17 March 2010

DEVIATIONS week: Chris Owen & Jodi Payne - Discipline

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Written by Chris Owen and Jodi Payne
189 pages / 85500 words
ISBN: 978-1-60370-013-9, 1-60370-013-7
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Genre: M/M Erotica
Main Characters: Tobias, Noah, Phantom, Bradford
Book Origin: Personal E-Book Library

Cover Summary:
Tobias and Noah explore their relationships more deeply than they ever have, not just with their own dominance and submission, but with their friends. As Noah helps Tobias through the loss of someone dear, he finds Tobias helping him, too, leading him through some intense sexual games, breaking down the last of Noah’s fears, and helping him face his biggest one. The cage.

Meanwhile, Tobias’ ex-lover, Phantom, becomes close friends with Noah as they discover and try to resist the simmering sexual tension between them. Their teasing turns to real support when Phantom reaches the breaking point thanks to the lack of a master in his life, something he desperately needs.

While Bradford works to become that master, Tobias and Noah go to Paris, where they see the sights, go to sex clubs, and re-negotiate their contract. Returning from Paris to their own lives brings then all sorts of new difficulties, from deciding whether they should love together to trying to figure out just where Phantom belongs in their ever-changing relationship.

Chris Owen /Jodi Payne: #3 in DEVIATIONS SERIES – DISCIPLINE - 4 stars:

!!!Warning: Small spoilers may be present in this review!!!

My Review: There was nothing stopping me now, I was so connected with each character that I had to find out how Tobias and Noah’s vacation to France would go. Aside from the fact that their initial contract was at an ending and negotiations would start again, Tobias wanted them to move in together and have a more long-term contract that would further reflect their commitment to each other. There are many things that can test the strength in a relationship and a personal loss rippled through the chapters leaving everyone grieve stricken.

I must emphasize at this point that I never read this many books consecutively in the same series or genre and I’m amazed how this author duo can keep me so highly entertained, never allowing the story to drag or becoming boring. After reading three novels I thought I would’ve been done with the male sexing, the bondage, the flogging or the staged scenes, but the authors delivered different venues to keep it fresh. Again the authors push my boundaries in the D/s scene. I have always said, and still riding a double sided feeling about it, that I don’t overly enjoy it when a Dom/sub change roles. So when I very subtly got to learn that Tobias, on occasion, liked to be topped by Noah my heart was in my throat.

This change can really diminish my reading pleasure but Noah was very reluctant too, he was a sub but at the same time his very sub side said to pleasure his Master. If this meant on a occasion to top his Master, he would try to do this. For me it was the way the authors handled it that made me accept it. Noah’s initial reluctance and Tobias explicit desires in how and what he wanted created a realistic exploration of another need. Again what shined through was the incredible communication skills between this couple, their willingness to lay it all out there for each other and truly have each other’s pleasure, both physical and emotional, in mind.

It isn’t out of the blue that Noah is topping Noah, it starts with a spontaneous moment and very slowly takes some small steps. For me that was a very good way to get a handle on Noah and Tobias switching. It didn’t affect their Dom/sub in essence, Noah would evermore be subservient and Tobias the Master who would protect and take care. It just added a bit of spice to an already very exceptional relationship. So once again Jodi Payne and Chris Owen kept me on my toes, pushing the boundaries of my comfort zone and making me believe in the love, in the D/s chemistry and in Noah and Tobias.

Besides a wild and lascivious trip to France there’s also Phantom, he has always been there in one way or the other but in DISCIPLINE he goes to the emotional brink and barely comes back from it. He is a character that is not only flamboyant, humorous and demands all the attention when he enters a room, there is more to him then he leads on to believe. There are deep emotional scars on his soul that needs purging, he needs something so rigorous that only those who truly love him can help him through it. Phantom holds a very special place in my heart, his personality is one that triggers a range of emotions, I was laughing about his exuberance, my inner hussy purred in his shameless sensuous side and my heart was touched on every level possible as he tried to heal what was broken in him so long ago.

There are no weak characters in this series, Bradford still remains a very dear friend to Tobias and is the only secondary character who returns in this story often. There are also characters who give voice to the D/s world, there’s the people working in Bradford’s classy club, Noah’s cop partner and a few more in their every-day-life who flesh out the supportive cast. Each one, over the course of this series, became a frequent face and broadened the lives of the leading characters.

DISCIPLINE tossed me through the emotional wringer again and I found myself coming back for more each time. Tobias, Noah and Phantom are characters who get under my skin with their distinctive personalities and their zest for life. Real life problems give a raw edge to the character development but also heightens the impact of the story as a whole. I wouldn’t have it any other way!

“You’ll get me,” Tobias promised, his gaze fixed on Noah’s hand and ass. His own cock was still heavy, swelling back to full hardness as he watched and hit every spot he had. “Talk to me,” he said, stroking over the head of his dick. Tell me how you want it. “
“Deep.” Noah breathed at him. “Want to feel it in my spine. Want you buried in me.“ His fingers moved faster, deeper. “Want you to crawl inside my skin.”
“I live in your skin,” Tobias said, his hand slowing, making his strokes longer and smoother. “I live in you, own you. You can feel me in you whenever you want, pet. I know you can.” Noah panted, his voice was soft and low, one of many indications that he was securely in his space. “If I close my eyes, if I just listen to your voice, I can.”
“Good boy,” Tobias moved closer and slipped one of his fingers in with Noah’s, stretching him a little and reaching for his gland. “Sir!” Noah gasped and arched, using the foot he still had on the bed for leverage. He exhaled in a long groan. “Master, please!”
“Please what, pet?” Tobias asked, draping his boy’s other leg over his shoulder. He held his cock and waited. “Please fuck me. Please, I need you, sir. Want you. Aches…” Tobias watched Noah grin onto their fingers, watched his body shiver. “Please!” Tobias tucked his hand away, pulling Noah’s fingers out with his own. “Good,” he said, lining up his cock and pushing in. “Love it when you beg for me.” Noah relaxed around him, letting him slip in, balls deep. “Oh, yes,” he panted. “So good.” His hand moved to grip Tobias’ shoulder and his ass tightened maddeningly around Tobias’ cock. “Deep, sir, please. Yours”
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  1. I remembered not to eat today while reading this ;)

  2. great review.Sounds like a good series.

  3. Girl you are killing me here!!! Great review! I am drooling over here!!! Going check out the other one I missed

  4. ::jumps up and down:: I'm buying this one how could I not have the scene you picked. Gah my body temperature rose about 3 degrees.

  5. @Blodeuedd - I just can't get enough of these dialogues between Noah and Tobias *shivers*

    @Elaing8 - it really is one of my favorites!

    @Cecile - Hon, I knew you would apreciate the quote ;)

    @Smokinghotbooks - You do know this is part three of the series right? I hope you're going to luuuurve this one more then BAREBACK ;)

  6. I'm so glad to have this one already on my ereader :)
    Good god girl, with quotes like that you really need to put your blog behind a 'Content warning' page ;) (I did that too recently)
    *fanning myself*

  7. @Janna - You inspired me rofl, I read these quotes and was fanning myself too...had to share it with you smutty lasses ;)

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