REVIEWED by Caroline
AUTHOR: Tanya Chris
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 184 Pages
RELEASE DATE: May 17, 2017
Aayan Denir knows Garrett Hillier was once a high-powered defense attorney, and—thanks to a leaked photograph—he knows Garrett is sexually submissive, which makes him ideally qualified to defend Aayan’s brother from the charge of murdering his sub. Aayan would do anything to protect Syed, even if he doesn’t understand how Syed could hurt someone he loves. He could never hurt Garrett. He only wants to take care of him—love him, serve him, cherish him. And maybe torture him. Just a little.
Garrett probably shouldn’t be dating his client’s brother. Right? And what’s the use in a confirmed sub dating a guy who doesn’t want to be a Dom anyway? The important thing is to get Syed cleared of the discriminatory murder charge he’s facing. Aayan is a distraction. But for the first time in the three lonely years since Garrett’s husband died, he’s feeling hope, ambition, and desire. Can he give up the pain he craves to find the love he needs?
As Syed’s trial date looms, Aayan and Garrett explore what a BDSM relationship means for them, and what they mean to each other.
Aftercare is a M/M BDSM contemporary romance about Aayan, a Muslim immigrant who’s not sure he can play the Dom role, and Garrett, a submissive attorney who walked away from his life when his husband died. 64,000 words.
I really enjoyed this one and found a new author to boot.
I was drawn to Garrett Hillier immediately and I think that was due to the sadness that surrounded him. He’s a sexually submissive man who has lost an important part of himself since his husband’s death three years ago. He also walked away from his role as a top defence lawyer choosing instead to open a smaller practice. The death of his husband was heart-breaking enough but when his husband’s family turned on him and stole the most important memento he had left it was a double whammy that ensured Garrett didn’t offer his heart out again.
Aayan Denir needs a lawyer for his brother who is facing some serious charges. He knows more about Garrett than Garrett is entirely comfortable with but at the same time he seems resigned to it. Aayan has struggles of his own and although not the same as Garrett’s they are just as relevant. They are very much compounded by the dilemma his brother has found himself in and what he can clearly see that Garrett wants from him.
Both of these men want more from each other but they are both also fighting their demons. A picture of Garrett in a submissive pose haunts Aayan – he is almost certain of what he needs to do to bring that look back to the man’s face but he isn’t sure in his own ability to do it. There is a lot of pulling and pushing as they try to work out a dynamic that they are both happy with. On top of that Garrett is busy defending Aayan’s brother and trying to convince everyone that abuse and BDSM are not the same thing.
Aftercare is a book I would definitely recommend. The BDSM is light and the characters are two men you will certainly want to get behind. Tanya Chris is an author I will be keeping an eye out for in the future.