Title: The Cage
Author Name & Publisher: Catt Ford (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: July 31, 2015 – 220 pgs
Welcome to The Cage, where you can share the ups and downs of a group of friends as they enjoy a rollicking adventure of sex and love in “the life.”
Being a Dom has always come naturally to Lazar Thornton, owner and operator of The Cage, a thriving adult toy store and meeting place for Lazar’s closest friends, Bran, Max, Otto, and the always flamboyant and fierce Miss Dré. But even the best of friends have different tastes in scenes—and in life.
Good-humored and laid back, but much in demand as both teacher and Dom, Lazar has always run from love. Until Ben Owen, relative newbie to the BDSM world, arrives wide-eyed and eager to learn, and Lazar wants to teach this sub everything he knows. But despite the openness needed for a Dom/sub relationship to thrive, neither discusses emotions. Feeling the sting of unrequited love, Ben isn’t as sure of his place in Lazar’s life as he wants to be. Lazar will need to read his sub’s heart as well as his mind if he truly wants to keep Ben in his life.
First off, let me say that I would have given this book 4 stars originally if I had not taken a few days to mull over what I thought of the story. The synopsis is very misleading. I still haven’t decided if it’s a good type of misleading or a frustrating one.
There are several characters in this story that I would consider main characters: You have the lovely Ms. Dre and Royal, Lazar and Ben, Forrest and Max, Bran and Callista, Otto and Sherman.
Yes, the story is somewhat about how Ben and Lazar navigate their relationship, but it is so much more than that, which is why I ended up giving 5 stars.
I really enjoyed this book – I liked how all of their stories wove together and you were given a glimpse at each of these couples’ lives. It is wonderful how accepting they all are of each. They are supportive, loving, kinky and fun.
It’s hard for me to write about each character without giving away their story, but I would definitely recommend reading this. It’s a family who cares, a family who pokes and prods and a group who let anything go. There is some hot sexiness, wonderful Doms and awesome Subs.
Honestly, I almost gave up on this book. I wasn’t feeling it for some reason, but I am glad I stuck with it. This is a book about a group of friends who all have different kinks but all love and accept each other and always have each others back. These friends cracked me up and drove me insane at times. I laughed with them and got angry with them and wanted to reach in and hug them. This book made me wish there were pictures so I could see the characters and see if they looked like I imagined. I loved Ben and Miss Dre and Lazar made me hot and bothered. Bran and Callista needed more scenes, their one scene was H.O.T. I enjoyed this book and will read more by this author.