Review: A.J. Llewellyn and D.J. Manly – Enslaved Valentine

1985257Author: A.J. Llewellyn and D.J. Manly
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Torquere Press
Genre: M/M BDSM
ISBN: 9781944449346

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Summary  Hamish and Paul are a loving couple with a taste for kink. Most people who know them have no idea that underneath his tough, ex-boxer exterior, Hamish is a committed sub. Introduced to the world of BDSM by Paul, each and every holiday, the two men pick an unusual destination to enjoy their spicy pastimes. We follow them over the period of a year as they juggle family issues, two thugs trying to kill Hamish, and Paul and Hamish’s searing sex life.

Review:
This is a sweet Valentine’s Day tale for all lovers of BDSM, especially those who enjoy a story of established couples who are in the lifestyle and not afraid to explore the possibilities with additional partners.

Hamish Murdock is a former boxer. He’s retired now and is the proprietor of Miracle Books, a store where he happily gets a chance to explore new worlds through the wonder of books. His husband and Dom, Paul Murdock, fell in love with him when Hamish literally fell at his feet during a prizefight. Unfortunately, the guy Hamish was fighting was high on drugs at the time and nearly killed Hamish before he was dragged off him. Paul fell in love that day, later discovered the submissive in Hamish, and ever since, on any special occasion, he treats Hamish to a BDSM-themed getaway.

They’ve explored restraints, floggers, sex toys, and sharing Hamish with other partners during a scene. Just before their planned Valentine’s Day getaway, Hamish’s dad first has his car stolen, and then is held hostage in his home by the thugs who broke in after getting his address from the car. This shakes Hamish up, and he wants to cancel his trip, but both his dad and Paul insist they go anyway. Worried that the attack might be personal, but unable to do anything about it, Hamish leaves his dad in the care of family and friends.

Paul’s surprise for Hamish starts with the chauffer and continues at a secluded cabin in the woods where the two BDSM porn stars Paul has hired await the couple. After they enjoy a hot twenty-four hours with these guys, they finally get to the actual getaway destination. There’s a lot of sex in this story, mostly with accompanying floggers, cuffs, nipple clamps, butt plugs, etc. so if you don’t care for that, this one won’t be for you. If you do like it, you’re in for a treat. I enjoyed the way the authors quickly filled in the relationship between the two men and made their weekend fun, romantic and kinky. And it was indeed romantic, regardless of the sex with others— something each man is more than willing to participate in. For this couple, it’s their norm for those special times when they want to get kinky.

This is the first book in the series, and I suspect that the theme of all will be similar to this—vacation getaways at BDSM-themed locations around the world and the two MCs having lots of kinky sex. I also suspect that the story thread that started with Hamish’s dad having his car stolen may continue. The speculation on my part is that it’s connected to the guy who is currently in prison for beating Hamish while under the influence of drugs. But it’s just my opinion. We’ll see what the future brings. Regardless, this couple is great, completely in love with each other, fun in the bedroom—and other rooms!—and I totally enjoyed the time I spent with them.

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