Rent Me 2: Own Me by Brina Brady

Title : Own Me                Word Count : 344 pgs
Genre : Contemporary Gay Romance

Blurb : Russian mobster Dmitri Dubrovsky married ex-rent boy Bren. Jealousy is still a big issue for both of them. They fear that the other will find someone better and leave. Dmitri’s ex-boyfriend Viktor is still in love with him and hates Bren. Viktor sets out to cause problems and make Dmitri and Bren question their love and commitment to each other. Bren tries to be the best sub, but feels Dmitri doesn’t take him seriously. Some BDSM elements.

Dmitri gets even more possessive when Bren works with his favorite ex-client from Forbidden Desires Escort Agency. To complicate matters, Russian mobsters threaten the Dubrovsky family.
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My Review : It would seem that Brennen and Dmitri still have a lot of kinks to iron out , even though they are newly married. Their kink level is extremely high and Brennen spends most of his time enduring some form of corporal punishment or another. Dmitri is even more controlling and possessive than ever. When he finds out that Bren will be associating with his former favorite client from his rentboy days, Dmitri is uncontrollably jealous. He places Bren in a cock cage and a locked anal plug.
Bren becomes infuriated when he thinks that Dmitri might me cheating on him with his ex boyfriend Viktor. They have a long standing rivalry over the sexy Dmitri. Brennen goes after Viktor with guns blazing, literally. Bren goes all crazy on Viktor, and it takes the two brothers Mischa and Dmitri to calm Bren down. Mischa is as confused as ever about Dmitri and Bren’s relationship, he doesn’t understand the BDSM element to their love and he doesn’t condone it especially when Bren is being punished.
Bren’s past comes raring it’s ugly head in the form of his former abuser who happens to be Dmitri’s older brother Adrik. All their lives seem to be entangled and Dmitri is forced to have a relationship with Adrik as danger threatens to strike close to home. Bren is also forced to reconnect with Adrik in order to help out a newfound friend.
The master / slave dynamic becomes more pronounced in Dmitri and Bren’s relationship . It produced some very intense, very hot sexual situations. Also, it brought them closer in a way that nothing else did. It is clear that Bren not only needs discipline, he thrives on it and it solidifies their union causing bonds that are unbreakable. However, Bren’s quicksilver temper and Dmitri’s overbearing possessiveness soon leads them into another fight.

There is absolutely no doubt about it that Dmitri and Bren are oh so hot together, but it gets a bit exhausting watching them fight and make up so many times. Their makeup is almost instantaneous when Bren gets in trouble and has to ask Dmitri to bail him out. Dmitri does that without even blinking an eye , because at the end of the day he loves Bren like no other. Things really start heating up and after a kidnapping attempt on Bren, Dmitri makes the decision to move all of his family members to Germany for awhile. Bren and Dmitri have a lot of issues, but they stand strong in the face of adversity and their love seems truly invincible. I give this my ratings of 3 – it was ok, give it a try.

Favorite Quotes : 1. “That’s it, boy,” Dmitri said. “Stick that cute little ass in the air. I’m going to smack my big balls against those tight round cheeks. I could fuck you till you pass out and I’d still be shoving my big dick into your wet hole.” ( Nothing like a bit of dirty talk to get Bren’s engine revving.)

2.“Good boy. Now come on, open up more for me. I want to get in deeper. Swallow my cock with your wet boy lips. I’m going to come deeper inside your ass.” Dmitri wrapped his arm around Brennen, stroking his cock faster. Dmitri twisted Brennen’s nip rings with his other hand, bringing moans of pleasure from him. He shifted hands, holding his hairless balls while pulling his foreskin back as far as possible. The pain and pleasure caused Brennen to moan in delight. He spread his legs wider, allowing Dmitri fuller access. “Ahh—I’m coming,” Dmitri shouted. Dmitri flooded him with his cum, igniting Brennen to spill his load in five quick spurts. Brennen made animal grunting sounds as his cum landed in Dmitri’s hand. He milked Dmitri until he pulled out. Both rolled into each other’s arms. ( These two were meant for each other, they are soooo hot together.)

Rent Me 1: Rent Me by Brina Brady

Title : Rent Me           Word Count : 436 pgs
Genre : Contemporary Gay Romance

Blurb : Russian mobster spanks his rent boy. Ouch!

Rent Boy Brennen wants to belong to his lover Dmitri Dubrovsky. The Russian mobster controls every inch of his life in and out of bed. Brennen works for Dmitri’s escort service. His only desire is to please his lover. When Dmitri marries Nika, his lover moves him out of their home to an apartment in Beverly Hills and tells him nothing has changed.

What is Brennen going to do now?

Brennen does not understand his lover’s Russian culture not allowing homosexuality. Two different cultures and age difference clash.
My Review : Brennen and Dmitri engage in a very combative relationship. Brennen is an escort at the agency owned by the Russian mobster Dmitri. This is just the tip of the iceberg of their connection. Dmitri has saved Brennen from a horrible past, he has been taking care of him since he was twelve and their relationship moved into the sexual realm once Bren became of age. Even though it is obvious that Dmitri loves and cares for Bren deeply, there are certain strictures in the way he lives his life. Within his very strict Russian upbringing, he is expected to marry a Russian beauty and have children. That is exactly what Dmitri has done to please his father; he has recently married the beautiful Nika. This has put a strain on his relationship with Brennen and the hurt and pain has caused Bren to lash out by creating havoc. Mischa, Dmitri’s brother and Bren’s protector try to keep him in line as best as possible.
Another bone of contention between these two volatile lovers is Brennen’s job, Dmitri hates the fact that his lover is an rentboy. Dmitri sets Bren up financially so that he doesn’t need to work but Bren keeps his job out of defiance. He uses it to hurt Dmitri as much as he is hurt by Dmitri taking a wife. It is no secret that Bren is jealous of Nika and wants her out of his lover’s life. It is also no secret that Dmitri wants all of Bren’s clients gone . He finally gets his wish after Bren starts to see the ugly side of being a rentboy. He is humiliated and abused when he caters to a party of rowdy Russians who don’t take no for an answer. Mischa is furious when he picks up Bren and sees the dismal state he is in. He calls in reinforcements in the form of Dmitri. Dmitri is devastated and sick to see his beautiful Bren in pain. He forbids him to work as an escort again.
Their problems intensify even more when Brennen decides to try dating a girl in his class. Mischa encourages him as he is tired of seeing the hurt his brother is causing this sweet young man. Dmitri goes ballistic when he interrupts Brennen’s compromising position with the young lady. Underlying Dmitri’s rage is a sense of acute hurt and betrayal. A lot is said between the two lovers out of anger and hurt. Brennen decides to cut all ties with the two brothers and ends up staying in a motel room to lick his wounds.
For the first time , he is independent of the two Russians or so he believes. Brennen decides to pick up guys for money when he starts running low on cash. However, his luck runs out when he is picked up for solicitation by the police.
When the two brothers post his bail ,he realizes that they have been keeping tabs on him all along and that he was never really alone. They form a truce since Bren has to live with Dmitri and his wife while on house arrest. It is uncomfortable for both of them , but Dmitri is so happy to have his Malysh, his little one back in his life. Dmitri has begun to reassess his life choices and he knows that he made a terrible mistake by getting married, especially when he had all he ever needed in Bren. Bren has also matured and he acknowledges that he didn’t make Dmitri’s life any easier by becoming an escort and acting up.
Things come to a head between Brennen and Nika and they end up in a shoving match. Dmitri is displeased by both of their actions , but it solidified everything in his mind about the changes he knew he had to make for their future. It doesn’t take him long and before he knows it Dmitri is a free man and ready to make the ultimate commitment to his boy. He proposes to Brennen who gladly accepts. I enjoyed this book, but there were times when it had a disjointed feel to it. The right premise was there for a background story , but I feel like it didn’t flow very well. I will definitely give the second book in the series a chance and see if I feel any better. I give this my ratings of 3 – it was ok, give it a try.