Title: Chemical Bonds
Even the best-planned experiment can have unpredictable consequences.
Max Allenby loves his job as a chemist with Armacom, developing new protective materials. He harbours a secret crush for the CEO, the stern and distant Blake Winters, which makes dealing with his harridan of a boss, Dr. Ella Preston, bearable.
Blake Winters is a lifestyle Dom. He spotted Max when he first joined Armacom, but has kept his distance from the talented, young scientist. When his Head of Security, who also happens to be Max’s older brother, tells him about Max’s feelings, Blake decides its time to make the pretty young man his.
Blake proposes a dating experiment to Max. For three hours a night over five nights, Max will give Blake his complete submission. Max is conflicted but decides to take the plunge and get a taste of a lifestyle he secretly craves.
Each date night introduces Max to a new level of submission. He loves every minute but is also conflicted—unable to believe a man like Blake wants him as anything more than a temporary plaything.
Blake understands that experiments do not always turn out as expected. He takes steps to convince Max of his feelings and to reassure him that his submissive streak is a strength, not a weakness.
Author: L.M. Somerton
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Living on the Edge , What's His Passion?, Hard Riders Anthology, Testing Lysander
Published by Pride Source: Publisher
Published: May 17, 2016
Genres: BDSM, M/M Erotica, Male Male Romance
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At the age of 24, Max is just trying to get through his day with an intolerable boss who has been a thorn in his side ever since he got hired at Armacom. To make matters worse he is late and then acquaints himself with the CEO of Armacom’s car; who happens to be Max’s fantasy man. Blake exudes control in every aspect of life and he knows what he wants, Max in and out of bed.
When it comes to M/M BDSM novellas it can sometimes go either way. This was a surprisingly sweet BDSM romance which I believe is thanks to Max being a virgin in every sense of the word. Blake took his time introducing Max to the life after he realizes that Max is an untrained submissive.
Blake was definitely my favorite character between the two. He was confident, content with who he, very perceptive, and an ideal Dom to any sub. Max on the other hand was none of these. Yes, he is young and does not know much of the lifestyle, even though he is excited about it, exuded too much uncertainty. Blake eases all of Max’s concerns and within a week they are in love. Too soon? Well they have been secretly crushing on the other for over two years.
Two things that bugged me that I cannot not mention. Blake already had his sights on Max so his brother had no role in getting them together even if everyone claims it to be. Lastly, Max said he wanted to stand up to his bullies and be confident in who he was, but he only undermines certain things that could have been dealt face to face. Overall, I really enjoyed this novella and will be looking forward to more of L.M. Somerton’s work.
I was gifted a copy of this book from the JeepDiva in exchange for an honest review. The opinions and ratings are solely my own.