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Firm Hand (Perfect Hands Book 1) Kindle Edition
|Length: 312 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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- File Size : 1427 KB
- Publication Date : May 16, 2019
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 312 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B07S2FSX6K
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #22,965 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Story aside, since that is mainly due to my bias, the exposition is what made it truly boring for me. I expected more from such a popular author.
And let me explain why I'm so upset about the story even though the story is fairly good:
1. The cover and title allude to high heat. I expected 4 of 5 flames.
2. The teasers and promo text and images alluded to high heat, too.
3. The teasers and promo text and images also made it sound like the Daddy part was front and center, but it didn't happen until 82% into the story.
It really makes me feel like I was lied to.
I don't NEED sex. I've read stories without sex at all and loved them to bits. But if you're going to make your title and cover imply "4/5 flames" and your teasers imply "Hot hot hot" and say "Daddy, daddy daddy" I had better get "Daddy" before 82% , sex before chapter 19/25, and sex scenes that are hotter than a 2-flame.
This was not the best way for me to be introduced to this author. I'm disappointed.
When you read the blurb, you can see that this is a love story of a younger Dom and an older sub. Nora adds another twist in that the Dom is the son of the sub's best friend and that is dealt with lovingly in the story. There is so much depth to this story that I don't want to give too much away. Some of the topics are: the older sub/younger Dom already mentioned, the long-term relationship of each to the other, long time secret love of one person for another, grief and how it is handled by everyone in the story, the reality of getting older and how the body deals from injury and even mother/son relationships between the Dom and his mom. This is a slow burn romance but when they get going, they do get going, so you aren't going to miss anything with the slow...
So, Miss Nora, when will we be hearing Master Ford's story? And maybe Daddy Brendan and boy Rae? When they speak to you, I'd love to listen!
The relationship between Rhys & Cornell built at a pace I felt comfortable with, for being set in a country where 2 weeks off work is seen as a massive sacrifice I had only minor quibbles until just past the halfway point when I started getting irritated with some details. After that the story cycled up and down for me for a while. It mostly settled out by the end so I’m going with 4 stars but 3 was on the table. I’m still concerned that Cornell’s social life is overly restricted, even though this is somewhat addressed. I’m annoyed at Cornell for not throwing his sister, or her kids, some more inheritance money, especially after multiple mentions of Jonas’s charity and his assurance that people will spend their windfalls on what they choose & that’s ok. You don’t have to be close to offer some fairness.
The kink and details were there, on page, as expected, and built steadily. The physical was a little less extreme and the emotional a little more extreme than I perhaps expected. I liked that the focus was on caretaking and D/s rather than being focused on causing pain. The author might gave even been a little too reverent about D/s for my taste, which is new. Probably the most interesting part was all of Cornell’s surprise triggers and how they dealt with them.
Rhys and Cornell are that kind of couple, a new dom and a sub that wants nothing but give every part of his life to someone he trusts.
And while I understood Rhys's eagerness to move forward, having loved the man for six or so years, and Cornell's desperation to find someone that wanted him. I still found it odd he fell so hard so quickly. To submit so quickly to a powerful dom I understand, the love. A bit less.
Some of their interactions made me smile instantly, the way Rhys takes care of his boy and the way Cornell flew under their scenes.
I can't put my finger on what I felt the story lacked, to feel more intimacy between them perhaps. I think I needed the raw emotions that Cornell showed in his breakdown, to be shown in Rhys too.
He seemed a bit too composed and it distanced him from me as a reader.
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But all seriousness this is a fabulously written book, that has brought two characters together and show us, the readers the full range of emotions when it comes to grief, and love. Yes this is a book with BDSM themes and practices with Daddy kink, younger daddy and older boy, which is why I found it to be such a compelling read. One I have no doubt I will return to time and again.
Die Trauer um den Verlust der von beiden geliebten Person, ob als Vaterfigur oder Freund, ist sanft mit der Liebesbeziehung verwunden. Ein junger Dom und älterer Sub findet man nicht häufig zu lesen. Schön wenn einem klar gemacht wird das Altersunterschiede keine Hindernisse sein müssen. Es ist der Autorin ebenfalls gut gelungen leichte DS Elemente (spanking, come denial...) einfließen zu lassen die den Übergang zu der wahren beziehungsform zwischen Cornell und Rhys fließend ermöglichen.