Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Hitachi is a police officer reduced to being a glorified babysitter for a rich man’s son. He resents his assignment, but Gabriel isn’t the brat Hitachi believes he is. He’s a man who likes pain, and who wants Hitachi to let loose with him too.
Leo fantasizes about having sex with a complete stranger, but when he gets his chance it isn’t nearly as wonderful as he imagined it to be. His dad’s boss tries to teach him a lesson about making stupid choices, but his education in submission doesn’t end there.
Jensen is horrible at math, and now he’s in a calculus class that he’s barely getting through. His parents get him a tutor, but this tutor is interested in teaching Jensen about far more than just math.
Timothy comes back home, to a tiny town he can’t stand, when his mother’s illness gets worse. He’s made a string of bad decisions, and his mother’s friend is determined to turn his life around before Timothy gets lost entirely.
This was a wonderful collection of stories. All of these boys were looking for something even if all of them didn’t know it, but are willing to embrace their desires and the men that will help guide them. The one thing I loved with these stories is they all have a HFN ending with a positive outlook towards their future together.
Jensen’s Tutoring Session
We see Jensen’s point of view and how he opens up and puts down his defenses to do what Sam believes will help with his constant distraction. It works well, but Jensen is willing to put the work in to get better. Seeing Sam open himself up to Jensen when he puts his feelings and dreams on the line is heartwarming.
Leo’s Grand Plan
Leo’s fantasy isn’t quite what he thought it would be, but when Donovan shows him what real submission can be like he is hooked. We see Leo’s determination to show Donovan that he can be what he needs and their acceptance of each other was nice, even seeing that Donovan doesn’t plan to hide their relationship forever helps.
Hitachi’s New Assignment
Hitachi’s complete annoyance with the whole situation at the beginning of the story is adorable, I understand it but maybe not to the extent he was. Gabriel is tired of his father’s match making, but is willing to make the best of it when he finally gets someone that fits perfectly with his desires. I loved seeing Hitachi’s walls fall and his hopes that maybe he can have a future with someone who wants the same things he does.
Timothy’s First Rodeo
Man, Timothy must have really been a jerk when he left his hometown after high school and other’s views of him haven’t gotten any better as his mother has continued to get sicker and he hasn’t been there to support her. When he does come home he unfortunately has to live with the consequences of his actions, but Adam is willing to help pick him up and get started again on the right path. It’s sad to see Timothy reevaluating his life knowing he has tried so hard, but hasn’t had the right support behind him.
Cover art by Natasha Snow is perfect and I love the understated picture.
ebook, 55 pages
Published: February 20, 2017 by Nine Star Press
Edition Language: English