Good evening my lovely readers,
today I wanna celebrate the recent release of Tamryn Eradani’s To Have and To Hold, the second book in her kinky BDSM-series Enchanting Encounters, following up the event from book 1, To Seek and To Find.
Check this post out for the review, an excerpt and a giveaway. 🙂 Don’t miss all this.
Happy reading. 🙂
*~~*ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review *~~*
As a direct continuation of book one, To Have and To Hold let the reader follow up how Kyle and Aidan explore their new relationship and display the expansion of their Dom/sub partnership.
I really liked how the character development was visible, for some maybe too subtle, but enough for me to see the differences, even if parts of Aiden are still in the dark and we see more from Kyle and get his feelings and his wants and needs, although it’s not written in first person, but third person present tense.
I was hooked by the sensual, erotic scenes, the play between the two was great but my only complain is that Kyle opens up a bit more than Aiden, at least it feels like it and therefore my heart went several times towards Kyle when Aiden put a stop in a few scenes. A few times I felt the balance was off but it was more my personal feeling – mixed with the mutual rejection and disappointment Kyle is feeling in those scenes. 🙂
The book was a great display on how a pair can grow into a new relationship, especially a unique partnership like the one they have. How easy some parts are, how fragile others are, what it means to share and explore not just the bed and their bodies (or parts of it) with each other but open up on a more personal level. 😉
For me, Aiden is an interesting character, one I can’t read properly yet, and sometimes he comes across as reluctant but in fact he is exploring the limits with and for Kyle, which I really like. He is a pretty considerate character and his feelings for Kyle aren’t this exuberant as Kyle’s (where Kyle could come across as bragging and a bit bratty) but he’s caring deeply for him, a trait I really worship.
The journey of the two guys isn’t over yet and I’m more than curious what the author has planned for them next. 🙂 5 out of 5 stars for this book. 🙂
Release Blitz / Review
Title: To Have and To Hold
Series: Enchanting Encounters # 2
Author: Tamryn Eradani
Genre: M/M Romance, bisexual, BDSM
Release Date: June 11, 2018
Publisher: Nine Star Press
Cover Design: Natasha Snow
Lenght: 57.300 words
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Enchanting Encounters series
To Seek and To Find (book # 1)
Following the success of Project: Notice Me, Kyle and Aidan are now in a three-month extension of their play. If three months wasn’t so short, then it would be everything Kyle wants.
They’ve been together long enough to meet each other’s friends and to try new things. Kyle only hopes that at the end of the three months, he isn’t the only one who wants more.
“I can drive myself tonight,” Kyle says as he rummages through his closet for the third time in the past five minutes. Jenny’s been here for fifteen, amused as he worked himself into a panic, but now her arms are crossed over her chest, and she’s moving into impatient territory as he can’t settle on what he wants to wear. “You and Charlotte should head out.”
Tonight, Kyle’s two best friends, Jenny and Charlotte, are meeting his Dom for the first time.
Kyle’s been crushing on Aidan since the first time he saw him at Enchanting Encounters, the kink club he’s been frequenting for years now. After he managed to catch Aidan’s attention, they had a two-week trial period to see if they were compatible beyond physical attraction.
Now that they’ve extended their play to a three-month commitment, Kyle figures it’s time Aidan met the most important people in his life.
Well, that, and Jenny was determined to meet Aidan, whether Kyle was there or not, and he doesn’t need Jenny scaring him off.
“We’re not leaving you behind,” Jenny says. She sprawls across Kyle’s bed, making herself comfortable.
“Absolutely not,” Charlotte agrees, wandering in. She lies down next to Jenny, resting her head on Jenny’s stomach. “I’m not sure you’d ever make it.”
“Besides, if you drive in with me and Charlotte and we have to leave early, then you’ll have no choice but to catch a ride home with your man.”
“Huh,” Kyle says. It’s a good point. It’s a Wednesday night which means Aidan has afternoon classes tomorrow. Maybe he could go home with Aidan. Or have Aidan come home with him. As long as there’s bed sharing involved, Kyle isn’t picky on whose bed they sleep in.
“Never say I don’t do anything for you,” Jenny tells him. Then, “Put down that shirt. It’s basically see-through.”
“It looks good on me,” Kyle points out, but he puts the shirt back because it’s not appropriate for where they’re going. He picks up one of his polos and glances at his small collection of dress shirts. “Is this a date?”
“Ugh,” Jenny groans.
“Would it be bad if it was?” Charlotte asks.
“You’ve already seen each other naked,” Jenny says. “This can’t be more intimidating than that.”
“We haven’t actually seen each other naked,” Kyle says. That is something he’s going to change as soon as possible. “And you’re trying to distract me. Scenes are scenes and dates are dates. They’re different.”
“Put a damn shirt on so we can go,” Jenny says.
Kyle grabs a long-sleeve thermal to throw on. Shirt and jeans on, he only has one thing left to do. “Overnight bag.”
“I take it back,” Jenny says. “You can drive yourself, and every minute you’re late is a minute I have to ask Aidan questions.”
“Nope, you said you were giving me a ride. No takebacks.”
Packing an overnight bag is quicker than dressing himself for this maybe-date. Socks, boxers, pajamas, a black V-neck, his favorite briefs, and a toothbrush. He already has condoms and lube stashed in his bag, and he can’t think of anything else he might need.
“All set,” Kyle says.
“On second thought.” Kyle runs a hand through his hair. “Maybe…”
“No,” Jenny says. She jumps out of bed so she can slam Kyle’s bathroom door shut, cutting him off from his comb and his hair gel, and Kyle dissolves into laughter.
“All right,” Charlotte says, but she smiles at both of them. “Let’s go. We don’t want to be late. I want to make a good impression on Aidan.”
“He’ll love you,” Kyle promises.
Charlotte pats his cheek. “Then there’s nothing for you to worry about.”
Except I want him to love me too.
Kyle links his arm through Charlotte’s. “Come on, I’m in the mood for a beer and pretzels dipped in cheese sauce.”
“Gross,” Jenny says and leads them out the door.
Author bio – Tamryn Eradani
Tamryn studied English and Creative Writing in school but has been writing since she could first hold a pencil. Recently, she’s turned her focus towards writing erotica. She enjoys writing stories where sex comes first, then feelings, because doing things out of order can be fun.
Tamryn has spent the past few months writing the Daniel and Ryan series with a lovely view of mountains out her window, and she’s now searching for a new mountain range to serve as her backdrop as she begins her next project.
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