Publisher: Forbidden Fiction.com
Length: 58,000 Words
Tags: Historical Erotic Romance Caning, Bondage
Thanks to Nick Kinsley for giving me a copy to read.
Novel (58,000 words)
Genre(s): Historical, Gay, Romance, BDSM
Edward Taylor is a man torn between his honourable façade and his forbidden carnal desires. Outwardly a proper Victorian family man, Edward secretly craves pain and lusts after men. Isaac Sinclair is a struggling writer forced by poverty to supplement his income with less savory pursuits, including discreetly inflicting “professional punishments” upon wealthy gentlemen. When Edward catches Isaac in an act of petty theft, the chance meeting seems to offer an ideal opportunity for both men. Neither man, however, is prepared for the escalation of social and personal risk occasioned by falling in love. (M/M – For content labels and excerpt, see details on publisher’s site.)
I don’t read historical romance-erotic books normally. They aren’t me. I’m not gonna suddenly become an historical erotica or romance reader but this writer can write a good story. The book’s erotic without tons of sex but there’s enough for me and it’s got a good story. It’s set during Victorian times and I reckon that it must have been pretty hard having sex with guys then. Finding someone to cane you or tie you up and cause you pain must have been extra hard. Edward likes to be caned and humiliated and he likes men but he’s married. When he sees Isaac the first time stealing bread he finds out he can get Isaac to give him what he wants for money. It suits Isaac who wants to be a writer but can’t get work writing. Isaac sells his service to guys just like Edward. And it suits Edward because Isaac gets into dominating Edward just how he wants it.
Edward keeps telling himself that he won’t go back to Isaac because he’s married and if he gets busted he’ll go to jail. He will lose his business and his son will have no dad. Edward is wealthy and Isaac isn’t and it kinda made it easier and harder. Easier because no one knew him in Edward’s group and harder because he isn’t in Edward’s group.
For people who have a moral issue about people cheating you have to know it does happen and it does happen with closeted men. Edward had to marry a woman but he can’t get off with her. Not fair for anyone but it was what it was. Edward’s not the first gay man who’s married to a woman and fucking a guy on the side. It still happens. If you’re gay you know someone who does it or has done it. I could totally get that it would happen a lot at the time this book was set in. Anyway, Edward likes the pain and humiliation that Isaac gives him and Isaac is good at dominating him.
Edward didn’t know what the consequences would be, but he pulled back far enough for Isaac to slip out. He had to get some air, had to give his jaw a rest-
A hard slap to his cheek had Edward’s ear’s ringing and his face vibrating with pain.
He wanted this; he wanted to be used and hurt, and his throbbing erection was only more evidence of that.
“Close. Your. Fucking. Eyes”
Edward closed his eyes, eager to be good again. The hand in his hair moved down to wrench his jaw open and Isaac’s cock was shoved back inside.
Edward’s eyes leaked, first one, then two drops of water sliding down his stinging cheeks.
And there’s the kink factor happening.
Still, Edward felt as though he’d misbehaved. He felt sorry for how he’d fallen short of expectations, and thus tried to make himself appear more desperate, in need of Isaac’s masterful guidance. Show me how to be a good boy, he thought in a wave of lust.
The firm, thin rod caressing the cheeks of his arse now, giving him an idea of what was to be used on him, was undoubtedly a cane.
Edward arched his spine, raising his backside eagerly
Isaac didn’t disappoint. There was no longer any holding back. Edward heard the soft whistle as the cane sliced through the air, and took the slim second before it came into contact with his skin to ready himself. Paths of pain spread warmly along his buttocks and thighs before long, and Edward found himself moaning from the pleasure of it.
If you like some bondage and some caning but not too much of either then you’ll find this warming you from the groin up.
Normally Isaac doesn’t bugger people or get buggered but he loves Edward and for him he’ll do it. Don’t you love the word buggered? Doesn’t it kinda add that polite British bad boy vibe to it all? Come here and let me bugger you senseless, babe.
This book is not just erotic writing there is a story and history and emotions. If you like story with your caning and buggering kink you’ll be good. Edward feels guilt and worry and shame about wanting men and loving Isaac. Isaac was down with it more but still had issues because Edward had a wife and kid. I liked the guys and understood where they were coming from. It made me think what it would’ve been like for me to live back in those times. I didn’t think that it could have a happy ending but it has a good one. I didn’t see it coming. I’m also adding that Edward’s wife was pretty cool. I don’t suppose I should say much more about that. Because this is not a book I would normally pick to read and I really liked it anyway, I’ll be reading more by Nick Kinsley. I hope he has a long writing career. I hate star ratings but I say 4 Stars and that is probably because I am not so much a history reader, so it could even be 5 stars for someone who is. I say read it to my Cocky faithful who might normally say they don’t read historical gay romance. As a mate of mine always says, get it into you!