Title: A Collar For Christmas
Author: A.E. Lawless
Released: December 24th 2013
Publisher: Loose Id
Genre: M/M Romance, BDSM Erotica
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For actor Liam, anxiety and panic attacks are old friends, but they only get worse the more famous he gets. Nothing has ever worked to help him control the anxiety until his costar, Aaron, introduces him to bondage. Too bad Liam develops feelings for Aaron and ruins the only solution he’s ever found for his neuroses.
Liam’s anxiety has taking a turn for the worse and he’s thankful that his friend, Aaron is there to help him every step of the way. However, the time spent together, Aaron’s caring nature and Liam’s sense of security in his care led Liam to want something more from their arrangement. Frustrated by the situation he finds himself in, Liam decides to gather his courage and approach Aaron about wanting more.
Sadly, the outcome is not what he expected. Accepting that he can’t continue with the situation as is, Liam lets Aaron know that what their arrangement was over. Surprised at first and conflicted, Aaron accepts Liam’s decision.
What unfolds next is a story of discovery, second chances and letting go.
I loved how the author went out of her way to bring Liam’s emotions to the page. I had no trouble understanding his frustration and his pain at being rejected by Aaron. Likewise, Aaron’s doubts and hesitations about starting something new with Liam were clearly depicted too. I understood where he was coming from and why he was holding back.
Through heartfelt confessions, intimate moments and emotional interactions Aaron and Liam’s connection strengthened. What started as a way for Aaron to help Liam through his anxiety developed into the discovery of Aaron and Liam as individuals. And as the story moved on and emotions came into play, it grew into something more beautiful. They learned, they made mistakes, they became a unit.
I was glad to see how it all played out. There were moments when I wanted to shake some sense into them so they could be honest with each other and move on. Thankfully they found their rhythm and fulfilled their needs – both physical and emotional. And I admit, it was worth the wait.
All in all, a sweet yet sexy read about two friends who found happiness in each other, battled their demons and made their own way in finding what worked for them.
About The Author
A.E. lives in south Louisiana where everything is bigger, covered in camo and made with more butter. She sweats her way through the summers because she loves the people, the food and the culture found only there.
She couldn’t manage any writing at all without copious amounts of coffee and her writing partner: her cat Bacon
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