Review: Deconstructing Channing by B.A. Tortuga

September 8, 2014 Review 0

Review: Deconstructing Channing by B.A. Tortuga

When they were young together back in their werecat pride, Bowie and Channing experimented with love and sex, as well as flirting with a threesome with their best friend Emma. Channing and Emma both ran from their needs, leaving Bowie to break away and find his own life. Now a confident Dom, Bowie discovers Channing again through a video of a consummate sub, one Bowie knows he needs to find once more.

When Bowie shows up on his doorstep, Channing feels like a teenager again, all confusion and need. He doesn’t date his own kind, only humans, and he’s not in the market for a full-time Master. Bowie is impossible to deny, a force of nature, and while both men know they’ll have to think about Emma eventually, now is the time to see if they can get to know and love each other all over again.

Title: Deconstructing Channing
Author: B.A. Tortuga
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Blind Ride, And a Smile
Source: Publisher
Published: 13 August, 2014
Genres: Erotic Paranormal Romance, M/M Erotica
Pages: 73
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: four-flames

Bowie, Channing and Emma were kits together – always playing, always experimenting, and the best friends. Until Bowie’s uneducated Dominant side scared his friends away.  Now years later, Bowie has grown and learned just what a good Dominant is, and when he finally locates Channing, the one he believes is his mate, nothing will stop him from making that connection.

Years ago Channing ran from Bowie and home, ashamed of what he enjoyed, what he was, and wanting to pursue his own dreams to become a baker, he has been supplementing his baking salary with paid ‘sub’ work, on camera and off.  Bowie’s sudden appearance with treats and his all-consuming presence bring out Channing’s submissive side, but his emotions are harder to capture.

These two were adorable together: Channing’s house with the cat toys and “some shredded sparkly ribbon that he had played with” presented their ‘shifter’ characteristics beautifully even in human form.  The two reacted much like cats: wrestling, playing, hissing and retreating back and forth as the bond between them reforms and strengthens.  When Bowie realizes that he can easily gain Channing’s submission and sex, but it will take changes from HIM to gain the heart of the beta man he loves, Bowie embarks upon his own personal challenge to show Channing he can be trusted, to take care, to coddle, nurture and always respect his boundaries.  A wonderful, if short, display of the D/s relationship in terms of the trust and care that should exist in all relationships in that lifestyle.  And, you can’t go wrong with the super steamy moments that elucidate both the emotions and the relationship dynamic between the two.

Tortuga adds moments of humor and the unexpected as these two dance around their oncoming happily ever after. The first book I have read from her – and am now curious to see Emma’s installment in this little story.


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