Series: Family Series 01
Author: Cardeno C.
Genre: Contemporary, Slight Kink
Length: Novel (220pgs)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (25th February 2013)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: Police captain Asher Penaz’s staunch professionalism bleeds into his home life, down to his neatly pressed attire and spartan apartment. He enjoys being the man in charge, and leather bars satisfy his need for dominance—so his sudden and powerful attraction to the lighthearted, free-spirited Daniel Tover throws him for a loop. In his entire life, Daniel has never gotten what he needs, so he moves to the next place, the next job, the next attempt to find something worth staying for, always landing at the top of his game, but never feeling like he belongs.
The chemistry between Asher and Daniel sizzles, so Asher invites Daniel home. As both men struggle to learn themselves while getting to know each other, the lines of desire and control blur. With all that fire comes the risk of getting burned. But if Daniel and Asher can walk through the flames together, they might find what they desperately need.
Review: Asher loves being in control. he loves having the power of being in charge; it suits him well in his job as a police captain and in his personal life as a Dom. But, Asher doesn’t understand the overwhelming need and attraction he has to the bumbling, lighthearted Daniel who has no structure and no direction in life. Daniel lives his life flitting from one job to another, one city to the next and loves it, but in his heart he is looking for someone to belong to. The two men meet and sparks fly. They embark on a relationship that neither man really understands, and when the going gets tough will they be able to face it together or will uncertainly drive them apart?
God damn, Cardeno C., when you decide to break the mold you do it in a unique and brilliant way. Asher loves being a Dom. He loves having the control of a sub’s pleasure, of giving them just what they need, but he has never met anyone that he has wanted for more than a night, until he meets Daniel. Daniel doesn’t have any real structure in his life. He flit’s from one thing to the next looking for some place that he really belongs. He enjoys life but is always searching, and he might have found what he is looking for in Asher.
This is a story that I never thought I would read; a Dom changing for his submissive. A Dom changing because he found something he never even knew he was looking for. But, a Dom who nearly loses what means the most to him because of his own pig-headedness. Asher and Daniel are a fantastic couple. Daniel changes Asher without even realizing it and Asher introduces Daniel to something he never knew he would like. There’s a lot of give and take with both men finding what they really need, but neither man are actively trying. They just naturally provide what the other needs, and whoo the sex is explosive. It isn’t all easy between them though, especially when Asher’s past rears its ugly head because of his insecurities, a simple touch of jealousy and lack of communication.
This is a story not to be missed if you love slight kink, a Dom who wakes up to his needs, a sweet man who likes a touch of dominance, a great story, brilliant characters and a very happy ending, I highly recommend this book to everyone.