REVIEWED BY CINDY
TITLE: Pushing the Envelope
AUTHOR: Kim Dare
PUBLISHER: Kim Dare
LENGTH: 375 Pages
RELEASE DATE: September 15, 2016
When Scott Evans sends an anonymous invitation to the dominant he’s fantasised about for months, he just hopes that Joe Stuart will be curious enough to turn up at the specified address and do a scene with him.
It never occurs to Scott that Joe will send a note back to him, or that something as simple as writing a letter could evolve into a kinky game that will test both men to the limit.
Orders, pleas, kinks and even love—there’s nothing a letter can’t contain once two hot and passionate guys start Pushing The Envelope.
Please Note: This work was previously published in fourteen short story installments. The existing parts of the story have been tweaked and re-edited, and two entirely new installments have been added. This edition is the first time all the installments have been brought together in e-book form.
Scott and Joe are very interesting characters. When I first started this book I was sure after about 15 pages that I wouldn’t like it. However, I kept reading because I’m stubborn and my opinion changed completely.
I love reading about different aspects of the BDSM lifestyle because I’m always curious about the different things that appeal to people and I find a lot of it very intriguing and arousing.
But I also like there to be some real feelings involved behind the leather and whips and I wasn’t sure I was going to get that in this story.
Scott is the perfect submissive. The only thing he really wants from life is to be able to serve a Dom and so he does the only thing he can think to get the attention of the man he really wants. He sends him an invitation and offers himself up.
When Joe’s curiosity about the invitation gets the best of him, he goes investigating and is more than willing to accept what the submissive wants to give him. Only it takes him a while to realise just how much Scott is willing to give.
The first few scenes between them are hot and incredibly arousing but I was worried that Joe was just using Scott for kicks and I think that was his original intention but Scott’s total submission combined with his innocent sweetness becomes something that Joe is quickly addicted to.
It was interesting to watch as the emotional connection built between the two men in a way that some people will just not understand but that some will find as fascinating as I did.
At first it seems like Scott is giving up so much for so little in return, and it took me a little while to see how much Joe was giving back to Scott.
My only complaint is that I would have liked a few more scenes of them interacting without it being about sex as after a while I find myself skimming the sex parts to get to the emotional parts I love.
I loved the idea of this story and I give the author many kudos for the way she managed to catch my attention and keep me reading even after I was sure I wouldn’t like it.
I like the author’s style and I’m impressed with the editing as well. The dialogue was smart, the world that Kim Dare build suited the character’s to a T and I finished the story wishing I could keep reading about Joe and Scott and the amazing adventures they were going to have in life. Well done!