Title: Once a Brat
Author: Kim Dare
My Rating: B+
Genre: Erotic Romance (m/m)
Series: Kinky Cupids #1
Main Characters: Marcus and Bret
Release Date: February 2012
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
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Sexual Intensity: erotic
Experienced dominant Marcus has a stalker. On the plus side, the boy following him around his local leather club is gorgeous and a self-professed submissive. Unfortunately, he’s also inexperienced, bratty, and liable to drive Marcus insane within his incessant chatter and questions.
Bret Daniels fell head over heels with Marcus the moment he first saw him. He’s willing to do whatever it takes to get Marcus’s attention and prove his worth as a submissive. He might not be a traditional sub, but he knows he has a lot to offer a dom who can handle his quirks.
When Marcus gives in and agrees to do a scene with Bret, sparks fly. One scene quickly becomes another, and another. But will it be a case of once a brat, always a brat? Bret intends to prove to Marcus that—expectations and experiences aside—he deserves his master’s collar.
This title is part of the Kinky Cupid universe.
This was a highly fun and entertaining book. Bret, or Brat as Marcus likes to call him, is a twenty year old who desperately wants to become Marcus's submissive. Although he's highly turned on by both the lifestyle and the thought of a scene with Marcus, Bret truly has no idea what to do as a submissive. This is a guy who is very assured and self-aware. He knows what he wants and is never afraid of saying what he thinks. His mouth definitely gets him in trouble. There's only one guy that he wants to submit to...Marcus.
Marcus doesn't know what to do with Bret. The only thing he knows for sure is that he sure doesn't want to be as attracted to his stalker as he is. Bret is too young, too green, too much, but Marcus is fascinated by that mouth in this submissive's body. Everything about Bret says he isn't the submissive that he claims to be, but when he's under Marcus's hand, he becomes putty and it REALLY works for both of these men.
Hot, sexy, and sweet....this book has it all. There were so many moments that I found myself grinning while reading the book. Bret is just so fresh and honest with his need for Marcus, but he's so assured with what he wants. He has a hard time keeping his mouth shut even when he knows it's for his own good.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It only took me only about an hour and a half to read, but I loved every moment of that. I can't wait to read the others in this series, which I assume will be about Marcus's two fellow doms that we met in this book. After they gave Marcus such a hard time, it will be fun to watch them fall.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.