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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The bigger they are by Kim Alan

Title: The Bigger They Are      WordCount:33,892            Genre: Gay Romance, BDSM

Blurb:This story was originally published as part of the M/M Romance Group’s “Love’s Landscapes” event on Goodreads.com

We met them in Mission: X— the adorable, bouncing bottom-boy and his big, bad Daddy. A romance that produces such a delicious couple is bound to be a scorcher. This is their story.

For years, Charlie kept a protective, but professional, watch over Wren. The sweet, surprisingly unspoiled, rich-kid just seemed to stumble unwittingly into trouble. But one day, called to retrieve a very drunk Wren from a college party, Charlie got far more than he bargained for when Wren— a suddenly very grown up Wren— revealed his surprising crush and his far too tempting body.

Wren lost his best friend, the only person he truly trusted, in one stupid, drunken moment of weakness. He was determined, though. He knew he hadn’t imagined Charlie’s physical response when he’d been pressed against him. It was just a matter of figuring out how to convince the older, bigger, stronger man— who tripped every single one of Wren’s triggers— that he could be everything Charlie needed.

But a year later, Wren is losing faith, and he’s beginning to spin out of control. Charlie is rapidly losing sight of the logical list of reasons he should stay away. Wren is exhibiting the needy kind of behavior that demands consequences. The Dominant in Charlie is becoming louder and more demanding by the day. A collision is inevitable. A hot, fiery explosion that will shatter everything on impact. But with a little help and a lot of luck, maybe— just maybe— they’ll walk away more whole than they’ve ever been.

Note: This is a stand-alone prequel to Mission: X and, as such, Mission: X does not need to be read first.

My Review: Color me surprised!!! I really liked this book and it is very surprising because it had BDSM elements. I don’t usually read this type of book, because I feel like I don’t know how to connect and it doesn’t do a damn thing for me usually. This book had quite a few tender moments and it really enhanced the plot in my opinion and really revved my engine. My only complaint was that the book was just too short and it left me wanting for more. Wren was flighty, flirty and promiscuous; he also exuded sensuality, vulnerability and playfulness. Charlie was the perfect Dom for him in every way. This book had perfect sex scenes, more than enough to keep me interested and they were sexy without having too many whips and chains. I got this book free from omnilit.com and I must say that I would definitely pay good money for this author’s work. I have no qualms about giving this book my ratings of 5- bring out the vibrators; you’ll surely need it.