Sunday, March 31, 2013

Something In the Way He Needs

Author: Cardeno C.
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-62380-536-4
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary BDSM Series
Rating: Recommended Read
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

Asher Penaz is a man who likes to be in control, whether professionally in his role as a police captain or personally when he visits the local leather bars. That’s why he can’t understand his sudden attraction to the sweet tempered Daniel Tover, who isn’t into the BDSM scene. Daniel’s spent his entire life moving from one job to another looking for that one special thing or place that would make him feel the call of being ‘home’. He’s never found it but doesn’t stop looking.

Neither can deny their attraction and when Asher invites him home, Daniel can’t do anything but say yes. It takes time to blend two such different lives together but both men are determined to succeed, despite the struggle. They have so much to learn and lose if it goes wrong. If Daniel can learn to trust and Asher can give up control, these two men might just have the chance at the happiness they’ve both been looking for.

Something in the Way He Needs is the first book in the new Family series by Cardeno C. I’m going to make this review short and to the point. It’s good—really good—I hope you’ll take a chance and read it good.

First let’s address the BDSM. Yes, there are aspects of BDSM because Asher comes from that world but the story doesn’t dwell heavily on it. If fact, just the opposite. There’s light spanking and lots of dominant hot sex but I think this is the first book I’ve read where the author writes a convincing story of love and its emotional impact making a Dom change his lifestyle for the man he loves. It’s so realistic I nearly cried later in the book.

I like both Asher and Daniel. They’re pretty complex individuals with well-developed personalities and their pasts play heavily on their present, making each deeply flawed. The plot is nicely constructed with a smooth flow, there’s vivid imagery, good secondary character integration and a few surprises to keep it interesting and the pages turning.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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