REVIEWED by Jen B.
TITLE: Turks Cay
AUTHOR: Kirby Crow
LENGTH: 89 Pages
RELEASE DATE: October 31, 2016
What’s it like to be a resident on a tropical island that’s known as THE gay party place to be? For Ethan and Kit – workers in the Cay’s BDSM scene – trying to make a living in the place you call home requires more than just partying.
Enter Vincent; a handsome, mysterious client who turns out to be more than just a player. In just a few weeks, Ethan finds himself falling for the masterful Vincent, but complications arise when Kit turns jealous and throws a wrench into Vincent’s plans to make Ethan his own.
I really liked the premise of this story, even more so as it played out and the dynamics were shown.
Ethan and Kit are bffs with benefits and rent boys who apparently cater to the BDSM clientele on a predominantly gay island resort. It is intimated that they are in the BDSM scene, though Kit seemed a bit surprised when he walked in on Ethan and Vincent, one of Ethan’s newest clients.
Ethan and Vincent see more and more of each other, with Ethan subbing for Vincent. Kit is a bit jealous but is quickly quieted after Vincent pulls him into their sessions. Things are a bit confusing at first, but the rules are quickly set where Ethan/Kit and Vincent are concerned and who is allowed to do what with whom.
Ethan has always been somewhat of a dom to Kit, but he never actually fulfills the role, causing Kit to act out in various ways, though Ethan doesn’t make the connection. Vincent does, however, and makes the call to be the dom Kit needs until Ethan is willing and able. So, this is a precarious threesome, that’s not quite a menage. As Kit pulls away (or is pulled away by Vincent, as his dom and acting in his best interests), Ethan must take a much closer look at things and decide what he truly wants.
There are quite a few misunderstandings in this story, but it moves along at a good clip, skipping time here and there to move things ahead. Unfortunately, I think it leaves out some important elements by doing so. I never really got a feel for the surroundings or the characters which left me with so many questions. So, while I enjoyed what we did get, I felt this would have been so much better if it were a bit more involved, with a little more depth here and there. All in all, it was a nice afternoon quickie.