His Rules: Subs and Doms, A Sublime Combination Anthology is packed full of fantastic short stories by different amazing authors. All set with the BDSM theme, and all a great read to quench your thirst in that particular genre.
I like to think of Anthologies like those Valentines Day boxes of chocolate, you get a little variety and you can sometimes find new flavors you fall in love with, or in the case of Anthologies, new authors to fall in love with!
Time Out by Sean Michael was a short and sweet little BDSM romance between a Dom and his Sub. Val is a cranky git when we first meet him, surly and short tempered but after he encounters Chaz again and find out why his former Sub safe worded unnecessarily, we get insight into why he was so moody. Chaz was a sweet Sub who seemed really apologetic about what he had done, and he and Val get a chance to talk things through now that they are both level headed. Very entertaining story.
Strict Consequences by Morticia Knight was an extremely touching read. Garson has been hurt badly but with the gentle coaxing, or in this case some fun BDSM equivalency, from Jarvis. Jarvis is only too happy to help Garson get over his past and does so with convincing Garson into giving him one night together. *swoons*
Tagging Mackensie by L.M. Somerton was way too short in my opinion. I really loved the chemistry between the main characters. Steele, a perfect name for a custom bike shop owner, has had his eye on Kenzie for a while now but hasn’t made any moves. Kenzie decides to catch Steele’s attention by drawing graffiti on Steele’s business. His plan works a little too well and Steele demands that Kenzie give him 24 hours to do with him as he wishes in payment for damages. Sparks flew in this heated book! *fans self*
Bad Idea by Lily Harlem was an interesting look into being a gay man in a bike club. It was in all honestly a little sad that these two characters, Heavy and Junk, couldn’t be together openly, as in EVER. The repercussions would have been horrendous. I really did enjoy the moments they got to steal to be together though.
Safeword by Samantha Cayto was infused with adrenaline. I loved this short story with Carter, a slave to his Master, falling for the undercover agent Crow. This is a gay for you story as Crow had never been with a man but had to do so to stay undercover. The two MC’s connected instantly and the ending was so sweet!
Earning his Leathers by S. Dora was another good read. I loved how I was introduced into the teaching of a future Dom. Although I have no experience in the BDSM world myself it was really fascinating to see what all is involved when a Dom instructs a future Dom to “earn his leathers”.
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‘Time Out’ by Sean Michael
Val and Chaz broke up after Chaz safeworded unnecessarily during a scene. Can they find a way to come back together?
‘Strict Consequences’ by Morticia Knight
One proposition, one night. Could it be the beginning of a forever after for a Master and sub?
‘Tagging Mackenzie’ by L.M. Somerton
Achieving a Dom’s undivided attention can have unpredictable consequences.
‘Bad Idea’ by Lily Harlem
Bad ideas can sometimes be the best!
‘Safeword’ by Samantha Cayto
A dangerous game turns into unexpected pleasure…
‘Earning his Leathers’ by S. Dora
Call him old-fashioned, but Connor believes a Dom should earn his leathers.