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Review by Will Reads
I love stories by LM Somerton...The characters of Ben and Lucien were so easy to fall in love with...It’s a joy to watch them explore their blooming relationship...LM Somerton pulled me into this world, making me feel like a part of it...Prepare to fall in love with these men, because as Ben finds out, once Lucien has you, he’s got no intention of letting you go.
Review by Molly Lolly
I enjoyed this story so much. I adored the setting and how Ben and Lucien get together. I adore Ms. Somerton’s writing style. She brings out emotions and gets you invested in the story right from the beginning. She writes wonderful BDSM that actually represents the lifestyle. The characters are fun and you get invested in what happens to them.
Review by Sinfully Gay Romance Book Reviews
If I had to sum up this story in a few words they would be, enjoyable, erotically arousing, and memorable.
Review by Rainbow Book Reviews
en appealed to me, right from the beginning. He's shy, quiet, but not a pushover, and he's working hard to get through college. Ben isn't wealthy, and he trades work at the rowing club for a small flat above it, and free membership. Ben could care less about competing, he just loves to row, it makes him happy to be on the water by himself, pushing his muscles against the river. Lucien is much harder to quantify. He's gorgeous, no doubt about it, arrogant, and very autocratic. I suppose he's exactly how I would imagine a wealthy British Lord. Lucien is a Dominant, and used to getting his own way. However, the more I got to know him, the more I liked him. Lucien has set his sights on Ben, as his new rowing partner and as his submissive. A wonderful story which I enjoyed very much. Thank you, Lou, my friend, I do so enjoy your boys.
Review by Wicked Reads
This is definitely a very hot and steamy erotic read. The chemistry between the two men is wonderful, and the M/s dynamic is very enticing. There is a fine balance between what most of us can see as acceptable and going too far, and although this skirts right on the edge at times, it just manages to keep its balance (for me at least). There was a good fleshing out of the main characters, and some interesting points about class, status and money thrown in for good measure...I was sad when the story ended as I wanted to live longer in their company, which to me is always the sign of a good story with engaging protagonists. Thank you!
Review by Prism Book Alliance
Ben Astor’s job is to look after the local rowing club and all that that entails giving him somewhere to live whilst he finishes his college degree. He is a painfully shy virgin with a craving for pain and as the old saying goes “be careful what you wish for”...As well as their relationship the story sees the pair having to defend the honour of the club after the club bully leaves them in dire straits. Seb was an awful character and I wonder if the author will try to redeem him in future...Overall this was a kinky little read and proves that opposites really do attract.
Review by Kiki's Kinky Picks
Stroke Rate by L.M. Somerton was an unexpected delight. It was my first book by L.M. and I wasn’t sure what to expect but I really liked it...I devoured this book in a day.