Disclaimer: I consider the author a friend; however, I purchased this ebook short story for full price.
While I continue my trend of reading everything Anna Zabo writes, I appreciate that they’ve taught me a lot about my romance genre preferences. I enjoyed this particular short tremendously, but I think I prefer my romance in novel-length form. In this case, the beginning felt a bit rushed before it all came together as a proper love story in the end. I’d rather have enjoyed the slow burn of the two characters meeting and interacting rather than jumping into the middle of their friendship.
The BDSM elements to this short are a great example of how not all kink has to involve pain while still retaining elements of dominance and submission. Tom and Gabe are a fantastically matched pair, and I’d enjoy seeing the continued evolution of their relationship.
They are in Pittsburgh, after all. /raises eyebrow at Zabo’s Takeover series.