The Official Description: All Adam Kern was looking for when his best friend dragged him to the club Harte was some good dancing and a little flirting to distract him from his troubles. He never anticipated meeting the club owner, Jesse Harte, and having a whole new world of experiences opened up to him. On an impulse, Adam follows Jesse to the upper, kinkier floors of the club where an informative tour ends in a steamy scene that both men are looking forward to repeating. The attraction between the two is scorching and over the next few weeks their adventures into kinky sex are nothing short of daring.
Adam loves the thrill of sex with Jesse but soon a gnawing fear sows doubt into his mind about the possibility of a relationship with the other man. Though he loves every moment he spends with Jesse, he fears what these sexual explorations may mean for him. Jesse is successful, an entrepreneur, and a well-known Dominant in the BDSM community, but Adam cannot see himself as a submissive. What sort of future could they have if he is unable to give his lover what he needs?
Just the facts: M/M romance, BDSM, part of series
What if you don’t think you can give someone what they need even though you really want to? – Kinzie Things
My thoughts bit: Adam’s life changes when he heads to Harte with his friend. He hooks up with a man who is sexy and intriguing…. Adam finds himself on the BDSM floor of the club … and doesn’t even get his name.
After a few encounters, Adam realizes that he’s been hooking up with Jesse – the club owner.
There was a weird POV switch at one point in the book that really threw me but it may be something that will be caught in a later edit. It wasn’t extensive enough to completely take me out of the story, it was just a bit jarring.
Mostly, I enjoyed the exploration of submission and what it can mean. Jesse is clear what he wants and needs and even though that confuses Adam, they get there in the end. Submission isn’t just about sexual acts or even physical play… it can be purely about trust.
I wish that this had been a longer piece of writing because I felt as though there should have been a bit more communication between the two men. Jesse is clearly an experienced Dominant and it bothered me a little that he didn’t have any discussions with Adam regarding what he wanted.
I really wish that these books were longer because I really enjoy the author’s writing style!
Things You May Want To Know: Please be aware, I’m by no means an expert on what may or may not have the potential to disturb people. I simply list things that I think a reader might want to be aware of. In this book: (SPOILERS) Descriptions of intense BDSM scene including flogging, sexually explicit, homophobia, homophobic parents.
I received an ARC of Shoot the Moon by Jacqueline Grey from NineStar Press via NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review.