Love hurts…if you’re lucky.
Kaden knows he’s dying, but before he goes, he has one problem he needs to solve – he must ask his oldest friend Seth to take over as his beloved wife’s Dom and Master after his death.
Seth has always seen himself as the perpetual screw-up and Kaden as the strong and steady one, so his friend’s request rocks his world. Now Seth finds himself immersed in a role he’s far from comfortable with: inflicting pain to provide emotional comfort for the woman he’s secretly loved for years. Can he deal with his crushing grief and learn the skills he must master in time to become THE RELUCTANT DOM?
Sammy Loves Books’ Review
2.5 Emotionally Draining Stars
I highly recommend this book to my friends that like touchy-feely heart wrenching, love stories with lots of angst oh and lots of crying.
I however, am not one of those people, so I found this book to be tortuous to read.I have never been so relieved to finish a book. This was a heart wrenching story of Kaden, who had just discovered he had pancreatic cancer and had about a year left to live. Kaden immediately asks Seth, his lifelong best friiend, to not only move in with him, but to mary his wife, Leah, and become her Master after his death. I imagine this was a tearful journey for most as Kaden prepares for his impending death and his wife and Seth deal with their grief.
I personally don’t care for this type of book, even when well written as this one was. I don’t enjoy hot shower sex, immediately followed by Seth leaning against the tiles sobbing, and this was a frequent occurrence. I got tired of his internal dialogue of “Kaden’s Dying”. He would think this about once or twice a day… throughout the entire book! Short of Seth moving in and learning to be Leah’s new Master, nothing new or interesting happened in the book. I was beyond ready for Kaden to die by the time it happened, not because I’m heartless, but because I had become bored by 60% of the book.
If Kaden’s planning for Seth to marry Leah wasn’t a little weird, things truly got strange after Kaden died. Yes, he died, and I don’t feel that that should qualify as a spoiler. I won’t give much more away as not to ruin the book for those who haven’t read it. This book was a 2 star for me, but it was very well written and I can see how others might could love it.
Warning: m/f/m menage, anal sex/play/toys, BDSM, bondage, D/s relationship, and the lesser-known “normality” of the world of BDSM.