Rating: 3 stars out of 5
When Jesse Reid needs emergency surgery, he calls his neighbor to come pick him up instead of one of his many family members. As the youngest of nine, Jesse is used to feeling like a leftover, and he doesn’t need their coddling.
Holden McRae is a big, beautiful man, everything Jesse wants. But Holden has made it clear he doesn’t want Jesse as a submissive.
Under the influence of Holden’s care, Jesse becomes bolder and makes Holden see what he’s been missing. The two men’s interests line up, and the attraction that has always been there is something they can finally act on. As Jesse heals, he shares parts of his life with Holden, and Holden helps him see he’s so much more than #9. Their love might not be the most conventional, but maybe it’s exactly what both men need.
This was a nice short story. Jesse is tired of being the afterthought with his family and is overwhelmed by them so he calls Holden from the hospital. Holden has denied his attraction to Jesse for years but their forced closeness breaks through his barriers.
I felt for Jesse with his family and was so glad that Holden stood up for him with his family which helped him to learn some more about his brothers but also help get his thoughts across to them. Holden seems basically scared of throwing Jesse into the BDSM deep end but Jesse has been curious for years. I don’t know I think they jumped into some things a bit quick and Jesse had a hard time saying what he wanted which made Holden have to assume. I’m not sure there was something wrong with the story but it just didn’t click or work for me.
I think the cover art by Written Ink Designs is a nice picture of Jesse.
ebook, 83 pages
Published: July 20, 2019 by JMS Books
Edition Language: English