“Not Safe for Work” by L.A. Witt is an erotic m/m story that explores the dynamics of a relationship between Jon McNeill, architectural modeler, and Rick Pierce, the CEO of the company Jon’s employers are working to impress. Their personal relationship becomes the mirror image of the power flow of their business one, once an app called Leathr indicates there is a match between Jon’s Dominant and Rick’s submissive tendencies. Unfortunately, things get complicated when Rick’s job is at risk, and they will have to figure out what they are willing to do to maintain the sizzling relationship they are enjoying, but it may cost more than either is willing to commit.
This deliciously sensual story has great elements, including sizzling BDSM scenes and mature males as the main focus. I loved the novelty of the way these two guys connected, and watching them deal with the role reversal between work and private time, but there was too much introspection and I was disappointed that these mature guys didn’t act as decisively as they could have and weren’t out and proud yet, until an irresponsible decision changes everything. There was character growth but the progress was uneven, and I thought that neither of them was able to verbalize his feelings enough for much of the story, and Jon’s family dynamics were a little strained to me, since there seemed to be such an uneven distribution of responsibility between Jon and his wife for their grown kids. I enjoyed the author’s style but the story itself wasn’t my favorite.
They’re a match made in the dungeon…until their secret gets out.
Bored senseless in a meeting, architectural modeler Jon McNeill amuses himself with a kinky dating app on his phone. Then the app matches him with another user…who’s six feet away. Suddenly Jon finds himself on the same page as someone way above his pay grade: millionaire property developer Rick Pierce. His firm’s biggest—and hottest—client.
The app isn’t kidding either. They’re a perfect match. Jon’s a Dom, Rick’s a sub, and bondage is their thing. Both guys are well into their forties, know their way around the bedroom, and definitely appreciate a good suit. And the best part? They’re a match outside the bedroom too.
But office relationships aren’t easy to keep a secret. When the truth comes out, Jon is certain he’s about to get fired. Instead, his bosses throw him a curve ball—an ultimatum that puts both his job and his relationship in jeopardy.
Warning: Contains literal and figurative sex machines, blindfolds, a sub being punished during a business meeting, enough rope to tangle up a millionaire, and a Golden Girls marathon.