Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Review: Resistance: Power Play by Cat Grant & Rachel Haimowitz
Author: Rachel Haimowitz & Cat Grant
Give me six months, and I'll give you the world.
Brandon McKinney has scraped and sacrificed for what little in life he’s ever had. Though it’s been fifteen years since he escaped his father’s abuse, the damage remains. Trust seems as far out of reach as his dream of becoming an architect, and though he’s come to accept being gay, he can’t deny the shame and confusion he feels at other urges—the deeply-repressed desire to submit.
Jonathan Watkins is a self-made Silicon Valley billionaire whose ex-wife took half his money and even more of his faith. Comfortable as a Dominant but wary of being hurt again, he resorts to anonymous pickups and occasional six-month contracts with subs seeking only a master, not a lover.
When a sizzling back-alley encounter cues Jonathan in to Brandon’s deep-seated submissive side, he makes the man an offer: Give me six months of your life, and I’ll open your eyes to a whole new world. Brandon doesn’t care about that; all he wants is the three million dollars Jonathan’s offering so he can buy the construction company he works for. But he soon learns that six months on his knees is no easy feat, and shame and pride may keep him from all he ever wanted—and all he never dreamed he had any right to have.
I obtained the above information from Riptide website.
For those of you that know me... and those that don't this is my little statement about short books.... I do not judge short stories on the rush of their relationships, because they are just that - short stories. So, yes the relationships always could have been drawn out more, yea it seems like they fall in love to fast and of course the story could have been made longer... but it is a short story. So with that said.... here is my review...
Also, I will leave you with the warning that this is a m/m book/review. If m/m is not your cup of tea... or if you are not sure this fits in your comfort zone, you will not offend me if you if you just stop by to say Hi!
I was given this book for my honest thoughts about this book... So here goes!
Okay... Where do I start. First let me say that I am not new to the author's from Riptide Publishing house. They all rock... But these two ladies... Wow. This was great. Normally I would put my own thoughts at the end of the review of the book, but this story is so powerful that I feel like I have to tell you now... The reason is because most of you that I know do read m/m... and most of you read bdsm.... But I wanted to give you a warning and I don't mean this is oh no don't read this book.. I want to warn you for those of you that read fluff bdsm... You know spanking, toys, dom/sub... Those stories are hot and awesome and just a bit of the dark side to make you feel naughty.... But this book.. One word can describe this book - INTENSE!
This book will suck you in *no pun intended*, chew you up... and then spit you out to do it all over again. You will see what you think is a dominant man, Brandon, who meets the man of the hour... Or should I say the man of the alley... Brandon sees something in this man that he wants more of... Or does he. Brandon, Bran as he likes to be called, has a past that will shock you to your core. What you will not feel is pity for the man. He has not played the victim of his life. No sir, he wouldn't say that he has made something of himself, but he would say he got there all by himself. But what he gets from this man will forever change his life... The future that Bran sees just might not be the future he gets... Signing on for a deal like the one Bran signs up for might cost him more than his life.....
Jonathan is very intrigued by the man that has captured his eye... He has studied him, investigated him and in a way - stalked him... Like prey. But what Jonathan did not count on was this man possibly capturing his heart. Jonathan is a sadistic dominant man. Pure dominant. There is no give with Jonathan, you get what he wishes to give to you when he wishes to give it to you and if you argue with him... Well, you just might find yourself strapped to St. Andrew's cross being caned... Or much worst. Pain is a pleasure to Jonathan... Something he thinks Brandon craves - secretly of course. But Jonathan wants to bring all of Brandon's demons to the surface so Brandon can break to become the man Jonathan knows is under that facade Brandon hides behind. But in breaking Brandon... Jonathan just might break himself... At what point is enough truly enough...
This was on of my hardest reads only because I personally have never read anything on the darker side of the bdsm world. I was/am a fluff reader and I can admit that. You know what your comfort zone is, you know if you are willing to let someone push you to a limit you never knew was there... This book (if you are not use of the darker side of bdsm) will push you out of your zone. If you are looking for a sweet, spanking romance... Please do not read this book. I am not trying discourage you from reading this, I just do not want you pointing fingers to the authors that you did not like the book because it was not something you would normally read. I want you to.... savor this book. It is a story to stick with you. Hell, it will stick with you. You will think of this book after you finish it... And I was sooo happy to know their story continues in a few months.
This story is excellently told.... Intense, I already said.... Bold, hard, loving, cold, mean, kind and sadistic. The characters are shown to you in a way that you will feel their past, live their present and crave to see their future. This story was compelling in many ways... Ladies, I have to say you two did a wonderful job at delivering us the story of Jonathan and Brandon and I cannot wait for more!!!!