Sunday, September 29, 2019

ARC Review: Their Boy (The Game 2) by Cara Dee

Left all alone in the world—and in a very big house—after the loss of his parents, Kit Damien has struggled to find his place in society and in the kink community he longs to be a more active part of.

Daddy Doms Colt and Lucas have been a happy, committed couple for eight years. But two Tops need a bottom, and their quest for a Little to make their lives complete has led them to Kit’s empty doorstep.

But just as with his physical wounds, Kit’s emotional scars won’t heal overnight. Colt and Lucas must challenge him at every turn to force him to open up and let them in, to let them use their own individual methods to make him whole again. Together, the three will embark on a journey to learn about true love, growing up, the importance of sprinkles, and the rules of The Game that can make them all winners.

Dani's rating:

Until approximately 80 percent, this was a 5 star book for me. I am not a big fan of Daddy/little kink, but I loved Power Play, Madigan and Abel's story, and enjoyed the first The Game book, which serves as a prequel to Their Boy.

This book is told from Kit's perspective, with Kit being the boy of the title. Having lost both his parents and suffered extensive injuries in a car accident, Kit is restless and insecure. He longs to have a Daddy of his own but doesn't dare dream he can have not one but two amazing Daddies: Colt, cocky and sadistic, and his husband, Lucas, who's more gentle and nurturing.

The relationship angst in the story is almost non-existent. Kit's bratty side comes out, but Lucas and Colt are ever patient with their boy. When Kit acts out, his Daddies dole out appropriate punishment.

Kit's ice cream with sprinkles obsession, as well as his furvor to redecorate his entire house to please his Daddies, were freakin' adorable! Kit was very cute when he allowed himself to regress and let go.

The sex is out of this world hot and perfectly kinky. I loved the dynamic between the three men and liked visiting with Madigan and Abel again (Kit and Abel are good friends).

But back to the 80 percent comment: I'm not going to give anything away, but the story took a rather dark turn toward the end that made me uncomfortable. I was riding along on a happy high when all of a sudden, it's like WHOA, what the hell just happened? We have Predators and prey and ... no, this scene, while claiming to be cathartic, didn't fit the tone of the rest of the book.

It didn't ruin the story for me, but I didn't love it and really think Kit could have achieved handing control over to his Daddies in a different way.

Even so, the ending was very sweet, and I am very curious to see where this series goes next. I am fascinated by all the Daddy Doms and littles and sincerely hope The Game remains a M/M series. I am not a fan of series that mix genres, as Cara Dee is unfortunately fond of doing.

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~J.K. Rowling

An ARC of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Download links are provided as a courtesy and do not constitute an endorsement of or affiliation with the book, author, publisher, or website listed.

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