3.5 Stars for Songbook: Paulo and Preston Shorts by Lee Benoit #MM #BDSM

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Title: Songbook: Paulo and Preston Shorts
Author Name: Lee Benoit
Publication Date: May 20, 2015

Synopsis

Cue the music! SONGBOOK collects, for the first time ever, all of the stories in the Paulo and Preston series!

PRESTON is a lifestyle Dominant, recently retired from a career on stage at an exclusive BDSM club. When the

series begins, he’s single and looking forward to a quieter life. All that changes on the night of Preston’s last

performance when PAULO, a complete novice, takes the place of Preston’s usual stage submissive. By day Paulo

does odd jobs and sings in the Sister City Gay Men’s Chorus. After that first night with Preston, however, he wants

more. He wants everything. Can a newbie sub and a gracefully aging Dom learn to harmonize?

Each story chronicles a new phase in Paulo and Preston’s relationship and features song lyrics mangled in

deliciously naughty ways by Paulo.

Review

 

ThreeandHalfStars

This was an OK story.  I found it slightly difficult to follow along the timeline.  Sometimes it seemed as thought the story ended abruptly and then others, it seemed to flow together more cohesively.

I enjoyed this story, but feel it would have been much more effective as an entire whole book instead of in parts.

I really liked how Preston was able to overcome his insecurities about his medical issues and felt that Paulo was a great balance to him.

Their story was one of pure love and devotion, but seemed realistic at the same time.  I just wish that the story had flowed better.

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Excerpt

He was flying from my flogger, and I knew I could break him with the whip. I shouldn’t — he was too new — he’d

imprint on me like an orphan nestling. I decided once more on this mad, unexpected night, to trust myself. I would

whip Paulo, not break him, and let him down gently once our performance ended.

I examined my control for a split second as I drew back my arm. No uncertainty, no sense of wrongness intruded. I

was flying, too, and as much I trusted myself, I found I trusted my surprise sub too. This was right.

He screamed around the gag at the whip’s kisses anyway, though mine were not blows that would shatter him unless

I’d read him very, very wrong.

I dropped the whip and removed the obscene gag, kissed the swollen lips, swallowed the last notes of his strange,

wild song just as our finale music burgeoned around us. A choir of boys sang John the Beloved’s hymn “Shine on

Me,” the perfect song for my last Epiphany on this stage and, I knew now, my first on a new path.

AuthorBio

Before dawn and after dark, Lee Benoit is a writer of queer fiction, some contemporary, some speculative, some

historical. During the daylight hours she is a professor of sociology & anthropology. In the old days, Lee traveled

the world doing field research. Now she lives in the middle of a New England hayfield where being a single parent

provides more than enough excitement. Proudly pansexual, whenever she gets itchy feet and misses the world of

research and advocacy, Lee invents a new world in her head and takes notes on what happens there.

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