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Sometimes the little head really does know best.
Jeff White’s needs are simple. All he wants is a submissive to help him explore the dominant side that his ex-girlfriend ccouldn’thandle. Problem is, inexperience in both dating and domming has resulted in a string of rejections.
What he needs is an experienced sub willing to show him the ins and outs of controlling a scene. Unfortunately, the only one willing to take him on is male, and Jeff is straight. One hundred percent, never-gonna-happen straight.
Easygoing painslut Eddie Powell doesn’t care that Jeff is younger, working class, and shorter. Eddie likes a bit of rough, and Jeff fits the bill perfectly. The trick will be convincing him to follow Eddie’s five-step training programme—which would be easy if Eddie wasn’t starting to have feelings for the rough-around-the-edges landscaper.
Once Jeff lays his hands on Eddie, things definitely get out of hand. But it’ll take more than hot, sweaty, kinky sex to persuade him to come out of the closet—especially to himself.
Warning: Contains a happy sub, a confused Dom, a high ratio of sex to plot, misuse of root ginger, and a suitcase of kink. Written in Jo’s usual exceedingly “English” English.
Ever had a book land in your lap and think, “Man, I just don’t want to read this right now?” It could be any reason. Maybe you’re in a book funk, or you just read something that was so awesome nothing else could possibly take its place, or maybe you just don’t want to read, end of story.
I admit: that was me with How to Train Your Dom in 5 Easy Steps. In fact, I’d just finished another ultra Dom-y book, and I wasn’t sure my poor brain could take any more flogging. (Yep, pun intended.) So what an awesome surprise for me when this turned out to be a fun, funny, sexy reading experience!
Thank you, Sir Brain. ;)
Listen, I rather enjoy a good, hard spanking (erm, in my books), but to this point, I don’t think I’d had the pleasure of reading a “light” book with BDSM themes. MCs Eddie and Jeff were positively delightful. Jeff knows he likes to be in charge in the bedroom. He just can’t find a girl who can handle his unique style of Domination. Eddie is possibly the sweetest and most helpful little pain and humiliation slut you’ll ever meet; he just needs the right man to push his buttons.
Oh, lookee there, both men are without partners, whaddya know?
I loved that submissive Eddie knew what he wanted from the start. He was sure of himself, but never pushy or needy. Eddie was a real go-getter of a sub, and he was willing to “train” Jeff to help Jeff find just the right girl. Jeff is straight? Pft. No worries! Eddie’s got this! Staunchly straight Jeff can compromise and be with a man just this once, right? Wink, wink.
The back-and-forth between Eddie and Jeff was divine, with Eddie instructing Jeff how to properly embrace his inner sadist Dom and subtly stealing Jeff’s heart all along. Truth is, Eddie played his five steps so carefully and so perfectly, that neither guy knew which end was up by the time their “training” together was done. I’m at a loss for how to label Jeff: deeply closeted? GFY? No matter. I loved that Jeff was a complete softie at the end of the day. He really cared about the people around him, even if he was rough and gruff.
The supporting characters—from Jeff’s family to his and Eddie’s mutual friends Niall and Maddy— rounded out the story perfectly (special shout-out to Jeff’s leopard-pant-wearing mum!). The sexy time was honest, hot and deliciously kinky, and aside from Jeff and Eddie trying to figure each other out, there was little-to-no angst. (Did I want to lop Jeff upside the head a few times? YES. But I loved him still!)
This was my first time to read Josephine Myles, and I look forward to reading more of her work in the future. Whether you’ve read her before or not, you should totally run out and grab a copy of How to Train Your Dom in 5 Easy Steps. It’s great!