The Candy Cane Club
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Cameron Ward is an actor from Atlanta. After a stint in New York, he returns home to find work in Georgia’s growing film and TV industry. He lands a lead role in a film, playing a submissive, but he doesn’t know anything about the lifestyle. Wanting to make sure his portrayal isbelievable, Cameron goes to the Candy Cane Club, a BDSM dungeon, where he meets Anton Albright, a Dom. Cameron loosens up enough to do a scene with Anton, but he discovers a side of himself he’d never suspected. But Cameron had enough difficulty coming out as gay, and he’s not ready to admit he’s a submissive as well.
Dr. Anton Albright has a reputation for being good with new subs. What he’d really like, though, is a sub of his own. Cameron is the kind of man Anton wants, and once Cameron accepts his need to serve -- and, especially, to serve Anton -- they explore the possibilities of a relationship that will give them both everything they want and need.
But when fame comes calling at Cameron’s door, their private, intimate world is threatened. Anton’s medical practice won’t survive his private life being held up to public display, and Cameron finds it difficult to adjust to extended periods away from his Sir. Can they find a compromise that will make them both happy, or will Cameron’s rising star force him to leave Anton behind?
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Heat Level: 4
Romantic Content: 3
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Tropes: Alpha Character
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Same Universe / Various Characters
This book was a sweet story of someone learning the basics from scratch of what it means to be a sub. We get actual thoughts and explanations and character development in the form of real communication between the Dom and the sub. They talk about all of their thoughts and expectations and wants and fears before they even get into a scene. This book was laid out really well and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is curious about reading BDSM but doesn’t want to start out with the heavy aspects of it.
Cameron starts out knowing zero about what it means to be a sub. He wants to learn more for a part/role he has in a movie about BDSM. He has no clue he even has submissive tendencies until his very first scene with Anton. I totally understand where Cameron is coming from, being a little freaked out at first. I mean who wouldn’t be when they come to a huge breakthrough and understanding about themselves that they had no clue was even a part of them for years.
Anton is great as a Dom. He is super understanding and patient and the perfect person to help Cameron bloom as his full self. Neither man is comfortable with giving/receiving pain, and want more of a loving relationship leaning more towards bondage, sensory and service.
Being a service submissive is an interesting part of the BDSM world. Someone who just wants to please and take care of others and their Dom, and Cameron fits seamlessly into that role. Once Cameron starts to get more TV/movie roles is when the couple really starts to see how strong their bond and connection with each other is. They need to figure out how to compromise on both sides in order to make it work with each other.
I was really happy with how this book ended. I enjoyed watching these two men figure out and find their HEA together. I think this was a cute story, with some great sexy scenes with the two guys. I am willing to check out the rest of the books in this series as they come out since I really liked how well this was written. It was not just a cut-and-dry, sugary sweet romance, and not just some heavy BDSM tale; it really had a nice blend of everything.