Claire Davis – Laws of Physics

laws ofAuthor: Claire Davis
Reviewer: Danny
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: M/M BDSM
ISBN: N/A

Rating: ★★★★½ 

Summary:
Dear Author,
A Master sits with his back against the wall with a waiting “bone” for his pet. However his pet must make his way across the floor covered in mouse traps without getting caught in order to get his bone. They’ve been here for hours playing this game. It’s been a slow go and the Master’s pet has been unsuccessful in his first two attempts. What lead up to this wicked game? Is the third time the charm? Does puppy get his bone and a reward at the end? Please say yes! He’s tried to be a good boy.

Photo Description:
There are two men in a playroom. The first man— Master— sits naked and erect with his legs spread. He is a vision of physical perfection and male beauty. He holds a riding crop and nonchalantly watches his pet. The other man— Puppy— is on all fours wearing a leash, muzzle, and chains. He has a tail butt plug and is facing Master, with his head down in a submissive pose.

On the floor around them are many mouse traps which have been positioned in a game. Puppy must get past them safely, without making them snap, in order to get to his Master’s bone.

This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group’s “Love’s Landscapes” event. Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.

This story may contain sexually explicit content and is intended for adult readers. It may contain content that is disagreeable or distressing to some readers. The M/M Romance Group strongly recommends that each reader review the General Information section before each story for story tags as well as for content warnings.
Review:
** Spoiler Alert **
This is the story of a naive young man who falls in love with a porn star. The beginning of the short story seems very realistic to me. When you’re shy to the point of not daring to speak to your colleagues and you have the feeling of being awkward, perhaps because your parents repeated it to you all your life, you might very well end up alone and bored to death with your lonely and not exciting life. At some point, you may even be willing to do stupid things like stealing in a boutique selling luxury goods to give yourself some thrills or maybe attract attention. It’s a way to make your life less flat and more interesting.
The story of a naive and shy young man doesn’t interest you? You’re bolder than that and don’t believe that being shy and naive that much in this day and age is impossible? Believe me, it’s still possible. Even today in this era of the Internet; particularly in this era. And shy people sometimes do stupid things to stand out. That’s how Fred gets caught by Wolf, who also works as a security officer in the shop Fred steals a scarf.
As for the porn industries, I can’t say whether things can happen as described in this story. I’ve never worked as a movie producer, director or as a porn star, and I don’t know anyone who worked as such. All I know is what I read. The porn stars are known for their overuse of alcohol and drugs. Some of them die of overdose. The older the porn stars get, the less they work in porn movies. So they want out and try to put their money into the production of pornographic materials, preferably “chic” pornography, and to do so, they need to find new talents. I know at least that this part is true.
Fred postulate on a porn actor’s position in Wolf’s new company. He’s so delighted that his interview was a success and so eager to please his new boss that he signs the contract without reading its terms. He’s shocked when the filming begins right away and he gets hooded, “kidnapped” and incarcerated. Everyone finds that he plays beautifully. Of course, since he isn’t playing; he’s really terrified.
It’s at this moment that Wolf’s protection instinct wakes up and he discovers that touching other men does not always equal sex; you can touch to reassure or to show affection. And sometimes, this kind of human contact can be much more satisfying than real or feigned sex.
Some have found that the description of the sex scenes was the author’s main weakness. In recent years, I have read a lot of erotic fiction. The authors seem all to participate in some sort of sex scenes description contest. They’re all trying to put in their descriptions more than the other and to outdo each other. By the time going, if you want to write sex scenes, you have to know all the most effective excitation techniques and toys. It has gotten to a point where if the MC doesn’t have eight arms besides a sex and a mouth, it isn’t enough. But I still find that tenderness is one of the most erotic qualities that someone can possess. My partner doesn’t need to beat a record of erotic efficiency to excite me.
One of my fondest and most exciting memories is that of a young man barely experienced in bed. He wanted so much to pleasure me, he tried so hard that even his clumsiness was touching and exciting. I still feel tenderness and affection when I remember him.
The sex scenes in this short story seem of the sorts we have in our everyday lives. Nothing flamboyant. The two MCs won’t win an erotic contest’s first prize. This is just about two men who make love together for the first or second time. And this is okay that way.
The role play scenes are very well described. I’d like to have a little naughty puppy like this one. 😉
What else? One night when Wolf is in California, Fred gets bored to be alone and decides to go out with his colleagues, for once. One of them made him wear a t-shirt that says clearly that he is gay. Fred drinks and sings karaoke. When he decides to go home, a gang of homophobic idiots beats him up at the bar’s exit. It still happens unfortunately. Fred is found unconscious and transported to the hospital. Wolf comes back, praying for Fred to live and mentally ordering him not to die. I admit that I found this part moving. But I’m a very sensitive guy. 🙂
What was wrong with this story? I can’t see. Only the ending disappointed me a little bit because I’m not a fan of happy endings. But that’s just me. I’m sure the HEA will appeal to the vast majority.
So I give it 4½ hearts.

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