A Sammy Review: Leather+Lace (Opposites Attract #2) by A.B. Gayle

Rating: 4 stars out of 5

“In the stillness of remembering what you had and what you lost.”

Leather & Lace coverWhen Steve first meets Don, it’s under not-so-great circumstances. Don’s an arrogant Master, Steve is performing as Stevie and giving blow jobs to raise funds, and together they’re everything each other is trying to avoid.

But there’s a common, tragic thread tying them together, and despite Steve’s fear to fall into the trap he fought so hard to be free of, he’s drawn to Don, and Don to him.

These two apparent opposites can’t help but be attracted to each other.

People can cut in front of you in life too. Prevent you from being who you are meant to be.

So here’s the thing…

I don’t mind BDSM books, but it’s not something I seek out. If it’s too heavy, I tuck tail and avoid it at all costs. But, having read the previous book in the series, I was intrigued and gave this book a shot, and I’m glad that I did.

This book is about a whole lot more than just BDSM. It is about love and loss, pain and struggle, and the delicate balance between freedom and captivity. A.B. Gayle does a beautiful job of showing the art behind M/s relationships and how easy it is to abuse that, and in turn, how the outcome can be truly costly.

The issues that this book deals with are oftentimes not light or fun, but I was sucked right in and simply devoured the book. I’d actually enjoy hearing more about Rob, as he really interested me (or even Kieran. Ooh, now there’s a pair). Additionally, I would’ve liked to see more of Steve’s sister, as I felt she was a really pivotal person in his life, and yet her actual presence was a mere few pages.

Overall, this was a really great read that kept me interested from the very first page to the last.

Anne Cain did a great job on this cover. It captures Steve as a whole, and not just one part of him, and I certainly appreciate that.

Sales Links:   Dreamspinner Press eBook & Paperback    All Romance (ARe)   Amazon     Buy it here

Book Details:

ebook, 304 pages
Published March 22nd 2013 by Dreamspinner Press (first published March 21st 2013)
ISBN 1623804191 (ISBN13: 9781623804190)
edition languageEnglish
seriesOpposites Attract #2

By Scattered Thoughts

At over 50, I am ruled by my terriers, my gardens, and my projects. A knack for grubbing about in the woods, making mud pies, and tending to the injured worms, bugs, and occasional bird and turtle growing up eventually led me to working for the Parks. I was a park Naturalist for over 20 years, and observing Nature and her cycles still occupy my hours. From the arrival of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in the Spring to the first call of the Snow Geese heading south in the Fall, I am entranced by the seasons. For more about me see my bio on my blog.

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