Monday, November 3, 2014

Review of How to Train Your Dom in Five Easy Steps by Josephine Myles

How to Train Your Dom in Five Easy Steps
How to Train Your Dom in Five Easy Steps by Josephine Myles

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

WARNING: If you’re an American reader and you don’t enjoy reading books written by an English author, then you will likely want to steer clear of this book. This book is set in England about two English blokes, so if you don’t like or can’t read books that aren’t in American English then this isn’t the book for you. That said, if you can read such a book or are like myself and enjoy it, then find yourself a comfortable place to read and prepare to be entertained.

Jeff is straight, Straight, STRAIGHT as they come and newly single after being in a committed relationship with his high school sweetheart for over a decade. As she was the only person he had ever been with, he doesn’t do well on the dating scene and even worse when he attempts to enter the BDSM scene – something his partner had refused to explore with him. As a gardener, Jeff has met a myriad of people and befriended one of his clients who happened to be a Dom. When Niall introduces Jeff to the sub he has found to work with him, Jeff is taken aback because Eddie is a man. A gay man. As expected, Jeff balks at the idea of working with Eddie, but Niall and Eddie planted the right seeds during their interactions with Jeff and Jeff ends up contacting Eddie to chat about the BDSM scene. What follows is a lovely tale of two men finding their perfect match.

I absolutely adored Jeff and Eddie. Jeff has a tendency to alienate people due to his unflinching honesty (a.k.a. rudeness); whereas Eddie is extremely personable and tends to put people at ease. This works in Eddie’s favor as it allows him to work his way into becoming Jeff’s “training” sub as Jeff is everything Eddie ever wanted in a Dom, except his heterosexuality. The interactions between the two are quite entertaining as they walk the path of discovering Jeff’s sexuality and many of their conversations left me snickering at them. Actually, Jeff’s inner monologue as to whether or not an action was gay or not was laugh out loud funny. The sex scenes are hot, which honestly surprised me with the “educational” feel Eddie tried to infuse into them to keep from scaring off Jeff. Of course, my heart broke for both men on the night of their fifth and final lesson and I seriously wanted to smack them both for their failure to communicate.

How to Train You Dom in Five Easy Steps was a thoroughly enjoyable book that I couldn’t wait to get back to each time I got interrupted. I loved watching Jeff discover a new side to his personality and the way in which Eddie helped him do this. Watching the relationship develop between the two men was a treat that I will get to experience again as this book has definitely made it to my re-read list. I look forward to reading more of Ms. Myles’ work.

I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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