My rating: 4 of 5 stars
It's all fun and games until somebody falls in love.
Chase has just arrived at a much anticipated leather convention, and he’s about to lose his mind. Not only is his ex attending, but Chase is also rooming with Derek, a submissive he’s been dying to top. Although Derek is in search of a Dom, he made it painfully clear when the two of them hooked up for a very hot—but very vanilla—night just before the convention that he wasn’t interested in submitting to Chase.
Derek isn’t stupid. No matter how desperate he is to submit to Chase, he wants no part of a rebound relationship. As long as Chase is still pining after the sub who broke his heart a few months ago, Derek’s keeping him at arm’s length. Besides, there’s another Dom at this convention, the gorgeous Master Raul, who Derek is determined to attract.
But when Chase and Derek are confronted with all their kinks, from ropes to leather, bondage to flogging—not to mention each other—they can only ignore their mutual attraction for so long.
Really good story - the mix between the BDSM and love story really set right with me on this one.
Chase and Derek are friends. They've been friends for years, and even though Derek has been in love with Chase, he stood by while Chase was happily in love with Ian -
Chase is a Dom, and very good hearted Sadistic Dom, and Ian was his sub. But they weren't the perfect couple. After a while of treating Chase poorly, Ian left him. And Chase went to Derek with his broken heart.
Fast forward, and now Chase and Derek are at the BDSM convention - they decided to share a hotel room and hang out together. The only problem was, just before they left, they decided to have a one nighter - Dereck would love nothing more than to submit to Chase, but he knew that once he got down on his knees for him, he wouldn't want to get back up. So they kept things vanilla.
But that didn't sit well with chase. Sure it was great, hot steamy sex, but he felt like Derek didn't trust him to Top him.
At the convention, things were strained between the two, but trying to salvage their friendship, they tried to ignore the big white elephant in the room and move on. Sometimes together, sometimes with others.
Chase realized during this time that watching Derek submit to others was a lot harder to do, but being his faithful friend, he would be there for him to make sure he's ok.
When Derek was playing with strangers, in a strange room, he would normally panic a little. Sure have fun, but never fall into subspace so deeply. But when he see's Chase there watching over him, he feels at peace and is able to relax.
The story has it's ups and downs, and it was really fun getting to know these two. Great story! :)