Chemical Bonds

chemical bondsTitle: Chemical Bonds
Author: L.M. Somerton
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Release Date: May 17, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary/BDSM
Page Count: 142
Reviewed by: Gigi
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5
Blurb:

Even the best-planned experiment can have unpredictable consequences.

Max Allenby loves his job as a chemist with Armacom, developing new protective materials. He harbours a secret crush for the CEO, the stern and distant Blake Winters, which makes dealing with his harridan of a boss, Dr. Ella Preston, bearable.

Blake Winters is a lifestyle Dom. He spotted Max when he first joined Armacom, but has kept his distance from the talented, young scientist. When his Head of Security, who also happens to be Max’s older brother, tells him about Max’s feelings, Blake decides its time to make the pretty young man his.

Blake proposes a dating experiment to Max. For three hours a night over five nights, Max will give Blake his complete submission. Max is conflicted but decides to take the plunge and get a taste of a lifestyle he secretly craves.

Each date night introduces Max to a new level of submission. He loves every minute but is also conflicted—unable to believe a man like Blake wants him as anything more than a temporary plaything.

Blake understands that experiments do not always turn out as expected. He takes steps to convince Max of his feelings and to reassure him that his submissive streak is a strength, not a weakness

Chemical Bonds is a book that will be enjoyed by people with the following tastes/kinks:

  1. Orgasm denial
  2. Possessive, jealous alpha male Doms
  3. Witty, effeminate gay-best-friends
  4. Bondage
  5. Flogging
  6. Insta-love
  7. Hot sex

Some of those kinks I like. Some just aren’t my thing. That is why I am giving the book 3 stars. Not MY thing, but it most certainly could be YOUR thing.

Wait Gigi… Didn’t you say 3 stars? Why does your review say 2.5 stars? I’m glad you asked! It’s because none of the women in this book, with the exception of the mothers, were portrayed in a positive light. They were shrill or harpy or bitchy. An example is Max’s boss:

He grabbed his lab coat from its hook then, armed with a semblance of professionalism, he headed off to face his boss. Dr. Ella Preston was a bitch of the first order.

I can’t get behind that and had to knock a half star off.

If you like my list, you will like this book! One thing I will say is big-time-snaps for that cover. Drew me in like a moth to flame!


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Author

I love a man in uniform! Cops, Firefighters, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, they are my favorite! I also love some angst in a good story and friends-to-lovers. M/M erotica alone doesn’t do it for me. It’s gotta have a story and some conflict. BDSM when I’m in that mood and threesomes with 3 men or 2 men and 1 woman, again when the mood strikes. Hetero? Sure, if it’s really good. HEA ONLY!

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