A Barb the Zany Old Lady Review: Kinky Sprinkles by L.A. Witt

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Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5

kinkysprinkles_600x900-1Joel has finally walked away from his abusive ex and is ready to meet new people. But that isn’t easy for a guy who’s shy, self-conscious, and struggling with his body image.

Andre has wanted Joel since the first time he laid eyes on him, and finally Joel is single. But Andre is a Dom and a sadist, and Joel is unapologetically vanilla. There’s no happy medium—either Andre reins in the kinky side that took him years to accept, or Joel grits his teeth and subjects himself to kinks that aren’t his thing. No matter who bends, someone’s going to be unhappy.

They agree to walk away, but they keep circling back to each other. Though their kinks might not line up, the chemistry between them sizzles and the emotional connection keeps getting deeper. But none of that will get them anywhere if they can’t find some kind of middle ground in the bedroom.

I enjoyed this story, though it was rather short. Or at least it seemed that way, since I devoured it in less than a day. But that is also the crux of what I didn’t like and why I gave this under four stars. It was too short. I didn’t feel that Joel, the formerly abused sub who has vowed never to participate in a club scene again, and Andre, the sexy Dom who has the hots for Joel, had enough time to fully develop a relationship. 

They have explosively hot sex (It is, after all, LA Witt!) and each time they hook up, they have regrets and part ways, planning to separate for good.  On the third such “accidental” falling into bed in lust together night, Joel admits he doesn’t mind a few kinky sprinkles in his vanilla sex and brings out his cuffs and his blindfold.  Self-proclaimed sadist Andre is okay with that.  Apparently, it’s just enough kink for him to enjoy the sex more than previously.  But again, both men are left with trying to find a solution.  Both are interested in a relationship together and yet neither wants to compromise or give up all they have achieved in self-awareness.  It’s at the end of this night that Joel proposes a compromise that should provide Andre with his sadism and also keep Joel safe from participation.  I won’t say what that is here, but it did surprise me. All right, being honest, it shocked me.  And to be super honest, I didn’t like it.  But it did provide something that each of the MCs agreed on, and the story ended on that note.

So I can’t give it a full four stars because it felt as if the relationship development was short-changed in the story, and it also felt as if we’re left hanging, wondering how this will all work out.  On the other hand, for what we see of these guys, I did like them, individually and as a couple, so I’m hoping we’re going to find out what happens in the future after there’s been time for the kink and the vanilla to mix it up a bit.  Lovers of this author’s work should like this one.  And if you’re new to this author, by all means pick this up if you like a little kink to top off your vanilla sex scenes. 

Cover art by G.D. Leigh is perfect for the story.

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Book Details:

ebook, 152 pages
Published September 26th 2016 by Riptide Publishing
Original TitleKinky Sprinkles
ISBN139781626494978
Edition LanguageEnglish

Dive Into the Kinky Side of Romance with ‘Kinky Sprinkles’ by LA Witt

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Kinky Sprinkles by L.A. Witt
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iptide Publishing

Cover art by G.D. Leigh
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Welcome to the Riptide Publishing/L. A. Witt blog tour for Kinky Sprinkles!

Every comment on this blog tour enters you in a drawing for a choice of two eBooks off my backlist (excluding Kinky Sprinkles) and a $10 Riptide Publishing store credit. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on October 1st.  Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Don’t forget to leave your contact info, and thanks for following the tour!

About L.A. Witt

L.A. Witt is an abnormal M/M romance writer who has finally been released from the purgatorial corn maze of Omaha, Nebraska, and now spends her time on the southwestern coast of Spain. In between wondering how she didn’t lose her mind in Omaha, she explores the country with her husband, several clairvoyant hamsters, and an ever-growing herd of rabid plot bunnies. She also has substantially more time on her hands these days, as she has recruited a small army of mercenaries to search South America for her nemesis, romance author Lauren Gallagher, but don’t tell Lauren. And definitely don’t tell Lori A. Witt or Ann Gallagher. Neither of those twits can keep their mouths shut…

L. A.’s backlist is available on her website, and updates (as well as random thoughts and the odd snarky comment) can be found on her blog or on Twitter (@GallagherWitt).

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Kinky Sprinkles Blurb:

Joel has finally walked away from his abusive ex and is ready to meet new people. But that isn’t easy for a guy who’s shy, self-conscious, and struggling with his body image.

Andre has wanted Joel since the first time he laid eyes on him, and finally Joel is single. But Andre is a Dom and a sadist, and Joel is unapologetically vanilla. There’s no happy medium—either Andre reins in the kinky side that took him years to accept, or Joel grits his teeth and subjects himself to kinks that aren’t his thing. No matter who bends, someone’s going to be unhappy.

They agree to walk away, but they keep circling back to each other. Though their kinks might not line up, the chemistry between them sizzles and the emotional connection keeps getting deeper. But none of that will get them anywhere if they can’t find some kind of middle ground in the bedroom.

Kinky Sprinkles is available September 26th from Riptide Publishing.