20 Feb '13

A Nix BDSM MM Review – Once a Brat by Kim Dare (5 Stars)

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Experienced dominant Marcus has a stalker. On the plus side, the boy following him around his local leather club is gorgeous and a self-professed submissive. Unfortunately, he’s also inexperienced, bratty, and liable to drive Marcus insane within his incessant chatter and questions. 

Bret Daniels fell head over heels with Marcus the moment he first saw him. He’s willing to do whatever it takes to get Marcus’s attention and prove his worth as a submissive. He might not be a traditional sub, but he knows he has a lot to offer a dom who can handle his quirks. 


When Marcus gives in and agrees to do a scene with Bret, sparks fly. One scene quickly becomes another, and another. But will it be a case of once a brat, always a brat? Bret intends to prove to Marcus that—expectations and experiences aside—he deserves his master’s collar. 


This title is part of the Kinky Cupid universe.

I’ve been a fan of Kim Dare ever since Duck! This MM BDSM Romance is a prequel to the “I Blame Bret” series and it certainly does live up to the standard of the other two. If you like your MM with a BDSM flavour and a bit dose of the “awwww” factor, I highly recommend this author.

Bret has been a major player in both the romance stories of the previous two Doms. Because of this, I already had a picture of him in my head. He is a cheeky, bratty sub with eyes for one Dom; Marcus. In this story, I got a picture of how he successfully stalked and caught the big Dom and it fit perfectly with his role in the elimination of the single status in the other two Dom’s in the club. He made me laugh all the way through but his decision to submit to only one man really brought on the warm and fuzzy feelings for me. It made their bond even stronger in my eyes, their relationship even more precious.

In quite a few of Kim Dare’s books, I find the book is slightly more angled towards the perspective of the submissive. This was the case in this one, which is set more from Bret’s POV, but the story cannot begin without the permission of Marcus to allow the scenes to start. Once he realises that the little stalker has wormed his way inside, he has no choice but to give them a try. I really really enjoyed Marcus’s character. Not many Dom’s would have given such a bratty sub a shot, even laughing along with some of his antics, but he did and the scenes where he Topped him were made all the more hot. How can you resist the submission of a man that submits to no one but you? How do you not fall for that man? Seriously, this book is so cute!

The sex scenes are of course oh so amazing! I was a little perturbed by the lack of negotiation of limits but I assume that, as Bret has absolutely no experience, it was assumed that there would be no limits. There was a safe word as well as limits imposed about how often they could play to keep the over eager newbie safe.  Marcus is a pretty dreamy Dom and the scenes mainly take place within the confines of a club….all of these were positive points! There is D/s and S/M but nothing so shocking that readers new to BDSM would go running. It is all very well done.

Another fabulous short story from Kim Dare which is also a fantastic edition to the series. Watching this very bratty sub take down the Dom of his dreams is a lovely way to spend a couple of hours and I highly recommend it. Oh, and it’s the start to the series…..no others need to be read first!


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