Book Reviews

Not Safe for Work by L.A. Witt

Genre Gay / Contemporary / BDSM / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 03-February-2018

Book Blurb

Bored senseless in a meeting, Jon McNeill amuses himself with a kinky dating app on his phone. Then the app matches him with another user…who’s six feet away. Suddenly Jon finds himself on the same page as someone who’s way above his pay grade: Millionaire property developer Rick Pierce.

The app isn’t kidding, either. They’re a perfect match. Jon’s a Dom, Rick’s a sub, and they both love bondage. Both guys are well into their forties, know their way around the bedroom, and definitely appreciate a good suit. And the best part? They’re a match outside the bedroom too.

But office relationships aren’t easy to keep a secret. When the truth comes out, Jon is certain he’s about to get fired. Instead, he finds himself tangled up in a much bigger mess. 

Contains two men who’ve only dreamed of this kind of sex, literal and figurative sex machines, blindfolds, a sub being punished during a business meeting, enough rope to tangle up a millionaire, and a Golden Girls marathon.

First Edition published by Samhain Publishing, 2015.

Book Review

This novel by L.A. Witt started off hot and just kept getting hotter. Not that I minded that, particularly, I'm just giving fair warning. I do tend to really enjoy BDSM and the description for 'Not Safe for Work' intrigued me. Two men, in their forties, compatible in so many ways but with a few things standing in their way. I always like the idea of a D/s relationship growing into love, and I had high hopes for Jon and Rick.

"Was I really standing in the doorway of a multimillion-dollar home, kissing the hell out of Rick Pierce with a bag full of kinky sex toys at our feet? Yes. Yes, I was. And despite being barely twenty-four hours into this, it felt absolutely right."

I could easily imagine the excitement of someone being in a business meeting, surreptitiously looking at his new kink app on his phone, and all of a sudden realizing the guy he’s practically perfectly matched with is across the table staring back at him. Jon is an architectural modeler, meaning he and his team hand build 3D images of projects for various companies. Rick is the CEO of a very successful development company that has been using Jon's firm for quite a while. Jon can't understand why this gorgeous, successful millionaire would want to spend his time with Jon who has two ex-wives and three kids he's struggling to put through college.

What starts out as just some after-work fun soon turns into serious feelings, on both sides. How could it not? They are practically perfect for each other in and out of the bedroom. Even with their busy schedules, they make as much time as possible to spend together. Of course Rick has no idea that the owners of Jon's company have warned every member that they are never to speak with Rick, under penalty of HR getting involved. So when one of the owners witnesses a few too many conversations between Jon and Rick, that Jon tries to play off but isn't believed…well, Jon sure isn't prepared for what comes next.

I have to be honest and admit I was a little ambiguous about this story until about halfway in. Neither Jon nor Rick behaved like any Doms or subs I've read by other authors, although I don't mean this in a bad way, at all. It just kind of threw me for a loop, I guess, and looking at it after the fact that turned out to be a good thing. The way the author wrote these men made them so very human to me, with faults, weaknesses, strengths, and vulnerabilities. I truly liked both of them, and the struggle they endured because of Jon's bosses was heartbreaking mainly because it was so realistic.

An excellent novel that I ended up relishing. Thank you, Lori, I look forward to more fabulousness from you.





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Additional Information

Format ebook and print
Length Novel, 383 pages/104000 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 14-March-2017
Price $6.49 ebook, $16.99 paperback
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