Override (Vallie’s Review)

Title: Override
Author: S.J.D. Peterson
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 31, 2016
Genre(s): BDSM, Contemporary
Page Count: 200
Reviewed by: Vallie
Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5

Don’t judge a book by its cover….

At over six feet, with a body honed in the gym, auto worker Donavan Gregory is used to people assuming he’s a dominant top. Unfortunately, they’re wrong, and Donavan’s desire to explore his submissive side goes unfulfilled.

Smaller and older than Donavan, Doctor Seth Manning might not look like a typical dominant, but when the two men meet at Pride, Donavan realized Seth might be his perfect counterpart. The trouble is, Donavan doesn’t have as much experience with the BDSM world as he’d like. What could an educated, handsome, and confident man like Seth possibly see in someone like him? Seth must convince him that despite the differences on the surface, when it comes to kinky fun and discovery, they’ll fit together just fine.


Join this sweet bdsm-inspired pornganza and you WILL NOT be disappointed!

I am picky with BDSM these days. I used to go through the GR lists and read everything above 2 stars. Having had my fair share of crapctacular pseudo BDSM wannabe novels, some super harcore scene after scene ones, and whatever is in the middle, I am happy to say this one was a win!

Hot sex with over-abundance of dirty-talk –although I’m not a fan of the Dom calling his sub “boy” – was just what the doctor ordered. I liked the juxtaposition of Seth as a Dom with Donavan being this massive beast of a man who wanted to submit and could not find a Dom worth his salt to look beyond the physical. They were scorching hot together and Donavan being so insecure and super apologetic for every single freaking thing was adorable.

If you’re looking for the kink master, this isn’t it. Not exactly BDSM wannnabe, because the D/S tone in Seth and Donavan’s relationship was just right IMO this was a story about two men meeting their sexual match in every way and discovering a loving life partner alongside that as well. This was all No drama-rama, no fights, not silly miscommunications, and very BDSM-lite.

Like Gigi said in her review , the story ends at 89% and the last part of the book is spent introducing the characters who will star in the sequel so be prepared. This is a smooth, uninterrupted ride in all the ways. No waves –just a steady relationship being sexually explored over and over and over again. Win win!

Pick this up, it is worth a read!


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Galley copy of Override provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review.