Reviewed by Jen B.
SERIES: Calling the Shots
AUTHOR: S. Dora
PUBLISHER: Total E-bound
FACING THE TRUTH (Book One, Calling the Shots series)
BLURB: Sometimes the question being asked, might not be the one that actually needs to be answered.
When twenty-two year old Tom asks his older, conservative lover Isaac for an afternoon of kinky sex, that experience turns out to include much more than bondage, adult toys and spanking.
Both are surprised to discover Isaac’s need to dominate his lover as much as his lover needs to be dominated by him.
Reader Advisory: This story contains a loving, committed relationship between two men with a considerable age difference; some gentle BDSM sex.
This first book of the series we meet Tom and Isaac, who have been together for about two years. Isaac is much older than Tom, though it doesn’t really ever seem that way except when Isaac is bringing it up. Tom asks Isaac to dominate him a little bit. Isaac is reluctant at first but gives in, wanting to do whatever he can to make Tom happy. This was a bit awkward at first, as Isaac didn’t really seem to have much of a clue, though you could tell he was trying.
Initially, I thought this was a little on the cheesy side. But, as the story goes on, it grew on me how these guys were just a couple wanting to test the waters of BDSM. Neither had any prior experience, though they both trusted each other and wanted to be what the other needed. After playing at it a little bit, they each seemed to be a bit surprised by how much they were actually turned on by the things they did.
This was a really sweet story about a nice couple that doesn’t want to be the typical dom/sub, in as much as they want to explore that on their own terms. Quite enjoyable and recommended for those somewhat new to BDSM stories.
Jen rates it –
THE RIGHT DIRECTION (Book Two, Calling the Shots series)
BLURB: New to BDSM, Dominant Isaac learns how to bring his sub Tom to new heights during a weekend of pain and pleasure.
Now he’s admitted to his lover, Tom—and more importantly, to himself— that he’s willing to explore his Dominant side, Isaac prepares for a weekend during which both he and Tom will stay in their roles as Dominant and submissive. Isaac has a great time selecting the flogger, paddle and cane he’s planning to use.
During their special weekend, Isaac and Tom not only have lots of kinky sex, they also explore D/s outside the bedroom. They are not ready, however, to share this part of their relationship with the outside world.
How will Isaac react when an innocent moment of misunderstanding confronts him with everyday reality?
Publisher’s Note: This series is about a committed and loving relationship between two men with a considerable difference in age. It contains elements of consensual BDSM.
In this segment, Isaac is taking the bull by the horns and is ready to go further in his position as Tom’s Dom. He plans a weekend of play where they will keep to the lifestyle for the whole weekend, as opposed to just during sex. They are each becoming more comfortable in their respective roles, though they still have much to learn.
It is quite enjoyable to watch Tom and Isaac’s kinky relationship grow as they learn each other’s needs and wants. Tom continues to struggle with topping from the bottom and asking questions instead of simply obeying, but it is fun to watch them work things out. They do a little edge play this time around, which is fun to watch, even if Tom doesn’t seem to have the patience for it.
This was a nice continuation of the story, and I’m looking forward to the next book.
Jen rates it –
PRE-RELEASE REVIEW: BECOMING SIR (Book Three, Calling the Shots series)
BLURB: Isaac prefers to keep the D/s part of his relationship with Tom strictly private. One day, however, he reads about a non-commercial BDSM club with a playroom for hire…
Committed couple Isaac and Tom have recently discovered they want to explore BDSM, and especially D/s, as part of their committed relationship. There are still doubts and questions, but Isaac knows how to wield his favourite cane for his submissive’s painful pleasure.
S&M is also a very private thing for the otherwise out and open pair.
That is, until Isaac reads an article about a non-commercial BDSM club. He meets one of the volunteers, who shows him the playroom. He’s impressed by what he sees and decides to give his beloved sub a very special treat.
Their experiences with D/s during the months since Tom first said, “I want you to tell me what to do,” have left a deep and positive impression on both men. One day, Isaac takes a decision that he knows will influence the rest of his life with Tom.
Reader Advisory: This series is about a committed and loving relationship between two men with a considerable difference in age. It contains elements of consensual BDSM.
This story continues with Isaac and Tom becoming more comfortable with their new roles. Up until this point, they have steadfastly stuck to keeping their BDSM play a private matter. This begins to slowly change when Isaac starts giving orders while he is still at work. He then takes initiative to visit a private club after he receives an invitation. Once his worries are eased by the club manager, his eyes and ideas are opened once she shows him the playroom and all the available options.
I really loved how each story advanced their comfort level with everything while they still maintained their somewhat low key approach to the lifestyle. They don’t get into anything real heavy, as these guys take baby steps into this world, each always concerned and caring what is best for the other. Their trip to the club was fantastic, though, unfortunately, the story ends just when things are about to get interesting.
If you have not read many BDSM stories but are even a little bit interested or curious, I’d suggest giving this sweet loving story a try. Isaac is still always unsure that Tom will want to stay with him since he is so much older and afraid Tom will basically outgrow him, but Tom is always sure to remind him this is not the case and that he only wants to travel this road if Isaac is the one traveling with him. It is quite an enjoyable ride, and I’m really hoping to see more of this story unfold.
Jen rates it –
BUY LINKS: Total-E-Bound
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