Title: Not Safe For Work
Author: L.A. Witt and Nick J. Russo (Narrator)
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: December 8th 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary Erotica
Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
They’re a match made in the dungeon…until their secret gets out.
Bored senseless in a meeting, architectural modeler Jon McNeill amuses himself with a kinky dating app on his phone. Then the app matches him with another user…who’s six feet away. Suddenly Jon finds himself on the same page as someone way above his pay grade: millionaire property developer Rick Pierce. His firm’s biggest—and hottest—client.
The app isn’t kidding either. They’re a perfect match. Jon’s a Dom, Rick’s a sub, and bondage is their thing. Both guys are well into their forties, know their way around the bedroom, and definitely appreciate a good suit. And the best part? They’re a match outside the bedroom too.
But office relationships aren’t easy to keep a secret. When the truth comes out, Jon is certain he’s about to get fired. Instead, his bosses throw him a curve ball—an ultimatum that puts both his job and his relationship in jeopardy.
Warning: Contains literal and figurative sex machines, blindfolds, a sub being punished during a business meeting, enough rope to tangle up a millionaire, and a Golden Girls marathon.
Nick J. Russo captures these characters so well. I loved his character voices, he has great timing and pacing, and he infuses humor, emotion, and passion into this seamlessly. Nick J. Russo definitely ranks as one of my favorite narrators.
There’s a lot I love about this story including that Jon and Rick are in their forties and act like it, are highly attracted to each other, how they express it, and how they grow into their relationship, and the open communication between them. It’s not just about the sex – though you really should take note of the Erotica tag – there’s a lot of sex. There is also some kink (but it’s pretty light all in all) mixed in with a lot of vanilla sex including some rope bondage, a chastity cage, wax play, and even a sex machine all coming in to play.
It’s interesting to me how the audio highlights some of the more day-to-day minutiae that I didn’t really notice when rocketing through reading, which made this sometimes a little “c’mon, c’mon!” while listening. Also, told from Jon’s single POV, I really would have loved to have gotten Rick’s POV too. It’s even more pronounced when listening to the story and I would have happily done with fewer sex scenes if I could have had some more of Jon and Rick interacting.
All in all though, this is my favorite L.A. Witt story and the narration is the perfect cherry on a sundae. It’s a passionate listen – but maybe heed the title and be careful listening to this at work – unless you work alone.