Daniel and Ryan take their first trip as a couple, traveling to Daniel’s favorite spa resort, a place he’s never taken anyone before. The significance isn’t lost on Ryan, but it takes longer for Daniel to realize there are feelings encroaching on their arrangement.
Ryan took their relationship to new levels throughout the story. Daniel gave up more control as well. I adored watching how both Daniel and Ryan reacted as Ryan was in charge of more things. The big thing Ryan takes control of in this story was interesting. Daniel’s reaction to it was the most interesting. I like the way he slowly got more desperate as the week went on. Daniel was so nervous when they got to the spa. You could tell he realized this was a huge step for himself. The BDSM is more subtle in this story than others. However you can still see the underlying control Daniel gives up to Ryan. You can also see how Ryan takes that control and cherishes it and doesn’t abuse it; would never think of abusing it. I was a little sad for Daniel when he was about to leave for his massage and what Ryan had Daniel do. However Ryan redeemed himself with how he assuaged Daniel’s fears and cared for Daniel when he came back from the massage. But Daniel’s request right before he fell asleep? Oh man the trust he shows is so dang sexy and sweet. I loved that final scene where Ryan tells Daniel why he likes him and Daniel has his epiphany moment. Dang these two are so good together. Now I’m eager to read about their weekend getaway next.
Four and a half
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.