It does start a little rough, Bradley is a young man with some issues, probably he is not made to live all by himself, and even if they are a league, when he is on the road, he is basically alone, and he is on the road for most of his time. So Bradley is taking a down low, he is using mild drugs and he is paying with sexual favours for them; sexual favours that sometime go farer than what he would like, like this time, and Bradley is in danger.
Scott comes rescue him like a knight in shining armour, he sweeps him from his feet and take him to his castle… well, hotel room. When Bradley is ready to talk, Scott explains his plan: Bradley will give up the command of his life to Scott, and Scott will make it sure that Bradley is fine and receive everything he needs, sex, food, comfort. If to someone else this could seem more a prison than love, to Bradley is paradise; as I said, he has not really the streak to live alone, and I don’t think he is one who is able to take important decision alone. I had the feeling that Bradley was lucky enough to turn a youth passion, wrestling, into a job, but actually Bradley is still that kid who was playing, he has not really entered the adult world.
Scott on the other side is playing as well, he is playing the game of BDSM for not being fully involved. And that seems a contradiction, but let me explain. I think that Scott is thinking that, if he controls Bradley, there is no chance that Bradley hurts him; and even if in the end, Bradley will hurt him, Scott can always say to himself that was “only” a game, that was not real.
Scott and Bradley enter in a relationship maybe with the wrong assumptions, but a relationship they have, and that will lead to love. Sometime, even if you don’t start in the right way, you reach the right point.
Amazon Kindle: Blue Moon
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (January 3, 2012)
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Cover Art by Anne Cain