Review: Grif’s Toy (Tease and Denial #1) by Joseph Lance Tonlet

February 2, 2015 Review 1

Review: Grif’s Toy (Tease and Denial #1) by Joseph Lance Tonlet

Grif believes he’ll live his life as a virgin. After all, who would want him? How could anyone find him, a guy who came with less than man-sized equipment, worthy of their love?

What he hadn’t counted on were the two amazing men who would change his life. After entering college, he meets Tate, his fun-loving roommate. While years later, with Tate now just a memory, Wes, a handsome, rugged ex-marine who runs his own security firm enters his life.

Both men lead Grif through a twisted mesh of pleasure, pain, and denial, as they force him to see his value, despite his size and insecurities.

Title: Grif's Toy
Author: Joseph Lance Tonlet
Series: Tease and Denial
Source: Purchased for Self
Published: November 1, 2014
Genres: Male Male Romance
Pages: 303
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: four-flames

Grif’s Toy is another book that I purchased based on the sole reason that a fellow blogger gave it a five star review. I also have to admit that the whole small package thing piqued my curiosity. As a reader you have to admit that most of the heroes we read are perfect in the most important ways. On occasion you have the scarred hero, but he is none the less always well endowed. Grif is perfect, even though he doesn’t exactly see himself that way. As you read his book you’ll see this just as Tate and Wes and I saw it.

There are clearly three men mentioned in the blurb of Grif’s Toy. This is not a menage. The book spans over a period of sixteen years of Grif’s life. Some of those years are when he is in junior high and first realizes that he (his package) is a bit smaller than other guys his age. Then there are the later years where he has had two very important men share some of that time, Tate and then Wes. Each chapter of this book is a different time and place in Grif’s life. They do not go chronologically though which I found added an interesting aspect to this already very unique read.

The other thing that made this a unique read for me was the sexual aspect of it. I do not read many D/s books. This one was also filled with some kinks that I had not read before, humiliation and degradation. It took me some time to realize that Grif was getting just as much out of this as Tate and Wes. Needless to say once the point was made that Grif was not a pushover being used by these men I really got on board with just how much enjoyment all parties were getting out of their very active sex lives.

I’m looking forward to reading the next book in Joseph Lance Tonlet’s Tease and Denial series. Grif’s Toy was told from Grif’s point of view. I’m hoping Wes’ Denial will give us more insight into his life and possibly answer some of the questions he wasn’t ready to answer in this installment of the series.

Favorite quote, Wes to Grif: “I already know I’m gonna love you, and you’re gonna love me. The question of ‘darkness’ was really the only thing I was a bit uncertain about. But now…”

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