Series: BDSM Club 1
Debut: February 2, 2011
Read: August 1, 2013
When artist Stephen Carter catches a glimpse of Master Jones on the security monitors of his brother’s BDSM club he’s entranced. A hastily drawn sketch manages to capture the Dom’s high cheekbones, square jaw, and hot, hard body. A body the quiet, reclusive Stephen would love to explore.
The subs who fall for Victor Jones always get hurt. He has no desire to enter into a committed relationship and no room in his life for romantic entanglements. But then the seasoned Dom starts to receive intriguing gifts from a secret admirer. When Victor discovers his admirer is Stephen, he decides maybe it’s time to try out something new, someone less experienced.
What will happen when Master Jones discovers that sometimes even he has to do a little wooing?
Rogue Chronicles Entry No. 76
Title & Cover: The cover is totally not for me, but I think the title is as cute as the story. =)
Characters: Stephen was so adorable! He worked the genius cliche a little, but I liked that. He was very serious and brave, and worked around his initial shyness very well.
Victor was a typical Dom, I might say. However, I found it nice that he didn't disregard his admirer because it was out of his control, but was curious instead. Maybe not so typical after all. ^^
As a pair, they were a bit bumpy and there were edges, but that just meant they would be great over time. In this regard, it made me sad it was just a short story.
Ralph, the bouncer, and Jones's friends were great sidekicks that will make very good own stories. Looking forward to that!
Plot: It was so cute how Stephen tempted/baited Master Jones with his hand-made presents, and it was his over-protective brother of all people to reveal his secret.
After that, it was an unsteady road for those two, some might say like a bad chic flick. However, I liked to see big buff guys in those kind of situations. Made me grin and relativized the world.
However, I have to de-credit on the smut. It was pretty shallow, all things considered, and more plot than sex. Not what you'd expect from a short story like that.
Area Scan: Flow: 3/5 -- Vocab: 3/5 -- Plot: 4/5 -- Main: 3.5/5 -- Sidekicks: 5/5
Romance: 5/5 -- Smut: 3/5 -- Drama: 3/5 -- Action: 4/5 -- Suspense: 3/5 -- Humor: 5/5
Discovered: 3+ Hoods
#1 Wooing Master Jones | #2 Considering Carlyle