Title: Call Me Sir (Sir #1)
Author: Stormy Glenn
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Buy link: Amazon.com (Second Edition)
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance/BDSM
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
Guest review by Lily
The night Logan James subbed for the bartender at his club, he had no idea the love of his life would walk through the door, but the moment he saw Joey MacIntire, he wanted him. The only problem? How to initiate someone so young and obviously innocent into Logan’s D/s lifestyle. Logan decides to bide his time and wait for Joey to get to know him better.
Joey MacIntire came to the city to find someone to call his own. Logan James embodies everything Joey could ever want in a man, but while he treats Joey kindly, he doesn’t seem interested in anything more than friendship. Still, Joey has hope . . . and many late night fantasies. But after a year of waiting for Logan to give him more than a passing glance, Joey finally gives up. He decides to stop wasting his time at Logan’s club and try out the new place across town. Dante’s Dungeon is a BDSM club, and Joey is totally unprepared for what he sees there and what he discovers about himself.
When Logan discovers Joey’s intentions, he decides he’s waited long enough. It’s time to claim Joey as his own. Things heat up between the two men and they settle into a life of domestic D/s bliss, but there are outside forces at work—forces intent on destroying Joey and Logan’s newfound happiness.
Joey MacIntire is having a bad night. Sitting alone at Club Refectory, as he’s been doing for the past year, he can’t figure out what’s wrong with him. Every time he comes to the club it’s the same thing, he goes in with hopes of meeting someone, even if it’s just to talk and dance but time after time he’s ignored and rebuffed. Needing to get away from a place that’s just not working for him he decides to head over to another club, Dante’s Dungeon. Even though it’s a D/s club and he’s not familiar with that scene he figures anything will be better than being lonely night after night.
Logan James, the owner of Club Refectory, has been in love with Joey since the first night the younger man walked into his club. He’s been waiting and giving him time before making his move on Joey because he’s not sure how he’ll react to Logan’s D/s lifestyle. Finding out Joey is headed to Dante’s Logan knows he’s run out of time. He’s going to have to go after him and hope Joey’s ready for a relationship.
When Logan and Joey finally get together and start talking both of them will be surprised by the other. Joey has wanted Logan as long as he’s known him, he’s even made passes at him, but since Logan never responded he thought he’d never have a chance with him. Faced with Logan’s obvious interest now Joey is both very happy and quite confused. When Logan explains about his lifestyle things start falling into place for them. Joey is naturally submissive and responds eagerly to Logan’s dominance and after a couple of small misunderstandings are cleared up they are ready to start a life together.
This story does contain some elements of BDSM but it’s really BDSM-lite with no hardcore sessions or punishments and therefore shouldn’t be a problem for readers who may not be very comfortable with BDSM themes. This is an easy book to read, not heavy on angst although towards the end there are a couple of intense scenes when someone from Joey’s past comes to cause trouble. A bit of suspension of disbelief is required regarding Logan waiting a year to approach Joey and Joey coming back over and over to a place where everyone ignored him but otherwise this is an entertaining story.
Logan and Joey are likable characters and I enjoyed reading about their developing relationship. Stormy Glenn‘s books typically feature Alpha men and their more submissive partners. This is the case here as Joey is clearly a sweet if a bit over the top guy and Logan is the big masculine man who knows what’s right for his man all the time but it worked well in this story. The sex scenes in the book are hot but don’t overshadow the real theme of the story which is the love between Logan and Joey. The secondary characters in the story, Dante and Daniel, are set up to be the next couple in the sequel to this book.
Overall this was an easy read, sweet and sexy with a pleasing HEA ending.