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Review - The New Boy by Sean Michael

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The New Boy

The New Boy
by Sean Michael

Volume 1 of Iron Eagle Gym

Tagged: D/s , BDSM

Lance is a talented young photographer with a potentially lucrative commission to produce a series of kinky cards for a private collector, but he can only collect that big paycheck if he can find the right models to pose for the pictures. He begins to despair of finding the right men when Tide shows up for an interview, along with his friends Tyrone and his submissive Bran. Right away he knows that maintaining a professional demeanor behind the camera with three hot men getting kinky in front of him is going to be difficult. That task gets even harder, in more ways than one, when Tide begins pursuing the shy photographer.

“The New Boy” is a hot and steamy story of seduction and sexual awakening. The plot is quite uncomplicated by any dramatic effects, leaving us with a purely erotic tale. The characters are nonetheless realistic enough not to stretch credulity too far, although Tide's pursuit of Lance is relentless enough to be a little scary.

Tide is a somewhat extreme example of a very common trope in D/s stories: the all-knowing Dom who is certain what his sub wants, even when the sub doesn't, or even when the sub doesn't know he is a submissive. Tide persists in dominating and disciplining Lance even when the young man tells the Dom to leave him alone. Granted, Lance doesn't use the safeword they've decided on, but a meaningful discussion of what a safeword actually means doesn't come until much later in the relationship. In the meantime, Tide appears to be the kind of man who doesn't believe that ‘no’ means no.

The Dominant style of Tide is, however, a minor quibble, and Lance really does like what Tide does to him, even if he won't admit it. This is an erotic fantasy, after all, and who wouldn't want to be pursued and cherished the way Tide wants Lance?

“The New Boy” can be purchased from Amazon.

Posted in Book Reviews on Jun 21, 2016

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