Review: The Dom Around The Corner (Escape #1) by Christine d’Abo

July 4, 2015 Review 0

Review: The Dom Around The Corner (Escape #1) by Christine d’Abo

Simon is jaded. His bookstore is failing, his personal life is nonexistent, and he’s tired of the local scene. He’s desperate for a change, and hopes to find it at Escape, the hot new BDSM club in town.

What he finds there is Gavin. One look at the sexy submissive is all he needs to know that his trip to Escape was the right decision. And their night of no-holds-barred kinky sex feels like only the beginning . . . until his promising new sub vanishes with the dawn.

Then Gavin walks through the door of Simon’s bookstore—for business, not pleasure. To both of their surprise, he’s the consultant Simon hired to help save the store. As they work together, Simon realizes that he might have another shot at happiness, if only he can convince Gavin that he’s worth sticking around for.

Publisher's note: This title is a heavily revised re-issue of a prior story, Commanding Acquisitions, originally released in 2010.

Title: The Dom Around the Corner
Author: Christine d'Abo
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: 30 Days, Rebound Remedy, Submissive Seductions, No Quarter
Series: Escape #1
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: The Unicorn
Published by Riptide Publishing
Source: Publisher
Published: June 15, 2015
Genres: BDSM, Male Male Romance
Pages: 104
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Stars: three-half-stars
Flames: four-flames

I read the original version of this when it first came out some five years ago.  It was among the first m/m stories I ever read.  Surprised me when I discovered I liked reading that kind of story.  I not only enjoyed this story, but the entire series it was a part of.  I have them safely tucked away for reading again purposes.  So, when I saw this one come up as a revised re-issue, I had to give it a read.

As it has been five years since I have read this, not all of the changes are obvious to me, but some of them were very obvious.  I did not find the transition from the previous series to the new one to be totally smooth.  I understand the need for the change, but . . . Maybe if I hadn’t read and loved the previous book, and series, this would have worked better for me.  But, alas, I did.  So, I think I am finding myself being a bit prejudiced.

The characters are interesting and fairly well developed.  I liked them well enough.  They had spark and connection.  The plot moved along at a good pace and kept me engaged throughout.   The club was the basic “private – members only” type BDSM club.  Or so it appears at this introduction.  I will be interested in reading other stories in the “Escape” series to see how that develops.

This introductory chapter made for a nice bed-time story.  I had pleasant dreams.

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