Author: AE Lawless
Genre: Contemporary/BDSM (Mainly D/s)
Length: Novella (82 pages)
Publisher: Loose Id (September 3rd, 2013)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: River is the charismatic lead singer of Caged Hearts and it’s an open secret that the vibrant energy he displays on stage doesn’t bleed away as soon as he’s out from under the lights. That sometimes causes considerable friction with his band mates.
Jeff is the guitarist for Caged Hearts, but he’s not your typical party-hard rockstar. He’s far more focused on taking care of everyone in his band–especially River.
An offhand comment from Jeff inadvertently helps River discover his submissive side, and he asks Jeff to help him continue to explore those desires. While Jeff is turned on by the idea, he’s also reluctant. There’s no telling what it could do to the band and his friendship with River. Especially when Jeff wants so much more than just sex.
Product Link: http://www.loose-id.com/authors/a-f/ae-lawless/a-perfect-solution.html?options=cart
Review: I’m a big fan of BDSM, and what I truly like about it are the psychological D/s aspects, not necessarily the s/m. This book hits those hot points for me! I like how the author played up that natural instinct River has to submit and please Jeff. I also like the idea that it’s the most enjoyable way to calm that talented hyperactive lead singers soul after a performance. The thrill River gets from performing sexually in front of Jeff also seems to parallel his performance and exhibitionist persona on stage. Jeff’s sexual dominance just sneaks up and bites you, and the parallel between his Dom nature and his need to care for his band members is a great psychological link too.
As is typical in most BDSM tales, Jeff walks River through rules and safeguards of the D/s lifestyle, has negotiations and safeword set, and is cautious and conscious of bringing River on as his sub. It’s a fun, steamy read, and has a sweet HEA and a Perfect Solution for River and Jeff, as well as the rest of the band now that River is under control of his careful Dom! Definitely a recommended read.