Rating: 4 stars out of 5
When his best friend, Lee, offered him his sub as part of a bet, Colton Prier never expected more than a clean condo from the boy. But Tate Nicholson is well-trained, eager, and he likes rope play as much as Colton enjoys tying him up. It should have ended after one night, but they begin meeting in secret, and Colton can’t stop thinking about Tate. It’s a betrayal of his friendship with Lee to fall in love with Tate, but Colton can’t help wanting the sub for himself.
He’s not alone in his feelings, either. Tate thought he was happy with Lee. Not completely fulfilled, but happy enough. But as he spends more time with Colton, he realizes Lee isn’t capable of giving him what he wants anyway. Lee demands his full submission, but Tate doesn’t want to be a lifestyle sub. Colton expects his obedience at times but gives him his freedom more often than not, which is more in line with what Tate wants.
When Tate really needs his Dom and Lee isn’t around to help him, he reaches the tipping point and needs to choose who he wants to give his submission to, and to accept the consequences of his choice when he does.
Caitlin Ricci did a great job with this story. Colton wins Tate as part of a bet with his best friend. They both enjoy their time together and end up meeting up by accident and then on purpose in secret. When Tate decides that his loyalty should be to his dom Colton decides to walk away gracefully until he is called when Tate needs help and Lee isn’t around.
Throughout the story I could feel how confused Colton was when he first realized that Tate would be his perfect sub, but wasn’t one he could ever have. When Colton had to break away from Tate to avoid being hurt anymore my heart was breaking with his. Tate has an eye opening experience when Lee doesn’t come when he needs help and Colton is the one who comes he knows he has to make a decision.
You could see the internal conflict that Tate was having when he was with Colton, even through Colton’s eyes. They both connected so well when they were together. At the end of the story they are both looking towards their future together.
Cover art by Caitlin Ricci is nice picture and connects with the story.
ebook, 200 pages
Published: June 3, 2016 by Dreamspinner Press
Edition Language: English