Title: Say My Name (Bound By Love, #1)
Author: Patricia Logan
Publisher: Black Point Books
Release Date: December 5, 2015
Page Count: 97
Reviewed by: Gigi
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 2 stars out of 5
Dawson Thomas is a rent boy, a young man who goes out hoping to impress a man who’ll pay him to be a submissive for a kinky night together. One night he accompanies a friend to a BDSM club in New York. Raw Hide is a place where men gather to live out their fantasies and Dawson can’t believe his good luck when the owner invites him upstairs to be paid for a night of kink. When others whisper that the man is hideously deformed, calling him “The Monster”, Dawson remembers the cost of his tuition and puts aside his fears, accompanying the bodyguard to the man’s apartment. Each night, Cole Chambliss paces in his rooms above Raw Hide, watching beautiful submissives give themselves to their Doms, just a few steps down the stairs. Cole longs for days past when he could go out in public… when no one would stare at him in horror. After paying a bitter price when fighting for his country, Cole knows his days of walking among whole men are gone forever… that is until one night he takes a risk that terrifies him. The stunning submissive who’s caught his eye is something extraordinary and Cole decides he must chance everything for one last shot at happiness. One dark night, one desperate risk, and one horrifying request later, Cole hears the words he’s feared since his return from the war. “Say my name, Sir… please just… say my name…”
This book had the potential of being a pretty good, shorter BDSM romp, but main character Cole was such a disaster that he ruined the whole book for me.
Cole was injured while a Marine and now has scars on his face and neck. He is also not able to speak loudly or clearly because of a tracheotomy injury. So what does he do? Locks himself away on the top floor of his BDSM club, living his life vicariously through the club patrons he can see through his enormous one way mirrors. He feels he is too damaged for public consumption. *sigh* He was pretty unreasonable until the very end of the book.
But Dawson was cute and sweet and the blindfolded sex was hot, so all was not lost.