Book Reviews

Curious (Club Floggers 3) H.C. Brown at Hawt Books Publishing

Genre Gay / Contemporary / BDSM / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 30-June-2013

Book Blurb

Seth Bannock is living a lie. Nothing in his life is working out. He likes women . . . he respects women . . . but when he tries to kiss a woman and she does that tongue thing, he wants to spew.

Confused by his body’s reaction to the men at his gym, Seth seeks help from the only gay club he knows—Floggers. Is the man crazy? Seeking answers, the innocent, vanilla virgin marches into the BDSM club to speak to the owner Rio Knight.

Realization that he has been on the wrong team all his life comes in the form of a six-foot-seven Adonis by the name of Matt Duffey. Instantly attracted to the leather-clad alpha male, Seth must leave his old life behind and embrace his newfound sexuality.

Seth thought his life had complications before he met Matt, but nothing comes close to the roller coaster ride in the big Dom’s arms.

NOTE: This book was previously released under the title "Time To Live" at Noble Romance Publishing in October 2011.


Book Review

This is a book about discovery and finding the courage to live the way you want and need to. Not just that of sexual orientation, but the D/s lifestyle and a partner at the same time, at least for Seth. Matt is a little better off, in that he already knows he’s gay and a Dom, but being attracted to a man as more than a short-term interest is new to him, and definitely shocking.

Seth doesn’t have it easy in this story, but then, he doesn’t make it easy for himself either. After the latest disaster with a woman he finally admits he ‘may be gay’ and knows he is attracted to BDSM. So what does he do? Visit a BDSM club and jump in at the deep end, so to speak. Luckily, the owner is there to catch him, but Seth has to do the landing by himself. It’s a good thing he knows exactly what he likes, or he might back off.

Matt is a bit overbearing, but leaves Seth enough space not to feel overwhelmed. Not enough to back away (since he’s already decided he wants him on a more permanent basis), but enough so Seth doesn’t feel more crowded than he wants to feel. Their reactions to a simple misunderstanding are equally immature, which is lucky in a way, since neither man can blame the other.

If you like D/s stories where the focus is on one partner discovering himself and admitting what he likes, if a slightly overbearing Dom doesn’t worry you, and if you like hot sex scenes, you will probably enjoy this novella.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 50 pages/13000 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 24-June-2013
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