What He Needs (Tosha’s Review)

Title:What He Needs (Desires #1)
Author: E.M. Denning
Publisher:Paper Gold Publishing
Release Date: November 26, 2117
Genre(s): Gay Erotic Romance
Page Count: 209 pages
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

MM Romance
A Disillusioned Dom
A Devastated Sub
When Craig walks into the first kink club he’s been in for months, the last thing he expects to see is his former Dom, Tim, wearing a collar. If learning his ex is a switch isn’t shocking enough, Craig quickly finds himself on the wrong side of his ex’s Dom. When the reunion turns ugly, another Dom swoops in and saves the day, and Craig is too shaken to argue when the sweet Dom steps in and takes care of him.

Alan noticed the boy the minute he walked into his club. It was hard not to. He was beautiful, sad, and fully clothed. Once the boy is in Alan’s arms he knows he doesn’t want to let him go, maybe ever. He worries that even though his hardcore Dom days are behind him, his experience will scare Craig and he’ll lose the chance to have something real with him.

Their relationship quickly heats up, but Craig can’t stop wondering if an inexperienced sub will be enough for a seasoned Dom in the long run.

This turned out to be a really good book in my opinion. If I had to give a description of what this book is about I would describe this book as being about not only a broken submissive but also a broken Dom. It takes these two broken men to put one another back together again.

Craig is a broken man. Worse than that he is a broken sub that has not been able to get over the betrayal of the man that was his supposed Dom. The one person that Craig should have been able to trust above anyone else betrayed him by leaving without a word over a year and half ago to not be heard from again. It broke Craig but he is ready to try and move on and that is why he is at the first club that he has been able to make himself go into since Tim did what he did.

What Craig does not expect is to walk in and find Tim not only in front of him in the club but to also be collared by another Dom. Talk about a shock. More like a double whammy for Craig. As far as he knew Tim was a Dom himself and now he is a submissive and just the fact that he has the gumption to come up to him after all this time is the icing on the cake.

When Alan notices Craig when he first walks in he is curious. When he sees the distress on him by being confronted by Tim, Alan cannot resist coming to his rescue. This is the beginning of something new for both men and maybe something special.

Can two broken men figure out a way to not only heal themselves but each other or is having two broken hearts in one relationship just too much especially when one of the ex’s is trying to step back in the picture again?

I truly enjoyed this book. Craig is a little on the whiny side at some points but overall it’s a great read. I can’t wait for the next book in this series to come out. Especially if it is about one of the supporting characters, Steve. I think his story will be explosive.

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Galley copy of What He Needs Desires #1) provided by Paper Gold Publishing in exchange of an honest review.


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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.

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