"It started with an accidental click…but where will it end?
Desperate to turn in a paper, Adam borrows his roommate's computer and mistakenly opens a folder that contains Josh's collection of porn. Adam had no idea that his jock roommate was gay—and into leashes, paddles and domination. And Adam, an inexperienced virgin who's only ever kissed one guy, is surprised to find himself curious about submitting…
Josh can't believe that his roommate discovered his spank bank—and he can't believe that Adam is so turned on by the thought of giving up control to someone. Taking a chance, he offers to look through the photos with Adam…and maybe try acting some of them out.
Night after night, the boys delve into their darkest fantasies of domination and submission. And as lust and experimentation grow into the promise of something deeper, Adam must decide if he's brave enough to tell Josh how he feels." (From Goodreads)
I really enjoyed this short story. I was a little skeptical. I mean, how do you "accidentally" find a porn folder? But Lana Mcgregor really accomplished it. It flowed and made you feel for Adam. You felt his embarrassment and shock. I can't even imagine getting caught watch porn, let alone someone else's.
The characters were real and grew a lot through the story which was also a surprise. Usually the development is lacking in stories this short. I really enjoyed how the stumbled through their relationship together, both inexperienced and new, wanting to experiment with each other. The BDSM wasn't hardcore, but the premise was there.
The way the communicated with each other through the scenes was refreshing. It seems that in the more intense BDSM novels/novellas, the intimacy is there, but it's different. Adam and Josh shared a shy, tender foray into this world. Learning together what works for them, as a duo and individually.
Adam and Josh are opposites, but I think that's what drew me too them. Opposites tend to work the best together even though they clash, at least in my experience. The jock and the geeky kid. Unlikely match, but perfect for each other.
This novella deals with a lot: BDSM, first times, homophobia, stereotypes and self-doubt. I would highly recommend this read, it's definitely worth it.