As most have said this is a short, but smoking hot story. Ava March writes absolutely delicious regency romances and this short offering is no different. We’re introduced to Rhys, a young man on this 25th birthday about to come into a large inheritance. He has a thirst for adrenaline and risk, thus his sexual appetite. He meets his lover Martin for a quick, BDSM flavored tryst at a ball.
The story is too short to really be more than a delightful, hot encounter. The main character of Rhys is set up with a desire for an edge of danger and rough sex. Once he finds his lover they have some tantalizing sex. There is a touch of BDSM, mostly role playing as Rhys gets off on the thrill and the hint of pain. He’s not into anything hard core but he wants the illusion and craves a certain dominating presence. Rhys has an immediately engaging nature and draws the reader in immediately. The viewpoint later changes to Martin and the love and admiration is clear. They’ve been together for four years and likely will be together forever as Martin wants to protect Rhys.
These characters are interesting and enjoyable. I definitely wanted more of them and their incredibly hot dynamic. March knows how to write great regency romances with enough detail that readers are never overwhelmed but the setting is always clear and vivid. Martin and Rhys come across clear and vibrant, capturing your attention and not letting it go. Since this is just a brief introduction to the men and their relationship through sex, this short story definitely leaves you wanting more.
However I can easily recommend this bite for not only fans of March but those that want something to heat up their e-readers. It’s easily worth the few bucks and you won’t be able to get enough of them.