When they were young together back in their werecat pride, Bowie and Channing experimented with love and sex, as well as flirting with a threesome with their best friend Andy. Channing and Andy both ran from their needs, leaving Bowie to break away and find his own life. Now a confident Dom, Bowie discovers Channing again through a video of a consummate sub, one Bowie knows he needs to find once more.
When Bowie shows up on his doorstep, Channing feels like a teenager again, all confusion and need. He doesn't date his own kind, only humans, and he's not in the market for a full-time Master. Bowie is impossible to deny, a force of nature, and while both men know they'll have to think about Andy eventually, now is the time to see if they can get to know and love each other all over again.
Publisher's Note: An earlier version of Deconstructing Channing (Stripped Bare 1) was published briefly with another house several years ago. The author has made significant changes to restore the story line as originally intended. Already read the story? Read it again -- for the first time.
About the Author
Having written everything from fist-fighting rednecks to hard-core cowboys to werewolves, BA does her damnedest to tell the stories of her heart, which was raised in Northeast Texas, but has heard the call of the high desert and lives in the Sandias. With books ranging from hard-hitting GLBT romance, to fiery manages, to the most traditional of love stories, BA refuses to be pigeon-holed by anyone but the voices in her head.
You can find more about BA on her website at http://www.batortuga.com, her blog at http://batortuga.blogspot.com, Cafe Risque at http://caferisque.blogspot.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/batortuga. Follow her on Twitter at @batortuga.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I was so disappointed in this story, as it is only a fraction of a short story. It leaves out her usual character development and clear story lines. BA typically gives a great story, that is complete, even in her shorties and novellas. This is slightly longer than a lead in teaser, and alludes to the rest of the story that they'll sell you later for another $5. Would it make a good book, if they hadn't ripped it into sellable pieces? We'll never know as they wanted tp present it separate, so the plot devcelopment is missing. Since this publisher is nortorious for trilogies, figure at least $15 to get a complete book, IF they ever do finish it(often the story dies when the author gets sick of Elloras Cave tactics). I suggrst you avoid this. I will stop getting BA until she leaves this publisher, and honors her committment to her fans of providing a complete work.
This was a very good read. It was hot and sexy and had a premise I appreciated. The beginning did weird me out a little with Bowie being a cat in the train car, but after that, I got used to it and appreciated it. The journey these two characters started years ago comes to life when they are brought back together. Both Bowie and Channing are very well-rounded characters, and their personality differences are definitely compatible with each other. This is a read I would recommend to anyone who wants light gay BDSM erotica. Now…here’s some minor things I had issues with. Channing wiggles a lot. He is constantly wiggling, and it because less sexy the more it goes on. Secondly, Channing is constantly crossing his eyes. This does not scream pleasure to me but rather someone trying to be funny. I don’t think that’s what the author was going for. While the sex is steamy and romantic and full of feels, there isn’t a lot of variety in the actual positions. In a gay BDSM book, I’ll admit, I was expecting quite a bit more variety. However, how the scenes were written made up for the lack of variety. What I had a hard time standing… I kept waiting for the girl. This was promoted to me as a menage, as M/M/F… there’s no girl. Not even a whiff of a character entering the scene. There’s talk of one, (which I’m sure will be the sequel and follow up to this one, and I’m so going to read it) but there is no actual girl. This is a gay erotic BDSM romance, not menage. I kept waiting for Emma to enter the story and that did not happen. Overall this was a great read, and one I have already recommended to friends. I was given this in return for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads. AJ