Exchange
(Power #1)

Author

Bailey Bradford

Genre

Contemporary

Publisher

Pride Publishing

Release Date

November 21st, 2017

ISBN/ASIN

9781786516251

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What’s a sub to do when the Dom he wants looks dejected? Hank’s about to find out when he works up the nerve to approach Master Thomas.

Hank has watched and wanted Master Thomas for a long time. When Master Thomas’ sub leaves him looking dejected, Hank wants to take a chance. Fear holds him back until his friend prompts him to take action and be more forward than he’s ever been before.

Thomas isn’t broken-hearted, but his pride sure took a hit. He’s sitting in the club, doubting himself, as his ex-sub is acting more like a Dom than not.

Then a sub wearing white leather approaches Thomas with some goading from a friend. Thomas has noticed Hank before, but the timing was never right for them to connect—until now.

With one daring move by a sub who knows Doms are only human, the future suddenly looks brighter than Thomas had hoped it could be.

Publisher's Note: This book was previously released elsewhere. It has been revised and reedited for release with Pride Publishing.

3.5

Good

Book Cover

  • Headless torsos and/or exposed abs – how original

Engagement

  • Too brief to put down

Likes

  • Hank is a different kind of sub from what seems to be the norm; he wants to be appreciated for his submission, not humiliated*
  • How Hank is an assertive sub who happily thinks for himself; no doormat here

Character Depth

  • Ankle deep

Mood Upon Completion

  • Happy

Grammar

  • Very few/no typos

Sex Scenes

  • Decently hot
  • Decently sweet

Dislikes

  • Kelly - why play at being a sub? It just means that he's not going to get what he needs out of the relationship, and he's doing himself and everyone else a disservice
  • There isn't much backstory outside of the club; yes, it's a short story - but there's no mention of family or even friends outside of the club
  • If Thomas' job is mentioned, it's forgettable

Emotional Depth

  • Weakly emotional

Content Warnings

  • BDSM (namely, D/s - main, two, past/present/future)
  • Kink (namely, spanking, flogging - main, two, present)

* Unfortunately, Hank’s type of sub is rare, which means his dom is just as much so. I do wonder why subs think that doms don’t have feelings – maybe that’s part of their fantasy? Anyway, it’s just a big stereotype. Something that seems difficult for both doms and subs to understand is that not everyone wants to humiliate or degrade a sub all day long, so I don’t know when that became the standard or why, aside from it being spank bank material.

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