Sunday, July 3, 2016

Shining Star Award: Lock and Key by Z. Allora

Title: Lock and Key
Author: Z. Allora
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM, BDSM
Pages: 300
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's Blurb
Rejected. Heartbroken. Devastated. 
Zack Davis wanted to serve only one man, Andrew Nikeman. He was denied because Andrew thought he was too young and because their brothers were together. So Zack crushed his submissive tendencies and focused on being the perfect Dom, giving every sub he played with something he couldn’t have. 
After years of denying his submissive side, Entwined’s charity auction “Are you Dom Enough to be a sub?” gives Zack an excuse to get a little of what he’s always craved. 
Andrew doesn’t know when his infatuation turned into more, but it kills him to see Zack with a constant parade of submissives. He’d refused to jeopardize his brother’s relationship or become Zack’s regret; however, Zack isn’t a kid anymore, and his brother’s relationship is unbreakable. Now Zack’s popularity and success as a Dom might ruin Andrew’s dreams of collaring him, but he can’t wait any longer to confess his feelings or he risks losing the man he loves forever.

Lock and Key by Z. Allora is a powerfully well done BDSM story that kept me wanting more. I love how the layers in BDSM really added to the storytelling and emotional investment me the reader had to this book.
Zack has always wanted to be Andrew's sub. But Andrew did not want to lose the relationship with Zack's brother, and plus Zack was way to young for him. Zack feeling heart broken but still obsessed with BDSM gets a Dom for himself. Only this Dom turns out to be not kind at all. So Zack turns himself into a Dom, to show other Subs what a real Dom is and to give them what he could not find himself. Zack is kind, giving, and selfless. He is a true switch. He can be both Dom and Sub. He likes the Sub roll better. But the man he wants to give his submission to keeps turning him down. I like that he makes his own destiny. He is not waiting for anyone to save him. He will save himself. That strength is what he needs to be a great Sub to Andrew.
Andrew is dominate never considered himself anything but that. He is a loyal friend. Protective of those he loves to a point he forgets to take care of himself along the way. He needs Zack to take care of him and make sure he puts himself first sometimes.
Both men balance each other very well in this book. I liked how intense their love is, and how they are true halves of a whole. I would love this book to be a start of a series. I think there is a ton of potential here for many more books to come. I know I would be in line to read much more! Specially bratty Subs gotta bring more of them. 

                            Five Shooting Stars and  Reviewer's Choice award


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