Title: A Dom and His Warrior
Series: Club Whisper: Book Three
Author: Xenia Melzer
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Length: 200 Pages
Category: Contemporary, BDSM
At a Glance: If you’re looking for a fluffy read to pass the time, this could do the trick. But if you’re looking for a book with a bit of depth, or at least one that would give you something to think about, you won’t find it here.
Reviewed By: Ky
Blurb: Leeland Drake and Jonathan White are a committed BDSM couple and have just moved in together. Leeland has only one year left in college, and everything seems perfect… until Leeland’s uncle asks him to stand in for an injured UFC fighter.
Leeland wants to help his uncle, but he remembers all too well from his years competing in martial arts how strenuous life as an athlete can be. He doesn’t want to risk his relationship with Jonathan. After some discussion, they decide Leeland will go pro for a year.
As if the training and strict diet weren’t bad enough, the pressure skyrockets when Leeland encounters homophobic fighter Noah Adams—especially when they end up facing each other in the championship.
Between the bigoted rants of his opponent, the scrutiny of the media, the pressure from his sponsor, and a fire in his uncle’s gym, Leeland is close to breaking down. Only Jonathan’s support and love keep him focused enough to set foot in the octagon once more—and maybe even walk away a winner.
Review: This story was way sweeter and cuter than I thought it would be. There was no angst, no interesting plot and no interest in the characters. They were bland. They talked perfectly, acted perfectly, had perfect emotions and that made the story insignificant.
I liked A Dom and His Writer very much, and I hoped this story would have some common points to make me like it as well. Sadly, it didn’t. It wasn’t a bad book, just very sweet for my tastes. There was no struggle, no relationship trouble, no interest in the plot, nothing. There was a homophobic fighter, but that plot got old from the start and I wasn’t interested in it at all.
Most of the secondary characters acted the same way, and that made it difficult for me to remember who was who. There were hints that more books are coming in the series, but I don’t think I’m interested enough in the characters to read them. I think I’ll just keep Richard and Dean from book one, and be done with this series.
If you’re looking for a fluffy read to pass the time, this could do the trick. But if you’re looking for a book with a bit of depth, or at least one that would give you something to think about, you won’t find it here.
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