Not Safe for Work by L.A. Witt started off with a bang. Things sort of fizzled after that though.
Don’t get me wrong–I enjoyed NSFW and finished it in a day. But as I was reading it I kept waiting for something to happen.
The premise (not to mention the smoking hot cover) drew me in immediately. I loved the idea of these two coworkers who clicked sexually finding out because of an app. It was so unique and yet completely accurate for the way people are obsessed with “hook-up apps” these days.
But for about 80-85% of the book there wasn’t any conflict. Jon and Rick click in every way, immediately, and everything just sort of falls into place. Easy-peasy.
Even when their relationship gets out , the reaction from Jon’s bosses was…insane. It was completely over-the-top batshit. At least that’s the way it felt after I’d spent the majority of the book just cruising along without hitting even the smallest of potholes.
I did really like Rick and Jon’s chemistry, even if I wish there had been more of a build up for it. Plus, I liked that they were both older with their own baggage, but also with the clarity of experience to know what they wanted.
The BDSM scenes were creative and sexy. Watching Jon help Rick push his boundaries was my favorite part. Once they’d built up the trust between them, Rick was willing to try things with Jon that he’d never done before. That’s the best part of BDSM stories–the exploration of new things with a partner you trust.
Not Safe for Work was a really enjoyable book with great characters. I just wish there’d been a little more complexity, a little more work before the smooth sailing. The BDSM was really well done though.
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They’re a match made in the dungeon…until their secret gets out.
Bored senseless in a meeting, architectural modeler Jon McNeill amuses himself with a kinky dating app on his phone. Then the app matches him with another user…who’s six feet away. Suddenly Jon finds himself on the same page as someone way above his pay grade: millionaire property developer Rick Pierce. His firm’s biggest—and hottest—client.
The app isn’t kidding either. They’re a perfect match. Jon’s a Dom, Rick’s a sub, and bondage is their thing. Both guys are well into their forties, know their way around the bedroom, and definitely appreciate a good suit. And the best part? They’re a match outside the bedroom too.
But office relationships aren’t easy to keep a secret. When the truth comes out, Jon is certain he’s about to get fired. Instead, his bosses throw him a curve ball—an ultimatum that puts both his job and his relationship in jeopardy.
Warning: Contains literal and figurative sex machines, blindfolds, a sub being punished during a business meeting, enough rope to tangle up a millionaire, and a Golden Girls marathon.