Author: S.J.D. Peterson
Genre: Contemporary, Kink, D/s
Length: Novella (145pgs)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (23rd January 2012)
Heat Rating: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4 ½ – 5Hearts
Blurb: Carrick Masters and Edward Boyd have already found true love—it’s the happy ever after that’s eluding them. Between Carrick’s job as an orthopedic surgeon and Ed’s career as a defense attorney, they have hardly any time to spend together, and what time they do have seems to be poisoned by resentment. Carrick and Ed know they need to refocus to make their marriage work, but they seriously need more than a spicy once-a-week date night to get them back on track.
Review: Ed is sat in a restaurant waiting for his beloved husband on their 3rd anniversary when he realizes that he isn’t coming. Carrick doesn’t realize what he has been doing to his husband while he has been ignoring him in favor of studying… it’s the start of them realizing that they are putting their relationship second and they have to focus on their relationship, as much as they focus on work.
This is a fantastic story that will make you sit up and take a long hard look at your own relationship to ensure you haven’t fallen into the habit of taking your partner for granted. Ed and Carrick have somehow managed to take each other for granted. Even when they try to change that, they fall back into old habits. Even though they love each other very much, they both feel that they are losing something special. As they begin to work on their marriage they discover new kinks about themselves. And although it’s new and exciting, they know it won’t fix their problems.
A well-written story that touches your heart. It is beautiful to watch these two men trying to reconnect and get back what they have lost in their marriage. While they try to get the basics of their marriage on firm ground, Ed finds that he has a kink, and that kink is slight submission, he enjoys giving himself over to Carrick and trusting Carrick to give him what he needs. Carrick has always been slightly dominant and this new kink that they have discovered excites him, but he also recognizes that they have to cut back at work and just focus on them.
A beautiful story about rediscovering the simple things in a relationship, a kiss hello, a snuggle in front of the T.V., lazy mornings in bed, a quick phone call to say I love you and most importantly that nothing is as important as the one you love. I have to recommend this to everyone who believes in true love and that that love is worth fighting for. And some incredible hot scorching sex!! (There’s also a little twist at the end that looks like it could make a great sequel.)