Thursday, January 15, 2015

The New Game Plan by Shannon West

Title: The New Game Plan
Series: The Keyholder’s Stories, 5
Author: Shannon West
Publisher:  Dark Hollows Press
Genre: MM, Contemporary. BDSM
Pages: 43
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher’s Blurb
They say you never hear the one that has your name on it, or so Cody remembers as he lies on the floor staring up at the ceiling with a bullet in his chest. After a harrowing trip to the hospital and a dangerous surgery, Cody is recovering from his wound and wants nothing more than to go back to his life with Jake just the way it was. But Jake came too close to losing Cody forever and he can’t stand the idea of inflicting any more pain on him, even though Cody craves it, along with Jake’s Dominance and control. If Cody can’t be Jake’s submissive anymore, than who is he? And how long will it be before Jake goes looking for someone else who can satisfy all his needs? Jake offers a compromise—he’ll occasionally play with other subs, but will make love only to Cody. But Cody knows subs will be lining up to take care of Jake, and Cody’s jealousy begins to consume him. He has to prove to Jake that he hasn’t changed just because he had the bad luck to get shot. And he isn’t willing to wait a second longer to reclaim his position as Jake’s submissive.

 I adore reading anything by Shannon West so I was very excited to read The New Game Plan. I loved her characters. You can feel the love and support they each have for the other person.
When Cody gets shot Jake uses everything inside of himself to make sure his partner lives.  From demanding Cody get well to doing anything he can to help him get well. I really could feel how much Jake loves Cody.
Cody is fighting for his life for the first part of this book. It is Jake and his love that keeps Cody in this world.
When Cody is recovering Jake thinks he has to hide the Dom in him, and be a vanilla version of himself.  Well Cody doesn’t take that laying down.  He is smart and spunky and knows just how to get his Dom.
This is one short story a blip in the life of Jake and Cody but so much love I never wanted to story to end. I cannot wait to see where this couple might go next. 

                                     Five Shooting Stars

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