Title: What He Needs
Author: E M Denning
Publisher: Paper Gold Publishing
Cover Art by: Dana Leah at Designs by Dana
Release date: November 28th 2017
A Disillusioned Dom
A Devastated Sub
When Craig walks into the first kink club he?s been in for months, the last thing he expects to see is his former Dom, Tim, wearing a collar. If learning his ex is a switch isn?t shocking enough, Craig quickly finds himself on the wrong side of his ex’s Dom. When the reunion turns ugly, another Dom swoops in and saves the day, and Craig is too shaken to argue when the sweet Dom steps in and takes care of him.
Alan noticed the boy the minute he walked into his club. It was hard not to. He was beautiful, sad, and fully clothed. Once the boy is in Alan?s arms he knows he doesn?t want to let him go, maybe ever. He worries that even though his hardcore Dom days are behind him, his experience will scare Craig and he?ll lose the chance to have something real with him.
Their relationship quickly heats up, but Craig can?t stop wondering if an inexperienced sub will be enough for a seasoned Dom in the long run.
Alan had never seen a sight more beautiful than Craig. When he rolled the boy over and started massaging his chest he was completely pliant under his touch. Alan?s cock was rock solid almost to the point of being painful.
Being trapped in his trousers didn?t make things any easier. From the moment he first touched Craig and the boy whimpered and then relaxed, Alan wanted him. He wanted him relaxed, and happy, and begging. Then Alan rolled him over and Craig?s breathing became shallow and needy. His beautiful cock was rock solid and it was all he could do to ignore it. This wasn?t supposed to be about that. This was supposed to be a simple massage, something to relax Craig and help him float for a while and hopefully forget about that bastard Tim.
Then Craig whimpered again.
?Please, Sir. Please. Please.? Craig?s voice was thick with need and his eyebrows started to draw together. The poor boy was aching for release. Alan ran his hands down Craig?s torso. He loved the way Craig?s muscles seemed to chase his touch.
?Please, Sir. Please. I need?I need??
I love BDSM books of most types from the heavy pain inflicting kind to the subtler like What He Needs. Where the Sub wants someone to lead, care and protect them. I am surprised to find out that this is the author?s first MM novel.
So, we begin with poor Craig, whose Dom left him 18 months ago, with no notes of explanation. Craig knew their relationship was starting to fail, but for Tim to leave without even trying to mend things, this not only broke Craig?s heart but left him mentally scared, believing he was not a good sub, that he did not give himself enough to Tim.
He finally has built up his courage to go to a BDSM Club, the only one that he has not been in with Tim, as he does not want anything to remind him of Tim. But Fate can be cruel as he soon finds out when Tim comes over to speak to him. Craig is shocked to the core, not only by meeting Tim, but that Tim is wearing a Collar and is followed by a Dom.
This freaks Craig out and causes a scene when he bluntly shuns Tim. Tim?s Dom thinks Craig is disrespecting him through his actions towards his sub.
Could things get any worse? Thankfully not, As Alan the club owner, comes over to find out what is going on. Alan soon realises something is very wrong, and warns Tim and his Dom to stay away from Craig.
Seeing how distraught Craig is, Alans Dom side kicks in, he wants to protect Craig, but is also aware that Craig is not his, so is careful not to push the guy too much.
When Craig intervenes, and stops the incident in the club, Craig is so thankful. There is an instant attraction between the two men, but neither dares to do anything about it. Craig because he feels like he is a failure as a sub. And Alan because he is bored with the endless line of Subs that just want hard core BDSM, when he wants more, he wants a lover as well as a sub.
We follow Craig and Alan as they navigate their mutual attraction and needs from each other. For them to have a future, they must prove to each other that they are all that they want and need from each other. Craig feels protected, wanted and loved when he is in Alans company. And Alan feels alive in a way he has not felt in a long time. He is amazed at how Craig?s body reacts to his every touch and how natural Craig?s submission is, but most of all the love that grows between them.
I loved the strength the Craig finds to help Tim when he needs help, but to stay strong and tell Tim that he needs help and that he has helped him but that it does not mean he still has feelings for him.
The book is about finding trust and strength, and understanding. I found the book authentic and well written and look forward to following EM Denning?s MM novels.