Title: How to Train Your Dom in Five Easy Steps
Author: Josephine Myles
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: September 23rd 2014
Genre(s): Contemporary, BDSM
Page Count: 295
Reviewed by: Ele
Heat Level: 4.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.10 stars out of 5
Sometimes the little head really does know best.
Jeff White’s needs are simple. All he wants is a submissive to help him explore the dominant side that his ex-girlfriend couldn’t handle. Problem is, inexperience in both dating and domming has resulted in a string of rejections.
What he needs is an experienced sub willing to show him the ins and outs of controlling a scene. Unfortunately, the only one willing to take him on is male, and Jeff is straight. One hundred percent, never-gonna-happen straight.
Easygoing painslut Eddie Powell doesn’t care that Jeff is younger, working class, and shorter. Eddie likes a bit of rough, and Jeff fits the bill perfectly. The trick will be convincing him to follow Eddie’s five-step training programme—which would be easy if Eddie wasn’t starting to have feelings for the rough-around-the-edges landscaper.
Once Jeff lays his hands on Eddie, things definitely get out of hand. But it’ll take more than hot, sweaty, kinky sex to persuade him to come out of the closet—especially to himself.
Warning: Contains a happy sub, a confused Dom, a high ratio of sex to plot, misuse of root ginger, and a suitcase of kink. Written in Jo’s usual exceedingly “English” English.
Although I liked this book, I didn’t love it like most readers did. It is very well written and the story itself is fresh and original, but for some reason it failed to hold my attention.
J.Myles is a stellar writer. I love that she delivers light hearted and funny stories that had the potential to go down a dark road. And so very British!
Jeff is a working class man. He’s kind of blunt, and that is why he, sometimes, comes across like a douchebag. He wants to explore his dominant side but can’t find a willing partner. Poor thing… The only one who is available is Eddie, who insists on teaching Jeff a thing or two. So what if Jeff is as straight as they come, and Eddie is a dude? It doesn’t make him gay, right? Riiiight…..
Eddie is nothing like Jeff. He’s unapologetic, confident, and a complete pain slut. He’s the perfect sub for Jeff to practise on. But, as expected, the lines begin to blur after a while and Eddie finds himself totally in love with Jeff.
I liked Jeff and Eddie seperately and I loved their snarky banter. And that’s about it.
I didn’t feel any particular connection between them. Sure, the sex was hot but that’s all it was. No emotion, more like sex sessions.
Eddie’s hissy fit when Jeff tried to keep their “relationship” secret was a little bit too much, in my opinion. Give the man some time! He had NEVER been interested in a man before!
And although I’m normally fine with a little humiliation , I could have done without Jeff calling Eddie “bitch” all the time. Even when they were not having sex.
If you ‘re a fan of this author, chances are that you ‘ll like this story. Although, it isn’t my favorite from Josephine Myles, I did like parts of it.