Painful Pleasure by Shea Balik

painfulpleasureTitle: Painful Pleasure
Series: Cedar Falls, #5
Author: Shea Balik
Genre: BDSM
Length: Novella (138 pages)
Publisher: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. (June 17th 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Welcome to Cedar Falls, a small North Carolina town nestled amongst the Smoky Mountains. Where the people are friendly and the men are hot.

Jax Rankin came to Cedar Falls for a new start. He never expected to meet Flynn Anderson or to fall in love the moment he laid eyes on the clumsy waiter. As a Dom, Jax was drawn to Flynn’s natural need to submit. He just needed to find a way to help Flynn accept that side of himself.

Flynn Anderson was living in a recurring nightmare. Ten years earlier his twin sister died and he’d never been able to get over the loss. When he meets Jax, he’s sure there’s no way the sexy man could ever be interested in him.

Will Jax be able to show Flynn the happiness that could be found through submission? Or will Flynn miss out on the bliss Jax could give him with a little painful pleasure?

ISBN: 978-1-63259-457-0

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Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This book is part of a series and should be read in order.
I have to say I think this one has been my favorite in this series so far. There is just something so heartbreaking about Flynn’s circumstances that drew me to him. He has been suffering since his twin sister death years ago. Something that was never his fault, but his parents made sure he felt was his. Now he is supporting his mentally ill mother and younger sister.

I found myself completely cheering on Jax as he made Flynn his. Flynn so deserved someone who would look out for his best interests and take care of him. Not to say Flynn was weak because honestly he was not. To have been able to function and do what he needed for long takes a strong person.

Jax was the perfect partner for the type of man Flynn is. Jax was able to get Flynn out of his shell and really open up to life. He was able to make Flynn stronger and accept what happened, and also what he needed to do. Flynn literally blossomed under Jax.

This was well written and moved at a steady pace. It was a sweet read that was heartwarming in the simplicity of how the two men are drawn together and make a life for themselves. Plus the hot sex didn’t hurt anything.

I enjoyed this lovely story.

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