My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is my first time reading a novel by Alexis Hall and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I was drawn in by a very beautifully drawn cover. Then the blurb drew me in further. Going in I knew this would be different, but had no clue how much.
I’m used to age gap BDSM books being older Dom / younger sub. So it was great to see a much younger Dom / older sub relationship. The added bonus being the Dom is just starting out. But then again, this wasn’t really a BDSM book. It was a romance story that involved BDSM elements. No matter what it really was classified as, it was a good read.
My first response to the characters was the Laurie was sad and lonely while Toby was just a freaking adorable kid. The sad closed off man gives the seemingly over eager kid a chance and things just bloom from there.
Best scene: The lemon meringue pie making. I damn near fell of the table reading that!
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Looking forward to another trip to Alexis Hall’s world.
*ARC provided by the Riptide via NetGalley in exchange of an honest review