Series: The Boy, # 1.5
Author: Lisa Henry and J.A. Rock
Length: Novella (45 pages)
Publisher: Loose Id (May 2nd 2013)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Brin and his Dom, Ferg, have enjoyed a fun, sexy domestic discipline relationship for years. Brin knows his role–flamboyant, fabulous brat–and Ferg knows it’s his job to play the big bad Dom, giving Brin the punishment he desperately craves. When Brin is tasked with dressing his new friend Lane Moredock for a date with Brin’s ex, Derek, he’s excited–fashion is what he knows best, and Lane is going to look stunning. But what should be a fun afternoon takes a serious turn when Brin sees that Lane has been injured, and Lane’s reluctance to tell Brin the truth about it makes Brin start to question who he is, why things didn’t work with Derek, and what people really think of him. Is he just a flittery, glittery fashion fairy? Or does he mean something more to the people he loves? And can he find a way to bring these doubts up with Ferg–or is Ferg going to have to Top his way to the bottom of this?
Review: An interesting story from Ferg, the ultimate brat’s point of view. I actually recommend reading The Boy Who Belonged first, because then you understand where all characters are in the story arch.
This story gave me new insight into Brin’s character, because I truly felt he was quite a flake, but there is a much deeper soul, more than his bratty reputation, a truly concerned friend and lover. We see how important Brin becomes to Lane, not only a great friend but to his healing and understanding of himself as well. The two become close, and compare notes and swap secrets regarding each other’s relationships. Brin has the inside scoop for Lane because he is Derek’s ex-boyfriend and ex-sub. Once Lane realizes there is no need for jealousy, the two form a strong bond. This is also largely about Brin realizing his own value, to others and to Ferg.
A little lighter fare than The Good Boy, but a valuable piece for sure!