If it flies, drives, or fornicates, it’s cheaper to rent it.
Spencer is in a rut. Long hours at the law firm are sucking the life out of him, and he doesn’t have time or energy for a relationship. He’s lonely, horny, and itching for something new, so he tries the Market Garden, an exclusive—and expensive—brothel. Spencer isn’t in the door five minutes before a cocky rentboy makes his move.
Nick isn’t just any rentboy, though. He’s a Dom, he’s a sadist, and he’s everything Spencer didn’t know he was missing. One night turns into more, and before long, Spencer is one of Nick’s regular clients.
Both men think they’re just scratching each other’s backs: Spencer’s exploring a submissive, masochistic side he never knew he had, and Nick is getting off and getting paid. But as time goes on, it’s clear their strictly professional arrangement . . . isn’t, and if Nick has one hard limit, it’s that he doesn’t get romantically entangled with his johns. The problem is, while Nick doesn’t want to be owned, Spencer’s no longer content with just renting.
Sammy Loves Books’ Review
3.5 BDSM Stars!!
Finally!! Some quality time with Nick!!
BDSM has so many elements. I’m more accustomed to books that focus on the Bondage/Discipline aspect but If It Flies focuses more on the Sadist/Masochist aspect. Nick is a natural Dom, but he is also a Sadist. He gets off sexually on the pain of others. Nick is also a somewhat jaded rentboy. Experience has taught him to never mix the business aspect with his personal life.
“Do you date at all?” Spencer asked.
“You find me a guy worth dating who’s willing to date a whore, and we’ll talk.” The faintest hint of bitterness tinged the edges of his voice.
Spencer is a workaholic lawyer that doesn’t know how to relax on the weekends. He pretty much gets bullied into a trip to the Market Garden. That visit turns into a journey of self discovery. As Spencer learns and accepts his new sexual role as a Masochist, he starts to develop feelings for Nick.
“Right now, you’re in a pretty weird place. Open doors and all that. You’re discovering what you really like, and that’s fine by me. I’m more than okay to train you. But the thing is, it’s intense. It can be really intense, and emotions get muddled. What’s lust and getting off on the pain can quite easily get mistaken for something more than that. I’m not saying ‘more serious,’ because that stuff is damn serious, but I know people who’ve made life decisions based on those feelings and ended up making mistakes. Do you understand?”
“What if you’re wrong?”
“I’m not,” Nick said, matter-of-factly. “I’ve seen it before. I can be your Dom, but there’s no way in hell I’ll date you.”
Nick is a cocky, confident, Dom, but he isn’t heartless. He is not immune to Spencer’s blind, submissive trust. Nick struggles with the emotions he feels for his client. His Sub!
“I want to give you what I have, Spencer, and take everything from you. But that shit’s not easy when there’s money involved. The things I want to give you—you can’t buy those. Nobody can. They aren’t for sale.”
Nick has a beautiful soft side, and I needed to see more of it. But he was aloof for over 80% of the book. I never connected with Spencer emotionally either. It’s very unfortunate that we weren’t introduced to Nick’s emotions until the final thirteen pages of the book. I never got a glimpse into Nick’s POV or his feelings for Spencer. If It Flies is a wonderful introduction for Spencer and Nick, but wasn’t enough. I felt as if I read the first half of a novel and then it ended just as I was starting to care for the characters.
The sex between Nick and Spencer was ok, but not panty drenching. And that would have been alright, if I could have at least had more heartfelt emotions from them. I have a theory that great sex without passionate kissing, isn’t half as enjoyable as a passionate make out session with deep dizzying kisses. Maybe I enjoyed Tristan and Jared more because they kissed liked they meant it. Like they wanted each other. Nick and Spencer just turned on the heat a little too late to achieve a 5 star rating. That was my only complaint. The writing, however, was top notch and the story was enjoyable.