by Cassandre Dayne
Dominating a powerful man isn’t easy…
Sometimes corporal punishment is needed
Kade Thompson is sick and tired of working sixty-plus hours a week. After all, he’s only an accountant, not a surgeon. For many he’s considered powerful and a sought-after catch, yet he hasn’t obtained all he hungers for. However, earning a six-figure income has allowed him to indulge in his every desire, including toys and rather kinky bouts of sin. He also enjoys an on-again, off-again push-and-shove relationship with his boss, Trevor Willis. While the sex is passionate, he craves being dominated by the six foot six god, but Trevor doesn’t seem interested. Tired of playing games, he’s ready to break off their relationship until an invitation to meet for a drink at The Peeping Hole—a mysterious and very exclusive club—has him more than curious.
When he finds out the club offers every aspect of kink, he’s breathless with excitement. As Kade waits for Trevor’s arrival, he’s given an offer he can’t refuse and one that might sate his every craving—if he will submit to the man behind the mask. Unfortunately what goes on behind the hallowed doors is required to stay a sensuous mystery. But can they keep up their end of the bargain and one forged in a touch of black magic? Only Alexander knows. Ssshhh… No peeping.
I am Alexander—a teacher, a scoundrel, a voyeur and a true entrepreneur. In my world there’s little left to the imagination. That is if you dare to taste what only I can offer. Welcome to The Peeping Hole, where every fantasy you’ve ever desired will come true. Leave your inhibitions at the door and join us. But you must remember, whatever happens here stays here, and trust me, I will know…
I am a huge fan of M/M romances with BDSM elements and was looking forward to this story. Kade is tired of being overworked as well as having an push-and-shove relationship with his boss, Trevor. Kade is ready to break up with Trevor as their relationship is not giving Kade what he ultimately craves, domination. Kade is given an invitation to a very mysterious club that could fulfill his dream of being dominated.
I was not a fan of this story and found myself reading it to just get to the end. It is told in Kade's POV and if the author told it in a Dual POV,it might change my feelings on this book as I could ascertain Trevor's feelings as well. I felt for Kade and his need for domination but I was not a fan of Trevor, at all. As I don't want to reveal any spoilers, I can not explain why in details, except that I never felt his affection for Kade in either words or actions. I know with shorter stories, I have a harder time becoming attached to the characters and their story and with this book, it was even harder for me. From the first page, something felt like it was missing, as the reader is dropped into the story as Kade decides to end things with Trevor. Maybe if this was a longer story, the writer could devote more time to character development where the reader could form a connection with them and look forward to the building of their relationship. 2.75 stars ~Booklover Sue
A copy was provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.