[L] The Boy Who Belonged
Derek Fields has his hands full taking Santa photos, bird-sitting his sister’s foul-mouthed macaw, and helping Lane prepare for a television interview neither of them wants him to do. As he eases Lane through his anxiety, he worries that Lane sees him as a caretaker rather than a boyfriend, and that their age difference really does matter. He and Lane compensate for the stress in their lives by taking their D/s relationship to new levels--a relationship that Lane’s mother insists he should be ashamed of.
As Christmas draws nearer, the pressure builds. Pushy elves. Snarky subs. A bad fight. A parrot in peril. How the hell is Derek going to give Lane a perfect Christmas when the Moredock legacy threatens to pull them apart before the new year?
approx 64,000 words
- Headless torsos and/or exposed abs - how original
- A fair portrayal of D/s
- The best sounding scene I've read so far
Mood Upon Completion
- Plasma hot
- Aside from the 2 minor likes, almost a DNF
- This book could have been 40% shorter if Lane had just said no to his mother*
- Hardcore BDSM (namely, sounding)
*He felt he “had” to do what she demanded because she was family, yet he calls her by her first name because they aren’t close. She also had no problem with making him a scapegoat and nearly sending him to prison. That should have given him LESS of an incentive to do anything for her ever.
When he finally stopped whining and realized he didn’t want to help, the interview was done. The book ends before it airs I think (I skipped parts near the end), but ostensibly people will remember him, see that he’s still seemingly in cahoots with his parents, make his life hell again…and he’ll just have to deal with it. I disagree; he could have contacted the lawyer to see if he could get his own news exclusive and explained himself properly. Certainly wouldn’t have made him look any worse.
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