- Release Date
- May 2013
BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, LGBTQ
Tony Mitchell is a loner who spends most of his life staying low, denying who and what he is until Aiden Caldwell walks into the shop and changes everything. Tony thinks his new supervisor hates his guts, but that doesn't keep Tony from dreaming and yearning. His fantasies drive him to follow the older man, revealing a secret that only confounds Tony's obsession.
Conflicted and confused, Tony falls under the spell of a man called Tank who leads Tony down a dark path of seduction and dangerous cravings. Under Tank's guidance, Tony learns to suspend reality, to succumb. The one thing he doesn't learn is how to say no.
Aiden Caldwell pulls Tony from the precipice but not from the addiction that threatens to consume the young man.
In the matter of love and trust, can two men intent on hiding their most secret selves find common ground as fate and their own tumultuous pasts conspire to tear them apart?
Jul 12, 2013 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
125 people found the following review helpful
Gritty, visceral, dark and uplifting. Sexy, voyeuristic and downright dirty in places. These are just a few of the words I'd use to describe this book. And I kept turning each page waiting to get to the next scene, waiting to see what Tony, Tank and Aidan would do next.
This is not a ménage in the truest sense of the word and yet these three men are so irretrievably intertwined that it's difficult not to describe it that way. Because even when Aidan and Tony are together, Tank creeps in at the periphery of Tony's consciousness.
Tony Mitchell is a loner with vivid fantasies about his boss, Aidan Caldwell. Yet Aidan seems to dislike him intensely. Tony instead consoles himself with blow jobs and quick releases from the resident nineteen year old Cuban hottie, Jorge, who's only too willing to blow him for twenty dollars.
Then Tony meets Tank, his "beast". A huge, strong leather clad biker who senses in Tony something Tony needs to let out. Tony has his own beast inside him, a ravenous, needy animal, and Tank awakens feelings and urges in Tony to a point where he cannot suppress them anymore. And when things get even darker and more dangerous and Tony finds himself at the mercy of not one but a number of "beasts", his excitement and his enjoyment is heightened to a stage where he feels he has found what he needed all along. Violence and hurt become a part of his psyche.
And then along comes Aidan, the voice of reason, of balance but still ready to take on Tony and all his desires and needs.
I mentioned this book is gritty, and the sex is real, hard-core even and the basic story is not for those faint of heart. It's a coming of age, a discovery of inner turmoil and a tale of men so different and yet so willing to share each other's strengths and weaknesses.
I loved this book. It was not what I envisaged when I first started reading it and by the time I realized this, it was far too late for me to even think of backing out.
This books deals with disturbing elements: self harm, self abuse, victimization, rape, even torture. But if you have the balls to read it, you won't be disappointed. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants a little pain and suffering along with a healthy dose of compassion, love and tenderness.
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