Author: Samantha Cayto
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Length: 38 Pages
Category: Contemporary, BDSM
At a Glance: A short story with interesting characters that deserves a follow-up.
Blurb: A dangerous game turns into unexpected pleasure…
Carter’s dream of running from his abusive family into the arms of the perfect Dom has been shattered. Virtually enslaved by a vicious arms dealer, he has to submit to any man his master gives him to.
Undercover agent Damien Crow is close to putting away the arms dealer he’s been hunting for years. All he has to do to gain the man’s trust is ‘play’ with the pretty boy with the frightened eyes and alluring corset piercing down his back. Being straight and not a practicing Dom, he has doubts he can pull off the effort. One look at his playmate changes his mind. The stakes are high, and he must put on a good show.
At first, Carter assumes Damien is just another brutal Dom to survive. But the big, brooding man reignites his passion and gives him something Carter hasn’t had in years—a safeword. It might be his last chance to enjoy being a sub and he embraces the role no matter what the consequences.
Publisher’s Note: This book has previously been released as part of the His Rules anthology with Pride Publishing.
Review: Samantha Cayto is a fantastic author. I have enjoyed her science fiction series Alien Slave Masters. This book is far from that, and yet is still a good, quick read.
Carter is a young man who has, unfortunately, found the wrong Dom; he’s not only abusive towards Carter but he lets others use him as well. Carter has no say in anything, so he’s learned to live with what life has dealt him. When yet another man shows up to make a business deal with his Dom—and he’s offered as a toy yet again—Carter figures the same things will happen: he won’t be allowed a safe word, he’ll have to obey or face his Dom’s wrath, and he’ll probably end up in a world of pain.
However, Damien Crow is different from the rest. He’s an undercover agent there to take down Carter’s Dom. While he doesn’t want to, he knows he must play with Carter or risk suspicion. When Carter doesn’t give him a safeword, he’s surprised. He’s been taught how to play the Dom in a BDSM scenario, and this is not what he expected.
Since the story is so short, I won’t ruin it by giving away any more details other than to say Crow insists Carter use a safeword, which shocks Carter. He’s been told not to use them or had them outright ignored.
I enjoyed the short amount of time I got to spend with these characters, and I truly wish there would be a sequel. What happens to them after the story? Do they manage to stay together? What? The world—I—want to know!
If you’re looking for a quick read and you like BDSM, I recommend checking out this book. If you’ve read the author before and would like to see what else she can do, this book is a good indication of her skills. This book has been published in an anthology, but this is for the standalone version.
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