The Dom Around The Corner (Escape #1) by Christine d’Abo

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Simon is jaded. His bookstore is failing, his personal life is nonexistent, and he’s tired of the local scene. He’s desperate for a change, and hopes to find it at Escape, the hot new BDSM club in town.

What he finds there is Gavin. One look at the sexy submissive is all he needs to know that his trip to Escape was the right decision. And their night of no-holds-barred kinky sex feels like only the beginning . . . until his promising new sub vanishes with the dawn.

Then Gavin walks through the door of Simon’s bookstore—for business, not pleasure. To both of their surprise, he’s the consultant Simon hired to help save the store. As they work together, Simon realizes that he might have another shot at happiness, if only he can convince Gavin that he’s worth sticking around for.

Publisher’s note: This title is a heavily revised re-issue of a prior story, Commanding Acquisitions, originally released in 2010. addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16 Listening to Andrea LeeTAG

This quick less than 100 page novella happens over a period of time, which helped with over all story, failing business sub actually being the one to help save business. Both sub and Dom figuring out their feelings and getting over past relationships and heartaches etc. All very good.

My problem was, I never felt a connection to the whiny Dom from the get go. I got that his biz is sinking, and his personal life is being effected partly because of that. And I know D’s are people too, and can have bad days, but enough of the pity party. Be the Alpha you’re supposed to be.

I also wasn’t in love w/Gavin.  Away from the BDSM community for three yrs, jumps in hardcore one night, doesn’t stick around.. Shows up of course as the savior of the failing biz.  However, I did like that he could change hats and be business man he needed to be. For a time at least.

These two together, just not enough, talking time, hanging out getting to know each other, something. Just didn’t work.

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