Friday, May 22, 2015

Don't Touch by Lisa Oliver

Title: Don't Touch
Author: Lisa Oliver
My Rating: B+

Genre: Paranormal Romance (m/m)
Series: Bound and Bonded #1
Main Characters: Levi and Steel
Release Date: April 2014
Publisher: -
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Sexual Intensity: erotic

Story Overview:
Submissive wolf shifter Levi has met his mate, the one he wants to call Master. The problem is the Master concerned wants him for nothing more than a regular Saturday night scene and thanks to the rules the man has put in place there is nothing Levi can do about it. 

Thanks to the war Steel is a damaged wolf. He knows Levi is his mate and wants nothing more than to claim him. But to do that means spilling more secrets than Steel has ever been willing to share with anyone. Does he have it in him to tell Levi what is going on, or should he release him to another Master at the club? 

Two men who want each other - rules and secrets standing in their way. 

Warning - this book is based on BDSM concepts and contains graphic scenes of M/M sex, strong language in places and a small amount of violence, plus an HEA. Please do not buy if you find these concepts objectionable. 

28,000 words plus a sample chapter from the next book of the series.

My Review:
I really adore male/male shifter stories, but add in a scarred and wounded military vet with leftover issues and I'm seriously sold. This book was good!

Levi and Steel have been doing scenes once a week together, but as the sub Levi has to submit to Steel's talking, no touching, no connection at all. At issue though is the fact that they are true mates and they both know it. It's not a good situation for either of them, but Steel refuses to risk rejection and Levi has no idea what's really going on with Steel. 

It's a bit heartbreaking, but it does make for some truly sexy, sensual scenes. Both these men want the other so's a visceral thing and they are barely keeping their wolves at bay. 

Levi is simply a nice, sweet guy. He may be a submissive at the club, but he is not a pushover. He's been willing to put up with a lot from Steel, but I love when he hits his limit, he is done. He is not going to be pushed into a bad circumstance. And then my heart broke for Steel. He never planned on hurting Levi and is so wrapped up in his own pain, that he's missed just what he's doing to his mate. I love that when he does realize he does everything he can to fix it. Loved these two together. 

I loved the way the author set up the final scene that broke Steel's control. So sexy and erotic...and yet, there was still that conflict as to whether Levi had finally hit the limit of what he could accept also. 

This is the first book setting up a series about wolf shifters within a BDSM club setting. They are short little stories, so you can easily catch a sexy fix in less than a couple of hours. Um, yeah, I think I need to get to one-clicking. The next book features the Alpha who's a Dom, but so is his newfound mate. Um, can you say sexy times are about to happen? Yeah, I think so, too. I'm going to go dig in now.

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