Author Name & Publisher: Caitlin Ricci (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: June 3, 2016 – 200 Pages
When his best friend, Lee, offered him his sub as part of a bet, Colton Prier never expected more than a clean condo from the boy. But Tate Nicholson is well-trained, eager , and he likes rope play as much as Colton enjoys tying him up. It should have ended after one night, but they begin meeting in secret, and Colton can’t stop thinking about Tate. It’s a betrayal of his friendship with Lee to fall in love with Tate, but Colton can’t help wanting the sub for himself.
He’s not alone in his feelings, either. Tate thought he was happy with Lee. Not completely fulfilled, but happy enough. But as he spends more time with Colton, he realizes Lee isn’t capable of giving him what he wants anyway. Lee demands his full submission, but Tate doesn’t want to be a lifestyle sub. Colton expects his obedience at times but gives him his freedom more often than not, which is more in line with what Tate wants.
When Tate really needs his Dom and Lee isn’t around to help him, he reaches the tipping point and needs to choose who he wants to give his submission to, and to accept the consequences of his choice when he does.
Colton’s best friend and business partner offers him his sub as part of a bet. Tate, the sub, is everything Colton ever wanted. I loved the chemistry between Colton and Tate. What I didn’t get was why Lee kept giving Tate to Colton but he got mad when he found out about them? It was just odd to me. The relationship between Colton and Tate was sweet, you couldn’t help but want them to have their HEA. The whole cast of secondary characters could all use a book of their own, I think there is enough there that we would all want to see more of them and hear their stories.
This is a book that involves submission and BDSM but that is not all that it is about. It is also about love.
Tate in my opinion knows what he wants in a relationship with a Dom but he has just not found it yet. He wants a man that will dominate him in the bedroom but will also back off outside of it and let him still have breathing room to make some of his own decisions. I think overall what he wants is a boyfriend that knows how to enjoy his submission without pushing it too far. With Lee he is not getting that in the least. Lee is one of those men that wants his submissive to be more like a slave and that is the furthest thing from Tate. Tate in my opinion is a sweet man but likes to have a side of naughty and would never intentionally hurt anyone but when he meets Lee’s best friend that becomes an impossible feat because Tate and Colton just click from the moment they meet.
Colton in my opinion is a different kind of Dom. He does not go by the basic guidelines that most Doms do. I think he wants his subs submission but he also wants them to know that he thinks of them as complete equals to him. He does not have a lot of rules that he wants Tate to follow when they get together but expects the ones that he does have to be respected. But I do not think that Colton demands respect, he gives his respect freely and asks for the same instead of demanding it. I think that is part of what makes Colton really special.
When these two men are together the chemistry is just off the charts. They make the perfect Dom/sub couple because they compliment each other so well. I really enjoyed this read. Look forward to reading more by Caitlin Ricci in the future.
This book really good and I thoroughly enjoyed it. In this book we meet Colton and Tate. I loved the bet that Colton won use of Lee’s sub. It became quickly apparent that Tate and Colton belonged together. The author was able to convey that very quickly. This was a very sweet romance that dealt with BDSM. Tate and Colton clearly were able to become friends and later lovers. The author was able to capture all of that and it was a refreshing to see that done with such skill. This book had emotion and most of all freedom of choice. This was an excellent read and would recommend to everyone.
Caitlin was fortunate growing up to be surrounded by family and teachers that encouraged her love of reading. She has always been a voracious reader and that love of the written word easily morphed into a passion for writing. If she isn’t writing, she can usually be found studying as she works toward her counseling degree. She comes from a military family and the men and women of the armed forces are close to her heart. She also enjoys gardening and horseback riding in the Colorado Rockies where she calls home with her wonderful fiance and their dog. Her belief that there is no one true path to happily ever after runs deeply through all of her stories.