Power Bottom? (Belen’s Review)

Power BottomTitle: Power Bottom?
Author: Rowan McAllister
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: September 19th 2016
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance / Mystery
Page Count: 236 pages
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Can a pickup line from a stranger completely change the way an ordinary man sees himself?

Adrian wouldn’t have thought so, but after an ugly breakup where his self-esteem took a serious beating, he’s willing to try just about anything to repair the damage… even return to a secluded bar in rural Maryland and the intriguing stranger whose words have been on his mind since they met.

Biker, bouncer, bartender, and tattoo artist, Wyatt is a rolling stone. After fifteen years, he is tired of a life on the run, but he isn’t sure he knows how to do anything else or if he has anything besides a physical relationship to offer.

What’s supposed to be a one-off turns into another and another, and the relationship looks promising until the mob and the FBI come knocking on Adrian’s door.

Told from both Adrian and Wyatt’s POV the story centers around their relationship, Adrian’s job and life issues, and the mystery surrounding Wyatt.

I enjoyed it.

I thought the pacing was great. The story opens with Adrien trying to bring a spark back to his relationship and pretty much failing. Adrian’s feelings are realistic…there’s a moment when Adrian’s boyfriend is drunk and brutally honest and…damn, but it was emotionally merciless.


What follows is Adrian going outside his comfort zone in order to prove, if even to himself, that what the ex said was, well, maybe not wrong, but that he could be different.

Adrian gets together with Wyatt and it’s wonderful, but Wyatt is only able to commit to one weekend every couple of weeks for hot sex. Adrian agrees and they quickly come together (pun not intended) many times. But Wyatt’s past is always lurking and, after fifteen years of being on the run, he’s not prepared for the feelings he has for Adrian or what he needs to do about it.


But when Adrian needs him, Wyatt steps up to the plate, and knocks a home run. They were sweet together and I was very happy with their HEA.

Entertaining story…nicely done. Romance with some mystery, a little light angst, lots of hot pound-you-into-the-mattress sex, and a sweet HEA.


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I am an unapologetic book addict/lover. I'm happiest when reading and I spend most of my time with my Kindle, which is never far from my hand. I love to be told a good story! I mostly read fiction: Romance, Erotica, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal (shifters? Yes, please!), a little BDSM when I'm in the mood, and I love a good ménage story. I DEFINITELY PREFER A HFN/HEA! My biggest no-no's are cheating, miscommunication / misunderstanding plots, unnecessary angst, and cliffhangers.

A sampling of my "Favorite M/M" stories:

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Shelter the Sea Manties in a Twist David, Renewed Ethan who Loved Carter Perfect Imperfections
Wolfsong Fight the Tide How to Walk Like A Man The Lightning-Struck Heart Forging the Future