Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Power Play: Resistance by Cat Grant and Rachel Haimowitz

Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Date published: Apr 9, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-937551-28-5
Reviewed by Gabrielle

Obtained via publisher

Brandon McKinney never dreamed his quick back alley tryst would lead him down this path, a path full of new and sometimes painful discoveries. Jonathan Watkins has offered him the deal of a lifetime; give him six months of his life and in return he will give him three million dollars. Brandon must decide just how much he wants that money to buy his own construction company. Can he give up his control to Jonathan or is it too much to ask?

This book takes the reader on an emotional ride. Both Brandon and Jonathan are as stubborn as can be and continually fight against one another. I enjoyed meeting Brandon and seeing him go through and endure so much endeared him to this reader. I found myself wanting to like Jonathan but had a hard time of it. I just could not connect at all with his character. He was a bit too smug and arrogant for my liking and always demanded from Brandon but never gave anything in return. I was glad to see that at the end of the book Jonathan begins to see the error of his ways, as does Brandon. There was a bit more depth to Brandon and we get to understand him more than we do Jonathan, who comes off as cold, cruel and unfeeling for most of this story. We get small glimpse at the man and Dom Jonathan could be but not many. I loved those small glimpses and truly enjoyed their story through them.

Power Play: Resistance is full of emotion and strong subject matter. It delves into the psyche of two men who are in the midst of a BDSM relationship. Jonathan is not only a Dom but he also enjoys dolling out pain and can be a harsh master at times especially when he is trying to break down Brandon’s barriers. This book can be an intense read at times and had me turning those pages to see if either man would give in. The attraction is there from the beginning and you can see the possibility of it turning into so much more if only one of them would give more than an inch.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.


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