Life Under New Management

Life Under New Management

by Jane Davitt


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Working for a perfectionist like strict, sexy-as-hell Ethan isn't easy. Falling in love with him? No problem at all.

Taking a bar job in an exclusive hotel is a stopgap for Andy. He's an actor and his big break is coming soon-he knows it. His hot, new boss, Ethan, is strict, demanding and totally off-limits, but Andy can't stop thinking about him.

When Andy learns of Ethan's need to be in control of his partner-in bed and out of it-he's stunned by the intensity of his reaction. He wants Ethan guiding him, bringing order to his chaotic life. And he sees that Ethan needs him too, though they can't be open about their feelings.

Ethan deals out deliciously perverse consequences for misbehaving, but when it comes to incentives, he knows just what to offer to have Andy on his knees begging for more.

But some secrets can't stay that way for long. And when difficult choices arise, for once Andy can't turn to Ethan for guidance. This time, he's on his own.

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ISBN-13: 9781784305093
Publisher: Totally Entwined Group Limited
Publication date: 04/03/2015
Pages: 332
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.74(d)

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Life Under New Management 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting twist to a seemingly D/s relationship with unusual kink....good read!!
69mustanglady More than 1 year ago
I received this book free from the publisher for an honest review. I have always love Jane Davitt’s books and this was no different even though it took me a while to read it. I found there were things I loved about the book, liked about the book and even something I did like. In this book Andy was lazy and bratty (didn’t like), whereas Ethan was totally in control (loved). You wouldn’t think to match them up but Jane Davitt did and did a wonderful job with them. I could see as the story progressed that Andy was able to find his center and gain life and structural skills (loved). As their relationship progressed I could see them growing closer and closer. I loved how Andy would be silly and loved the way Ethan reacted to that silliness. One of the things I would have liked to see in the book was a little more of their life outside the bedroom. But this book had sex that was HOT, HOT and even HOTTER! I would recommend this book to anyone who loves BDSM even though you have to put up with Andy’s bratty attitude.
InkedRainbowReads More than 1 year ago
FourStars This is a wonderfully unusual BDSM story. Ethan is the bar manager in a top Vancouver hotel and Andy is an aspiring actor working at Ethan’s bar to pay his bills. When we meet Andy, his life lacks discipline and he is more than a little disorganised. Ethan, on the other hand, is obsessively organised and his life is carefully regimented. The story focuses around Ethan’s kink, his need for total control of his partner in bed and in life. Directionless Andy immediately jumps at the idea of someone making his choices for him, but the execution of the relationship isn’t as easy as either man would like. The pain and fear play in the book gets quite intense in parts, and some readers may shy away from things like ginger, citrus and Wartenberg pinwheel play. Other readers will enjoy the writer’s vivid imagination. I love the fact that this is set in my hometown, Vancouver. Some of the author’s beautiful descriptions of the city made me very homesick. I’m still not sure I loved the relationship, or that I really came to love either of the two main characters. The relationship starts with a contractual style agreement, but even when the characters move past the basic agreement and start to talk about an emotional connection, I didn’t ever feel like I was witnessing true intimacy. Interestingly, this lack of intimacy made the book more real for me. It would have been out of character for Ethan to become easy-going and emotionally transparent, and I’m not sure Andy is ever able to feel much very deeply. So yes, this is a well written, well observed book. The BDSM relationship is atypical and more interesting because it isn’t what we’re used to reading about. The sex is hot, if you enjoy reading about pain and control. And I like the way the author stays true to character, ensuring emotional intimacy isn’t forced or feigned. I was given this in return for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads. Sarah FourStars While I enjoyed this story, I thought it was somewhat slow to start and then too fast to end. The middle was well thought out, but the incentives that the blurb claims Ethan is so good at doling out - I just did not really see. I did like that Ethan and Andy struggled through the beginning of their romance. It was not an instantly gratifying relationship, which I appreciated. But, in the end, this was not a book that I felt was developed in a methodical manner. One minute they were in a relationship, then trouble was brewing, then everything was OK again. I would have liked there to be more to the ending of the story - it felt abrupt. I was given this in return for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads. AvidReader
Anonymous More than 1 year ago