Look, I’ll never stop missing Hal, but this Subs Club my friends started to review suck-ass doms isn’t gonna bring him back or give him justice. For me, it’s just another chance to hang out with my friends, even if they think I’m too dumb to understand the important work we’re supposedly doing.
But maybe I’m not as dumb as they think—at least I know when I’ve got a good thing going. Which is why I just moved in with my dom. Ryan’s awesome possum. He’s really short, never makes me feel stupid, and is up for anything. One word: costumes. Two more words: women’s underwear. We’re all about the lace, no leather.
Except when we do pony play. We first tried it as a joke, but turns out I’m ballin’ at it. Now PetPlayFest is coming up, and I wanna take down the Subs Club’s archrival, Cinnamon the ponygirl, in the horse show.
My friends think I’m spending too much time with Ryan and ignoring my obligations to the group. But since when is friendship an obligation? Ryan’s my first serious relationship, and I want to take it . . . seriously. At some point I need to think about my future, not my past.
I’ll admit that much like his friends, I underestimated Kamen’s intelligence and ability to take things seriously. Manties in a Twist left me with a whole new respect for the man and reinforced the saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” because Kamen’s got it going on. Just because he doesn’t overthink everything or waste time by talking himself out of what he wants – especially when what he wants is a good thing – doesn’t mean he’s a slacker who doesn’t take life seriously. I actually appreciated his philosophy of grabbing hold of a good thing when you recognize it. And he recognized Ryan as being a very good thing for him.
Is moving in with your boyfriend four months after you’ve met moving too fast? It wasn’t for Kamen and as the book progresses I came to realize how true it was. Kamen and Ryan might have only been dating for four months, but Kamen saw it as moving in with his best friend, whom he loved and did “stuff” with. And did those two get up to some rather interesting “stuff” in Manties in a Twist. Of course, you’ve got the manties and I probably would have been horrified by Kamen’s first panty-wearing experience had I not been laughing my butt off at it. The lure of red lace panties proved too much for Kamen to resist and Kamen wearing said red lace panties was even harder for Ryan to resist. Their dress-up role-playing was an accidentally discovered kink that I don’t think either man had considered before, but proved to be rather stimulating for them both. Getting goaded into competing in the PetPlayFest merely stepped up their role-playing and it soon became obvious to the reader that Kamen and Ryan were getting more out of it than just the opportunity to beat Cinnamon at her own game.
Prior to this book, I’ve never seen the allure of pet play. Mind you, all my exposure to it is in reading romances. Yet Kamen’s reactions to it gave me a much better understanding of it, especially for someone like Kamen who thrives on positive reinforcement rather than the punishing aspects of BDSM. I did feel as though Dave was being a dork skillet (LMAO! I’m stealing that phrase) regarding Kamen and Ryan’s relationship and I was glad when Kamen finally called him out on it. I really enjoyed this installment in the Subs Club series and I cannot wait to read Gould’s story – even if they couldn’t remember his first name (hehehe).