4 STARS: "Being famous isn't all that it is cracked up to be. So many people believe it's their bloody right to know every personal detail about celebrities. When did this happen? This is an invasive and abhorrent practice. Nick, aka action-hero Trevor Nichols, is constantly under media scrutiny. His rise to fame came to him as a surprise. Whilst he enjoys the money which comes with the fame, the sacrifice of his privacy is rough. Especially since Nick is portrayed as an alpha man saving the day when what he really wants is to be a submissive man taking order in the bedroom. Ms. Dalton once again highlights the issues with being in the lifestyle. In this story, three people are all negatively impacted when associated with the BDSM lifestyle. It infuriates and pains me because I'm in the same position. I can relate to Lucas and Leigh who work for conservative companies. This morality clause most companies have either formally or informally always penalizes those who are outliers. Those who don't follow social norms, keep their private lives private and still companies feel it is fine to dictate a person's personal life choices. Perhaps one day, the States will not be so hung up on sexual orientation, practices and desires. Unfortunately, for now, Lucas and Leigh feel the sharp thrust of public disapproval when they are outed as possible kinky people. The realism in how Lucas and Leigh lose their jobs and are shunned is terrifying for those in similar situations. The need for secrecy is captured so well. What is also captured so well is the BDSM in this story. It is to be expected as Ms. Dalton is in the lifestyle. This ménage combination is complicated. Nick is bisexual and willing to submit to Lucas. Lucas is gay yet he enjoys sexual intimacy with Leigh. Leigh loves Lucas and knows she is not his One. When it comes to rules in relationships, a reader can count on Ms. Dalton to break all of them. This is a reoccurring theme with this series. Lovers don't strictly adhere to the commonly accepted rules for BDSM or sexual composition. I like this about Ms. Dalton. I like it because it shows that the world is not black and white. Instead, people can do what makes it right for them. I like how she showcases this because the underlying message is - if it works for you, it's all good. And when it comes down to it, isn't this how it should be? Nick, Leigh and Lucas are not harming anyone. They are enjoying what comes naturally to them. The dynamic between Nick, Leigh and Lucas is arousing. The sex between them when they finally get it going is hawt. The flogging and submission of Nick is erotic and not to be missed. The sexual chemistry between the threesome is smooth and sweet. The vivid descriptions allow a reader to be a quiet voyeur, reveling in the sexual heat generated by this triad. It's nice to see that it is a mmf instead of a mfm. This allows for a stronger bond and when it breaks for a bit, the pain of it is more poignant. Ms. Dalton writes some of the easiest BDSM scenes to visualize and vicariously experience. The Suncoast Society comes together again as a community to help Leigh and Lucas. This is yet another part to the series which makes me happy. I love how friends come to the aid of one another. This kind of bond is hard to come by and every time I read about it, it gives me a warm fuzzy feeling. This is why I'm addicted to the series and will read every single story. Recommended to kinky readers who enjoy ménages and complicated relationships." -- BookAddict, The Romance Reviews
After two hours, Nick had witnessed several scenes, mostly with male Doms topping female submissives, but Landry topped Cris and Abbey topped Gilo.
His heart especially raced as he watched those scenes, his imagination fired up and ready to play.
As was his cock, even though he knew tonight would not be about sexual play.
It was Lucas who finally came close to broaching the subject. “Well, what do you think so far?”
Nick eagerly nodded. “So far, this is way better than my imagination.”
“Talk to us and tell us what’s going through your mind right now.”
“That I don’t want to breach protocol and ask to play too soon, but I’d really like to try something.”
“Okay,” Lucas said. “That’s a good start. I go out of my way not to pressure a newbie. I’d prefer a newbie ask me to play, rather than me asking them to play and they feel they can’t say no.”
“I want to play,” Nick said.
Lucas smiled. “I’m getting that feeling.”
“I want to play with him, too, Sir,” Leigh asked, playfully wheedling.
Nick smiled. “I’m fine with that, too.”
“Serious discussion,” Lucas said. “No is always perfectly acceptable. Are you really okay with her helping me co-Top you? Because it won’t hurt her or my feelings if you say no.”
“I’m good with it. As long as it’s just the two of you and no one else.” He was already taking a huge risk as it was. He didn’t want to extend the personal contact any more than he already had.
“It would only be us.” He looked around. “There’s a cross in the far corner that looks like it’s vacant. It’s a little more secluded over there. How’s that sound?”
Lucas retrieved his bag and tube and led the way. “I won’t be restraining you tonight,” Lucas said. “The first time I play with someone, unless they’re an experienced player with their own cuffs, I prefer to leave them unrestrained.”
“Because some people don’t realize they’re claustrophobic like that. New sensations, vulnerability, and being restrained can trigger a panic attack in someone. This way, you know you’re always free to stand up and stop things with no worries about anything going too far.”
That made sense. “Okay.” Even more, he was coming to respect Lucas and Leigh for their caution and level-headedness.
He opened up his bag and cane tube and started laying implements out, showing them to Nick, getting his opinion on them.
When Lucas pulled a couple of items to the side, Nick asked why. One of them was a flexible, rubber baton.
Lucas handed it to him. “Smack yourself in the thigh with it. Gently.”
He did, and winced. “Ow.” He handed it back to Lucas and rubbed the spot on his leg, He really hadn’t thought he’d used much force.
Leigh giggled. “That’s one of my favorites,” she said. “Leaves nice big bruises on my ass and thighs.”
“That’s another point,” Lucas said. “Are you concerned about marks?”
“Ass, thighs, shoulders, back of your arms.”
“Oh. Not my face or anything?”
Lucas smiled. “No.”
“Sure. That’s fine.” He had plenty of time to heal up from anything before he’d have to film and be measured head to toe by a wardrobe assistant for costumes.
“I can go light and easy this time, if you’d prefer.”
“No, go ahead and play how you normally would.”
Leigh snorted. “Yeah, that’s not going to happen tonight.”
“I play heavy,” Lucas said, “when I know the person I’m playing with is experienced and used to it. Tonight will be a trial, to give you exposure to things, see how you tolerate them, what you like, what you don’t, all of that.”
Nick fingered one of the floggers Lucas had laid out. “I always thought these were supposed to be really harsh. This feels like soft suede.”
“It is soft suede. That’s a mop flogger. It’s a warm-up and step-down implement. There are harsh floggers, but I don’t have too many of those. If I’m going to go after someone, I prefer a cane or a paddle.”
“Yes, he does,” Leigh agreed with a smile.
After covering a few more points, it was time. “You can strip all the way, if you want, or leave your underwear on. But I might have to pull the back down from time to time to check your skin condition to make sure I’m not doing damage.”
“No, I’m okay with full nude.” Leigh handed him a towel she’d retrieved from a rack of them the club provided and showed him how to lay it over the center of the X the cross formed.
Lucas showed him where to hold on. “Easy safewords. Green, yellow, red. If I ask for a color, that’s what I want. I’d rather you say red if you aren’t sure about something rather than just saying yellow or trying to tough it out. Okay?”
Lucas smiled. “We play together a lot, I’m going to make you call me Sir.”
Nick grinned, hoping they couldn’t see the way his cock was throbbing from the way he stood against the cross. “Yes, Sir.”
When they got to the room, it was perfect, a small living room area with a couch, and then the king-sized bed in the bedroom.
“Do you want me to strip, Sir?” Leigh eagerly asked.
“Nope. Not yet.” He pulled his iPod and small, portable speakers out of the bag and set them up, tuning it to a favorite playlist for scening. Music filled the room. Then he set about getting everything else ready for their playtime.
It wasn’t too long before there was a knock on the door. Lucas glanced out the viewfinder before opening it for Nick. He reached out, hooked a finger in the neck of the man’s shirt, and pulled him into the room. Then he shut and locked the door, flipping the security bar shut, and then sticking a wad of rolled up toilet paper into the view finder hole.
“Now we have full privacy,” Lucas said. He reached out and took the backpack Nick carried. Then he snapped his fingers and pointed at the floor.
Nick needed no coaching, he dropped to his knees immediately.
“Girl,” Lucas said.
She hurried over. “Yes, Sir?”
He snapped again and pointed at the floor.
She followed suit, waiting.
Lucas set the backpack on the couch and opened it, chucking when he found the butt plug. “Well, hello, friend,” he said, setting the rather large toy on the coffee table. It wasn’t the largest he’d seen, but its size meant if Nick had no trouble taking that toy, he wouldn’t have any problems taking his cock up his ass. The blood test paperwork was there, too. Lucas was relieved to see yes, Nick was neg across the board.
He returned the paperwork to the bag before walking over to where they knelt on the floor.
“Okay, pets,” Lucas said. “Does anyone have any questions or objections or hard limits to speak up about before we get started? As Leigh knows, you can always safeword.”
“No, Sir,” they said in unison.
“Wow, stereo. I love it. Okay, stand up and strip each other. Feel free to take your time and kiss and feel each other up while you do.” He settled on the sofa, his cock straining against the front of his jeans as he watched the two of them start undressing each other. It took Nick far less time, because all Leigh had on was her sundress and shoes.
Panties were a privilege, not a right, on the weekends.
She easily parted him from his shirt. Lucas watched as Nick kissed her, the way her body relaxed against his as she tried to fumble his belt open as he cupped her breasts in his hands.
“Oh, pinch her nipples,” Lucas gleefully said. “She loves that.”
He did, drawing a loud moan from her.
“Yep, just like that,” Lucas said.
Nick kicked off his shoes as she finally got his jeans open and tried shoving them down his hips. Lucas reached down and squeezed his own cock through his jeans, loving the show he was getting from the two of them. It wasn’t just sheer voyeurism on his part. He wanted to watch the two of them together for a few minutes, to make sure neither of them showed any reluctance or second thoughts.
Nope. Not the way they were locking tonsils. They both seemed to be all in.
Getting Nick’s jeans down to his ankles, he finally kicked them off, and she started working on his briefs. When she got them down, his cock sprang free. At least nine solid, thick, cut inches.
“Holy shit, buddy,” Lucas said. “That’s a nice cock.” He hoped Nick could get it up at least three times. He wanted to watch Leigh sucking him off, wanted to have it deep inside her ass while he fucked her pussy…and he wanted to tie the man up and ride him himself, see what that meat felt like tightly fisted in his own ass while Leigh rode Nick’s face. He’d have her suck him off at the same time.
“Thank you, Sir,” Nick gasped.
Leigh’s fingers wrapped around Nick’s shaft. “Careful, sweetheart,” Lucas said. “Don’t jerk him off. That’ll be a paddling and no orgasms for you if you do.”
She moaned, the sound muffled by Nick’s mouth on hers, but her hand fell still.
“Good girl.” He stood and walked over. “Okay. Time for you two to get me naked.”
They almost reluctantly broke apart and turned to him, four hands working to quickly part him from his clothes. When he was naked, he snapped his fingers and pointed at the floor again. They both dropped to their knees on the carpet.
He reached down and grabbed the backs of their heads, pressing them together so their mouths were on either side of his cock. Two tongues started flicking at his shaft as he slowly fucked himself between them, not letting either of them wrap their lips around the tip and take it all the way down.
After a few minutes and seeing that Nick was eagerly into this, he decided to press further. “There’s your very first cock, Nick,” he hoarsely said. “Leigh’s going to show you how a good pet takes a cock. Then I’ll let you do it.” He pulled Nick back and then plunged his cock deep between Leigh’s lips, her nose pressed against his belly. “See how good she is?” he hoarsely said. “Took her a while to get to that point. I expect you’ll probably gag a little, at least.”
Lucas eased back, tightening his grip on her hair when she tried to bob her head up and down on his shaft. “I’m driving, my little slut,” he warned her. “You hold still.” She whimpered, but obeyed.
He slowly started fucking her mouth, his eyes locked on hers as she looked up at him. “See how she keeps her eyes open and watches me?” Lucas said. “That’s what I want you to do. I want to see the look in those gorgeous blue eyes when you take my cock for the first time. Understand?”
“Yes, Sir,” Nick said, his voice sounding thick with need and subspace.
Not surprising, because he already knew Leigh was there.
He slowly withdrew his cock from her mouth and turned. “Open,” he said to Nick.
He did, without hesitation.
Lucas kept his hand on the back of Nick’s head, but this time, he didn’t push. “If you want this cock, then take it. Show me you want it.”