GENRE: Gay BDSM Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 6,360 words
CEO of a large, family-owned business, and with both parents involved in state politics, Ian prefers to keep his private life private. Especially since home is the place where he indulges in his deepest, darkest desires, and lives out his fantasies with his husband.Taren, investigator with the state police and known for his forceful character, is a perfect match for Ian. He knows exactly what he wants, and being Ian’s Master at home, behind closed doors, is most certainly it.Outwardly, Taren and Ian look like any other happily married, upper middle-class working couple. So far, they’ve kept their life at home private, but now Taren is planning a special trip for their anniversary. Not knowing any details, how prepared is Ian to let Taren fulfill his dark desires away from home? EXCERPT:Note: may contain sexually explicit scenes of a homoerotic nature.
This short story is centered on a scene plaid out by the married couple on the evening before the start of a vacation. Though it is a less than 1hour read, the author managed to pack all the essential information to create sufficient background to the characters and give the reader a glimpse in the ordinary life at home of this Dom and sub. The scene is well written and detailed, but given that it is written only from Ian’s POV, the reader can only guess the impact of the scene on Taren.
This book is just the beginning of the story and ends with a cliffhanger of sort: you may enjoy it as a stand-alone scene of a married and happy couple but you will feel like you want to know what Taren is up to during their vacation.
Ian is the CEO of the family business and a slightly bratty sub. Teran, his husband and Master of five years, is an investigator with the state police. This is a short prequel to a future book that establishes: how they met, their couple dynamic, and what a typical day is like for them. This works well from Ian's POV to show how much he enjoys all of this. He loves and is proud of his husband. This story has elements of BDSM, but describes the tools in terms of sound and touch, more than visual--shapes are described more than color, for instance. This is sexy, but really a primer for the book that will explore their vacation at a BDSM resort. I liked when they took a break from those roles for regular dinner conversation. I would say this is effective at establishing them as a couple and giving the reader a taste of the author's writing style.