Review: Remarkable Restraint (Grad School Guys, #1) by Devon Rhodes

February 21, 2015 Review 0

Review: Remarkable Restraint (Grad School Guys, #1) by Devon Rhodes

This is book one in the Grad School Guys series.

When Justin gets fed up with his best friend Chaz avoiding him, he decides it’s well worth sacrificing his favorite T-shirt to try to save their relationship.

Chaz is finding it impossible to hide his attraction for his straight roommate, so he tries avoiding Justin until he leaves for the summer. He just has to get through a few more days, then he’ll be home free—at least until Justin comes back in a couple of months. Still, he firmly believes space between them is the best answer for now.

But Justin is not a man to be ignored. He’s known Chaz for almost a decade, and can tell when something is weighing on his mind. And being shut out is not acceptable, especially just when he’s finally ready to commit to more than friendship. When closer than usual proximity just before his trip to Central America turns up the heat between them, he takes matters into his own hands by restraining Chaz’s hands—and feet—until he gets some answers.

The results are explosive and more than either could have dreamt, but the abrupt shift in their relationship is almost impossible to reconcile in the short time they have left together. It will take remarkable restraint from both to find a way to weather the separation, stay friends…and to grow into something more.

Reader Advisory: This book contains light BDSM elements and bondage.

Publisher's Note: This book was previously released in the Games In The Dark Anthology. It has been considerably expanded for release with Totally Bound Publishing.

Title: Remarkable Restraint
Author: Devon Rhodes
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Unconventional In Atlanta , Bonfire Heart, Unconventional in San Diego, A Sliver of Sunset
Series: Grad School Guys
Published by Totally Bound
Source: Publisher
Published: February 20, 2015
Genres: Male Male Romance
Pages: 130
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: four-flames
Bailey Bradford

Best friends and roommates Chaz and Justin are about to reach a pivotal point in their friendship. Chaz has begun avoiding Justin. The unrequited love has finally become too much for him. Little does he know that Justine is tired of having substitutes in his bed. Justin wants Chaz in every way possible. Justin is almost positive that Chaz will even be a great sub to his Dom desires. He just has to get Chaz to see him as more than friend. The first step in doing that is to get him to talk to him and stop avoiding him.

This first installment in the Grad School Guys series turned out to be one sexy read. The BDSM aspect was mild and surprisingly sweet. The first time readers get to experience all the hot that Justin and Chaz are is present day right before Justin is leaving the country for two months. The brief interlude gives Chaz (readers) a tiny glimpse of where Justin’s tastes go. It’s hot! Then readers get to follow Chaz and Justin along for two months of ‘wish you were here’ through phone calls and “the package”. I liked the package and all the build up that it allowed these two men while they were apart.

Most of Remarkable Restraint has Justin and Chaz apart. Devon does a remarkable job of showing readers how much these two men want to be together. The anticipation of putting them back in the same room together after two months of being apart makes this a very sexy read. I’m looking forward to what will happen next in this series.

Favorite quote, Chaz to Justin: “I wore them out in public sometimes, and nobody knew but me.”

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