"Reporting In," by Vanessa North
Bisexual / Gay (M/M) Romance
An after-hours workplace encounter turns into an exploration of two men’s very compatible kinks
Behind closed doors, in the office and out, Steven and Jake explore their tastes for rough sex, chastity cages, and dominance and submission.
That Jake is Steven’s IRL boss only makes it better.
There’s only one rule between them: no matter how hot their power play gets, it only happens if Steven feels safe. Personally and professionally.
But when what starts as two guys blowing off steam turns into real feelings above the waist, it’s not that simple.
Going public—having a relationship—would mean putting both their jobs on the line.
Holy hamburgers, is it hot in here or is it just me? 🔥
Phew. Okay. Don’t mind me; I’m just a bit… breathless. This week’s read was definitely of the “high heat” variety, and all I can say is… gimme more! Hot dayyyum. Reporting In, by Vanessa North, is part of Carina Press’ delectable Dirty Bits line. They promise not only scintillating sex but also a *happy sigh* style HEA, all presented in bite-sized novellas that you can read in a couple of hours or less.
Ms. North did not fail to provide all of the above and more. Not only was the chemistry off the charts between her two male leads, but the scenes she portrayed were kinky and delicious with a side of sweet and delightful. I adore how she portrays Jake and Steven’s dip and swerve into the unspoken world of BDSM. Neither calls it that, but the power play at hand fits it snugly into that yummy realm. There is a beyond satisfactory level of hot-as-hades kink, while also assuring clear consent and providing a beautiful look at the much-needed aftercare so often overlooked in books about BDSM written by those who don’t understand the lifestyle.
White Jake dominates Steven in the sexiest of ways before and during the act, he morphs into a caring, supportive lover afterward. And the relationship that builds between the two as the pages nearly catch on fire with their lust and scrumptious encounters is utterly divine. For being a novella, I was struck by the development of both the sexual and emotional intimacy between these two characters. It feels real, well-paced, and leaves you rooting for them to have a long and happy future together.
Overall, I was impressed. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys kink, but especially anyone who likes to see BDSM portrayed in a positive, realistic fashion. The book is too short to really touch on the true emotional and mental aspects of the lifestyle, but they’re touched on briefly and accurately.
So, what are you waiting for? Reporting In is available for pre-order or can be purchased for immediate enjoyment on or after its release date, July 30th, 2018!
Until next time,