Consent by Bruce Rose

​Title: Consent                         Word Count : 40,510

Genre: Dark Gay Romance/ BDSM

Blurb:Only desperation could drive him to commit such a crime…

Lonely survivalist Travis Winslet has everything in his underground bunker, everything but a companion. Determined to get his needs met at any cost, Travis decides to hunt for a man the same way he does for food. When he spots a blond-haired, blue-eyed cutie who matches his requirements, he acts. Only to find his target wants to be tied up and abducted.

Kinkster Skye Randall paid his Dom for a kidnap scenario, never expecting he’d come through with a captor who was just the right combination of scary and sexy. But there’s more to his abductor than just a man willing to fulfill all of Skye’s darkest fantasies. When Travis asks for Skye’s consent, Skye realizes the true power of giving himself to his master and what it really means to be submissive.

But what will happen when Skye discovers Travis isn’t the man his Dom hired?

My Review:  Skye has been searching for most of his adult life for the perfect Dom. He yearns to have his kinky fantasies fulfilled. He goes on a camping trip with his friends, hoping that his part- time Dom who he pays will finally step up and do something intriguing.  Skye has suggested a role play where he gets kidnapped and used hard by his kidnapper.

Travis has been searching for something as well. He is overwhelmed by his need to kidnap someone without getting caught. His motive and plans for his victim are far from sinister. He just wants to push the boundaries of fear, knowing that his victims are his to control without hurting them. When he stumbles upon Skye camping, he has no idea that he has hit the jackpot  with this victim. Travis bides his time.

Skye realizes the futility of his hope of a kinky role play when his Dom Warren doesn’t show up.  Feeling rather dejected, Skye decides to relieve himself in the woods and then head off to bed. Skye is definitely  shocked and a bit nervous when Travis nabs him. His nerves come into play when he realize that the man behind him is not Warren. Skye is turned on by the grittiness and hint of danger he hears in his captor’s voice. When he is allowed to see the man’s face , he is surprised at the kind eyes that stare back at him. At this point Skye is definitely excited and elated, believing that all his dreams  are about to come true with this sexy mountain man.

Travis finds it strange that Skye is not putting up much of a resistance,  but the truth is revealed after talking to him. He realizes that Skye has mistaken his intentions as a part of his role play fantasy with Warren. Travis does not correct him. He can’t believe his luck on finding someone like Skye who is willing to play right into his fantasy. The more he talks to Skye is the more he sees how perfect he is for him.Travis shows Skye new perspective on  pleasure. He uses orgasm denial and this heightens their explosive chemistry. They talk about their wants and needs and Travis encourages Skye to live the life he’s  always wanted to live. Their connection is out of this world and they both fulfill each others fantasies. Travis feels so close to Skye , but he knows it can’t last because of his lie of omission. 

After 3 days of bliss,  Travis let’s Skye go. Skye is hurt and confused as he thought they had something that they could build on. Travis gives Skye a warning to value himself more and to be more careful. Everything is finally  revealed when Skye’s friends tell him that they thought he had died at a fire that broke out at the campsite. He realizes what a true snake Warren really is when he goes home and finds most of his stuff stolen by Warren. Skye puts all the pieces in his mind together  and acknowledges that the kidnapping was actually real. He combs through his time spent with his sexy mountain man and he doesn’t blame Travis for his actions. Skye understands the lonesome life that Travis must  lead living at his hidden bunker away from civilization. 

Skye tries to acclimate himself back to his old life, but all his routines feel tiresome. He decides to take Travis’ advice  and do things that make him happy. It takes 3 months for him to decide to try to find  Travis. He  misses him desperately . Skye experienced so much happiness , peace and contentment in 3 days than he ever did in his whole life. He sets out to find Travis’ hideaway. When Skye finds him , he offers himself up wholeheartedly to Travis. Travis knows that how he met Skye was very wrong, but it was also the most perfect unique circumstance for them. They both accept each other’s faults and foibles and love each other despite them. I really enjoyed these two characters and I give this my ratings of 4- lose the underwear.

Long Haul by Bruce Rose

Title : Long Haul                                       Word Count :32,880
Genre: Contemporary Gay Romance

Blurb:He’d only ever taken the short run…

Ryker Bacca had seen plenty of lot lizards at the truck stops along his route, but he preferred the anonymity of the restroom glory hole. In and done with each man getting what he needed. But this time was different. Not only did the guy on the other side have a mouth made of pure magic, but he managed to make Ryker break his number one rule: never get involved.

Once he’s in, Ryker can’t seem to say no to the blond-haired, blue-eyed cutie Jody Wilson. It isn’t long before Ryker’s breaking all his rules, and finding a connection with the one person in the world who seems to understand him. Irresistible temptation lures him deeper, but the last thing Ryker expected was to find a man worth the long haul.

My Review: Ryker is getting one of the best blow jobs he has ever had at a truckstop gloryhole when he is rudely interrupted. The young man Jody has quite the homophobic prick for a brother. Ryker intervenes when Jody’s older brother start punching and kicking him.Jody’s brother leaves him stranded at the truckstop without any money at all. Ryker sees that Jody is devastated and tries to help him out of his predicament by taking him along for the ride. Even though Ryker is very attracted to the 23 year old Jody , he decides not to take advantage of him. He is very hesitant to take Jody with him on his long haul , because he knows that it will test his willpower and he is so very right. Jody tries to get with Ryker at every opportunity. Jody is very attracted to the big mountain man, but he also knows that Ryker is the only thing stopping him from being homeless.
Ryker finds a few odd jobs for Jody to do, such as sorting out his paperwork and organizing the space in the rig. Jody proves his efficacy by doing the jobs properly, but what he really wants is to service Ryker in the back of his truck. Things really heat up between them when Jody finds Ryker’s stash of smutty books. Jody is very intrigued by the dog-eared bookmarked pages and his aim is to act on these fantasies. Ryker is only just a man and it soon becomes really hard to resist Jody. They have a very compelling chemistry and Ryker tries to ease Jody gently into his first time.
Jody sees Ryker for the big gentle bear that he is. While waiting and teasing each other in the truck, they find a deeper connection with each other that goes beyond a simple hookup. Ryker sees beyond Jody’s innocence that he is a sensual lover who can also be a freak in his bed. The heat between these two is so intense and they really heat up the pages with all the dirty talk ,rimjobs and blowjobs thrown in.
Once they start settling into something that feels like a relationship, trouble soon comes their way. Jody’s brother alleges that Ryker has kidnapped his ‘mentally unstable’ brother. Jody has a hard time proving Ryker’s innocence. In the end, he provokes his brother into showing his true colours. Finally, they are free to go and Ryker can’t wait to start his long haul with Jody and their stray dog Marshmallow. This was a really hot little package and I can’t wait to read more from this author. I give this my ratings of 4- lose the underwear.