Aayan Denir knows Garrett Hillier was once a high-powered defense attorney, and—thanks to a leaked photograph—he knows Garrett is sexually submissive, which makes him ideally qualified to defend Aayan’s brother from the charge of murdering his sub. Aayan would do anything to protect Syed, even if he doesn’t understand how Syed could hurt someone he loves. He could never hurt Garrett. He only wants to take care of him—love him, serve him, cherish him. And maybe torture him. Just a little.
Garrett probably shouldn’t be dating his client’s brother. Right? And what’s the use in a confirmed sub dating a guy who doesn’t want to be a Dom anyway? The important thing is to get Syed cleared of the discriminatory murder charge he’s facing. Aayan is a distraction. But for the first time in the three lonely years since Garrett’s husband died, he’s feeling hope, ambition, and desire. Can he give up the pain he craves to find the love he needs?
As Syed’s trial date looms, Aayan and Garrett explore what a BDSM relationship means for them, and what they mean to each other.
Aftercare is a M/M BDSM contemporary romance about Aayan, a Muslim immigrant who’s not sure he can play the Dom role, and Garrett, a submissive attorney who walked away from his life when his husband died. 64,000 words.
This is the first book I have read from Tanya Chris, that being said I will be looking for more to read!
I originally thought this story was more about the aftercare of the submissive then about the issues that can come up when the general public finds out.
I am so excited about the way thus book dragged me in and kept me spellbound during the entire story. Garrett is a man who quit living when his husband died. He quit his high-profile job and went for one that was much less stressful and didn’t really make him work hard.
Aayan is a dominating personality who has been fighting himself most of his life. Yet when Aayan needs the best he tracks down Garrett and the sparks fly. While Garrett is figuring his way through guilt and the ability to open himself up for a new love. Aayan is coming to terms with feelings he has buried for most of his life. The struggle and emotional upset are kept from being overwhelming by the other characters in this story.
This is a story that deals with many parts of BDSM, but also the participants that struggle with any number of prejudice. I am not sure who I liked more, both main characters are exciting and entertaining. The feeling I came away with is one of contentment and hope.