Book Reviews

Switch Him Up (Romance on the Go) by Marie Medina at Evernight Publishing

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 11-May-2013

Book Blurb

Alec couldn’t be more surprised when the “burglar” he swings a baseball bat toward turns out to be Christian, the lover who walked out on him six months ago. He never imagined Christian would come back, but secretly his heart had continued to hope all that time.

Christian returns to Alec, ready to face the consequences of his rash actions and deal with all of the issues he still has with trust in relationships. He can feel that Alec wants him, but Alec makes it clear he’s tired of being the pushover in their relationship. Christian struggles not to be possessive and dominating, while Alec learns how erotic it can be to make another submit to his will. Can Christian learn to submit completely, or will he lose everything because he can’t let go and trust his lover?



Be Warned: m/m sex, bondage, anal sex

 

 

Book Review

Misunderstandings come in many shapes and sizes and are the bane of many a relationship. Usually some communication and mutual compassion and understanding solves the issue. Not so in this book; the misunderstanding that causes the rift between the two lovers, Alec and Christian, is a little more substantial and causes a lot more trouble.

Alec feels he has been grievously mistreated by Christian and is very, very angry at him. At the same time, he still loves him deeply, and is more than ready to forgive him and that angers him even more. When Christian returns, Alec is determined not to make it easy for his lover, and he certainly succeeds. Not only has Christian misunderstood Alec's friendship with Tristan (or so Alec thinks), but he used his physical strength to subdue Alec. There will be no more of that, and as Alex experiments with exercising his newfound power (using guilt to subdue Christian), they both discover new aspects to their relationship.

Christian knows he has been an idiot, and his only excuse is that he loves Alec so much he couldn’t bear seeing him with another man (or that is what he thought he saw). So he runs. Not his cleverest move, and now deep regret has driven him back so he can apologize and beg for Alec to take him back. He is ready to do pretty much anything to achieve this goal, and he's in for quite a few revelations and interesting discoveries, outside the bedroom as well as between the sheets.

If you like stories about men who struggle with understanding each other to the point where an otherwise fairly harmless misunderstanding can lead to a painful separation, if you like reunions with one man needing to do a lot of groveling before they become a couple again, and if you're looking for a read with a bit of kinky play, then you will probably like this short story.

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 13090 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 24-April-2013
Price $2.99 ebook
Buy Link http://www.evernightpublishing.com/switch-him-up-by-marie-medina/