Molly Reviews: Chemical Bonds by LM Somerton

Even the best-planned experiment can have unpredictable consequences.

Max Allenby loves his job as a chemist with Armacom, developing new protective materials. He harbours a secret crush for the CEO, the stern and distant Blake Winters, which makes dealing with his harridan of a boss, Dr. Ella Preston, bearable.

Blake Winters is a lifestyle Dom. He spotted Max when he first joined Armacom, but has kept his distance from the talented, young scientist. When his Head of Security, who also happens to be Max’s older brother, tells him about Max’s feelings, Blake decides its time to make the pretty young man his.

Blake proposes a dating experiment to Max. For three hours a night over five nights, Max will give Blake his complete submission. Max is conflicted but decides to take the plunge and get a taste of a lifestyle he secretly craves.

Each date night introduces Max to a new level of submission. He loves every minute but is also conflicted—unable to believe a man like Blake wants him as anything more than a temporary plaything.

Blake understands that experiments do not always turn out as expected. He takes steps to convince Max of his feelings and to reassure him that his submissive streak is a strength, not a weakness.

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This story is so much fun to read. It featured some of my favorite tropes (office romance with the boss, virgin to BDSM and sex in general, an “experiment” to see if the characters like each other knowing they won’t end it) and was just a great enjoyable read. I loved that it has some of my favorite elements from Ms. Somerton’s stories like characters I connect with and plots that keep me wanting to read.
Max and Blake had such a crazy first meeting you can’t help but be pulled into the story from the beginning. I loved how Max’s emotions were described. He is so insecure and unsure of himself and that came through clearly as I read. Blake is sweet in how much he wants to take care of Max and keep him safe. These two together are so much fun to read. Plus they’re undeniably sext and so kinky you just have to fan yourself. Their happy ending is so cute and let me know these two are going to make it long term.
I really hope this winds up being the start to a series. I would love for Max’s friend Cas to get a story. Of course getting to see Max and Blake again would make me happy too.
Four and a half

About LM:
L M lives in a small village in the English countryside, surrounded by rolling hills, cows and sheep. She started writing to fill time between jobs and is now firmly and unashamedly addicted.

She loves the English weather, especially the rain, and adores a thunderstorm. She loves good food, warm company and a crackling fire. She’s fascinated by the psychology of relationships, especially between men, and her stories contain some subtle (and not so subtle) leanings towards BDSM.

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