Title: Submission (Deviations)
Author: Chris Owen and Jodi Payne
Publisher: Torquere Books
Website of Publisher: www.totquerebooks.com
Genre: Contemporary, BDSM
Publication date: February 2006 (Series reviewed)
Publisher’s Rating: Hot
Length: 183 Pages/90500 Words
Tobias is a man who knows his way around a playroom as he is a very skilled Dom. He is also one without a sub and a man not inclined to find one due to things in his past. Alas, Tobias is a man with a friend who knows him all too well and sets him up to meet someone who NEEDS him and if there is one thing he can’t refuse it’s someone in need; especially someone as charming as this one.
Having gone through several Doms and not finding one he’s able to trust, Noah is immediately drawn to Tobias. But there are things, reasons the two must work through in order to find and accept love.
I found this a graphic read of what can be a truly magnificent battle to find not only one’s own center again, but the ability to open one’s self to trust and love another person. This look into a lifestyle that is all too often depicted as depraved, perverted, etc., shows that love, while different, can take many varied forms and as long as it’s fulfilling to those indulging should not be slandered. The sex was often stimulating and the arousal caused by the descriptions causes a curiosity … well, too much info there… it is a thought provoking read.