Title: Spa Weekend (Daniel and Ryan: Book Six)
Author: Tamryn Eradani
Publisher: NineStar Press
Length: 43 Pages
Category: Contemporary, BDSM
At a Glance: While still very enjoyable, this one wasn’t my favorite chapter so far. I just wanted more from the fact that this was such a big step for the couple and what it signified.
Reviewed By: Carrie
Blurb: Daniel and Ryan take their first trip as a couple, traveling to Daniel’s favorite spa resort, a place he’s never taken anyone before. The significance isn’t lost on Ryan, but it takes longer for Daniel to realize there are feelings encroaching on their arrangement.
Review: The tale of Daniel and Ryan continues in this sixth book of the series. Be aware these are not standalone stories; the tale of Daniel and Ryan is one book which has been serialized and broken up into installments. While still very enjoyable, this one wasn’t my favorite chapter so far. I just wanted more from the fact that this was such a big step for the couple and what it signified.
Daniel and Ryan made the decision in book five to visit Daniel’s beloved spa. There is a great deal of stress involved with “being Daniel”, and this spa is his gift to himself. The fact that he invited Ryan along is HUGE. It really denotes one more pivotal point in the burgeoning relationship between these two men. Daniel is relaxing all his rules for Ryan, and, little by little, the fact that he wants Ryan to stick around for a while is dawning on this clueless man. Daniel is still holding back from Ryan. Total submission is so very rare for Daniel, but Ryan is so close to having Daniel where he wants him. Ryan has the patience of a saint.
I think this installment was misnamed, as most of it is about the week leading up to the big trip and how Ryan uses that week to inch Daniel, once again, out of his comfort zone. Ryan knows what a big deal it was that Daniel asked him to go, so he uses the week before to cement in Daniel’s mind how good the two of them are together—that if Daniel will just give his all to Ryan, Ryan will be there and not let him down. We don’t get Ryan’s POV in these stories, but the wealth of emotion pouring from Ryan when he thinks Daniel is still asleep gave me all the feels about him. And that “waking up” scene…wow. The trust and the connection between these two men continues to grow and yes, once again, I am sitting here on pins and needles waiting for the next chapter. Overall, I love this serial. I am truly invested in these two at this point. The next chapter is named Weekend Getaway, and it can’t be released fast enough.
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