Title: The Cage
Author: Catt Ford
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: July 31, 2015
Page Count: 220
Reviewed by: Gigi
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: No Rating
Welcome to The Cage, where you can share the ups and downs of a group of friends as they enjoy a rollicking adventure of sex and love in “the life.”
Being a Dom has always come naturally to Lazar Thornton, owner and operator of The Cage, a thriving adult toy store and meeting place for Lazar’s closest friends, Bran, Max, Otto, and the always flamboyant and fierce Miss Dré. But even the best of friends have different tastes in scenes—and in life.
Good-humored and laid back, but much in demand as both teacher and Dom, Lazar has always run from love. Until Ben Owen, relative newbie to the BDSM world, arrives wide-eyed and eager to learn, and Lazar wants to teach this sub everything he knows. But despite the openness needed for a Dom/sub relationship to thrive, neither discusses emotions. Feeling the sting of unrequited love, Ben isn’t as sure of his place in Lazar’s life as he wants to be. Lazar will need to read his sub’s heart as well as his mind if he truly wants to keep Ben in his life.
DNF at 43%
Nope. This one just didn’t do it for me at all. By 43% there still wasn’t any private time for Lazar and Ben. (I’m not a fan of public scenes and they have a few.) This book seems to be setting characters up for the sequels and not much else. We heard too much about the other people but not much of anything about the two MC’s.
I would imagine this will be required reading once the series gets going (and I love me some Catt Ford so I know I’ll be reading the series!) so I may attempt to read it again later. But as a standalone, it just didn’t work.