Torin’s anxiety has made it difficult for him to navigate romantic relationships, so instead of trying, he keeps himself occupied with his work. But just because he doesn’t chase relationships doesn’t mean he doesn’t want something, even if he has to get it with a dash of taboo.
At Pillar, the only all-male brothel in the city, Torin makes an appointment with a charming sex worker who goes by the name “Davies.” It becomes hard for Torin to keep his emotions out of the intimacy, and his feelings become more complicated when a designer he works with starts to let on that his interest is more than platonic.
Holy F! This novella was aaaaamazing! And a newbie author to boot!? I'm BEYOND impressed!!
Please read my warnings before picking up this book. This story will NOT be for everyone!!
I honestly grabbed this book on a whim, which is sort of out of character. For one, I don't love taking chances on new authors, and I'm also not a huge fan of the rent boy/prostitute storyline. But honestly, this was the score of the year for me. It was EXACTLY my tastes!
Here is what you need to know before deciding if you want to try this book. Because there are no content warnings, it is important to know if the kinks in this book are right for you.
This is NOT a romance. There is a budding romance, of sorts, in the story, but there is no one on earth that would call this a romance. It is strictly erotica. We never even learn Davies's real name.
The MC, Torin, is not monogamous during the story. That might be a small spoiler, but it is a very, very crucial one for readers. Even though this isn't a romance, some readers may be put off by multiple partners, even in erotica. Know that fact going into the story.
Humiliation kink!! As far as kinks go, humiliation kink is probably my favorite. Slut, bitch, whore... yeah, that's my kind of dirty talk! There is so much delicious humiliation here. Cum play, tease and denial, degradation... I was in HEAVEN. But, of course, this isn't the kink that everyone likes.
Virgin, alert! Ah, yes, my beloved virgins. If you like an inexperienced MC, you get one here! We get the delicious combo of dirty and blushing newbie, and I ate that right up!!
To top it off, this story is written beautifully. The sex builds and builds over time, getting more and more bold and more and more explicit. While there isn't a romance between Torin and Davies, there are really tender moments that made me want to know more about Davies and what motivates him.
While some may find parts of the story slightly morally objectionable, I viewed this story as strictly erotica and I absolutely loved it. This story is going right to my favorites list.
*Copy provided in exchange for an honest review*
Enjoy, my lovely friends!