Reviewed by PizzyGirl
AUTHOR: Isobel Starling
NARRATOR: Gomez Pugh
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 2 hours, 26 minutes
RELEASE DATE: August 7, 2017
Matthew Fisher loved being a dancer, but his 10-year ballet career came to an abrupt end with a knee injury. He had to find a new way to make a living, and luckily, his sister was friends with Annabelle Ramsay-Aiken, only daughter of property magnate Sir James Aiken. She arranged an interview, and six months on the job training saw Matthew stepping out as a real estate agent for Aiken Luxury Lettings. Now, instead of stretching at the barre, Matthew spends his days inspecting the vacant London homes of their rich and famous clients.
Losing his dance career had left a huge hole in Matthew’s heart, and to fill it Matthew began a Tumblr blog dedicated to his fetish for wearing lingerie. He wanted to give his followers the impression he lived a charmed life, so decided to use A.L.L properties as locations for erotic photo shoots.
One of his online followers presses all of Matthew’s buttons, and a long distance, online Dom/sub relationship develops between them. But when the relationship suddenly moves from online fantasy to real life… can Matthew really submit?
Please Note: This story contains graphic descriptions of gay sex, BDSM, and cross-dressing.
I really enjoyed this short story. It was kinky yet oddly romantic and hopeful. I was a little concerned at first with the online aspect of things, but the the author really only used it as a way to establish things between these men with the real meat of things happening on page and in real life.
I really liked the way the author infused emotion into the BDSM relationship. What started out as a bit of fun and kink quickly turned to more and I believed the budding relationship. I also loved that this was simply a start to a relationship. It was too short for more and the author ended this is the perfect way for what she was able to put on the page.
I want to compliment the author for really infusing the story with tangible emotion and sexual tension. I believe that was the best part of my listening experience. I was able to feel the connection between these men, their excitement over the illicit, the fear and yearning. It was the glue that made the story work as it was written.
If you are looking for something short and sensual, give this one a go. I enjoyed it and think you will too. And I personally hope the author revists these men so that I can see how they end up after this story is over.
I love Gomez Pugh’s voice. So while he mostly just read this story and didn’t perform, his chosen tone and steady reading actually enhanced the sensuality of this relationship. Between the narration and the way the story as written, I fell in love with this audiobook and will listen to it again and again.