Book Reviews

Different (Kinky Quickies 2) by Kim Dare at Amber Allure

Genre Gay / Contemporary / BDSM / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 12-August-2013

Book Blurb

Matthew and Stuart have been dating for more than five months and Stuart thinks things are going well—right up until the moment Matthew suggests they try something different, the kind of different that involves bondage, spanking and leather.

Matthew’s been building up to making this suggestion for weeks, dropping subtle hints and hoping Stuart won’t completely freak out at the mention of kink. Now, with Matthew’s desires out in the open, all he can do is hope that introducing something different will make their relationship perfect rather than destroy it completely...

 

Book Review

Imagine what it's like to want something from your boyfriend that has the potential to break up a relationship that's very important to you. Something you have hidden, but would love to experience with him. Something different from vanilla sex. But no matter how many subtle, and eventually less subtle, hints you drop over the five months you've been with him, the boyfriend doesn’t seem to get it. It is much like coming out, this "coming out of the kinky closet", with some of the same emotional risks and fears attached to it, and with the same uncertainty about whether you'll be accepted or not.

That is what Matthew goes through until he finally decides he has to bring it up and talk about it. It was interesting to see the Dom's side of this "risk", to see a man who is emotionally already invested in a partnership that has, so far, not contained any kink. Matthew is scared. He wants to experiment with Stuart, he really likes the prospect of bringing some "leather" into their bedroom, but above all, he doesn’t want to scare Stuart off. He hates the idea of being seen as someone who wants to hurt the man he loves.

But that is exactly what Stuart's first association with the idea is. As soon as he mentions his bad experience with a previous lover, the problem becomes even bigger. Matthew understands this, but it takes Stuart a while to figure it out, to build new trust. The amazing thing is that Stuart still wants Matthew to tie him up (and possibly "hit" him as he first refers to it), but he is willing to try it to make Matthew happy. The fact that it will make him happy, when done right, is a surprising side-effect for him. I loved following that process, seeing how things slowly dawned on him, and following his growing self-confidence and trust.

If you like stories about BDSM that are as much about D/s in everyday life as about what the men get up to in the bedroom (or on the sofa!), if you enjoy reading about the kinky, fun side of a relationship that takes both partners into new areas of trust and fulfillment, and if you're looking for a read that is as kinky as it is sweet, then you will probably like this short story as much as I did.

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 13000 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 11-August-2013
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