Book Reviews

Thankful by Lissa Matthews

Genre Gay / Contemporary / BDSM / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 19-May-2013

Book Blurb

Thanksgiving. It's never been a particularly important day to Thor, but this year he has something and someone to be thankful for: his growing relationship with his lover and submissive, Bobby.

Bobby asked Thor to come home for the holiday weekend with him and without a bit of hesitation, Thor agreed. After the chilly, but not unexpected welcome from Bobby's conservative parents, Thor isn't sure this is such a good idea anymore.

Tension and discomfort keeps everyone on edge and Thor knows something has to give and as he wonders if it needs to be him, he escapes outside to clear his head.

The confrontation that ensues leads to a wicked walk in the woods where Bobby and Thor find they do indeed have a great deal to be thankful for.

Maybe even more than they realize when all are surprised that Thor and Bobby's father agree that apple pie is better than pumpkin...

Book Review

Cute short story about the two men from the series 'Masked', one that stands alone quite well. It's a good introduction to the characters if you are new to the series, and a nice way to reconnect if you've read the other books. Thor and Bobby have been together for a while as Dom and sub, and are visiting Bobby's very conservative parents for Thanksgiving. The dynamic between the more disapproving father and both men is interesting, to put it carefully, as they barely manage to remain civil.

Thor is basically being 'blamed' for turning Bobby gay. Bobby's father is truly unhappy about Bobby's choice, but Thor holds up his end of the discussion really well. Not that any of his reasons or arguments will get through to the father, but Thor doesn’t expect that. The only question, for him, is whether to stay or if leaving is going to be better for Bobby in terms of having some family time.

Bobby wants Thor to stay, he clearly needs him around and loves him a lot. The little impromptu play in the woods as they take a walk only confirms that – for both of them. It is as if they're grounding themselves again, reminding themselves of what they mean to each other. The final argument that convinces Thor, is somewhat unexpected, but made me smile. It is often the little things that can make a big difference.

If you like stories about men who know their place in the world but need to convince others to accept them, if you enjoy reading about some naughty activities out in the woods, and if you're looking for a hot read with lots of love between a Dom and his sub, then you will probably enjoy.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 6000 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 21-November-2012
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