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My first exposure to Thianna D.’s writing was her M/F Domestic Discipline books in the Corbin’s Bend series. As I enjoyed her writing style and found DD to be a fascinating subject to read about, I was excited for the opportunity to read this book and to see how an M/M DD relationship would work. What I didn’t remember when I started reading As Natural as Breathing was that it was the first book in a trilogy surrounding Christian and Logan and so I was torn between wanting their happy ending now (which it better be) and enjoying the fact that I get to spend 3 books with these lovely characters.
I was absolutely enamored by Christian’s character. In case the fact that he has returned home from the military after suffering permanent physical injuries due to “friendly fire: wasn’t enough, he had to deal with questions regarding his sexuality, coming out to his family, and dealing with the rantings of a religious fanatic (aka his brother). Logan’s arrival in his life was pivotal to Christian being able to deal with everything going on around him. That Logan found Christian just as handsome, scars and all, was a bonus as their chemistry was electric. Because this is the first book in the trilogy and because Christian is confused about his sexuality, there is no actual sex; instead the two men engage in heavy petting and make out sessions that reminded me just how much fun two people could have with their clothes on.
As Natural as Breathing is an excellent beginning for the series and I cannot wait to begin book two, Took My Breath Away, so that I can spend more time with Christian and Logan. These two guys make a wonderful couple and I cannot wait to see how their romance unfolds and develops over the rest of the series. Thianna D. has done an excellent job and I am looking forward to reading more of her work.
I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
Reviewed by Angela at Crystal's Many Reviewers!
Posted June 1, 2014
Book: As natural as breathing
Author: Thianna D
Publisher: Lazy Days publishing
Print Length: 213 pages
For Christian Darringer, life isn’t worth living. Just back from the Middle East – scarred and with permanent damage to one leg – he does not think anyone will want him for anything. He hadn’t planned on meeting a gorgeous man he finds himself thinking about constantly. Pulled toward the startling younger man with striking blue eyes, he begins to question a lot of things – especially his sexuality. Not one to hide from a challenge, he plunges ahead only to find himself more than just attracted to Logan who is full of life and joy, he finds himself head over heels in love.
Logan Mannette has almost everything he ever wanted: loving parents, happiness, friends and security. The only thing missing is the love of his life, a love just like his parents’. When he meets Christian at a party, everything changes. Instantly attracted, he does his best to help this sad man and quickly finds himself feeling more than he has ever felt before. Raised in a domestic discipline household, he holds that ideal as what he wants but his interest in spanking has become a fetish and when Christian admits he wants to be spanked, Logan believes he might have found the perfect man.
Just as everything begins for them, Christian’s past intercedes and one of his brothers makes waves about him dating a man. If not for Logan’s support, he might have folded. But with the love of one amazing man, Christian finds that living his life rather than just existing is as natural as breathing.
Review: I couldn’t give this any book less than the full 5 stars. It is a beautifully written story of a man scarred by war and still fighting his own internal battle. Christian Darringer is a physically damaged man, suffering from PTSD he returns home from the Middle East depressed and despondent. His family and ex girlfriend are waiting to heal him but he has little interest in life. Until he sees blue eyed handsome local man Logan. Christian feels shocked by his sexual attraction to Logan and fights against it. But the pull is too strong, and they end up kissing and much, much more. Tenderly told, this is a story of a man’s realisation that he has feelings for someone of the same sex. Christian’s induction into spanking and MM sex is so frickin hot! Logan grew up in a DD home and has a huge fetish for spanking. Christian is more than willing to be spanked and these scenes are scorching hot. This author really knows how to make a connection emotional between characters and transfer that into he physical side of a relationship. The scenes where Logan and Christian were intimate were panty wetting to say the least. I loved this book; it was just long enough to get the story across without dragging it out. I felt real anticipation as a reader, waiting for the next spanking or sex scene was excruciating. Can’t wait to check out more from Thianna D. Highly recommended!
Posted March 30, 2014
One thing I do enjoy when it comes to books, are the opposite attract stories. And that is this book by far! Logan and Christian are complete 180’s of each other. But they still enjoyed being with each other.
When this book first started out, I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about it. As I got further and further into the story, I felt pulled to find out what was going to happen next. What was going on with them? And so I am really glad that I pushed through and kept reading the book because it ended up being a really good read for me.
I liked the amount of details that the author went into when it came to the characters; their pasts, present and what they wanted in the future. That was done to an amazing level. And the family, I do like how she brought the families into the book as well. Because they all played such a big role in their lives I am just glad that it all worked out for them.
I also liked the drama that was thrown in there, with one certain family member. I have to say I have no clue where she was going with that and it completely out of left field, but I think it was done very well.
This is not a quick read by any means, but it will draw you in and it will make you think and wonder.
Reviewed by Crystal for Crystal’s Many Reviewers
*Copy provided for honest review*
Posted March 15, 2014
Loved this story. So it recommended in a post and since it combined my two favorite genres MM and DD I couldn't wait to read it. And I was not disappointed at all. This was all I hoped for and so much more. This is a deep story that really draws you. Even the secondary characters are fleshed out and made real through the story of Logan and Christian. Please, please let their be a second story to complete their story.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.