Story Rating: 4 out of 5 paddles
Sting Factor (kink): 3 out of 5
I like the introduction the author put for the story, so I’ll put that here.
Lee rubs me up the wrong way, but he’s sexier than sin. He and our mutual friend Nicola have been pretending they don’t want each other the entire time I’ve known them, but every time I drool over Nicola, Lee gets all territorial. I’m guessing he’s just as much of a Dom as she is a submissive.
As far as I can see, there’s only one solution to this problem—we share Nic. Just for one night of amazing BDSM bliss, to make them realize they belong together. Then I can back off and leave them to their happily-ever-after before Lee tries to make me kneel before him too. I don’t submit to anybody.
Okay, so I don’t get much out of this deal in the long run, but that’s okay. I’m not looking for a permanent relationship anyway, especially not with two people. Even if one of them is the sweetest bisexual sub I’ve ever met and the other makes me want to fight him for the top spot and then ride him all night long…
Even though that section is in first person, the rest of the story is in third and introduces the three characters through each of their points of view. There’s no angst here. Lee hasn’t let himself step out of the friend zone and Nicola has already tentatively explored her submissive nature. Dana is a free spirit out for a good time. Lee and Nicola are in love, but are afraid to spoil their friendship. The characters are simple and straightforward.
This is a quick, fun read and the sex scenes are good. It’s like that bowl of ice cream you have after dinner. Great dessert, but you wouldn’t want it for your whole meal. The conclusion is wrapped up easily and with no messy stuff to get in the way of the happily ever after. The author has made the love between Nicola and Lee believable and Dana’s attitude toward their threesome is as casual as she is.
The BDSM in the story is pretty light and easy. There are times when an author nails that “light and fluffy” story that is like crack to some of us readers. Sometimes I don’t want heavy and angsty. I just want a story that will leave me feeling good at the end. This one delivers.
Reviewed by Jennifer Leeland