Monday, October 11, 2010

Gathering Storm


Title: Gathering Storm
Author: Lyn Gala
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publisher URL: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/
ISBN: 978-1-61581-557-9
Genre: {M/M} BDSM/Kink
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Scandalous Minx

Vinnie Bernardi’s past gave him a healthy dose of pain, a dash of regret and a strong infatuation with his incredibly hot instructor. Leaving his wealthy family behind to recreate himself and live the life of a gay submissive was an easy choice. Now if he could just find someone to master him completely before his insecurities lead him down the road of destruction.

Charleston remembers Vinnie. His punishments came in regular intervals when those around them discovered Charleston had an iron fist and could take charge of the younger man. Now that Vinnie’s of legal age, the only thing holding him back from claiming him is Charleston’s complicated past. However, Vinnie’s ability to find trouble makes even Charleston’s careful planning fruitless.

Will Vinnie and Charleston perish before they can finally act on their attraction, or can the duo triumph over those seeking blood, pain, and vengeance?

Gathering Storm explores the life of a sweetly submissive man who enjoys topping from the bottom and a top who refuses to give up control. Charleston is handsome and rugged. He’s secure in his abilities as a man, a leader and a Dominant. Vinnie’s past is filled with false promises and quick goodbyes, causing him to act irrationally. I was hoping that Charleston would finally make Vinnie his sub. Someone needed to leash him before it was too late.

A few supporting characters, RJ the owner of the bar for instance, add the perfect touch to this story. Their presence accented the story rather than deflecting the attention from Charleston and Vinnie. There were moments where I wanted to hand RJ the whip, just to see if she would finally make good on her threat.

I found Lyn Gala’s latest release a wonderful read and recommend it to those looking for an engrossing D/s story.

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