Title: Bonds of Denial (Wicked Play #5)
Author: Lynda Aicher
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: February 3, 2014
Genre(s): Contemporary/Male Escort
Page Length: 281 pages
Reviewed by: Gigi
Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
It’s been twenty years since Rockford Fielding’s father punished him for kissing another boy. Now a grown man with a military career behind him, Rock continues to deny his true desires, even while working security at The Den, the most decadent sex club in town. But after a year of watching gorgeous Carter Montgomery come and go on the arms of other men, Rock can no longer resist the cravings he’s denied for so long.
Carter has just four months left on his contract with an escort agency, and he doesn’t know whether to feel relieved or afraid. Being an escort is all he knows. Adding to his confusion is the way his latest client, the sexy but stoic Rock, makes him feel things he hasn’t wanted in years.
One charmingly awkward date turns into two and soon the men are meeting off the clock. But with Rock in the closet and Carter unsure how to pursue a real relationship, how can they build a future both in and out of the bedroom?
Well, this one kind of came out of left field! I almost didn’t read it when I heard there was no BDSM in it, given that it was part 5 in a series of books set in a BDSM club called The Den. This was the first M/M pairing so I hadn’t read the other books, and you don’t need to in order to enjoy this story. But after reading JustJen and Vallie‘s 5 star reviews, I was sold, BDSM or not.
34-year-old Rockford Fielding, ex-military man and Army brat, has denied his gay self since he was 14 years old. He works security at the BDSM club The Den where he spots the beautiful male escort Carter Montgomery and realizes he can’t deny his gay tendencies any longer. He sees Carter as a perfect way to explore his gay side completely anonymously because of Carter’s profession. This is the jumping off point of the book and the rest is a beautiful love story between these two unlikely characters. The build up was slow, the tension was high, the romance was sweet and the sex was Hot. As. Fire. I loved every minute!
Highly recommended for plain ‘ol M/M romance fans everywhere. It’s just a sweet love story between two good men. What they do for a living does not define either of them in any way, shape or form.