Grif's Toy: Tease and Denial Book One

Grif's Toy: Tease and Denial Book One

by Joseph Lance Tonlet

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BN ID: 2940046224085
Publisher: Joseph Lance Tonlet
Publication date: 10/31/2014
Series: Tease and Denial
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 732,826
File size: 427 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Joseph is a born and raised Southern Californian—with a twenty-year stint of living in the Midwest. He loves the laid-back lifestyle of San Diego and considers himself lucky to live where people dream of vacationing. A lifelong reader of m/m fiction, he began his writing career one night sitting at his MacBook and has never looked back. He writes to bring the characters he dreams about to life.

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Grif's Toy: Tease and Denial Book One 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wasn't convinced that the humiliation theme to the kink would be too unsettling...however in the context of this character and plot I've come to understand yet another preference among people. Well written toggling between two parts of main character's life leads to great storytelling and gripping revelation of the plot. Definitely recommend the book and looking forward to more from this author. Bravo!
V-Rundell More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars. I finished this and had to sit on the review. It is not a happy-happy book, nor does it have a lot of humor to offset the sincere emotional challenges. Marcus "Grif" Griffin is a poorly-endowed man. He only recognized his "equipment" was substandard on his first day of junior high gym class when all the boys were naked in the shower and Grif's stick didn't measure up. He is gay--he knows this from a young age--but he doesn't know how to handle being so deficient. Luckily, Grif has a very understanding, and accommodating, father who ensures Grif is never in danger of being exposed. The book shifts time frames almost by chapter, though the entire book is told from Grif's POV. We can see that Grif is currently in a relationship, with a Dom-type man, Wes. At first, I hated Wes. I thought he was inordinately cruel to Grif, but, as I read on, I could see the development of Grif's character dynamic. He has a humiliation kink, and Wes has a sadist streak that loves to exploit it. We get snatches of Grif's first sexual partner--Tate, his "straight" college roommate and bestest friend in the whole world--even if the sex is all one-sided. We learn about the deep bonds that Grif makes, first with Tate and then with Wes. The sex is not as steamy as other BDSM books, mainly because it is always tempered by humiliation and orgasm denial. As a reader I was totally in synch with Grif's emotional landscape. When he was anxious about exposure, I was, too. I think that's the mom in me, but I was thoroughly engaged--which, again, is why I hated Wes so much. All I wanted was for Wes to love and satisfy Grif--but what I didn't get until, perhaps, the final third of the book was: he was. Wes thoroughly satisfied Grif, in every way Grif desired. When the timeline flashed into Wes and Grif meeting, and how they took baby steps forward to the point where Grif was able to feel like a total man, not a disappointing or deficient one, I was ready to jump into Wes' arms and smooch him all over his face. These two are a really special couple.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
toniFMAMTC More than 1 year ago
This book kind of surprised me. It appears to be a kink story, but really it’s a love story. It’s nontraditional and maybe not the type of relationship that most people want. I myself have never really felt the pull for much of it, but after reading Grif’s Toy, I feel like I have a better understanding. I’ll definitely continue the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Really sara?" She starts to cry
Anonymous More than 1 year ago