Constable Joe Hadley has a secret. He has fantasies and dreams about being tied up and under someone else’s control. When he takes a call to run off some trespassers at a local farm, he ends up being ambushed by three men and taken hostage. Even though his attackers turn out to be very passive and he easily outsmarts them, arrests them and saves the day; he is still required to see psychologist, Dr. Michael Rawlings, to make sure he wasn’t traumatized by the whole thing.
Since the attack, Hadley has had some issues, but it’s not what most people think. He keeps having these reoccurring dreams that the hostages are more forceful with him and makes him submit to their every demand. Hadley doesn’t want to admit these fantasies to himself, much less to the older attractive, Dr.Rawlings. Hadley could easily see himself submitting to the older man’s ever desire.
But, Dr. Rawlings is nothing but persistent, and soon Hadley confesses his fantasy of being forced to submit to dominant men. To his utter horror, Dr. Rawlings immediately calls off the session and tells Hadley he must see another psychiatrist. Angry and confused, Hadley leaves without looking back.
Dr. Rawlings has suspected Hadley’s true submissive nature for some time. As soon as Hadley finally admitted his desire to be a submissive, he knew he had to disassociate himself from Hadley’s therapy for both personal and professional reasons.
Rawlings wants Hadley to submit to him. He seeks Hadley out and tells him that he doesn’t need a psychiatrist but a master. At first Hadley is confused, but soon understands that Rawlings is a Dom, and wants Hadley to be his submissive.
The men quickly embark on an erotic D/s relationship. Just as they really get their D/s relationship started there is the natural confusion of boundaries and their budding feelings they have for each other.
I liked this book, but I did think it was too short. I was a little disappointed because Rawlings and Hadley didn’t really start connecting emotionally to one another until the very end of the book. It’s very obvious that this is the first book in a series, so I’m okay with their emotional development coming on slow. I did think the BDSM sex scenes were pretty erotic and I enjoyed the physical chemistry the characters had with each other.
I’m definitely ready to read more about them and look forward to the next book in the ‘Rawlings Men’ series.