’t sound natural to me for some reason), it clearly works for these two, so to each their own. Kieran is clearly committed to doing right by Jared, and it shows in everything he does, even if it isn’t always the right choice in the end. The scenes are interesting and creative as they explore together. And Jared does a lot of growing (though it is hard to picture he is 30 something years old at times) in this story, learns to stand up for himself, what he deserves, etc. (which, btw, Kieran was always pushing for).
If you like Daddy kink, or kink in general, you should definitely give this a try. Ms. Hart does a wonderful job, especially knowing she is stepping out a bit from her norm.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*