Mission: X by Kim Alan

Title: Mission: X      Word Count:19,230               Genre: Gay Romance, BDSM

Blurb: Xander like things simple. He tried to keep up with the big boys, and failed disastrously. Now, he’s sworn off the bad boys he’s always been drawn to so irresistibly. But he’s finally forced to admit that his determination to play it safe has resulted in nothing but a string of bad (read: boring) dates.Luckily, his friend Lara knows what he really needs. Losing to her strategically played bet sees Xander stepping into a whole new world.

Paul is on a mission: Make Xander his. After months spent quietly falling for him from a distance, Paul is a more than willing pawn in Lara’s hands. He’ll pull out all the stops — sexy kilt and all — to introduce Xander to the beauty of submission at a loving Dom’s feet. But even if the sting of deceit is deemed forgivable, Xander can’t imagine what a sexy powerhouse like Paul wants with a quiet, unassuming boy like Xander.

Contains BDSM themes: mild D/s, mild bondage, exhibitionism

This story was originally published as part of the Goodreads M/M Romance Group’s ‘Love Has No Boundaries’ event.

 My Review: In the second book we are reintroduced to Dom Paul who administered Wren’s punishment in book 1. Paul is the epitome of what it means to be a great Dom. He is uber sexy in his kilt and i wouldn’t mind getting  a spanking from him. Sign me up for 50 lashes;). I loved how persistent he was in order to get the attention of the skittish Xander. X was trying to overcome his fear after being gay bashed a year earlier.He was saved by his best friend’s boss Dom Paul. After numerous attempts of trying to hook up X with Paul, his best friend came up with an elaborate plan to finally get both X and Dom Paul to hook up at Paul’s club. X didn’t want to be hooked up with Paul because he was embarrassed at Paul witnessing what he considers to be the lowest point of his life after being bashed. I really liked seeing X open up and trust Paul. That level of vulnerability and ultimate trust with another person is touching. Of course my favorite character Wren was there to help X, by showing him how he submitted to his ‘Daddy’ Charlie. I loved it. I would definitely give this one my ratings of 4- you’ll be losing the underwear for this short read.

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