A cuddly bear with a burning need for a steady relationship. A bad-boy immigrant who’s down on his luck and desperate for security. When a new dating app brings them together, their chemistry is instant and explosive.
His career a mess and the excitement of his sex life fading, Rod is ready for a change. He needs someone who can fit into his world as a true partner, but also feed his dominant and sadistic sides. Impossible? Maybe, but he needs to try. He signs up for a new dating app, just as a feisty young man catches his eye.
Desperate to escape his dead-end existence in the US, Caleb flees to England in search of a different life. But without a proper job, he might be forced to return home. Along comes a trusted friend, a new dating app, and a chance to find a cuddly bear to submit to.
Consumed by his white-hot passion with Caleb, Rod pushes hard for their relationship to progress. He refuses to let his perfect sub slip from his grasp, and he’ll do whatever it takes to earn his love before they run out of time.
A high-heat MM romance.
I honestly didn’t know what to expect with this book. I haven’t read this author before, and I didn’t read any of the other books in this series yet. But this was a cute premise, basically an app that matches people who are looking for Bears.
That isn’t how the MC’s initially meet, though. They meet following a bar fight, where the sweet Bear Rod takes care of Caleb, and gets a smoking hot kiss in return.
Caleb has a lot of issues around what he left in Chicago (Shout out to Portillo’s! Just had it last week!) and trying to find a way to work within Bristol in the UK. Since he doesn’t have a work visa, and is waiting for that, he resorts to illegal means to get whatever money he can to survive. And his mom…and entire family…what a piece of work. Caleb deserved so much better than what he received in return.
Meanwhile, Rod just wants to take care of Caleb, make sure he isn’t hurt, and do whatever he can for him. Caleb accepts some of it, but not as much as Rod would like. Rod was so patient, knowing that he wanted to lock up Caleb to keep him safe, unsure if he would even return to him when he left, but he never wavered.
There were a few places that left me wanting a deeper resolution, although one of them came through at the end. That being said, it almost felt like an afterthought, in how easily it resolved.
Overall, a book I would recommend if you’re wanting a BDSM with a side of sweet bear.
4 pieces of eye candy