If It Flies (A Market Garden Tale)
Title : If It Flies
Series : Market Garden, Book #3
Publisher : Riptide (BUY HERE)
Genre : M/M, Contemporary, BDSM, Romance
Length : 139 pages (e-book)
Published : March 11, 2013
Rating : ★★★★★
If it flies, drives, or fornicates, it’s cheaper to rent it.
Spencer is in a rut. Long hours at the law firm are sucking the life out of him, and he doesn’t have time or energy for a relationship. He’s lonely, horny, and itching for something new, so he tries the Market Garden, an exclusive—and expensive—brothel. Spencer isn’t in the door five minutes before a cocky rentboy makes his move.
Nick isn’t just any rentboy, though. He’s a Dom, he’s a sadist, and he’s everything Spencer didn’t know he was missing. One night turns into more, and before long, Spencer is one of Nick’s regular clients.
Both men think they’re just scratching each other’s backs: Spencer’s exploring a submissive, masochistic side he never knew he had, and Nick is getting off and getting paid. But as time goes on, it’s clear their strictly professional arrangement . . . isn’t, and if Nick has one hard limit, it’s that he doesn’t get romantically entangled with his johns. The problem is, while Nick doesn’t want to be owned, Spencer’s no longer content with just renting.
This book was just soooo good!! Book 3 in the series, certainly the longest – could it live up to the previous installments? Which were pretty much sizzling sex scenes from page 1. I shouldn’t have even questioned it 🙂 Witt and Voinov were able to capture me in 40+ page reads; in this installment, which was almost 3 times as long, I was totally captivated.
Spencer is a lawyer, a pretty high powered one – certainly well paid and somewhat over worked. He hasn’t had a relationship since his partner was transferred to America (at this, my mind went *ping* – could it be Rolex?? only time will tell!) Spencer works with Percy who is unique, yes, we will describe him as that for now. Percy is a lawyer too and is recently divorced; this divorced status keeps any ideas of his being gay or bi off the radar of all his work colleagues. He has a thing for coloured guys – I only mention this as it touches on one of Spencer’s insecurities: there are not many coloured men that reach the top of the corporate ladder. Nothing Spencer can do to hide his ethnicity, but his sexual persuasion he can and does keep under wraps. Later when Spencer is at Market Garden it pulled at my heart, the way he is very aware of how people see him, and the thought of filling someones kink purely based on his skin colour is very much in his mind 😦 Percy is constantly trying to get Spencer to go with him to Market Garden, finally he acquiesces …..
We briefly met Nick in Take It Off and I was immediately hooked! Spencer sees him pretty much as soon as he enters the club, and just like me, he too was hooked. The story is told entirely from Spencer’s POV and while there were times I was desperate to get inside Nick’s head, I think that lent itself perfectly to the story as Spencer, himself, tried to get a read on Nick.
Nick is a top. This is just what Spencer wanted.
Nick is a Dom. This, Spencer soon discovers, is also exactly what he as a sub wanted.
Nick is a sadist. Spencer has also discovered that the masochist he is wants, needs, this too.
I suppose I never really thought of it before; but not all tops are Doms, certainly not all Doms are sadists. Likewise – not all bottoms are subs or masochists. But this, people, is a hat trick, a 3 for 1 – kinky kismet! They truly were made for each other.
They set up a regular Friday night session and these liasions are getting deeper and more meaningful as time goes on. Spencer has taken to this previously unknown kink of his just beautfully, and Nick is a wonderful trainer. At 3 months that rule of all rules – you know the one – the no kissing rule? Well it gets broken and a panicked Nick runs for the hills. Can Spencer move on? Will Nick get over his fear of committment? DO WE GET ANOTHER BOOK WITH THESE GUYS?? Seriously that is not how it ends, so no worries about a cliff-hangery ending. What you are left wondering though, is how would you cope dating a person in that line of work? I really do hope we get to see these 2 guys again and see how they cope day to day, no longer just a Friday night thing.
I’ve got to say – I love reading BDSM. I can, however, count on one hand the number of books that have me “getting” it. This is one of them. Plus it has the added ingredient of some of the most beautiful lines I have ever read . . .
“I wasn’t forced into it. I’m not a broken kid who needs to be rescued, Spencer. I do what I do because I’m good at it and it pays a lot.”
“Not hurt hurt, but that moment when the pain came in and receded, like a rolling wave that bared treasure on the way back – that moment felt always like he’d tapped into an inner strength he’d never before touched or been aware of.”
“Quite possibly figuring out that what the fuck he wanted in a man was everything about this man.”
. . . see what I mean? Be sure to check out what we thought of the previous books in the series by clicking HERE
Rated 5 stars by Barb