- File Size: 6747 KB
- Print Length: 283 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Scorpius Rising, LLC (July 8, 2019)
- Publication Date: July 8, 2019
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07V49CYQ1
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,916 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Daddy Linc and boy Wyatt both struggle with life and the effect past events still affects them, Linc being a veteran and Wyatt a survivor of neglect and abuse, still under the thumb of a horrid father.
I felt for them both and their desperate need for each other, to feel grounded and cared for. Though there is plenty of steaming sex in this book, it serves a purpose.
Wyatt's need to self-destruct have sent him spiralling, and as Linc makes every attempt to keep his boy safe, Wyatt latches on to sex as a way to keep the thoughts at bay and to feel loved the only way he knows.
The true hero of this book, the one I love beyond doubt is Charlie. She is the best friend we all could use and her love for Wyatt was without boundaries. A clever mind and a mouth that had no filter. Glorious.
There’s a lot of trigger warnings in this story, so if cutting, suicide attempts, PTSD, destructive impulses and depression are hard lines for you, I suggest this book isn’t it for you. However, if you can push through as the MCs go through the harrowing experiences of their lives, their strength and how they come through the other side is worth it.
It’s a beautiful love story. But it’s also a beautiful story about growth, healing and freeing ourselves of the cages we put ourselves in (sometimes without consciously choosing to).
Oh, as for the sexy times, it’s written very steamy! And very tasteful. And again, there’s a journey of healing in there too.
So yeah, 5-star read for a new-to-me author and I’m going to grab the next book in the series.
There’s two ways of reading this book. You can go the superficial route and focus on all the nakey while reveling in the dramatics that is Wyatt’s crappy situation. Or you can choose to appreciate it as the portrayal of a traumatized and abused individual that copes with his pain in an unusual way. I did the latter.
So, this is a Daddy-kink story. And I quite literally cringe every time I read the word daddy in a sexual context . And yet I liked this book. A lot. I tried to ignore the D-word whenever it occured, and in doing so I could fully appreciate Wyatt’s and Linc’s dynamics. Because all other aspects of their relationship just gave me the warm fuzzies. The way Linc cares for Wyatt in every way, trying to protect him. Both from himself and from his father. It’s beyond loving.
I also liked how, despite all of the shenanigans in this read, it wasn’t just gratuitous sex. It was a way for Wyatt to cope. For Linc to get Wyatt out of his own head, to give him some sense of peace in a life that’s threatening to spiral out of control. I thought that was a an interesting justification for the amount of d*cking going on.
There was a lot to work through in this story. All of Wyatt’s past and on-going trauma was exhausting to process, but I think James handled it pretty good. The main focus wasn’t on the past, instead it was on how it all effected Wyatt in the here and now. And how Linc was there trying to help him through it. I really liked that the story didn’t offer excessive details about the abuse Wyatt suffered. It was horrible enough, the glimpses that were shown.
Something that I thought was completely unnecessary was Linc’s PTSD. It was just too much for this short read. It already contained soooo many different angles, adding PTSD on top of that just felt excessive. Especially since it was hardly addressed at all in the story, and apart from Linc’s very first nightmare, it didn’t add anything to the storyline.
To summarize, this is a great story though emotionally exhausting, so it’s well worth reading if you can handle a vicious father, all kinds of abuse (including sexual) and self-harm bordering on attempted suicide. There’s so many triggers in this read it’s crazy.
What I can’t decide on though is the realism of a story like this, I’m not an American. But I have such a hard time envisioning such intense bigotry and hate being an actual thing this day in age. However, I do know there is conversion therapy still in use. How that can possibly be legal is beyond me, but then I look at the current POTUS and if that can happen, maybe the story in this book isn’t so far-fetched after all.
It’s a really well written story, Wyatt and Linc are very well defined characters – Wyatt a bratty ‘boy’ and Linc, a stern ‘Daddy’. Linc was exactly what Wyatt needed – someone to make him feel good about himself and his needs.
For those who love this kink, you’re in for a treat; neither are my jam. However, I enjoyed the really good writing, the development of the characters and I understood why Wyatt was ‘bratty’ – (neglected by the people that were supposed to love him will do that to you).
Anyway, while this book was not for me, it is a very good book
Top international reviews
This has easily become one of my favourite Daddy/Boy books to date and I am seriously wanting to read it again already.
Love, understanding and acceptance? Check.
Hot and steamy sexy times? Check, and so much more, this is one story you will want to read.