Once A Brat
Title : Once A Brat
Series : Book 1 in the Kinky Cupid Universe
Author : Kim Dare
Publisher : Riptide Publishing (BUY HERE)
Genre : M/M, Contemporary, Romance, Light BDSM
Length : 25,400 word / 95 pages (e-book)
Published : February 11, 2013
Experienced dominant Marcus Tremayne has a stalker. On the plus side, the boy following him around his local leather club is gorgeous and a self-professed submissive. Unfortunately, he’s also inexperienced, bratty, and liable to drive Marcus insane within his incessant chatter and questions.
Bret Daniels fell head over heels with Marcus the moment he first saw him. He’s willing to do whatever it takes to get Marcus’s attention and prove his worth as a submissive. He might not be a traditional sub, but he knows he has a lot to offer a dom who can handle his quirks.
When Marcus gives in and agrees to do a scene with Bret, sparks fly. One scene quickly becomes another, and another. But will it be a case of once a brat, always a brat? Bret intends to prove to Marcus that—expectations and experiences aside—he deserves his master’s collar.
Marcus is being stalked by a brat. He’s explained the dom chooses the sub, but this brat doesn’t seem to hear no. Marcus won’t even let himself look at him. Until he does. Then he won’t let himself play with him. Until he does. The brat, named Bret, is gorgeous. After one scene with Marcus Bret wants another. He won’t settle for anything other than another scene with Marcus. Everything in Bret yearns to submit to Marcus. Meanwhile, Marcus is terrified of the depth of his desires for Bret. Seeing a young untrained sub submit so fully to him is almost overwhelming. The irresistible force of Bret’s yearning finally comes into real conflict with the immovable object of Marcus’ fear when Bret forces the question. Marcus has to answer if he loves Bret as Bret loves him.
There was nothing new and innovative in this book. Kim Dare has written it before, and I don’t care. I read Dare for the characters. Their journey is always on the BDSM road and the destination is always HEAville yet I find her books as addicting as Spicy Sweet Chili flavored Doritos. For me the characters reactions feel genuine, understandable, and add to the storyline. Marcus was terrified of taking on the responsibility of a sub for life. Bret needed to feel his submission to Marcus was important. Despite similar circumstances Dare’s characters always have their own reasons for their relationships. For that I will always buy and read her books.
Rated 4 stars by Faye