Monday, July 24, 2017

Release Blitz ~ Say Yes by J.R. Gray (Review+Giveaway)

Release Blitz ~ Say Yes by J.R. Gray (Giveaway)


Say Yes by J.R. Gray

Publisher: Self

Release Date (Ebook & Print): July 24

Note: Say Yes was originally published in an alternative form by Omni Lit Publishing on December 1, 2015.

Length (word count): 35K words, 126 pages

Subgenre: Contemporary M/M BDSM

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Book Blurb:

James failed.
He tried to be what they wanted.
He tried to deny it.
He tried to be a good Catholic boy…but it’s become too much.
He craves pain, submission.
He’s denied himself far too long, and it’s eating him alive. Charles thrives off the exchange of power. He knows the world revolves around control. It’s given and taken like currency, in business and in pleasure. He won’t get attached, though, or so he tells himself, until James turns his world upside down. He’s defiant and snarky, but Charles can taste the submission on him. Charles holds the key to his salvation but James has to Say Yes.

What are other authors saying about Say Yes?

Author Kerry Heavens says: “Yes - to the delicious slow burn which goes head to head with an intense urgency. Yes - to James' soft vulnerability that meets its match in Charles' steely determination. Yes - to the forbidden vs the shameless. Yes - to more...I'm saying YES!”


Excerpt:

Inside the dressing room, Charles caught James by the tie and yanked him closer. James stood without a hint of fear. With his reputation, there weren’t many left who didn’t fear him.
“Why don’t you stay?” It had to be voluntary. There was nothing if it wasn’t. Any man could get off on force. He wanted the control freely given. It was so much more erotic.
“Need help putting your dick in your pants?” James’ lips curled up a hint.
“I was thinking more along the lines of help with you on your knees.” He stared at the tie on James’ neck. Charles wanted to string him up with it. It had been a long time since he’d let loose with a man.
“I think I’ll ruin my suit if I kneel in here.” He was witty. Another point in his favor.
James was quite a bit younger than Charles was, but he made up for it in cocky. His dirty blond hair fell into his eyes, enough for Charles to grab a handful of. Even if he’d never preferred blonds, there was a first time for everything.
“All the more reason not to be wearing it.”
“It’s my job to get you out of your suit, not for you to get me out of mine.” His dark green eyes shone in the low light behind rectangular glasses. He had such a thing for glasses. Charles knew he was being toyed with. It was an unusual sensation for him as he usually did the toying.
“It’s not going to be any work at all for you to get me out of my suit. I think yours will be the challenge.”




3.5 Stars


James has been struggling to make ends meet after his father passed away and his mother practically cleaned her hands off him. He's working at a high-end men's clothing store and studying as much as he can, trying to finish his studies as soon as possible, trying to forget about his forbidden desires. One night before closing, a handsome, older man comes in to buy a tie and while James is attracted to him, he knows he can't give into it. Charles keeps pursuing James, though, showing him a world he'd never even imagined existed and suddenly James wants to start saying yes, but he won't give in without a fight. 

I really liked James, I feel so bad for him. His mother was an evil witch that deserved to be slapped. I didn't quite like Charles, but I did like that James kept him on his toes and didn't give in as easily as Charles expected. I liked that their age difference didn't play that much of a part, as did the whole D/s aspect of their relationship. I will admit that even if BDSM isn't my favorite trope, I liked that Charles eased James into it, especiall considering the newness of it all for James and his age, even if I'm not too sure how to feel about the cliffhanger at the end. I'm not too fond of those. 

Still, the book was well-written and if you like power play and feisty subs that make their Doms work for them, I'm sure you'll enjoy this book. 

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***


Author Bio:

When not staying up all night writing, J.R. Gray can be found at the gym where it's half assumed he is a permanent resident to fulfill his self-inflicted masochism. A dominant and a pilot, Gray finds it hard to be in the passenger seat of any car. He frequently interrupts real life, including normal sleep patterns and conversations, to jot down notes or plot bunnies. Commas are the bane of his existence even though it's been fully acknowledged they are necessary, they continue to baffle and bewilder. If Gray wasn't writing…well, that's not possible. The buildup of untold stories would haunt Gray into an early grave, insanity or both. The idea of haunting has always appealed to him. J.R. Gray is genderqueer and prefers he/him pronouns.


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  2. That's tough, there are so many good ones. If I have to pick one favorite, I would say Nowhere Ra

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    1. Nowhere Ranch by Heidi Cullinan

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