Reviewed by Sarina
TITLE: The Dom’s Way
SERIES: Iron Eagle Gym #5
AUTHOR: Sean Michael
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 200 pages
RELEASE DATE: June 23, 2017
An Iron Eagle Gym Novel
Neal and Way from The Closet Boy are back, only now they’re Dom and sub, and exploring their relationship through the lifestyle. Way is eager to learn everything, and more in love with his master every day. For his part, Neal can’t believe how lucky he is to have found such an innocent but sensual boy.
As they learn what works best for them both, Way has trouble obeying some of the rules Neal imposes. Like the no touching himself rule. Neal wants Way to learn control, but Way, after so long holding back, has trouble not indulging. The two men must work together to find the balance that brings them each the most satisfaction and happiness.
Starting the day after The Closet Boy ends, Way and Neal are back and continuing Way’s journey as he explores the world of BDSM and his new life as a submissive. Much like the previous novel, The Dom’s Way showcases a lot of firsts for Way as he truly begins to explore his own kinks and what being Neal’s boy really entails, and I liked that a lot. There was still an inherent sweetness to Way and in his reactions to everything since he’s so new to this lifestyle but you also get to see him becoming less inhibited in both his reactions and his sexual exploration with Neal.
Anyone familiar with the series knows to expect a lot of sex, the previous book really being the exception to everything I’ve read so far. This latest book in the series really made up for the lack in the last story in a fairly big way. What was so great about it, however, was the variety presented here, not just in various aspects of BDSM presented, but also in locations, positions and overall set up. Trust me, with the amount of sexual situations in this book, that kind of variety was very much appreciated and kept me from being overly saturated and/or easily bored with it all.
Things were fairly smooth sailing for the men in this book but there were a few obstacles to be overcome starting with the resolution of something that happened at the end of the previous book; seeing as how that was something I had commented on wanting in my last review, I was thrilled to see it addressed here! Neal does a good job of pushing Way past his original boundaries without going too far and by the end of the book it was easy to see the progress Way had made both in his relationship with Neal but also in his own personal growth.
I liked this one; it was nice seeing these characters get more time together as a couple and I really enjoyed the kink explored here. While not massively varied, the author did focus on a type of play that I don’t usually see more than once, if at all, in a book and I liked that a lot. Fans of the series will enjoy this latest book but anyone new to the Iron Eagle Gym boys should at least read book four before jumping into this newest book though I’d really recommend starting back at book one.