Book Reviews

The Dom's Way (Iron Eagle Gym 5) by Sean Michael

Genre Gay / Contemporary / BDSM / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 07-April-2020

Book Blurb

Neal and Way from The Closet Boy are back, only now they’re Dom and sub, and exploring their relationship through the lifestyle. Way is eager to learn everything, and more in love with his master every day. For his part, Neal can’t believe how lucky he is to have found such an innocent but sensual boy.

As they learn what works best for them both, Way has trouble obeying some of the rules Neal imposes. Like the no touching himself rule. Neal wants Way to learn control, but Way, after so long holding back, has trouble not indulging. The two men must work together to find the balance that brings them each the most satisfaction and happiness.

First edition published by Dreamspinner Press, June 2017.

Book Review

The Iron Eagle Gym, with its sub and Dom patrons, is back, and I was really happy to discover that the focus couple is Way, the janitor, and Neal, his new Dom. The previous book in the series was all about their very sweet romance and the beginning of their careful exploration of BDSM. At that point Way was not even comfortable with being gay and out in the open, never mind getting into BDSM – despite his curiosity. Neal introduced him into the BDSM lifestyle very slowly and lovingly, and while it all went pretty well, I was curious about how they’d manage in the longer term. So I was ecstatic to find that this is the focus of ‘The Dom’s Way'.

Way has been rejected by his super-religious family and all his friends and, with nothing but a few clothes and a backpack to his name, he managed to get a job as a janitor in the Iron Eagle Gym. The whole “BDSM thing” still scares him a little, but he is curious too and the exploration of what it means for him and Neal is mostly progressing well. But there are also some serious stumbling blocks for these guys. Way has a lot of catching up to do, and he loves having sex, so Neal asking him to learn control is a lot harder than Way expected.

Neal is an artist earning good money, and Way intrigues him. Neal has been super patient -and still is – but he does want to work out a way for him and Way to relate that includes BDSM concepts like control and punishments when the sub makes a mistake. He really is on new territory with Way, needing to redefine what he wants out of their relationship as much as how much control is enough for him and what might be too much for Way.

If you like stories about making relationships work beyond the first glimmer of romance and the initial stages of falling in love, if the way couples figure out how to incorporate their favorite elements of BDSM into their life interests you, and if you’re looking for a read that is full of tenderness, exploration, and passion, then you will probably love this follow-up novel to ‘The Closet Boy’ as much as I do. I definitely recommend to read that book first to get the full effect of the development, then deepening of Way and Neal’s relationship. It’s a playful and kinky journey of the hottest kind!





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novel, 236 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 13-August-2019
Price $4.99 ebook
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