“I want there to be no doubt I’m sincere and it isn’t something I saw online last week and decided to play with.”
In a word: Read the thing. I loved this! I read this after reading Secrets in the Dark by the same author and I have to say that I liked this one so much better. Eric has wanted a Daddy since he was a teenager, but a traumatic experience in high school has made him wary of his desires and of sharing them with others. It’s on a disastrous date, and first visit to a BDSM club, that Eric meets the man that will forever change his life. Marcus is a Daddy Dom and he’s looking for a special little boy to share his life and home with. Their first meeting is a bit awkward, but they both decide to take a chance on each other and it turns into something beautiful. Probably my favourite aspect of this book is the loving relationship between Eric and Marcus. They’re both pretty different, considering their ages and their levels of confidence with their wants and needs, but they still fit together perfectly. Past experience has left Eric shy and skittish and he needs someone like Marcus, who is more confident and sure of things, to show him how to live authentically. The whole book is basically about Eric and Marcus falling in love while exploring their age play dynamic. Age play for these two means that Eric gets to be Marcus’ little boy and be taken care of. There’s a mild sexual component to it, although their sex life is mostly separate, but for the most part it’s Marcus looking after Eric’s needs and helping him be comfortable with the things that make him feel good. Seriously, there is so much caring in this story. Marcus was so loving and tender with Eric, and Eric just soaked everything up (when he was able to get over his fear and embarrassment enough to relax). There’s no major plot happening, though it’s not exactly a slow-burn, so the story just kind of slowly goes along with Marcus and Eric growing closer and falling in love with each other. It’s pretty great, and I’m excited for the second part.
The Summary: (from Goodreads) M/M Age Play Romance
Eric knows what he needs…he just doesn’t think anyone else will want it too.
He’s finally reached his breaking point. There’s only so many times he can put himself out there and get shot down. After a disastrous first date at a BDSM club, Eric is ready to walk away and push his desires to the furthest reaches of his mind—but then up walks Marcus. But just because the sexy older man is looking for a submissive doesn’t mean he’s looking to be someone’s daddy.
Marcus knows what he wants, and he’s spent months getting everything perfect for his boy…now he just needs to find him.
When Marcus sees Eric at Bound & Controlled, he’s immediately drawn to the sweet submissive who’s desperately trying to hide his devastation. Marcus steps in when he sees the sub’s evening going wrong, but he’s not sure what the shy submissive is looking for. Just because he wants the boy to need a daddy doesn’t mean he’s going to get what he hopes for.
As they discover their mutual desires, Marcus is sure that Eric has the strength to go after what he yearns for; he just needs his daddy’s help and love to see it.
Story Contains: M/m Sexual Content, mild BDSM, Age Play, Mild ABDL
*Authors Note* This is not a standalone book. This is book one of a two-part series. The first part of their story ends in a HFN because there was too much to their story to put in one book. Their journey will continue in Quiet Strength, which will be released in January 2018.
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