Story Rating: 2.5 out of 5 paddles
Sting Factor (kink): 4 out of 5
Dylan, Cole, and Brandon have a good life together. They’re all insufferably hot, their landscaping business is booming, and the sex is fantastic. Everything seems perfect until a secret from Dylan’s past comes back to literally haunt him – his brother’s vicious rape and murder. Alienated by his visions, tormented by past wrongs, convinced of his own guilt, he begins to fall apart, and it’s up to the other two to save him. If they can.
Maybe a mild trigger warning on this one; there’s no flashbacks, there’s only some brief discussion of what happened.
The sex here is hot. There are no whips and chains, no ropes and paddles, just rough sex and lots of it. Lots of D/s with verbal domination, lots of delicious dirty talking. It’s very good. If you want something flashy with all the bells and whistles, this probably won’t give you what you’re looking for, but if you want hot sex that’s mostly of the “Go here, slave; do this, slut; and by the way, I own your ass” variety – and I am a huge fan of that – there’s plenty of that here. It’s not super-strong, the relationship remains playful and affectionate throughout, and there is not anything like a 24/7 dynamic here. Just three horny guys who fall into having sex whenever they feel like it.
Cole, especially, is ragingly sexy, and the best character in the book. He’s commanding but good-hearted, rough when he needs to be and approachable and gentle the rest of the time. A nice mix of traits, instead of an inflexible stereotype.