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Mine, Body and Soul: Trilogy (The Playroom #1-3) by J.P. Sayle

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Part One

Was it possible that there was a man out there who could see past Lenny’s damaged body and soul, and want to claim him as ‘mine?’

Lenny has suffered things that no person should have to endure. With that comes health issues that impact on how he sees himself, leaving him feeling isolated.

That is until a chance meeting.

The world that Lenny understands is now spinning in a different direction and he isn’t sure whether to hold on or let go.

Never having had anyone to catch him before, can he trust Nathan?

Mine, Body and Soul is the first part of a three-part story in The Playroom series. This is a slow burn MM gay romance, with an age gap and a sexual awakening. Can an introduction into a BDSM lifestyle be everything Lenny didn’t know he needed, as he discovers being a virgin is not always a bad thing?

Part Two

Can the way you view your body change, when all you see are scars?

Nathan Bridges is an exhibitionist who loves his life as a Dom. Then one fateful day, that all changed and Nathan has spent the last ten years hiding from what happened.

That is until Lenny shows him what true bravery is.

The feelings he has for Lenny give him back what has been missing from his life and allows Nathan to truly embrace the present and let go of the past to see that beauty is more than just a body.

But life is never that simple, as forces beyond their control work against them.

This is the second part of the Mine, Body and Soul trilogy in The Playroom series. It is an MM age gap gay romance with aspects of BDSM, and a sexual awakening that has the power to free both men from the chains of their past and drive the true Dom inside Nathan to reappear.

Part Three

Can the BDSM lifestyle and love give two men’s souls the chance to soar?

Nathan and Lenny have learnt that life can be cruel and unjust. They’ve built barriers to shield and protect themselves from hurt.

That is until Nathan takes Lenny on a journey of sexual discovery.

Lenny’s ability to trust and let go, causes Nathan’s own walls to crumble. Now they must trust each other to embrace what it truly means to be Mine, Body and Soul.

Mine, Body and Soul is a trilogy in The Playroom series. It is an MM age gap gay romance with aspects of BDSM that free two men from the chains of their past and drive them to finally accept the one thing they both crave from each other: love without boundaries.


These book contains some violence and touches briefly on past traumas and childhood issues.

There is an underlying story threading through these books that is connected to Ferron. This is left with unanswered questions as to not to give spoilers as they will be answered in Ferron’s story.

4 out of 5 (very good)

MINE, BODY AND SOUL is the trilogy that tells Lenny and Nathan's story. I first met them in MADE TO SUBMIT, the third book in the La Trattoria Di Amore series, and I needed more.

My heart went out to both of these down-but-not-out men, and I couldn't wait for them to fit their pieces together to form a whole. There is no rushing in this set, and I loved that! I loved the slow burn, the getting to know each other, the concerns and worries every new relationship has. And let's face it, these two have a couple more worries and concerns than a 'normal' couple would. They are both scarred, internally and externally, and are trying to find their way. And they were given the time to do so! Brilliant.

There was just a couple of things with Lenny, healthwise, that were incorrect, but unless you either knew someone or were affected personally, or (like me) used to work in the industry, then you probably wouldn't notice.

Not only do we get Lenny and Nathan's stories, but we are also tantalised with new characters, that I now need to know more about too! Isaac and Ferron, and Jake and Bailey, for example.

This was a slow-burn, gorgeous read that I devoured and loved every word. Absolutely recommended by me.

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* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *


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