Review: Sue Brown – Anthony and Leo

nthonyAuthor: Sue Brown
Reviewer: Victoria
Publisher: DreamSpinner Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN: 9781632168252

Rating: ★★★★½ 

Summary:
Watching Marchant train his new sub leaves Tony unhappy at not having found a Dom of his own. Running Marchant’s BDSM club, Tony sees who the Doms prefer and it isn’t him—too big, too old, and too hairy. When his friend Jordan suggests he look outside the club, Tony’s mind turns to Leo, a man he met in a traffic jam. Tony manages to arrange a date and happily learns Leo is funny, very toppy, and not averse to Tony’s lifestyle. As a bonus, Leo sells sex toys.

When tragedy strikes the club, Tony fears he can’t help the mourning club members, but Leo offers his unwavering support. After such a tough start, Tony believes Leo is the Dom he’s been looking for… until he catches him kissing another man.

Review:
Anthony and Leo is the third book in the Frankie series by Sue Brown. While this book is part of a series, it can be read and enjoyed as a standalone novel with ease.
Tony is a bartender who is looking for a Dom of his own. Unfortunately for Tony, he does not fit the idea of most subs. Tony is big, older, and very hairy. He is getting jaded by all the Doms that keep overlooking him for the twink type of sub. It’s getting to the point that Tony is grumpy and short with everyone around him.

Leo is not a dom but is a top and takes a chance and gives Tony his number. Leo is attracted to Tony right from the start. Leo is a man who pushes for Tony to commit to him. He sees the real man underneath and wants him, even if it means he has to push his own boundaries and become the Dom his sub wants him to be.
The connection between Leo and Tony is intense. They make a great couple, however I kept wondering if Jordan’s attraction to Tony would start trouble. It started to look like it would create drama but it fizzled away. This book could have been at least twice the length it was but the author missed opportunities to expand the story in the effort to rush to the end.
I found this book well written with a unique plot. The main characters and the secondary characters kept my interest. While the ending was a little predictable, the journey the book takes the reader is gripping with several unanticipated twists and turns. Overall, this was a very captivating book and I hope to see these characters again in the future.

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