The Rules

Scenes from the Underground, #1

The Rules is the first book in the Scenes from the Underground by Gale Stanley.

Wil Rice has been a Dom for years but has not found the perfect sub that meet and share his desires. He wants a total package. Wil find a sub who appears to be in trouble but meets what he is looking for in a submissive. Aiden is in trouble with the local police chief who is determined to run the area kink clubs or shut them down. Now Wil has to get Aiden out of the police clutches.

The beginning of the story leaves you wanting to know more. At the end of the first chapter, I could not wait to finish the story. The author did a good job of creating a realistic world and drawing the reader into the world she created. The pace of the story was fast paced but it was not unexpected considering the length of the story, at 40 pages. The main characters and the secondary characters were interesting and true to life. Both Aiden and Wil have their issues that make them realistic. I loved that neither was perfect.

The point of view alternated between Wil and Aiden, giving the reader a glimpse inside both characters. The changing point of view was done with care so the reader did not get lost or repeat story lines. The main conflict of the story not only keeps the story moving but also gives you an idea of what the main theme of the series might be about. The characters fit the role that they had in the story very well. The level of conflict was perfect, any more and it would have over powered the story. The dialogue between the characters was honest and unique. The characters voice matched not only the setting but fit their overall personality. The ending was a bit predictable but the author takes the reader on a wonderful journey. I hope we get to see these characters again in the future.

Book Blurb for The Rules

Wil Rice has been a Dom for over ten years, but he has yet to find the perfect submissive to share his dark desires. Maybe he wants too much. He’s looking for the whole package—a partner, a lover, a man who will trust him enough to surrender body and mind.

Wil plays at an underground sex party, and a scene with Aiden Murphy convinces him that he’s found his submissive. But Aiden belongs to someone else—a sadistic police chief who’s not about to give up his property. Wil knows he should walk away, but he’s hooked. He can’t get Aiden out of his head, and he’ll do anything to get his hands on the boy again.

Be Warned: BDSM, m/m sex, public exhibition, sex toys, flogging

Night Owl Reviews May, 2015 4.00