Book Reviews

Once a Brat (Kinky Cupid 1) by Kim Dare

Genre Gay / Contemporary / BDSM / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 02-November-2018

Book Blurb

Experienced dominant Marcus has a stalker. On the plus side, the boy who follows him around every time he visits his local leather club is both gorgeous and a self-professed submissive. On the other hand the boy is also inexperienced, bratty and liable to drive Marcus insane within his constant chatter.

Bret fell head over heels with Marcus the moment he saw him. He’s willing to do whatever it takes to get Marcus’s attention and prove his own worth as a submissive. Just because he isn’t a traditional sub, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have a lot to offer a dom who can handle his quirks.

When Marcus gives in and agrees to do a scene with Bret, sparks soon fly. But, will it be a case of once a brat, always a brat? 



First edition published by Riptide Publishing, February 2013.


Book Review

A submissive "stalking" a dominant? Really? I have to admit that idea alone made me curious to read this story. And, with her usual flair for mixing just a little humor with some seriously hot BDSM, Kim Dare managed to pull me in from the very start. Both main characters are just perfect: the sub couldn’t be brattier if he tried, and the Dom is about as dom-y as possible. And yet, somehow they are the perfect fit for each other.

Bret is young, eager to find out more about BDSM, certain he is a sub, and totally inexperienced. He sees Marcus in the Spread Eagle club and decides the man will be his master. Never mind that Bret isn’t like the other subs, he isn’t willing to change himself into someone else. Yes, he is afraid he is too bratty for Marcus, but he persists anyway. I cheered him on. And even though he takes some really risky decisions. He knows he can trust Marcus; lucky for him, Marcus is a good Dom!

Marcus is wonderfully exasperated at Bret's stalking efforts. I think he secretly likes Bret's courage and determination, not that he lets him know that. He ends up curious enough to try a scene – and is impressed. Even though he thinks he doesn’t want a novice, there is something about teaching Bret everything from the ground up that fascinates Marcus, possibly impresses him with how determined Bret is to learn to obey. Maybe he's a little flattered as well. Either way, he ends up giving in and finding he is really attracted to Bret – bratty-ness and all.

These two men are really hot together. They also fall for each other and that adds a level of emotions which makes their scenes even better. Both are slightly unusual, and I think they appreciate that in each other. If you like BDSM stories that will make you smile at least a little, if you enjoy reading about two men who seem to be made for each other, and if you’re looking for a sub (and a Dom) who are anything but run-of-the-mill, then you will probably like this story as much as I did.

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 97 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 01-November-2018
Price $2.99 ebook
Buy Link https://www.amazon.com/Once-Brat-Kinky-Cupid-Book-ebook/dp/B07JMNBW8K