ARC Review- Bonds of Denial by Lynda Aicher

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Rating: 4 out of 5 stars


Book five of Wicked Play

It’s been twenty years since Rockford Fielding’s father punished him for kissing another boy. Now a grown man with a military career behind him, Rock continues to deny his true desires, even while working security at The Den, the most decadent sex club in town. But after a year of watching gorgeous Carter Montgomery come and go on the arms of other men, Rock can no longer resist the cravings he’s denied for so long.

Carter has just four months left on his contract with an escort agency, and he doesn’t know whether to feel relieved or afraid. Being an escort is all he knows. Adding to his confusion is the way his latest client, the sexy but stoic Rock, makes him feel things he hasn’t wanted in years.

One charmingly awkward date turns into two and soon the men are meeting off the clock. But with Rock in the closet and Carter unsure how to pursue a real relationship, how can they build a future both in and out of the bedroom?

My Review:

It is not a surprise that I requested the fifth novel in the series. I have been granted an ARC copy of each of the four other novels. I have also enjoyed them but this novel is by far my favorite. The novel was enjoyable and entertaining but the message behind the struggles of the main male characters left me with new thoughts and opinions.

Attempting to maintain who you are and be true to yourself is put against the prejudices of a society that does not allow people to be who they are. The main characters battle within themselves, and with each other to accept who they truly are. With the strengths they find in each other and within themselves, Carter and Rock are able to fully understand the gravity of who they are and are able to accept that. Through each other, both characters propel themselves to new heights and new dreams.

I can’t say much more without giving any spoilers away, but I did really enjoy this m/m novel and look forward to more- we still have a few more partners to get through 🙂



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