|Author: Morticia Knight
Book: Switching Places
Series: Kiss of Leather, Book #8
Page/Word Count: 152 pages, 58K words
Categories: Gay Romance, BDSM & Erotic Romance, Ménage/Poly Romance
Release Date: February 27, 2018
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Tai wishes Master Lucas wasn’t such an adamant Top, but he’s also crushing on the sweetly submissive Elliot. Could he have it both ways?
Tai has hit a wall in life. From all outward appearances, he’s the guy who has everything—looks, personality and money. But the modeling gigs are drying up and he still hasn’t found that special someone to call his own. The part-time work at Kiss of Leather is quickly becoming full-time to prevent the drain on his dream-business savings.
Elliot fell for the stunning Tai from almost the moment he met him. If he wasn’t so self-conscious about the weight he’s recently put on, maybe he could work up the nerve to make a move. However, not only is he a virgin who’s never done a scene before working in a BDSM club, but he’s also sure that Tai has a thing for Master Lucas. There’s no way he could ever compete with the handsome silver fox.
When Master Lucas confesses to Tai that he doesn’t only see him as a hookup and offers him a contract, there are a ton of considerations. They both realize that serious compromises would have to be made for them to have a relationship. But what if they found a third, a sub who could bottom for Tai and also do TPE with Master Lucas? Once the idea takes hold, Tai knows just the perfect boy for them both. Even better? He’s right there at Kiss of Leather, and Tai can’t wait for Elliot to turn them all into a throuple.
4✨s – Tai doesn’t suffer from insecurity. He’s openly proud of who he is, can be over the top and flamboyant, and will readily admit to being a brat. He’s a switch who likes to give and take control, but he’s falling for a Dom who’s interested in total power exchange and crushing on a sub who is a virgin in every sense of the word.
When Master Lucas asks for more of a commitment, Tai thinks he has the perfect solution for all of them. Except, Lucas has never met Elliot and Elliot doesn’t think he stands a chance with Tai. That might have been a recipe for disaster, but I couldn’t wait to see Tai bring them all together with that sass of his.
I wish I could say that’s what happened, but somewhere between Lucas and Tai agreeing to consider a third and bringing Elliot in, the focus became Elliot and Tai became a background character. I didn’t even realize it until Lucas calls Tai by an endearment that he has since given to Elliot and Tai, in a rare show of insecurity, questions if that’s still his place. It was a heartbreaking moment that made me question the veracity of this relationship. Instead of seeing three men work together, I saw Lucas and Elliot take over as the core couple with Tai playing whatever part interests him at the moment.
Which is actually why I wasn’t angry about it. In the end, each of these men got what they wanted. Elliot got a real Master to serve and the flashy Tai he was crushing on. Lucas got a true sub to control and the fun Tai he first fell for. And Tai got the benefits of both without having to put much effort in at all. I don’t mean that in a bad way. He is who he is and they love him for it, and as long as they can continue the balance they’ve found, I can see it working.
Another good installment in the series and now I’m stumped where Morticia will go next because there are still more characters in this world that need a story.
About Morticia Knight:
Author Morticia Knight spends most of her nights writing about men loving men forever after. If there happens to be some friendly bondage or floggings involved, she doesn’t begrudge her characters whatever their filthy little heart’s desire. Even though she’s been crafting her naughty tales for more years than she’d like to share – her adventures as a published author began in 2011. Since then, she’s been fortunate enough to have several books on bestseller lists along with three series’ titles receiving recognition in the Rainbow Book Awards. Once upon a time she was the lead singer in an indie rock band that toured the West Coast and charted on U.S. college radio. She currently resides on the northern Oregon coast and when she’s not fantasizing about hot men she takes walks along the ocean and annoys the local Karaoke bar patrons.
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