Firstly, I made a terrible mistake of starting this book before bedtime and at midnight I was saying to myself "ohhh just another chapter"..... then a..Show More »t 2 a.m. I'm wondering "well how are they all going to set out the ground-rules"..... then by 4 a.m. I'm thinking "wow lucky lucky girl but how's it going to work out for all of them"..... and finally by 6 a.m. I've decided "sleep is overrated huh who needs it"..... Then finally the birds started singing as the dawn broke and I thought "ahhhh lovely."
As you can see this was a non-stop listen for me as this very tender ménage starts to unfold with 2 sexy handsome successful baseball stars and a nurse who decide to share their lives with very hot consequences. Yes, it was full of passion and sex (I have however heard far worse) but it was sooo much more. A touching thought provoking tryst that unfortunately can't go the distance when more than hot sex is at play and everyone becomes miserable when love joins the game.
It also focuses on a few baseball games as their feelings are stretched and the games suffer and we hear about Megan's work in the paediatric ward. It's a lovely listen that will pull at your heart strings because you will find yourself empathising with all three of them as the storyline flows from erotica and enters into a true love story.
Worth a credit? Absolutely yes, and I'm really looking forward to the next game in the Mustang series.
The story is about Jason Holder, an older professional baseball player, coming to terms with his sexual preference to dominate a woman and learning wh..Show More »at he likes and the how-tos of that scene. His lessons began by way of his friend, Todd, introducing him to a local sex club, The Dungeon, where Jason could practice and learn about "the lifestyle." Todd connects Jason with a friend of his sub named Carrie. Carrie is a journalist focusing on a story of steroid usage in sports. She is inexperienced in BDSM too, having had 2 past sex partners and having acted as a sub only once when she joined her friend and her friend’s dom, Todd. So both Jason and Carrie were novices to “the lifestyle.”
To keep things between them limited to their dom-sub relationship after hours, all of Jason's and Carrie's first encounters occurred at The Dungeon sex club. And to keep his anonymity, Jason insisted that their first encounters occur with Carrie blindfolded. No preliminary checks for diseases occurred before they started to have sex without a condom. This was especially strange when the author then began to have Jason use a condom near the end of the story. So the author was not consistent in her portrayals. Their sub-dom relationship was uninteresting since the sex was boring to me. Jason seemed to use any excuse to “punish” her. Though, he was also attentive and caring in some ways. But since this was a bad story with a bad narrator, it didn’t matter b/c the bad outweighed any small amount of good in the story and narration. Though the story was a FSG (Fifty Shades of Grey) copy-cat, it had some different parts. One is how they made their way to actual intercourse. Another is how he wrote on her with a marker to literally “mark” her as his and some foot play. But it didn’t matter b/c I don’t know if I’ve ever been sooooo bored by sex scenes in a story. For me, that’s saying something because I have listened to a lot of romance and erotica. But, with this story, I quickly began to fast forward through the vast majority of sex action in this story, and it was a lot.
When not having sex, the parts of their lives shown outside of “The Dungeon” were very limited and always apart from each other. So, for Jason, listeners heard about him playing baseball and, occasionally, talking to his brother and his brother’s wife, a woman both of them used to have sex with together. His brother was a baseball player too. And for Carrie, we heard about her working on her steroid story.
This story fell into the common trap of love or something like it being said to be present way too soon. Lust and attraction, even very strong lust, makes sense in this story. But in this story, after engaging in only sexual acts—not always intercourse—4 times, both Jason and Carrie began to contemplate how much they cared about each other and how much they felt cared for by the other. By that time, they didn’t even know each other’s names or who each person was outside of The Dungeon. Neither had they been together in any way but sexually or even talked about anything outside of sex. In other words, they, in no way, even remotely knew each other.
This story focused more on Jason, so the way the author chose to describe Jason’s vulnerability near the end of the book was disconcerting. It was so different from how Jason was shown to be prior to that point that it didn’t make any sense. The change and supposed revelation had no real basis. That seemed to be a major struggle in the book, the author’s inability to have information flow in an order that makes sense. At different points in the story, info would be dropped and the timing of it would seem strange and would’ve been better placed after or before something else already revealed.
The story was very mediocre, but the narrator was horrible. She ruined this already mediocre story. The narrator said everything so matter-of-factly that it didn’t work well for the many sex scenes and the great amount of sex talk. It all came across as bland. But worst of all is that the narrator sounded like Marcie, from Charlie Brown, the character who says “sir” at the end of every sentence. Her narration, especially of Carrie, since she always saying “sir,” took this mediocre story to the crap pile.