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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Thoughts On . . . Cisco's Boy

Cisco's Boy
by A. C. Katt

Indiscreet, book 3
Published By: MLR Press, LLC
Published: Nov 2013
ISBN # 9781106038982
approx 220 pages
genre: romance-male/male, very sexy, HEA

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Book Description:
Master Cisco de Loria wants everything from his new sub Greg Harris, that is everything but love, in fact his contract expressly forbids it.

Dr. Greg Harris finally has the money to buy a submissive membership at Indiscreet, a gay BDSM club. The only thing he wants is to have Dr. Cisco de Loria as his Master. Cisco wants Greg too, but the one thing Greg most wants to give, Cisco refuses to take, Greg's love. Cisco is so sure he doesn't need love that he puts it in as a clause in their contract. If Greg ever mentions love, the contract is terminated. Cisco finds out the hard way that things somehow don't always work out the way you plan.

My Thoughts
(written as I read, crossing fingers there are no spoilers)

I first met Cisco and Greg while reading The Sunset Club series and was delighted to read that four of the characters had their own stories in the Indiscreet series.

I'm totally okay with BDSM stories but I think I've been spoiled by my own research and other writers. This D/s relationship, so far, doesn't feel correct. Several things come up during their first day that should have come during contract negotiations. Things an experienced Dom would have known about - at the very least, the club owner moderating the negotiations should have brought them up.

I love the characters themselves from the other series and their interactions with each other - I have high hopes for this book. Wish me luck!

grr . . .  Barebacking? Really? Is it still the first day? It wasn't even discussed! I'm really not sure about this series. If I didn't know about this couple from the other series that they show up in, I'd be trying to return this book.

back to reading, keeping my fingers crossed.

Getting better but the brand new sub and not quite a Dom qualities are showing through. It appears that Cisco doesn't really want a sub because he's a Dom, he wants a 24/7 (except work) maid/cook/boy-friend that he doesn't have to love. Oh, and total control of all the money. I'm hoping he gets his head out of his ass soon, I'm half way through the book.

Yes, yes, I know that even with a lot of mainstream couples, one partner has more control over the money than the other. My problem is that Cisco doesn't take the time to share with his sub how much money they have so when he buys a new Audi, on day two, the sub only has his own paycheck for reference and he's giving 75% of it to the Dom! How the hell is he (the sub) supposed to afford keep a new car in six months when the contract is up?

sigh, back to reading

Damn, communication is so important. Also add here a wow, that's a LOT of drama for only five days.

back to the book

Oh I was expecting the trouble (you'll be able to spot it too) but, wow, that was over the top! At least Greg gets his happy ever after. And they finally learn to communicate. Not really a spoiler

Final words: This was book 3 of the series but the first I've read. So, will I continue? Yes, I'll get the books that have Brian and Jim in them. Maybe the rest if they stay on sale.

one last edit: I've since read book 6 in the series and the writing/relationship issures flows much better.

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