Accept My Surrender

Title: Accept My Surrender
Author: Jane Davitt & Alexa Snow
Release Date: August 7th 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary/BDSM
Page Count: 270
Reviewed by: Gigi
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5

Moving on after his wife leaves him, middle-aged John explores a side of himself he’d pushed aside since college, and dates men. It’s not working out too well when Logan, a local professor looking to rent the apartment over John’s garage, enters his life. John doesn’t expect Logan–younger, pierced, tattooed–to be anything more than a monthly rent check, but he accidentally overhears Logan’s steamy BDSM session with a casual partner and he’s turned on like never before. He can’t stop thinking about what it would be like to be the one on his knees.

It doesn’t take much to persuade Logan to teach John how to be a sub, but the experiment in submission quickly turns into much more than John ever dreamed of. The sex is sizzling but it’s the sense of fulfillment John feels when he yields control to Logan that he craves. Despite Logan’s struggle to adjust to being in a relationship and John’s inexperience, they’re moving toward something good when John’s faced with a choice. Two paths lie before him, both offering happiness, but only one calls for his surrender, body and heart, to the one he loves.

I hate to be hard on this one because I am such a great fan of Jane Davitt & Alexa Snow, but this was a lackluster attempt. The BDSM sex was mild and few and far between and I don’t feel the characters were as fleshed out as much as they could have been.

I love stories where a D/s relationship has the younger man playing the Dom role, as this one does, but I was left underwhelmed by their chemistry. I don’t think Ms. Dewitt and Ms. Snow knew if they were writing a story of a man in a midlife crisis, enjoying his new-found freedom to explore his bisexuality or a man in a midlife crisis exploring the wonders that come with submitting to another person, preferably a man. This one just plain didn’t click for me.

If you want to read Jane and Alexa at their best, I recommended the exceptional Square Pegs and Room at the Top series. Both series contain hot, romantic BDSM that is flat-out perfection.

I recommended you pass on this one.

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