Grace R. Duncan
- Title: Turning His Life Around
- Author: Grace R. Duncan
- ISBN: 9781634761017
- Page: 421
- Format: ebook
When Kane Harris s world turns upside down, his lifelong best friend is the only one to catch him Years ago, Ian Kelly accepted Kane would never return his love, since he knows Kane believes he s incapable of it Ian is willing to settle for what he can get a best friend, sometimes casual lover, and occasional submissive He s learned he can t live without Kane, but he caWhen Kane Harris s world turns upside down, his lifelong best friend is the only one to catch him Years ago, Ian Kelly accepted Kane would never return his love, since he knows Kane believes he s incapable of it Ian is willing to settle for what he can get a best friend, sometimes casual lover, and occasional submissive He s learned he can t live without Kane, but he can t let Kane know Because when, not if, Kane confirms that Ian s love will never be returned, Ian won t be able to take it But when Kane loses his job and asks Ian to step up their play to help him deal, Ian s ability to hide his feelings falters Then Kane starts his own computer security firm and asks Ian to join him, and Ian struggles further It s not until they visit the exclusive BDSM club the Iron Door that things come to a head Kane screws up big time, and he s afraid he can t fix it He s sure he ll lose his best friend, his Dom, his everything forever.
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Kane Harris and Ian Kelly have been friends since they were 6 years old. They continue that friendship into adulthood. They live together, sleep together and participate in a hot and heavy, extra kinky D/s relationship. But they aren’t a couple. They are not in a relationship and are free to date and have sex with anyone they please. (The having-sex-with-other-partners arrangement was a little off to me given the fact that these two have been tested and go bareback with each other. The fact th [...]
REVIEWED FOR PRISM BOOK ALLIANCE4.5 StarsI loved everything about this book! From the cover to the words to the emotions to the denial to the realisation….I just loved it all.Kane and Ian have a complicated relationship. It starts in their childhood when they become best friends and great allies. It continues on to the present day where they are still best friends and also occasional lovers which drifts into a D/s relationship when required.When Kane loses his job the D/s side of their relatio [...]
Friends to lovers is a popular theme for a reason. Romance lovers want their cake and eat it too. Kane is a brilliant guy who is just checking the list of things he's supposed to do as an adult. He isn't living his life. His childhood makes it difficult for him to strive for his dreams. Some of it stems from crushed dreams. Some of it stems from lack of self-confidence. What Kane doesn't lack is a best friend who is also a terrific lover, Ian.Be forewarned, this is not a sweet, smooth friends to [...]
Take two somewhat socially awkward “geeks”, make them best friends and sometime f*ck buddies, add a touch of D/s to their preferences, and you end up with one fascinating story. Part character study and part intriguing personal drama, ‘Turning His Life Around’ had me spellbound from the very start. Kane and Ia are wonderful, complex characters who do nothing the easy way.Kane pulled me right into the story. He is intelligent, knows his stuff, but doesn’t like people very much. The fact [...]
I was given a copy of this book free by the author in exchange for an unbiased review.I am so torn about this book. Until the first club scene I loved it. It was a well written story of 2 roomies and best friends who were in love with each other but didn't want to admit it to each other.Then we have the first club scene. I was so engrossed in the book that I actually gasped and burst into tears.I don't have any hard limits really when reading except cheating and this hit it.Ian was a complete ba [...]
Turning His Life Around is one of the most entertaining BDSM stories I've read in a while. I have personal experience in the lifestyle and must say that one of my favorite aspects of Turning is how realistically the D/s relationship develops between Ian and Kane over time. While certain personalities do tend to incline a person towards one side or the other, the truth of the matter is that Doms are not born with the knowledge of how to lead, subs are not automatic naturals. That these are skills [...]
★★★★☆ ~ 4 StarsLong-time best friends, sometime fuckbuddies and sometimes Master/sub and roommates are at a crossroads. Ian has fallen for Kane as both lover and Dominant and this story is moved along with the dreaded lack of/miscommunication so we can see what's happening a mile away yet the guys don't and continue to stumble.Kane has never had the experience of a loving relationship even as a child so has no frame of reference and when he finally gets the wake-up call (the club scene [...]
This is one that just simply hit on all cylinders for me. A touch of angst, old scars, fear, loveine, real, beautiful love.Oh yeah, and blissfully hot--and blessedly *realistic* -- BDSMYes, there were times I wanted to smack Kane (and not in a way he would enjoy) for being an idiot--but you know characters are real when they get under your skin and piss you off a little (or at least that's what does it for me). Definitely one of the better BDSM romance books I've read and *definitely* the best o [...]
Absolutely loved this book. I really liked how this was BDSM but so much more. It was also about Kane 's and Ian's friendship and how it grew to become more over the years. My heart broke for Ian and I just wanted to smack Kane upside the head for being so stubborn and clueless. But their friendship was beautiful.
Loved this friend to fuckbuddies - fuckbuddies to lovers BDSM story. The scenes at the club… holy hell… they were freaking hot! Would love to read more about Kane and Ian and their friends at the Iron Door. Recommended if you love your guys hot and kinky. :)
4 Heart Review by AmberOooh….I liked this one. I liked it A LOT!!! This was so far from the usual BDSM stories I’ve read. My only issue and I’ll say it up front because it really is the only one but it’s throughout MOST of the book so it’s significant. It’s the being “in love” thing. No spoilers because this is in the blurb but, their relationship was beautiful absolutely beautiful!! Beautiful for 2 adults in a committed relationship, not best friends/roommates. I was baffled how [...]
A Joyfully Jay review. 3.5 starsThis was an excellent study of a developing D/s relationship and a glimpse into what happens when friends cross the line into something more. While I understood the need for the fairly continuous sex, I felt that the story actually suffered overall. In fact, at times, it felt like the plot existed only to serve as the next jumping off point for heated and intense sexual encounters between the two main characters. I really enjoyed the moments when the author allowe [...]
UmwowI was given a copy of this book for an honest review. What a pleasure it was to read this book. Not only does it contain m/m and BDSM which are my favorites, it had me in tears a few times and even angry/frustrated at Kane's clueless-ness(yeah, I know that's not a word). The characters were great, the story was believable, the ending was just how I like them HEA!I am a speed reader and in certain books I will often skip paragraphs if it is too long winded in info I don't feel I need to read [...]
3.5 starsIf you are looking for a good BDSM novel with a twist then look no further than Grace R. Dunkin’s Turning His Life Around. Two best friends since the tender age of six, Kane and Ian have been on again, off again fuck buddies as well as roommates. Both self-professed geeks, they have that rare friendship that seems able to accept the fact that they are not destined to be anything more than best buddies—or do they? When the two begin to explore their D/s roles with Ian taking the more [...]
Reviewed for Rainbow Gold Reviews. A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review. 9.5/10 pots of gold.My experience with BDSM books is still on the relatively low end, but I do enjoy a good story of submission and domination, where the partners are equal outside of their scenes or the bedroom. Turning His Life Around was a perfect example of that. One of my favorite tropes is friends to lovers. I love that moment when a pair of friends realizes that their feelings run deeper. In this stor [...]
I really, really loved this! Hot, sexy, ninja skill-having, gaming, geeks who have a great D/S dynamic between them, and both totally love each other but are too afraid to speak up about it. What's not to love about that?!Not gonna lie, I kept getting them mixed up at the very beginning but once I got that figured out, I was good to go. And I really enjoyed the writing, the story, and all of the supporting characters too! I loved the emotion, the angst between Ian and Kane as they struggled with [...]
I really enjoyed this. The emotions and realism made the book for me. It's the classic tale of friends to lovers but with a hot kinky twist. It's complicated by the fact the two men are already fuck buddies, best friends, roommates as well as Dom and Sub. Kane doesn't know what love is, he's never experienced it or so he thinks until he's inability to see beyond the end of his nose puts everything he has with Ian in jeopardy. I loved the ending as well, it was just perfect.
This was fine, really, but I can't quite out my finger on why I didn't enjoy it more. I did not enjoy the club scene because I felt like Kane's feelings were invalidated and belittled to some extent, and I was often impatient with the pacing.
BDSM is one of my favorite genres around and when I get a chance to read a great book about it I enjoy it to the fullest. Turning His Life Around in a great story of best friends, fuck buddies and D/s. I think if you take a ride with this book you will enjoy it just as much as I did.
Loved this sub-at-times, f*ck buddies-at-times, best friends to lovers story. Loved!
Kane and Ian were an interesting set of MC's they were best friends, some time lovers, and Dom/sub, but neither could let on that they were in love with each other because they didn't think their feelings would be returned, until one night changes everything. This was a good book, I enjoyed both the main characters as well as the secondary characters.
This was a disappointment to me on several levels. The author, one whose work I admired in Choices, tries here to create conflict within each of her characters rather than through any events happening to them externally, and she’s not quite up to the task. The 2 MCs have been close friends since high school. They live together, fuck together (and separately) play Dom/sub games together, wear the other half of each other’s dragon tattoo on their backs, finish each other’s sentences and each [...]
M/M. DNF at 15%. Couldn't get into this one.
There is something to be said for Ms Duncan's writing and her ability to portray a character in full emotion and his / her recollection of events. The inhibition in which she writes and how with the slight of hand and a simple sentence she can evoke emotion, the feel of the scene and the paint she uses to show us a vivid picture of the world she is building. Turning His Life Around, is filled with this recollection, portraying the characters and their character, good and bad for the reader to en [...]
Rounding up from 3.5 or soI did like the story. I enjoyed the scenes and their closeness and compatibility. I didn't care much about the tech and gaming references, but it was okay, as part of their characters. The plot revolves around the unrequited love, friends-to-lovers theme. It's a common trope, and I knew that going in, so I kind of knew how it would go. However, there was just too much of the round and round going on in their minds. Even with his past issues, Kane was far too clueless fo [...]
4.5 stars !!! While you may think words will come easy after you finish reading a book , sometimes that is not the case. That happened when I read the last words of this book. Not because the story was not good, but because I didn't know how to review it without spoiling it for all of you, yes that good. In addition to that I have to say Ian and Kane's relationship started since they were kids and as adults just shifted to more much more. When you share everything with your best friend, have [...]
This is one of my favorite BDSM novels, and M/M romance novels period. I'm rereading now (I was one of the beta readers). Review forthcoming after the reread.Notes to myself for when I write the review/teaser for anyone reading this:- There were so many times I wanted to yell at Ian or Kane or both for being oblivious or in denial. And I wanted to do that because I cared enough about them to be emotionally invested in their futures.- Realistically displayed BDSM. Fuck yes. - Hot hot hot hot sex [...]
Based on all the glowing reviews for this book I was expecting more. As it was, I was underwhelmed, but I may have been spoiled by Kim Dare's bdrm books.
I'm sorry. I don't like fuck buddies. Not my thing.
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