Book Reviews

Exchange (Power 1) by Bailey Bradford at Pride Publishing

Genre Gay / Contemporary / BDSM / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 21-November-2017

Book Blurb

What’s a sub to do when the Dom he wants looks dejected? Hank’s about to find out as soon as he works up the nerve to approach Master Thomas.

Hank has watched and wanted Master Thomas for a long time. When Master Thomas’ sub leaves him looking dejected, Hank wants to take a chance. Fear holds him back until his friend prompts him to take action and be more forward than he’s ever been before.


Thomas isn’t broken-hearted, but his pride sure took a hit. He’s sitting in the club, doubting himself, as his ex-sub is acting more like a Dom than not.


Then a sub wearing white leather approaches Thomas with some goading from a friend. Thomas has noticed Hank before, but the timing was never right for them to connect—until now.


With one daring move by a sub who knows Doms are only human, the future suddenly looks brighter than Thomas had hoped it could be.




First Edition published as 'Power: Volume 1' by Rainbow Ninja Press, May 2017.


Book Review

Let me lead with a quote from this story that I think is pretty funny – at least for me, who is not into the lifestyle personally –  yet it describes the feel of this book (and possibly the series?) perfectly: “He preferred more vanilla BDSM.” For a sub like Hank, this expresses what he looks for in BDSM: a power exchange, maybe even a loving D/s relationship, and definitely submitting without humiliation. And when Master Thomas, the Dom Hank has been lusting after for almost a year, becomes available, Hank decides – sub or not – to take the initiative.

Self-doubts are hard for anyone to deal with, but for a Dom who is supposed to know what he wants at all times, they are particularly tough. Thomas has just come out of a contract with a guy who is behaving more like a Dom than a sub, and it is depressing him. Thomas hates games, he just wants someone who actually likes to submit in earnest, not just play around.

Hank does not have an easy time approaching the man he thinks of as Master, even though they have never played together. He has a hard time talking about what he needs – but communication is everything when establishing needs and limits, so he makes himself do it. I was very happy to see it was all worth it.

If you like your BDSM stories short and hot, if you want for a straightforward plot with no distractions, and if you’re looking for a read that is entertaining, hot, and has a sweet ending, then you will probably like this short story.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 37 pages/11482 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 21-November-2017
Price $0.99 ebook
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