Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Review: Break My Shell by K. A. Merikan

Break My Shell
by K. A. Merikan
Release Date: December 7, 2016
Genre: M/M
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--- He was supposed to never leave prison. And then he was in my bedroom. ---

Dayton is always on time to work, always organized, always ready to do overtime. The perfect receptionist-waiter-cleaner. Employee of the month. But Dayton has a secret side to him. A kinky, filthy side full of dark and dangerous fantasies that should never see the light of day.

He explores his taste for submission in one way only. For three years, he’s been writing letters about it to Max. Convicted to life in prison for the murder of three men and unlikely to ever be free, Max is the safest outlet for Dayton’s frustrated fantasies.

Only that he does leave prison. He finds Dayton. And he won’t settle for anything less than what he was promised in the letters. Too bad Dayton is nowhere near ready to indulge Max. Or himself for that matter.

POSSIBLE SPOILERS:
Themes: ex-con, sexual fantasy, role-play, bondage, dirty talk, bullying, hotel setting




Another kinky story by K. A Merikan. Honestly, these ladies always seems out to bring out the inner fetish in me. I didn't even know I dig the whole role play and humiliation scene. From the blurb, I was bracing myself from something dark, but it was everything but dark. In fact, the ex-convict, Max seems to be such an awesome lover, who wants nothing but makes all of Dayton's fantasies come true.

There isn't much of an intro to explain on Dayton and Max's initial contact or how they come to know each other so intimately. Max just barged into Dayton's life like an unstoppable tornado. Real life Dayton is anything but sexy, he is meek, he is being bullied by awful people, and he seems like a total loser. I feel so sorry for Dayton and annoyed at him for being a total pushover. But thank goodness Max is now here to set things right. Max isn't one to demand Dayton to change, but he just can't stand people treating his lover like shit. I love love Max. He is such a grumpy ass with a big heart.

On the smuttiness front, Dayton love his fantasy of being humiliated and forced upon, that's what turns him on, but in real life, he wants his lover to respect him as a person, who he ultimately found in Max. The role play scene does feel over the top with all the acting, it was interesting though and I assume is suppose to be over the top. For someone who actually love watching porn, it feels familiar.

If role play ain't your thing, don't worry. This story is not all about role play. In fact there is only three scenes. Beside fucking each other to coma, they do have to deal with their life, which is totally sucks donkey. I enjoyed the drama they have within the hotel and specifically the bunch of douchebags that are out to ruin Dayton's life. The plot is engaging and there is so much more than just smut. It gets a little heavier towards the end, which make me so much more emotionally invested on Dayton and Max.

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