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2016 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Chemical Bonds by L.M. Somerton (173-07-13-2016)

This is a wonderful story. I can't say how realistic it is, but the characters feel real and they're all sympathetic. They're also three-dimensional, Max being submissive but strong too, as he discovers, and Blake has a tough exterior but a soft center, like hard candy. The writing is fluent and easy to follow, and the author has made the Dom-sub experience enjoyable and fresh. This is going to my favorite pile, to be re-read at the earliest convenience. Loved it!

Chemical Bonds by L.M. Somerton
Gay Erotic Romance
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Pride Publishing (May 17, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1786513374
ISBN-13: 978-1786513373
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Even the best-planned experiment can have unpredictable consequences.

Max Allenby loves his job as a chemist with Armacom, developing new protective materials. He harbours a secret crush for the CEO, the stern and distant Blake Winters, which makes dealing with his harridan of a boss, Dr. Ella Preston, bearable.

Blake Winters is a lifestyle Dom. He spotted Max when he first joined Armacom, but has kept his distance from the talented, young scientist. When his Head of Security, who also happens to be Max’s older brother, tells him about Max’s feelings, Blake decides its time to make the pretty young man his.

Blake proposes a dating experiment to Max. For three hours a night over five nights, Max will give Blake his complete submission. Max is conflicted but decides to take the plunge and get a taste of a lifestyle he secretly craves.

Each date night introduces Max to a new level of submission. He loves every minute but is also conflicted—unable to believe a man like Blake wants him as anything more than a temporary plaything.

Blake understands that experiments do not always turn out as expected. He takes steps to convince Max of his feelings and to reassure him that his submissive streak is a strength, not a weakness.

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