4 Stars for Impacted (Bay Area Professionals #1) by Mickie B. Ashling #BDSM #MM @Dreamspinners

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Title: Impacted (Bay Area Professionals #1)
Author Name & Publisher: Mickie B. Ashling (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: August 3, 2009 – 234 pgs

Synopsis

On his way home from vacation, Scott Gregory, a closeted sub, hooks up with the gorgeous Red, a flamboyant dom, for a thrilling one-off at a BDSM bar. They part ways after a satisfying scene… but meet again when Robin Kennedy-Red-arrives at his new job as a dental hygienist and discovers one of his two bosses is Scott. Robin and Scott embark on a journey of exploration into their kinkier sides and discover they’re more than compatible-they’re a perfect match. But keeping employer/employee and Dom/sub separate at the office presents difficulties, and to make matters even more complicated, the owner of the dental practice is an acknowledged homophobe. They fall in love, but Robin chafes at all the secrecy, refusing to live in the shadows. Scott isn’t as brave; he’s desperate to protect his job and his future. Will they be able to find some middle ground… or will their entire relationship fall apart because of fear?

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Review

FourStars

Holy cow, this book had some hotness to it. I really enjoyed it! Scott stops at a BDSM club on his way back home from vacation and has an explosive night with this Dom named Red. You instantly feel bad because they have to part after hitting it off so well. Surprise, surprise, when Robin (aka Red) starts his new job in a new town his boss is none other than Scott. These two are so hot together. As some people may know having a working and personal relationship is hard work, you have to be able to keep them separate. Scott and Red do the best that they can to keep things separate, it is dire that Scott does because his partner in the dental practice is a homophobe who if he finds out might not sell the practice to Scott. I thought it was cute when Robin would put a pack of gum on Scott’s desk to let him know that he wanted to see him that night. Throw in a best friend, an unknown father and lots of hot sex and you have one great book. There was some angst/drama but not too much, I thought it was just right.

Angie

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AuthorBio

Mickie B. Ashling is the alter-ego of a multifaceted woman raised by a single mother who preferred reading over other forms of entertainment. She found a kindred spirit in her oldest child and encouraged her with a steady supply of dog-eared paperbacks. Romance was the preferred genre, and historical romances topped her favorites list.

By the time Mickie discovered her own talent for writing, real life had intruded, and the business of earning a living and raising four sons took priority. With the advent of e-publishing and the inevitable emptying nest, dreams were resurrected, and the storyteller was reborn.

She stumbled into the world of men who love men in 2002 and continues to draw inspiration from their ongoing struggle to find equality and happiness in this oftentimes skewed and intolerant world.

Her novels have been called “gut wrenching, daring, and thought provoking.” She admits to being an angst queen and making her men work damn hard for their happy endings.

Mickie loves to travel and has lived in the Philippines, Spain, and the Middle East but currently resides in a suburb outside Chicago.

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