Author: Charley Descoteaux
Genre: contemporary BDSM
Length: Novella (120 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (November 20th 2013)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Blurb: Ross Jenson is looking forward to a little midmorning delight to celebrate making Lifetime in Weight Watchers, but after he spent eight months losing ninety-eight pounds, what his lover gets him is a triple-layer chocolate cake. When Ross refuses to eat it, the newly minted ex leaves the country and dumps him via e-mail, with three sentences and a link to a chubby chasers web site. A few days later, Ross’s best friend and workout buddy takes him to her favorite club for drinks. Ross is shocked when he realizes it’s a sex club but warms to the idea in record time when a mysterious Japanese man and his silken ropes sweep him off his feet. Ross has never thought of himself as adventurous, but he can’t stop thinking about the man who makes his bones feel like gummy worms.
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Review: Curious Sustenance was one of those really fun books to read. It is sweet and charming with a bit of sensuality. I rated it moderate but all the sex is pretty much off the page, though it is very sensual and loving. This is just a great story and though it does center on Shibari (a type of bondage) it isn’t overly explicit.
I absolutely loved the story. I loved Ross. He really is a fabulous character and I give him props for going through with weightwatchers. I hated his ex, such a jerk. Miles is also hot and sexy. Who wouldn’t fall for him? The story has a decent plot and I loved the interaction of all the characters. I feel there is a little bit of everything in this story. I will say I wish the ending had been just a bit more conclusive but I was pleased.
If you like have wanted to read a story with a bit of bondage but not wanting a lot of explicitness, Shibari and this book is a perfect place to start. I highly recommend this to anyone that likes a good sweet romance, that is fast pace, holds, your attention, if you like BDSM, Shibari, weightwatchers, tight friendships, close family relationships, and some sensual mansex!