Healing Hark

Doms of Chicago, #8

This story is a nice mixture of sensuality and mystery as three men explore the dynamics of a BDSM relationship and the give and take involved in gifting someone with the trust necessary to assume a submissive or a dominant role. The past hurts naturally shape the present attitudes and there are minefields which must be navigated carefully to avoid injury even as the delicate dance to prevent misunderstanding or jealousy gets played out. There are elements which would be nice to have further developed as some of the changes in the various interactions seem a little rushed and forced to me although I realize that the brevity of the story undoubtedly contributes to this. The ultimate solution to the mystery plaguing one of the characters seems a little too pat but the overall story was an enjoyable read and I was able to read this tale as a stand alone without having read the other titles in the series, although I definitely am interested in them from the teasing glimpses provided. I look forward to reading more delicious stories by this author.

“Healing Hark” by MC Hana is an erotic BDSM m/m/m tale which gives a poignant look at a man, Harkahome Akula (Hark), who has experienced more than his share of tragedy and who has never recovered from the wound given to him by the master he fell in love with. His sense of self-worth is damaged and he fears that he will never find anyone who can accept his need to both dominate and submit. Master Danchi Rai has a fulfilling relationship with his current sub Bryan Sterling but regrets his past handling of Hark’s requests and desires to rectify his mistakes. Bryan must deal with his jealousy of and desire for Hark, the additional stress of sabotage of his business and his fear that his master will no longer want him. These three men must determine what they each need and whether they can find a way to be the answer for one another.

Book Blurb for Healing Hark

Can their love survive healing him?

Despite being in a long-term relationship with his Master and lover, Diachi Rai, CEO Bryan Sterling is feeling restless, and it all has to do with his Master’s former submissive. Ever since Harkalone “Hark” Akula entered their home, Bryan’s life has been turned upside down. He’s acting out, standing up to his master – even courting punishment. All because of his need to help Hark.

Diachi is a man of many secrets, and Hark happens to be one of his darkest. As his first submissive, Hark was partially responsible for molding him into the powerful but discerning Dom he’s become. But when he was unable to give Hark what he needed, Diachi let Hark go, rather than share him. Now Hark is back, scarred and darker than Diachi could ever remember him being, and in dire need of a healing touch.

Hark is at the end of his tether. After losing his family: his Dom, their submissive and child along with his home, all he wants is to be left alone, not dropped in his former master’s lap like a child. But now that he’s there, he’s not only tempted by Diachi and Bryan, he’s also being drawn into their world. The question now, is will he be able to stay?

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2014 4.00