Story rating: 4 out of 5 paddles
Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5
Toby and Justin are married and have been together for four years. Justin is everything that submissive Toby could want in a Dom, although the two are not in a full time D/s relationship. They do have a very rich sex life, which includes the occasional group scene, although the two don’t have a typical open relationship. They usually play together or with the other person nearby. Justin is very tuned to his sub’s needs, and senses that something is missing for Toby even before Toby realizes it. He tries to give his lover even more variety in the hopes that it will add the spice that Toby craves. It helps, but isn’t the answer. When Toby does finally figure out what’s missing from his sex life, it could threaten their relationship.
What actually happens comes as a bit of a surprise, which I won’t spoil by saying any more. Let’s just say there’s a clever little twist at the end.
“Make Mine to Go” is a very good little erotic novelette. It is mostly a sequence of sex scenes between Toby and Justin, tied together with just enough text to form a coherent story line that is engaging. What was particularly remarkable about this story was the variety of the scenes. Although there was nothing too extreme, you do get a nice spectrum of BDSM, from full-on bondage and caning, to spanking and even one scene that was more about dominance and submission, without any S&M. In some ways, this scene, which involves only old silk scarves and flavored massage oil, is the hottest, since our narrator Toby has no idea what is going to happen. It’s unlike anything Justin has ever done with him before.
As you would expect from such a short work, there’s nothing too deep here, although there is a nice, subtle, message about the importance of communication in any relationship, especially one that’s non-traditional. Enjoy it for what it is: a hot sexy read that you’ll probably finish in one siting.
Reviewed by Michael Joseph