DNF at 34%.
That's about 10% longer than I wanted to read since I initially wanted to DNF this stupid book at 25%. But I kept at it to see if I'd change my mind. I didn't.
This book was a total miss for me.
I stopped when I got to the point where Alexander has gotten drunk to deal with the fact that Lincoln fucked with his head from the scene they did (see further down). Alexander's friend is out of town, so he calls Lincoln to save Alexander from himself, and from getting hurt, since he's gone to a gay (bdsm?) club drunk off his ass.
"How about you just pick him up and take him back to his apartment. I'll be back in town tomorrow and I can check on him. You've fucked with him enough. Just let him go." Let him go. Again. I don't think so. "I'm sorry, Tank. I can't do that. I want Alexander and I can't remember a time when I didn't get what I wanted. I'll take care of him. Again, thank you for calling me." I hung up before the other man could argue. I completely understood why he felt the way he did. I just didn't care. I wanted Alexander.
Possessive much?? Who the heck does this guy think he is??
The story went downhill from me with the first scene at the club. That is before 15% by the way. Lincoln "persuades" (read: pressure) Alexander to join him on stage in front of all the club crowd at Lincoln's BDSM club. Alexander isn't one to back down from a challenge, so he goes up on the stage even though he really doesn't want to, but he doesn't want to appear as a "pussy"... Lincoln continues to persuade Alexander to take of his clothes, get cuffed to a St. Andrew's cross, blind folded, and then given a spanking by a crop no less. And this is still in front of an audience.
How the heck can you put a person through a full on BDSM scene with someone you haven't even met before, let alone talked to, or discussed limits, scenes, safewords! The first topic of conversation would very much be "Are you into BDSM in the first place?" Following up with "Do you like getting naked in front of people? Are you into exhibitionism? Do you want to be cuffed? To a St. Andrew's cross? Do you like to be blindfolded? In front of an audience? Do you like getting spanked? By a crop? In front of an audience?"
I don't think you can get any further from SSC - Safe, Sane and Consensual that I feel is an absolute necessity dealing with BDSM themes. Lincoln totally pressured Alexander into doing this scene by pure group pressure. Also the way Lincoln intensely possessed over Alexander in almost a creepy way. I didn't like it at all.
My driver is waiting. I'll take you downstairs to meet him," I countered. (...) "There's no way I'm going to let you know where I live, asshole. Call me a cab," he demanded again. "Why would I care where you live, Alexander? You're straight. Remember?" Of course I wanted to know where he lived, but he didn't need to know just how badly I wanted the information.
*splutters* What the... what??
Ugh, I didn't find any side of either of the main characters personalities that I liked, or the secondary characters for that matter. Their locker room way they talked and behaved was just off putting to say the least.
You haven't lived until you've been one of the two cocks snuggled inside the tight ass of your lover.
~thought by Lincoln~
Then he was gone, leaving me sporting a boner of epic proportions. Tomorrow night, I'm going straigh to Tabitha's (Alexander's girlfriend. Yes, he's got a girlfriend!) apartment and fucking her until I can't even remember Lincoln's name.
No. Just, no.