Author: Eden Cole
Genre: BDSM/Multiple Partners
Length: Novella (15,425w)
Publisher: Risky Ink (1st September 2011)
Heat Level: Explicit/Scorching
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥
Blurb: Steven has an undeniable desire, a passion, a craving–to be tied up and spanked. He wants to be given orders and treated roughly during sex by two big men. He can’t help himself, and resisting the urge will drive him insane. For the last year, he’s been visiting a club where Jasper and Nic meet his needs very well. But Steven also wants a relationship with someone special. He wants to be loved.
Ever since their one date, Patrick has been after Steven to go out again and develop something serious. Steven can’t risk Patrick finding out about his secret. A warm and caring man like Patrick could never understand his desires, so Steven deflects Patrick’s advances as much as he wants to be with him.
When an unexpected disaster happens, everything in the dark must come to light.
Review: I think this is the first time that I have had mixed feelings about an Eden Cole book. Patrick is a gentle man who will do what he must to have Steven, Steven has secret desires that he knows Patrick cannot fulfill so he tries his best to rebuff him and seeks what he wants at a shady club.
Ok, this is what conflicts me about this book – Patrick is a wonderful man and will give Steven anything he needs but he won’t hurt him. Steven is more like a spoiled brat who wants to have his cake and eat it, when he can’t get what he wants off Patrick he causes fights and tries to look for the men who gave him what he wanted before he got with Patrick. Patrick ends up giving into Steven and he has to stand by while two men hurt the one he loves…all to please Steven. So that is the conflict I have. Steven and Patrick love each other, but Steven will not be satisfied unless he is being hurt. So Patrick will let two men have sex with and hurt Steven. I honestly cannot see this as working out between these two men and don’t think it is realistic at all.
Saying that though, the sex is scorching and more than makes up for the story line, so I would recommend this to those who love BDSM, hot sex and multiple partners.