After having a great experience with bringing in a third, Ryan takes Daniel into a scene, determined to show him that not only is Ryan enough for Daniel, but can overwhelm him. Ryan pushes Daniel even farther than he ever has before. Daniel isn’t sure he can actually do what Ryan wants, but his greatest desire is to please Ryan and do as Ryan asks. And when the night is over, Daniel has experienced something deeper than he ever expected. And Ryan and Daniel finally put a name on their relationship.
Oh my goodness. This penultimate installment was the most erotic yet. And through it all, the connection between the MCs, the intimacy and passion, rose another notch. I can’t get over how very connected these guys are, and how it keeps growing, changing, and evolving. And, for me, the best part is that it’s not just about sex, but that the sex is truly another way to really express and reaffirm their relationship. And that moment when they finally defined it? Was absolutely perfect for the characters and wholly satisfying.
Daniel and Ryan are settling into life in a relationship. Comfortable with each other in all ways, they start branching out. Not only do they introduce each other to their respective sisters, but Ryan even convinces Daniel to attend the company Jeopardy game with their faithful assistants at their sides. Everything they’ve done has pushed Daniel outside of his comfort zone. But with Ryan at his side, Daniel can do anything.
There is so much to love about this series, and this pair is one of my all-time favorite book couples. I’ve loved the eroticism, and the romance that followed in its wake. I’ve waited for each book, and dove into each new story the moment it hit my e-reader. So I couldn’t wait for this final installment.
What is amazing here is that we really get to see Daniel and Ryan solid in their relationship. Their banter is awesome, and I’ve loved seeing Daniel loosen up a little and really grow into himself. Bending without breaking. Not to mention, watching them come from a place of sheer eroticism to one of real feeling and real romance has been especially rewarding. I love that they’ve gotten to a place where they are moving forward, introducing the families, and really settling in.
But I do have to say I found this final story a little bit lacking, and dare I say it, disappointing. These guys have been intense from word one, and that has lent itself well to the building tension as their emotions deepen and grow. So it was hard for me leaving these guys without something more solid between them. This serial ends with a solid, but true, HFN, and after how emotionally invested I am in these guys, it was hard on me, the reader, not to have something more concrete to leave these guys with. While there’s no doubt that Daniel and Ryan are on the road to the happily ever after, not getting to see it felt a little bit like a rip off.
I love this book and really loved this series. If you’ve been reading my reviews all along, you know exactly how much. Even though the ending left me a wanting in some regards, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this series. If you’re looking for heat fill eroticism, BDSM at its best, and and unconventional Dom and sub, then this series is absolutely for you.