Sunday, December 22, 2013

Review: Take Me, Break Me by H.C. Brown

Title:  Take Me Break Me

Author:   H.C. Brown

Publisher:  Dreamspinner Press   

Genre: MM, Contemporary, BDSM 

Page count: 197 

Reviewer: Redz 

Publisher Blurb

Reno Rocket, bass player for the rock band Dazed, thinks he’s on the straight and narrow but is his girlfriend just a cover for his confused sexuality? When the new lead singer, Tanner Star, walks in, Reno's libido snaps to attention. His attraction to the famous rock star is immediate and disconcerting. Performing with Tanner every night blows Reno’s mind, and the moment Tanner grinds against him on stage, “curious” takes on a whole new meaning.

Tanner wants more than a lover. He wants a sub, and he’s willing to guide Reno into the world of BDSM. In turn, Reno wants to be everything to Tanner—lover, sub, and partner—but he fears the ghost of Tanner’s dead boyfriend will come between them.

At first they manage to find a balance and life is idyllic… until one rash action by Tanner plunges their new love affair into chaos. Will Reno admit to the world that he’s gay and face the media and his family’s wrath, or will he deny the love and exquisite attention Tanner’s world has brought him?

Review of book

Author H.C. Brown does an amazing job of bringing heat, and a great story line to the book Take Me, Break Me. I really couldn’t stop reading this book.  When I kept re reading it over and over again I knew this was one for the keeper shelf for me.  Tanner is the dom in this relationship, but he has had some really hard knocks when it comes to subs. Trust isn’t his strong suit. He thinks he trusts Reno, but does he really when push comes to shove?
Reno really is struggling with his sexuality. He is engaged and never had feelings for men. Then comes along Tanner who breaks down every barrier he has.  Just when he has trust in himself, and Tanner something comes along and tests them both.
I love how Reno fights back in this book. He is not going to let a setback take the man he loves from him. His spirit, drive and just plain old tenacity made me really love him. The bdsm in this book is just icing on a really great cake. The connection the characters have in this book was one I could really feel.  I really loved Reno and Tanner and I hope I can visit them again in another book. 

                                                  Five Shooting Stars!!!


H.C. Brown said...

Thank you for a wonderful review.

Tina brunelle said...

very welcome LOVE your works!