Title: Auction Action
Art isn’t the only thing a man can find at an auction…
Frederick Holloway is a successful antiques dealer with a clientele that he likes to keep happy. When one of his most important clients asks him to attend a charity auction to buy a painting for her, Frederick agrees. What he didn’t expect was the Greek god with the face of the Marlboro man who is his main competitor for the artwork.
Duncan never expected to meet such a powerful and commanding man in such a small package. He likes it, really likes it! Frederick can give him something he desperately needs. But are they playing around? Is something deeper developing? Or is Duncan still trying to get an angle on the work of art that he lost at the auction... or embracing a worthy opponent?
Author: Andrew Grey
Published by Riverdale Avenue Books Source: Publisher
Published: November 2nd 2017
Genres: Erotic M/M Romance
Pages: 68 pages
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Frederick is an antiques dealer and artwork is part of his success. He’s asked by a client to attend an auction to purchase a painting. There he meets Duncan, who wants the same painting. That night after the auction, where Frederick beat him, Duncan sees him in a club. Sparks are flying. Who will make the first move?? Deciding to put business aside, Frederick vows to give Duncan what he so craves.
After that night neither can keep the other out of their heads. They decide to give each other a whirl and have a go at a D/s relationship.
Ok, for such a short story, there was a lot that happened. The story was original and I liked the way they met and how their relationship developed from that very first insane attraction.
The biggest inconsistency, though, is the height differential. Frederick is said to be 4’8″ and less than 100 pounds, and Duncan is described as being “a tall and stunning figure with the face of the Marlboro Man and what appeared to be the body of a Greek God in a tuxedo”. I would guess anyone could be taller than Frederick, but I would guess Duncan to be around 6′ tall. There is no possible way for Duncan to lean his head back on Frederick’s shoulder if they were standing. You are looking at over a foot difference! Even sitting would be a stretch for that matter.
And Yes, there were some things that didn’t click right with their Dom/sub dynamic, but it was their relationship, and whose to say what is right and what is wrong, as long as both want the same things. Right!
Overall, I felt this story was entertaining and alluring.