Acquired Taste by Shayla Kersten
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
When I read this, I didn't realize it was a sequel. Maybe that's the reason I felt like I was missing something. The story just seemed to start in a weird place....and now I know why.
The story revolves around Jeff and Ollie. They've been together for a few months, but Jeff can't wrap his head around the relationship. He loves Ollie, but he can't admit it. Maybe this is his first gay relationship? I'm not sure. Maybe it's explained in the first book? Jeff is about to walk away from Ollie for good - but he wants one more sexual encounter. During this encounter, Jeff lets Ollie go all BDSM on him....and he realizes he really likes it. And he realizes he can't walk away from Ollie as easily as he thought he might be able to. Their feelings for each other are finally vocalized and what was supposed to be breakup sex ends up being just the opposite.
I have only recently gotten into reading M/M erotica, and when it's well done, it's hot. This story didn't really do anything for me. The sex had some hot moments, but nothing that left me panting. Like I said earlier, I think the problem was that I didn't read the first book. And now after having read the sequel - and having it leave me sort of meh, I don't have the desire to read book 1. I know it would explain the backstory and give me some insight into the characters and why Jeff has such an issue with being in a sexual relationship with Ollie, but I just don't care enough to bother.
To anyone reading this - if you've read the first book Icing On The Cake, please let me know your thoughts on it....and if it's worth my time.