Reviewed by Dan
TITLE: Grif’s Toy: Tease and Denial Book #1
SERIES: Tease and Denial
AUTHOR: Joseph Lance Tonlet
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 302 Pages
Grif believes he’ll live his life as a virgin. After all, who would want him? How could anyone find him, a guy who came with less than man-sized equipment, worthy of their love?
What he hadn’t counted on were the two amazing men who would change his life. After entering college, he meets Tate, his fun-loving, wealthy roommate. While years later, with Tate now just a memory, Wes, a handsome, rugged ex-marine who runs his own security firm enters his life.
Both men force him to see his value, despite his size and insecurities.
Wow. Within a few pages of starting this book, I was wondering what the hell I had grabbed off our available books list! In the very first scene we’re introduced to Grif and his partner Wes. Wes comes across in that chapter as a cruel Dom forcing Grif to expose his small penis under the table at a very exclusive restaurant. We find out that Grif is only allowed to have an orgasm when Wes gives him permission. Edging carried to an extreme, during which sometimes Wes forces him to go days between orgasms. Unfortunately Grif gets so turned on by some sexually related items that Wes shows him that he has a massive orgasm in the restaurant without permission, for which Wes says there will be consequences.
Before I finished the first chapter, I was well and truly hooked. The book is told through a series of present day sections and flashbacks. As we get to know Grif, we follow his life from junior high to the present. We’re there when Grif discovers that his penis is less than half the size of his classmates in a junior high gym shower. We’re there when he meets his college roommate, Tate. And we’re there when he meets his partner to be, Wes. But not necessarily in that order! We bounce back and forth through time so many times, I’m not sure what came when in the book. And I truly didn’t care. I usually hate flashbacks, but not this time. It worked and I felt the author did a great job of letting us into Grif’s life and the lives of the people who surround him.
I tend to be a little “vanilla” myself, so when I got to the “chocolate” sections, I was at first a little trepidatious. Then I figured out those sections were pretty damn hot. I’m usually a little blasé about the sex scenes in some m/m romance books, but the sex scenes in this book kept my undivided attention.
The author has done a great job with this book. I highly recommend it, and eagerly anticipate the next book in the series, “Wes’ Denial” due in 2015! I’ve already added it to my book request page on Love Bytes so no one else sneaks in and gets it before me on our end! Take my advice. Pick this book up today. You will enjoy it!