It will take a Master's control to set him free...Out of work, out of love, and ready for adventure, Jace Thompson jumps at an opportunity to be a service sub at a private BDSM resort in the Florida Keys. As Jace works hard to please the dominant men he serves, he is challenged at every turn by a manipulative trainer who seems hell bent on his failure. Then Jace meets a true Master, and everything changes.
Master Quinn has rules, and the most important is never to get involved with the service subs. But when he’s asked to assess Jace for his submissive potential, the attraction between them is instant and scorching hot.
Against a backdrop of lush tropical beauty and steamy passion, Jace and Quinn begin a secret, powerful exploration of Domination and submission. But Quinn’s jealous ex-lover has other ideas. Hiding in the shadows, he weaves a tangled web of danger and deception, determined to catch Jace in its snare.
3.75 out of 5 stars
The Contract by Claire Thompson is an erotic m/m story that centers around a submissive young man who finds a way to deal with his financial difficulties by indulging in his carnal side on a very unusual secluded island that caters to BDSM aficionados who belong to Club Hieros. Jace is willing to sign a contract that requires that he service the members, but his biggest challenge is going to be the trainers, particularly the older man who makes him wish for the impossible.
This delightfully spicy tale showcases the author’s trademark kink and sensuality and combines it with a bit of mystery. Jace seems like a relatively naïve young man who finds a way to combine his submissive desires with a lucrative position but I wasn’t sure about the insta-lust attraction that forms between him and the older and more experienced Dominant, Quinn. Despite that, the heat and interaction between the two of them is intriguing to watch and there is a great demonstration of the essential qualities of trust and integrity required in a D/s relationship. I thought the creepy “villain” needed to be punished a bit more and I have trouble believing that he is suddenly going to develop integrity, but perhaps he will get a redemption story at some point. Those with triggers should make sure to read the blurb carefully and those in search of an entertaining and sexy BDSM tale, have fun with this story!
A copy of this story was provided to me for review