Reviewed by Amber
TITLE: Truth By His Hands
AUTHOR: Casey Cameron
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 419 Pages
RELEASE DATE: August 29th, 2017
I never thought I’d have a sexual awakening at 34, but, well…here I am: River Burke, novice deviant and master class neurotic mess. With my laundry list of control issues, submission doesn’t exactly come naturally, but I figure if I can find the right person—someone big, buff, and crazy intimidating—maybe I can learn to let go.
And then in walks Ellison Fitch.
He’s not at all what I thought I was looking for, but with his piercing eyes, his too-personal questions, and his brilliant mind, he’s under my skin from the moment we meet. He makes me squirm in all the best ways with nothing but a look and a word, and I can see he loves that as much as I do. I thought I wanted someone to push me around, but it turns out I want someone to take me apart.
While Ellison systematically dismantles every one of my barriers, I can’t help but wonder if he’ll ever drop his for me. Does he even want to let me in, or am I too lost, too broken to fill his needs the way he fills mine? I have to know, because now that I’ve had a taste of submission at his hand, I can’t stop thinking about how good it felt to be on my knees for him.
Let’s be honest here: I’m going to let this man break me into pieces. I only hope he’ll be there to put me back together again.
Wow, I really liked this story. I’m really surprised because several reviews mentioned a lot of internal dialogue and that usually bothers me so much. I don’t know. There was something so endearing about River. He is neurotic and does fuss and worry but it was sweet and I liked it. The story was also really funny and I wasn’t expecting that either. The characters; their kink, interactions, relationships, and just overall comfort with each other I really enjoyed.
River Burke is on a kink discovery. Realizing that something is missing from his sex life he has decided to delve into the world of BDSM. Having friends in the lifestyle he’s known he’s always been interested but in the past his playing never felt right. He wants a strong Dom he can learn and grow with.
Ellison Fitch is a master among Dom’s. He’s unassuming with his smaller frame and quiet, mysterious demeanor. Upon first meeting River sparks fly but Ellison puts on the breaks thinking they aren’t looking for the same things.
Fate keeps bringing these two together and things evolve naturally after that. Together as Dom and Sub River and Ellison are amazing and the trust they build together is dynamic. Both men have hang-ups and issues they need to get over in order to see where their future leads.
The BDSM genre is something that has grown on me and the way this author has written this story and especially the progression into kink is probably the best way to ease a reader into this genre. I really enjoyed it the writing and I even learned a few things. I can’t believe this is the first book I’ve read by this author. It was incredibly well done I can’t wait to get my hands on more stories.
I can’t finish this review without mentioning how perfect the title is for this story. So perfect.