Reviewed by Cinnamon
TITLE: Alphabet Soup
SERIES: Alphabet Soup Book #1
AUTHOR: CB Conwy
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 212 pages
RELEASE DATE: September 17, 2017 (second edition)
Andy knows exactly what he needs: scenes hard enough to take him out of himself. Then he meets CK, and everything is turned upside down. CK is relaxed and gentle and nothing like what Andy’s looking for. Despite that, or maybe because of it, Andy’s still attracted to the stranger.
CK is new to the city and the club, but definitely not to the scene. Andy’s ideas of BDSM are very different from CK’s, but there’s still something about the man that draws CK. Something fascinating and completely unpredictable. The results can be amazing scenes or complete disasters. Andy is difficult to get to know, and CK has to work hard to find the reason for Andy’s erratic behavior. CK is nothing if not stubborn, though. He’s very determined to help Andy, and Andy’s ready for it, but there’s so much Andy’s trying to forget.
Like the conscientious Dom he is, CK guides Andy’s recovery, one scene at a time. Very much against his principles, CK finds himself falling in love with the man he’s trying to help. Now he has to fight not only Andy’s past, but his own conscience as well.
Please note: This is a second edition of a book previously published by Torquere Publishing. This edition includes the short story “I Like You”.
Alphabet Soup is one of my all time favorite BDSM stories and I was really happy to see it being re-released. I loved it just as much as I did when I first read it all those years ago after it was published. It has a fascinating charm I haven’t seen ever since with unique characters and a very special relationship that is truly close to my heart. Although this story takes place in the same universe as the Russian Bear series and we meet both MCs previously, it can be read, enjoyed and loved as a standalone.
This is a very moving, heartwarming, sometimes heartbreaking story of how a damaged, abused sub finds his peace of mind and well deserved happiness in the hands of a capable, understanding, wonderful Dom who does things a bit differently. This book is a great example of the diversity in BDSM. It shows a beautiful example that no two BDSM relationship is the same, as no two Doms or subs are the same either. With the same principles people can experience a wide range of emotions and kinks and find their right place in the amazing world of all things kinky.
Andy and CK share some sizzling chemistry and a unique dynamic. Their relationship is beautifully portrayed and I love how CK is helping Andy overcome his past and open his mind and heart to a true connection to true love. The plot-line is very well built, every scene, every mistake, every conversation has its rightful place in the story and all the details are put together layer upon layer to build an unforgettable relationship I really adore.
If you are an old-school reader like me, who enjoys a story about the characters and their deepening, building relationship with no further complication, conflict or action, this will be a great read for you with pure emotions, sizzling hot kinky sexy-times and a couple you will never forget. Highly recommended.