Title: Lock and Key
Author: T. Strange
Publisher: Torquere Press
Pages/Word Count: 88 Pages
At a Glance: This book has a great premise but it just kind of fell flat for me.
Reviewed By: Carrie
Blurb: After meeting Terry at a motorcycle show, Gavin is sure he’s found the man of his dreams. While he’s fantasized about BDSM for years, Gavin has never had a play partner and Terry is happy to teach him. After playing together for a few months, Terry has to leave on a business trip. Terry gives Gavin the key to his apartment so Gavin can sleep in, but Gavin isn’t sure he’s ready for that level of commitment. While he likes and trusts Terry—and loves the kinky sex they have together—Gavin has to decide which he can’t give up: Terry, or his freedom. Part one was originally published as Boots and Leather by Torquere Press.
Review: Lock and Key is about the beginning – sometimes awkward – few weeks in a relationship between Terry and his new sub Gavin. They meet at a motorcycle convention, go for coffee, and the relationship sparks off from there.
Gavin is a bank teller who haunts motorcycle shows in the hopes of finding a leather daddy Dom to fulfill all his fantasies. Terry is an artist, a big man with mutton chops and worn leather chaps… He has seen Gavin at other shows and is determined to finally meet the boy he has had his eye on.
This book has a great premise but it just kind of fell flat for me. I really wanted it to be better. Terry and Gavin are both great characters, and they deserved a better written story. The skeleton is there – the meat is there – but there is just not enough connecting it all to make a complete picture. The sex is hot, however, so if you’re looking for a short and steamy read, you will probably enjoy Lock and Key. I just needed a little more depth in the storyline that would connect their lives and how they intertwine.
Terry and Gavin click and the sex is provocative, though, so if you want that then this novella is for you.
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