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A mixed bag for this pony play BDSM romance

55801700._SY475_Ponyboy by A.E. Lister

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

So, like with book one, there were bits I really liked and times when I was very frustrated with this book.

Owen is an utter charmer, he’s delightful, secure in knowing the kind of Domination he wants and perfectly willing to stretch his comfort boundaries.

Kamal is more of an enigma and was one of my biggest frustration points. We don’t get his POV, only Owen’s, and I wasn’t given enough information to get any kind of reading on him at all, other than surface level.

He’s a ponyboy trainer, he likes to Dominate, he’s Muslim (but again that seemed only as a nod to him being an unusual ethnicity for a BDSM Dom because “religion”) rather than having any actual bearing on the plot narrative.

The ending, like book one, felt rushed and overly sudden.

***SPOILER***

There is so much made during the whole book about how the trainers can’t get into a sexual relationship with the ponyboys – although they can physically bring them to orgasm during training etc – but then when that obstacle is resolved by the end of the book, we still don’t get a scene of them having sex together.

That seriously irritated me. It was made such a big deal out of that Kamal is fighting his attraction to Owen and he’s making him almost break the rule and he wants to f*ck and then we don’t get it at all. Big fail for me, sorry.

***END***

I did think there was a bit of contradiction about how the ranch was founded versus what was said in book one. That may be a case of the anonymous ranch owner (mentioned in book one) just handing it over to Andrew and Kamal to establish. The way it read here was that the ranch was theirs.

However, there were also some great bits. The ponyplay, as in book one, is exceptionally well done, as was the brief switch into puppy play. The sense of place is also done well, the ranch and its setting is very easy to visualise, as are the other ponyboys on site with Owen.

The ponyboy scenes are all intense, more so with Owen and Kamal as they do go deep into humiliation and objectification play, and I really loved the threesome with one of Kamal’s old friends who visits the ranch.

So, overall, a good read, but I slightly preferred the set-up of book one as I felt that narrative was more rounded out.

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review

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Release Blitz: Kitchen Sink Dom by Tanya Chris

Kitchen Sink Dom | Tanya Chris

Hell’s Bedroom #1

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Release Date: March 23rd, 2021

Length: 81k words

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Blurb

Private Investigator Harrison Fisher’s new case isn’t going the way he’d hoped. Wearing a collar, pretending he’s submissive, searching for a Dom who can get him into Hell’s Bedroom, the elite BDSM club where a seventeen-year-old boy has gone missing—his first time working undercover is really stretching his boundaries. He’s always wondered if BDSM might be for him, but how can he be honest about what he wants sexually when he can’t be honest about anything else?

When Cash meets the handsome man brimming with nervous energy, he feels like he’s struck gold. Cash isn’t the most dominant of tops, but he’s got a wide repertoire of skills, and he’d be happy to practice every single one of them on Harry, the sub who’s so new to the scene he doesn’t even know his own kinks. But the closer he gets to Harry, the more obvious it becomes that Harry isn’t who he claims to be.

As Harrison flirts with both BDSM and Cash, one missing person turns into two. Someone at Hell’s Bedroom is abducting vulnerable subs, and it’s going to take more than just Harrison to bring them home. It’s going to take a whole kinky village.

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Excerpt

“What kind of a scene are you interested in?” Cash asked.

“You’re the boss.” Harry darted a quick glance up at him—anxious but also something else.

“I can’t ‘be the boss’ without knowing what you like. Unless you want me to throw random kinks at you and see what sticks.”

“You might as well,” Harry said with a nerve-laced laugh. “I really don’t have any idea. I told you I was new, right?”

“You’re so new you don’t even know what you like?” That was… intriguing. Cash’s kink was driving his partner wild. Usually his partners told him what made them wild—maybe not in exact words, but he’d been around the scene long enough to understand which triggers went with which kinks—and then he executed on it. Very well, too.

If a guy wanted to be whipped, Cash broke out the flogger. If he wanted to be pissed on, Cash let loose. If someone wanted to be bound and gagged, Cash could turn them into a veritable pretzel. He had the skills to wield any implement, expose any vulnerability, satisfy any fetish. But as a service top, he was usually pushing buttons that had already been pretty well mapped out. What would it be like to find those buttons himself, to push them for the very first time?

Intriguing.

“I could definitely introduce you to some things.” And enjoy the fuck out of it. “I’m safe, sane, consensual, and I’ve got a lot of experience. Your friend can vouch for me.”

“My friend?”

“Tripp. That’s who you came with, right? I’ve only scened with him once, but he’s been around long enough to know how I play.”

“He’s nineteen,” Harry said turgidly, his semi-flirtatious smile gone. “How long has he been around, exactly?”

“Whoa, there.” Cash held up his hands to disavow whatever Harry was accusing him of. “The club I belong to cards people. He wouldn’t have been in there unless he was of age, and as long as he’s legally an adult, his exact age is none of my business. How old are you?”

“Do I look like a teenager?”

“I’m not the one who started with the accusations. Tripp can vouch for me. Who’s vouching for you?”

Harry fiddled with the collar he held in his lap, then looked up with more conciliatory eyes. “I’ll trade you IDs.”

Cash chucked. Whatever. He was an open book. He took out his wallet and flashed his driver’s license. The picture had only been taken a couple of years ago, but he looked like a frat boy in it. Despite his size, he gave off zero scary vibes. It was one of the reasons he had trouble attracting and keeping play partners, though not the only one.

Harry leaned forward to peer at the license, getting close enough that Cash could pick up on his cologne—something rich and masculine with a heavy musk component. The scent matched his carriage. Cash took a deep inhale and tried not to hope too hard that the two of them could negotiate a scene. If he wasn’t the right top for Harry, then he had no business scening with him, but man, he hoped he could be the right top.

About The Author

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Tanya is an avid rock climber, a long-distance runner, and a participant in her local community theater where she has tackled most roles, including playwright, actor, director, producer, and stage manager. Her travels, both for climbing trips and for cultural exploration, have brought her to places as fascinating as Egypt and as beautiful as the Dolomites, though there’s no place like home.

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Ed’s opener to this new BDSM series is a solid introduction to Dom Nation

55988292._SY475_Exposed by E. Davies

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

I liked this, but at the same time it seemed to drag a bit, which is odd really because the narrative rolled smoothly through each of the story beats.

I guess a lot of my disconnect with the book is that this was a different style of Daddy/boy that I’ve not really come across/read much of and I was expecting it to follow a pattern I was more used to.

So that’s on me and not on Ed’s ability to tell the story.

For me, though, there was an element of repetition over Slate’s need to be a boy and have a Daddy which wasn’t necessary when it was saying the same thing. I was told he needed to be hurt, humiliated and used like a toy, but I wasn’t really shown why he felt that.

The secondary plot of a previously abusive daddy was also told rather than shown and Isaac felt a bit cartoon villainy and the sense of dread and oppression Slate felt was, again for me, told rather than shown other than one scene at the club.

They were my two main stumbling blocks in this one because I loved that Rex was younger than Slate by a considerable amount (it’s a two decade age gap) and I loved that he had his own vulnerabilities outside of his immense confidence in his ability to be a Dom.

I also appreciated them talking through things, and there weren’t any miscommunications or unnecessary angsting for the sake of the plot. The setting is also interesting, and I’m intrigued by a lot of the other characters we met in this opening book.

It may be that, as it was the opening story, there was a bit more exposition needed for the scene setting, which interfered a bit in the relationship between Slate and Rex specifically.

I loved it when the two of them were together and, from my limited knowledge, their kink scenes together, more of a lifestyle to be fair, did work and they were both very obviously good for each other.

So, all in all, I liked this one and I am looking forward to seeing where the series goes.

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