Review: Not Safe for Work by L.A. Witt

December 11, 2015 Review 1

Review: Not Safe for Work by L.A. Witt

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.

Title: Not Safe for Work
Author: L.A. Witt
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Finding Master Right, Capture and Surrender, After the Fall, Static
Published by Samhain Publishing
Source: Author
Published: December 15, 2015
Genres: BDSM, M/M Erotica, Male Male Romance
Pages: 341
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Stars: five-stars
Flames: five-flames

Reading the blurb for Not Safe For Work I had a few expectations. I expected a secret office romance, BDSM, M/M sex, and the most obviously, for said office romance to be discovered. Beyond that, I was just hoping the book was going to be good. I’ve never read anything by author L.A. Witt so this was going to be a new experience for me. Never did I expect to be blown away. I. Loved. This. Book.

The story – architectural modeler, Jon, sitting in a meeting, plays around with his kinky dating app discovers a perfect match…in the same room! Turns out is the hot CEO of his firm’s biggest client, Rick. They decide to give it a shot where they find out they are they are perfect match in and out of the dungeon. They enjoy each others’ company until Jon’s boss finds out. He puts unscrupulous demands on Jon to keep Rick happy. The premise was actually very good. There’s a nice flow to the story building, good characters with the right amount of heat. There’s tension towards the ending, and yes of course a HEA. Some parts were a bit predictable but it still came together very nicely. Based on that alone I would have given NSFW 4-stars. But wait…there’s more.

The sex – Let me just say it now, the sex was off the hook. Spicy. Sensual. Amazeballs. I’ve read plenty of M/M romances and erotica. I’m use to reading about BJs and anal so nothing to be shocked about there. However, I have never read a book that had a sex machine. That was just WOW! Throw in a Wartenberg wheel… KACHOW! Handcuffs, ropes, wax play to round the fun out…yes please. However, the cock cage really had me in stitches. Obviously, NSFW is not just a random title! However, it’s not all BDSM, there’s a nice balance of vanilla that is both powerful and tender. The other thing I really enjoyed was the D/s, specifically the lack of Ogre Dominance and the simpering submission. I get sooo tired of reading D/s stories where the Dom is overbearing/harsh and the sub is always begging. Not just begging, groveling! The yes please Master, whatever you say Master, lick your boots Master sometimes gets on my NERVES! Thankfully, that is completely absent here. Jon is firm and Rick is willing to please but none of it ever seemed demeaning.All this delicious fun kicks this book straight to a 5-flame rating.

The characters – Jon and Rick. Both in their mid-40s, which is a very nice switch from the standard twenty-something stories that are everywhere. And with them being very close in age none of that May-December fluff either. The story is told solely from Jon’s 1st person POV. There’s also Jon’s ex-wife (In a good way) and current co-works that really add to the story. Now what really blows me away is the dynamics between Jon and Rick. Not just the sex which was HAWT, but the genuine relationship that builds between them as D/s and lovers as well as  friends. Things aren’t always smooth sailing as they develop into a couple but that’s what makes NSFW so special, the genuineness, the less than perfectness to it all. That right there, the human, flawed, the pain, the joy, the emotion of it, is what made this best book for me.

If I could give NSFW more than 5- stars I would in a heartbeat but since I can’t I will put my stamp of recommendation on it. Outstanding read by L.A. Witt! I’m ready for more of her books.

 

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One Response to “Review: Not Safe for Work by L.A. Witt”

  1. Lauren

    Thank you for the review. I’ll add this title to my books-to-read list.