Series: Frankie’s Series
Author: Sue Brown
Length: Novella (120 Pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (November 2014)
Heat Level: Mild
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: A Novella in Frankie’s Series
Ed Winters despises his job and hates everyone he works with—especially out and proud, happily in love Frankie Mason. He spends his days wishing he could dance, rather than work.
Late to go shopping one day, Ed ends up soaked in Marchant Belarus’s spilled Coke. Ed’s humiliation increases when Marchant, the owner of a BDSM club, realizes Ed is a sub, albeit a very closeted one. Marchant’s attempts to draw Ed out of his shell release years of pent-up anger and hurt over the abuse Ed’s mother and grandmother heaped on him.
Marchant is patient, but nothing he does seems to help until he discovers Ed’s secret love of dancing—a forbidden passion that might be the key to unlocking the confident, secure man Ed could be.
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Review: Wow! This little novella gives a new perspective on what makes the office jerk such a beast! The author did a great job turning a monster into a man I was sympathetic for, and felt I wanted to wrap him up and show him the world is a much better place and he can be better too! That’s exactly what Marchant does for Ed.
Marchant takes the lead, takes control, and shows Ed that he’s not the twisted monster his family led him to believe he was, and that if he doesn’t want to be alone, Ed needs to show his true self to others, welcome them in, and trust his growing circle of friends. It’s a lot of wonderful D/s without the explicit sex scenes, and powerful still!
Fest paced, far too short just because I want more Ed and Marchant! I haven’t made myself familiar with Frankie’s series, now I certainly will!