Author: Kol Anderson
Pages/Word Count: 37 Pages
At a Glance: Don’t let this one pass you by.
Reviewed By: Lynn
Blurb: Justin loves Daniel Madsen but Daniel wants nothing more to do with him than use him as a booty call. Daniel is always the one with control of whatever form of relationship they have. But when Justin finds out a dark secret about Daniel’s life, Daniel might have to give up control and see what Justin’s all about.
Review: Here we have another great read from Kol Anderson. I don’t think I’m ever going to get tired of reading his stories. That being said, I know his books aren’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea, and that’s okay. But I gotta say, you’re missing out on some really great stuff.
This story is told by Justin, a man obsessed with Daniel, a controlling Dom who merely uses Justin to shell out his brand of pleasure and pain. Daniel is cold and emotionally shut down during their casual sexual encounters (essentially, a booty call), but Justin thrives on it, and he wants more. He needs more. He goes out and he gets what he wants.
I find that I am strangely fascinated by these two fantastically unique characters. I wanted Justin to run for his life, especially after he knows what Daniel truly is. But, as the story moves along and we really see them together as a couple, I came to the conclusion that these two men actually belong to one another. It’s a bizarre love story, but a love story all the same.
I give credit to the author for taking Justin and Daniel and the reader to the limit, especially the sex scenes. I found myself cringing at times, some of the pain given out was pretty intense. But I also felt the tenderness and connection. I’m telling you, in spite of what these two are all about, I was really wanting a happy ending. Was I going to get it? I didn’t think so.
For being such a short read, this story feels complete. You get all the information you need here in thirty-seven pages. I like the fact there’s an epilogue that wraps everything up. Of course, it’s with a punch to the gut and a holy shit moment, but then, it’s Kol Anderson. I didn’t expect anything less. With Control, he’s at his finest, giving us a twisted tale along with an unconventional storyline.
I love the darker reads and this author definitely delivers. For those of you who are already fans, and to those who want to take a plunge into his world, don’t let this one pass you by.
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