RELEASE DATE: 19th April 2013
BLURB: Micah “Pup” Slayde knows he wants Tackett Austin the moment he lays eyes on him in the Guards of Folsom. Micah wants to have purpose, to be taken care of, and to take care of his Dom—wants to trust him completely, live for him, belong to him. To become his everything. Micah is sure Tackett is the one. The problem is, in order to be the perfect sub, he needs to stay focused, and that’s not easy for Micah, who suffers from what he refers to as a “broken brain.” Focus and adult attention deficit disorder rarely coexist.
Ever since Ty Callahan and Blake Henderson’s collaring ceremony, Tackett’s been thinking too much about his own loneliness. Even though Ty introduces Micah and urges Tackett to give him a try, Tackett isn’t so easily convinced. He’s spent his life pursuing a successful business career, and the subs he dominates almost never enjoy the kiss of his leather twice. Twenty years Micah’s senior, Tackett has no interest in taking on and taming such a young and naughty sub—but it’s difficult to resist such an adorable pup when he begs.
“What’s not to love?” asks Micah… and that’s exactly how I feel. What’s not to love about this story??? Pup is the first book in the Guards of Folsom series, introducing an intriguing set of characters and a BDSM club, the newly updated Guards of Folsom. This is a sweet, heartwarming story, giving the perfect beginning of the series, and I can’t wait to read the rest of the books.
I fell in love with Micah (our pup) at first reading. I’m a sucker for characters like him. He is a gorgeous, strong young man, struggling with ADHD, one of many invisible disorders, often ignored, misinterpreted. He has been working hard to overcome his state of mind, practicing useful techniques in his everyday life to control himself. He is in desperate need of a strong-handed Dom, who not only understands, and accepts his condition, but who teaches him to focus, to concentrate. When he sees Tackett the first time, he decides he has found the person he needs. Tackett is in the middle of a midlife crisis, as he just turns 45, and has never felt the urge or need to have a sub in his life long-term until now, so his own insecurities and dilemma gives an extra twist to the plot. This story is their journey, how their casual meetings at the club turn into a possibility of a happy, fulfilling future together. Nothing in life that’s worth having comes easy. Their case is no different. Although this is a BDSM series, the story itself is rather sweet, not too heavy or hard core. The scenes are hot, sensual, and very well written. The only element I would have liked to read more is communication. I missed some more discussion, before certain steps along their way.
Micah and Tackett’s unique love story is a real page-turner and I simply couldn’t stop reading it. Highly recommended!