Friday, November 10, 2017

Book Review: 'Hot Tin Roof' by Julia Talbot

Aleks likes his job at Hot Tin Roof. It doesn’t bother him to dance or strip because he has a strict rule to only play with humans. Never a shifter and never a cat larger than he is. Only then comes Rafe, and soon Aleks is sorely tempted to throw caution – and all his sensible rules – right out the window.
I enjoyed this slow-paced erotic romance. I loved that we saw the whole progression of the relationship in such a short story. When Aleks and Rafe meet Rafe recognizes exactly what Aleks is, and that knowledge tempts Aleks to cast aside his normally quite sober rules. I loved the pacing the author gave this story, a lovely slow burn that really appealed to me. I enjoyed getting to know both characters, watching them learn about each other and finally come together.
The chemistry between the two men was astounding and this helped make me feel like that final consummation was just explosive. I loved the building tension between Aleks and Rafe and felt their happiness together was just the icing on the cake. There is a very small amount of BDSM lifestyle in the story – Aleks is submissive at heart, and while Rafe likes to be in charge the sex between them isn’t strictly BDSM, some of their relationship discussion and preferences lean in that direction.
I found this to be an interesting, emotional and relationship-focused erotic story and one I greatly enjoyed. I’d happily read both more stories from the author and more in this series down the track.

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