Book Title: Plaything (My Kinky Housemate Book 2)
Author and Publisher: Colette Davison
Cover Artist: Covers by Jo
Model: Ross Mark Green
Release Date: April 12, 2022
Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance
Tropes: Housemates to lovers, one-night-stand to lovers, BDSM
Heat Rating: 4 flames
Length: 75 000 words
It can be read as a standalone story, but would be better read after Sugar Bunny (My Kinky Housemate Book 1).
The story does not end on a cliffhanger.
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A one-night stand with my housemate wasn’t the best idea, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting seconds.
Beau is unexpectedly everything I want. He respects me and accepts me the way I am. He takes charge but relinquishes control to me when I feel the need.
Nothing’s ever simple. He might be the Mister Right I didn’t know I was looking for, but he has family issues and we’ve agreed to keep our fling secret from our housemates.
Will he ever want me to be more than his secret plaything?
Plaything is an mm D/s romance. It includes sexy role-play, cross-dressing, spanking, breath play, and a small amount of hurt/comfort. It’s the second book in the My Kinky Housemate Series and, while it can be enjoyed as a standalone, you’ll find out more about the housemates in book one, Sugar Bunny.
Trigger warning: mentions of drug addiction.
Joey peers at Beau. “I’m not sure Fraser would like you if you were boring.”
Beau grins. “Well, maybe I’m not that boring, then.”
“Do you get on with your twin?”
“Enough to live with him,” I say.
“Yes,” Beau replies. “We’re very close.”
“It must be nice to have a brother or sister,” Joey says wistfully. “It’s just Mum and me.” He rubs his arms.
“You’ve got Fraser,” Beau points out.
Joey grins at me. “Yeah, I do. He’s amazing.”
My cheeks heat up.
“I know I can rely on Fraser. I can tell him anything. I wish he were my real big brother sometimes.”
“I’m the next best thing,” I say, ruffling his hair. “And I’m not going anywhere, okay? You will always be able to count on me.”
Joey hugs me. “Thank you.” The words are muffled as he’s talking into my chest. “Can Fraser count on you?” he asks Beau.
Joey purses his lips. “Can I talk to you?” he asks, staring at Beau. “Alone.”
Beau looks at me.
I hold my hands up. “It’s okay with me. I’ll be over here.” I point towards the octopus tank. I’ll be out of earshot, but I’ll be able to keep my eyes on them both.
It’s not that I don’t trust Beau, but Joey is my responsibility. I stroll away and then turn and watch them, arms folded. They’re having a serious conversation. Beau is doing lots of nodding, and Joey is pointing at him in a way that might have been menacing if he wasn’t such a cute kid. Then Beau puts his hand on his heart and says something with a solemn expression on his face. That done, Joey waves me back over.
“What was all that about?” I ask.
“Our secret,” Joey says.
Beau puts his arm around my waist and whispers in my ear, “I’ll tell you later.”
I give him a knowing look. I’m pretty sure my little brother just gave my boyfriend the ‘dad’ talk.
4 out of 5 (very good)
PLAYTHING is the second book in the My Kinky Housemate series and definitely best read after Sugar Bunny. In this one, we learn more about one half of the twins, Beau, and Fraser.
There is a slight crossover at the beginning as Oscar is moving out, but then they're on their own. The relationship between Beau and Fraser changes from housemates, to playing, to something a whole lot more serious. The sex side stays full of fun and steam. This is sweet without giving you a toothache.
Although I was carried away with this story, it didn't quite push as many buttons for me as Oscar's story did. So, for me, this would be a 3.5 star read, although I've rounded it up for the blog and for Goodreads.
Perfectly paced with lots of interplay between the housemates, more than in book one. Definitely a good addition to the series and recommended by me.
* 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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Colette’s personal love story began at university, where she met her future husband. An evening of flirting, in the shadow of Lancaster castle, eventually led to a fairytale wedding. She’s enjoying her own ‘happy ever after’ in the north of England with her husband, two beautiful children and her writing.
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