What a awesomely developed group of characters that I cannot wait to get more of. I adored the leads in this and while some of the "Daddy/boy" kink is really not for me, this was done in such a way that it made complete sense and exactly what these characters need and want in a relationship.
I especially appreciated how this story started with 2 POV's and then one of these POV's changed to a third character. So different and yet such a great introduction to the dynamic which is this relationship.
I also very much appreciated that the typical "drama" that tends to land at 80% didn't. I mean it is there but it happens much soon and it landed where it made sense in the development of this couple. It was heartbreaking (Luna style...*coughs Saving Sebastian*) and yet having both POV's once again brings forth such reasoning to both sides that you can't help but understand and love both characters even more.
The storyline with Liam's mother was really the only part that didn't work for me and it felt like it took up way too much of the story.
But give me all these Daddies and their boys NOW. Like NOW. I cannot wait to get the rest of this series.
When your deepest, darkest fantasy shows up, get on board.
Sam Keller knows he’ll never find the excitement he craves in Middleton, Iowa—not while he’s busting his ass in nursing school and paying rent by slaving away in a pharmacy stockroom. Then Sam meets Mitch Tedsoe, an independent, long-haul trucker who makes a delivery to a shop across the alley. Innocent flirting quickly leads to a fling, and when Mitch offers to take him on a road trip west, Sam jumps at the chance for adventure. Mitch is sexy, funny and friendly, but once they embark on their journey, something changes. One minute he’s the star of Sam’s every x-rated fantasy, the next he’s almost too much a perfect gentleman. And when they hit the Las Vegas city limit, Sam has a name to pin on Mitch’s malady: Randy.
For better or for worse, Sam grapples with the meaning of friendship, letting go, growing up—even the meaning of love—because no matter how far he travels, eventually all roads lead home.
Through the powerful of Heidi Culliman's writing, I believe in these characters. I want Sam and Mitch to find their way into joy.
This is a compelling exploration understanding one's sexual desires. Sam aches to be more and to have what he wants and large life and Mitch hurts from not finding the right balance of kink and love and communication.
I love the sensuality between the heroes and the love. I adore Sam coming into his own and reaching for what he wants and Mitch making himself vulnerable and finding an abiding love.
The plot is very good and I love a road story. The secondary characters are less well drawn and complex but the core love story is so very good in this erotic romance
“You make me see everything differently…even myself…”
Holding him close, I smiled. “I just made you see the strength that was already there to begin with.”
He’d just needed someone to point it out. Someone to love him unconditionally and to show him that needs and emotions weren’t something that had to be hidden. No matter what the form or who you loved.
So this is a Daddy/little Age Play Kink. Not something I had ever really heard about much less read. This takes an open mind for sure but I am intrigued and will certainly continue with the series.
I do wish the story held a little more character and relationship development and depth. I felt they moved really quickly and while the kink part develops nicely their couple development happens almost instantly.