by Luna David
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I was hesitant to read this one, I'll admit it. While I do like the BDSM genre, there are a _lot_ of kinks out there and this book touched on some that I tend to shy away from. But I decided to give it a shot. I figured it was a way to expand my horizons, so to speak, and to support authors who tackle the so-called 'trigger' subjects. Don't even get me started on trigger warning. Ugh. But I digress.
I really enjoyed this book. The plot was really interesting and it sucked me in. There were no car chases or murders or catastrophic events, there were just two people falling in love and exploring their sexuality.
Jameson (Jamie) Gray is a nurse who has decided to settle down in Powell's Point. An openly gay man, he understands prejudice well and so when he takes a job for 'Dr. Kink', Ronan Kincaid, the doctor who built his practice around treating people from the BDSM community, he brings a genuine desire to have an open mind and be accepting of everything.
Things go along swimmingly, with Jamie loving his job and him and Ronan feeling a slow build up of attraction. But Jamie is vanilla and not into kink... until one fateful Friday night when he forgets his phone at the office and goes back to get it, only to stumble upon Dr. Kincaid in full Dr. Kink mode, conducting an after hours scene in his clinic with friends from the community. Jamie finds himself unable to stop watching and his attraction to Dr. Kincaid goes from slow burn to inferno.
The next week has Jamie acting strange around Ronan as he tries to figure out his nascent attraction to a lifestyle he never thought he'd enjoy. Apparently voyeurism is his kink. A week later Jamie once again spies on a scene, this time getting caught mid act. And Ronan calls him out, bringing their attraction and Jamie's curiosity to a head.
The rest of the book is Jamie's exploration of a world he never knew he needed to be part of, and the growing relationship between Jamie and Ronan. There are ups and downs, and some really, really, REALLY hot scenes, but at the end of day, this was a romance, just with a side order of kink to spice things up.
This is my first time reading Luna David and Morningstar Ashley and I will be reading more from them, including any sequels to this book. View all my reviews