Aftercare (Natosha’s Review)

Title: Aftercare
Author: Tanya Chris
Publisher: Self published
Release Date: May 17, 2017
Genre(s): Gay contemporary romance, lawyer, murder trial, BDSM
Page Count: 184 pages
Reviewed by: Natosha
Heat Level: 4.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

Aayan Denir knows Garrett Hillier was once a high-powered defense attorney, and—thanks to a leaked photograph—he knows Garrett is sexually submissive, which makes him ideally qualified to defend Aayan’s brother from the charge of murdering his sub. Aayan would do anything to protect Syed, even if he doesn’t understand how Syed could hurt someone he loves. He could never hurt Garrett. He only wants to take care of him—love him, serve him, cherish him. And maybe torture him. Just a little.

Garrett probably shouldn’t be dating his client’s brother. Right? And what’s the use in a confirmed sub dating a guy who doesn’t want to be a Dom anyway? The important thing is to get Syed cleared of the discriminatory murder charge he’s facing. Aayan is a distraction. But for the first time in the three lonely years since Garrett’s husband died, he’s feeling hope, ambition, and desire. Can he give up the pain he craves to find the love he needs?

As Syed’s trial date looms, Aayan and Garrett explore what a BDSM relationship means for them, and what they mean to each other.

Aftercare is a M/M BDSM contemporary romance about Aayan, a Muslim immigrant who’s not sure he can play the Dom role, and Garrett, a submissive attorney who walked away from his life when his husband died. 64,000 words.

This was such an incredible read. If I had to give a brief description of this bookie would be a book about learning to love every part of yourself and learning to live again after loss.

Tanya Chris really did a great job on this book. It is full of self reflection, pain, learning to accept ones needs and finding the right balance. It also about helping to right a wrong.

Garrett is not living, not really anyway. He has been a basically been goin through the motions of living since he lost his husband Russell but he has not really been happy no has he really ever gotten over his grief enough to be able to move on and learn to live again.

Aayan has been in love with the man in the picture from the moment that he seen the picture hanging in his brothers office. He is drawn to the man on His Knees and the look that he has on his face, love and admiration. Though he has never met him before he is about too. He is need of a good attorney and he wants Garrett to be he attorney to represent his brother. Yes he is attracted to Garrett but he needs him because he was also in the BDSM lifestyle and his brother has been accused of murdering his submissive and lover.

Aayan may be attracted to Garrett and Garrett is definitely attracted to Aayan but Aayan is not in the lifestyle. So he does not know if he will be able to give Garrett what he needs. Garrett is not sure if he can live without at least some form of BDSM or if he can give up the need for pain.

Can these two men come up with a way to make things work between them? Can Garrett help Aayan brother prove his innocence? Can Aayan finally accept the parts of himself that he has been denying for too long now.

This book was truly a fabulous read. It was like reading a book that had two diff stories mixed into one story. Even though it felt that way too me, it was blended together so beautifully. I truly believe that Tanya Chris did an incredible job on this book and I hope that Aayan’s brother, Syed, will get his own book because I believe that it would be another amazing story.

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Galley copy of Aftercare provided by Tanya Chris in exchange of an honest review.


Hello, I am an avid reader of male/male books. I do not have a favorite genre when it comes to male/male books because I love all of them from romance, dark reads, paranormal, shifter, threesome, whatever I see that catches my eye at the time. I read books about rock stars, CEOs, military, cops, and just the original plain old good boy types of books. Basically when it comes to a book, I read whatever I am in the mood for at the time. So my tastes varies from day to day and sometimes even hour to hour.