The Good Boy, by Lisa Henry & J.A. Rock

Cover Image: The Good Boy by Lisa Henry & J.A. RockIntroverted college student Lane Moredock is in a bad place. His mother has been arrested for securities fraud, his father is on the run, and everyone, including the SEC, suspects Lane knows where the missing millions are. Lane, with no money and nowhere to live, makes a desperate deal that lands him in trouble and leaves him unwilling to trust a so-called Dom again.

Photographer Derek Fields lost money to the Moredocks, and is as sure as anyone that Lane is guilty despite his claims. A chance meeting with Lane shows him there might be something more to the young man than arrogance and privilege, and Derek wonders if Lane might be just what he’s been looking for: a sub with the potential to be a life partner.

As Lane slowly begins to open up to Derek and explore his needs as a submissive, the investigation closes tighter around him. Lane might be everything that Derek wants, but first Derek needs to trust that Lane is innocent—and Lane needs to trust Derek with the truth.

Contains BDSM, some puppy play, and a very obnoxious macaw!


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March 26, 2013
Loose ID LLC
Fiona Jayde
Boy, book 1
Contemporary, BDSM
M/M
Gay
327 e-book pages
3rd person
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Rating:     ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

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Review:

I recently found this book. I think it was a recommendation from Amazon based on…whatever (typically) jacked up algorithms they use, and based on other recent purchases.

Ya might say I bought this on a whim.

Then I devoured it.

I also must note that I’ve recently been on a binge of BDSM books.

I’d kinda think I’d be nearly getting tired of BDSM books. But I’m not. Yet.

The Good Boy was an incredible surprise. And it might be in part to Lisa Henry & JA Rock being a pretty fantastic writing team. This isn’t my first read by these two — and they never fail to disappoint.

Lane, man, this kid broke my heart.  And not because of his privileged world being turned on its ear and flushed down the toilet. He’s nothing like I expected, and, in fact, surprised me at nearly every turn. He’s stronger than he seems — as well as far more naive in ways that were unexpected.

Derek — the perfect counterpoint, even with the age-gap. The age-gap was seriously well done without dipping into daddy-kink. Not that I have anything against daddy kink, per se — just that that’s not quiiiiite what Lane needed. This skated that razor’s edge of Derek being Lane’s savior without Lane losing himself or being dependent in unhealthy ways.

Puppy-play, y’all. And that might be a turn-off for some. I don’t know…I don’t have a lot of opinions on that other than I’ve seen some very well done, and some that weren’t to my taste. This? Wasn’t so much puppy play as it was a way for Lane to avoid talking (since his world is overwhelming and words are hard) and still provide a way for him to communicate his needs. Gotta say this was SPECTACULARLY well done.

The intimacy, though with a slow-burn build, was sweet, respectful, and off the charts hot.

Lordy, why did it take so long for this book to cross my radar?

I’m SO glad it did.

And I whole-heartedly recommend it for its creative kink, slow-burn feelz, the dirty-talking macaw, and a snarky Dom with a huge heart.


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About the Authors:

Lisa Henry

I like to tell stories, mostly with hot guys and happily ever afters. But they’ve gotta work for it! No free lunches on my watch.

I live in tropical North Queensland, Australia. I don’t know why, because I hate the heat, but I suspect I’m too lazy to move. I spend half my time slaving away as a government minion, and the other half plotting my escape.

I attended university at sixteen, not because I was a child prodigy or anything, but because of a mix-up between international school systems early in life. I studied History and English, neither of them very thoroughly.

I share my house with too many cats, a dog, a green tree frog that swims in the toilet, and as many possums as can break in every night. This is not how I imagined life as a grown-up.

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J.A. Rock

J.A. Rock is the author of over twenty LGBTQ romance, suspense, and horror novels, as well as an occasional contributor to HuffPo Queer Voices. J.A.’s books have received Lambda Literary and INDIEFAB Award nominations, and The Subs Club received the 2016 National Leather Association-International Pauline Reage Novel Award. J.A. lives in Chicago with an extremely judgmental dog, Professor Anne Studebaker.

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