Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Book review - The Dom Around The Corner by Christine D'Abo (m/m BDSM) 4stars

The Dom Around The Corner by Christine D'Abo
M/m BDSM romance 
4/5 stars 


Simon is jaded. His bookstore is failing, his personal life is nonexistent, and he’s tired of the local scene. He’s desperate for a change, and hopes to find it at Escape, the hot new BDSM club in town.

What he finds there is Gavin. One look at the sexy submissive is all he needs to know that his trip to Escape was the right decision. And their night of no-holds-barred kinky sex feels like only the beginning . . . until his promising new sub vanishes with the dawn.

Then Gavin walks through the door of Simon’s bookstore—for business, not pleasure. To both of their surprise, he’s the consultant Simon hired to help save the store. As they work together, Simon realizes that he might have another shot at happiness, if only he can convince Gavin that he’s worth sticking around for.

Publisher's note: This title is a heavily revised re-issue of a prior story, Commanding Acquisitions, originally released in 2010.

Word count: 27,600; page count: 104


The Dom Around The Corner is an enjoyable, novella length m/m BDSM romance. It was actually quite a sweet story with a good amount of spice added by the kink. The storyline is fairly straightforward, but  the fabulous characters bring it to life.  I read it in one sitting and it definitely left me with a smile on my face - the steamy scenes also left me feeling hot and bothered!

Simon is in his thirties and owns a struggling book store. He has been feeling lonely recently and has no real private life due to spending long hours at his store. Simon is a well respected Dom but is feeling disenchanted with the local BDSM scene. This changes when he visits a new club and meets submissive Gavin. After an intense night together he wakes up to find Gavin gone.  However they meet again when Simon's new business consultant turns out to be Gavin.  

Both Gavin and Simon are adorable characters. Yes I know it may sound strange to describe a stern Dom as adorable, but he really was! Simon and Gavin both have baggage from their pasts which they'll need to overcome if they are to find happiness. This is a well written story that gets four out of five stars.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.

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