Review Post – Learning the Ropes by Kim Dare (3.5 Stars)

Posted April 18, 2017 by Nix in review / 0 Comments

Learning the Ropes by Kim Dare
Series: Sex Sells #3
Published by Resplendence Publishing, LLC on 2012-05-23
Genres: BDSM, Male-Male
Pages: 97
Format: eBook

Working for a company whose slogan is 'Sex sells and we’re very good at sex' isn't easy for a man with an apparently inexhaustible ability to blush. Things only get more embarrassing for Floyd when he's sent to construct an advertising campaign for a BDSM club.

As if that wasn’t bad enough, the owner of the club is Peter Ingram, the silent partner in SKIN designs, which technically makes him Floyd's boss. If he screws this up, Floyd's going to be looking for a new job. His only option is to set aside his embarrassment and throw himself into learning everything there is to know about leather.

But when Peter agrees to teach Floyd what submission really means, suddenly it's not only his job that's at risk.

FTC : I bought this book  … 🙂

Book-Shelf Hash-Tags :  #BDSM #MM #Inthecloset #Sexclub #Smexy

Quick Scores :

  • Plot – 3.5/5
  • Meet-Cute – 4/5
  • Romance – 4/5
  • Sexy Times – 4/5
  • Characters – 3.5/5
  • Chance of a re-read? – High! At 90-something pages for a good, solid read, I see this being a good reread!

What I liked

I love the premise of this book. Floyd was comfortable with his sexuality but boy was he not comfortable with his submissive side. He agrees to being “shown the ropes” only because it’s the only way to save his chances at getting a much needed advertising deal but, once he starts on his journey, he finds it hard to stop.

Jack was the highlight of this book for me. I really really enjoyed his acceptance of his needs and his complete refusal to be less for anyone else. He made sure at every step of the way that Floyd had a choice, that Floyd was OK and that his needs were met but he did it without sacrificing himself.  The way he showed Floyd the ropes was very well written *fans*…

What I didn’t Like

Floyd was a bit of a pain in the ass at some points. I’ve read the “can’t accept my true nature” story-line before and it isn’t my favorite to be honest. He kept taking one step forward and then two leaps back; I could deal with his own self-doubt but I really didn’t enjoy the way he put Jack through the ringer by doing it. I knew this going in but the rest of the premise was enough to keep me going (the showing the ropes bit …. not the rest). The conflict resolution was possibly not my favourite but I can’t really explain why without dropping a massive clanger!

Overall, this was a really good read. I love Kim Dare and this was no exception. I will pick up the rest of the series.




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