REVIEWED by CAROLINE
TITLE: Role Play
SERIES: Play #1
AUTHOR: Morticia Knight
PUBLISHER: Knight Ever After Publishing
LENGTH: 94 Pages
RELEASE DATE: June 2, 2016
Some like it rough…
Hollywood photographer, Terry Patterson, loves his job. But when it comes to romance, there is none – at least not anymore. Ever since producer, Phil Watts, abruptly left for a high-paying job in Toronto, Terry’s been determined to move on with his life. After all, they’d barely begun their relationship when everything got derailed. Just because he’s still in love with Phil after three years, shouldn’t it be time for him to finally let go?
Phil has learned the hard way that work and career is one thing, having someone by your side to love and cherish is another. The producing gig in Toronto left him cold and lonely, but a fateful meeting one night at a bar was a game-changer. Now that’s he’s back in town, Phil is ready to take the knowledge he gained while being trained as a lifestyle Master, and is determined to claim his boy.
Something about Phil seems different when Terry reluctantly gives into his pleas for them to meet. Terry isn’t sure whether to believe Phil’s promises that this time Terry’s heart will be safe, but he can’t deny the intensity of the chemistry they still share. When Phil reveals all, Terry is shocked, yet curious. As they discuss whether or not Terry is willing to try a relationship as a sub to Phil’s Dom, one thing in particular piques Terry’s curiosity. Phil mentions role play, and there’s a fantasy Terry has always had, but been way too embarrassed to ever confess.
Will Phil agree to satisfy Terry’s darkest fantasy?
Role Play is Book 1 in the Play Series, however, there is an HEA with no cliffhanger. Phil and Terry’s exploration into their new life together will continue in Book 2, out in the summer of 2016.
Warning: This story is intended for a mature audience and contains explicit content between consenting adults. There is also rough, fantasy role play that might be upsetting to some readers.
Role Play is the first book in the Play series by Morticia Knight and introduces us to Terry and Phil. The beginning of the story felt like I should have known what was happening but I was missing some of the facts. Phil and Terry were a couple that split up three years ago when Phil took a job in Canada leaving Terry stunned and broken hearted. Phil has learnt a lot about himself in those three years and he’s now back to get his man. Luckily for him Terry hasn’t moved on, in fact he’s pretty much still where Phil left him, and for the life of me I couldn’t understand why he took him back so quickly.
In no time at all and with a very quick and unsubstantial conversation Phil explains he has trained as a Dom and is interested in a D/s relationship with Terry – in fact he wants to go all in with a Total Power Exchange. There just wasn’t enough discussion for me to make this work and what there was felt stilted and awkward. They were quickly declaring their love for each other, moving in together and setting up a scene that seemed way too risky for a new couple – one of which is only just being introduced to BDSM. Role Play lacked some important back story for both characters but hopefully we will learn more in book two.