Friday, July 26, 2019

Review, Excerpt & Giveaway: INTOXICATING by Onley James

Elite Protection Services Book 1
Onley James
M/M Contemporary/Age-Gap/Daddy Kink/BDSM 
Release Date: 07.08.19

Cover Designer: Molly Phipps @ We Got You Covered Book Design


Lincoln Hudson has just been handed the easiest job in the world. Babysit the spoiled son of a conservative senator, keep him out of trouble, and receive a six-figure paycheck, a paycheck he desperately needs. Wyatt’s father claims he needs Linc’s firm hand and discipline. One look at him and Linc agrees. Wyatt needs discipline.

Being the closeted gay son of a family values senator has left Wyatt Edgeworth with a reckless streak and a love of partying that just cost him eight months of his life and might cost his father his re-election. So now he has a babysitter. A very sexy babysitter. 

When Wyatt drunkenly tells Linc he’d make an excellent Daddy, they reach an understanding. Wyatt gets a Daddy and Linc gets a paycheck, then they go their separate ways. For this to work, discretion is key, but with a reporter dogging Wyatt’s every move, that might prove impossible.

Staying together was never an option, but with each passing day, their feelings only grow. Will they risk it all for what’s supposed to be a harmless fling?

Intoxicating is the first book in the Elite Protection Services Series and contains age-gap, Daddy-kink and BDSM elements complete with a HEA and no cliffhangers. Warning: This book contains scenes which may trigger some people including, self-harm, suicide attempt, past and present physical abuse and implied past sexual violence.

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He had a right to pout, he assured himself. His balls ached and his c*ck was hard enough to break a window yet some stupid part of him was still desperate to please his Daddy. If Linc wanted to punish him, Wyatt couldn’t stop him, but that didn’t mean he had to be happy about it. 

He was the opposite of happy and it was his right to behave accordingly.

He side-stepped Linc, hitting him with the most frigid look he could muster. “Fine, then I’ll just go take a cold shower… Linc.”

Using Linc’s name was petty, but it gave him a small measure of satisfaction as he sauntered past. Linc caught him by the upper arm, his other hand swatting Wyatt’s backside twice. He bit his lip to keep from moaning, even as his c*ck leaked, betraying him. Linc spun him back around. “If you need to shower, you can shower with me so I can keep an eye on you. I won’t have you getting yourself off all alone in there.”

“I wouldn’t,” Wyatt fumed.

Linc snickered. “Oh, you would. Instead, I think you should get on your knees and blow me.”

Wyatt glowered at him. “Oh, do you?”

Linc smirked. “Mm hmm. Right now.”

Wyatt cocked his head to the side, lips pursed. “No.”

“Are you disobeying me again?” Linc questioned, threading a hand in Wyatt’s hair, forcing his head back.

Why did he like this so much? “I’m already being punished. What does it matter?” 

Linc grinned, stepping into Wyatt’s space, pressing kisses into his throat and along his jaw. “Do you think I can’t make it worse? I could bend you over this bed and spank your bottom until its raw, jerk myself off while I tell you all the things I would’ve done to you if you’d just behaved, put your c*ck in a cage, make sure you don’t come again for a week, maybe more. Is that what you want? Me, using you for only my benefit? That doesn’t sound like much fun for you?”

Carra's Review

What starts as on the surface a “father hires bodyguard to babysit his out of control son” situation morphs into a consuming Daddy kink story—one that fully envelops the main characters and turns their just-a-fling into something far deeper and more meaningful.

Wyatt may appear to outsiders as just another bratty trust fund baby, but the prologue will quickly strip that façade away as it paints a vivid and disturbing picture of Wyatt’s internalized emotional pain. It can seem that this story is one of heat and Daddy kink with a young man who is a bit damaged from his past, complete with a family who you might come to despise—especially his father.  But underneath the dirty, sexy times Wyatt’s past continues to lurk, hovering in the background and waiting.

Linc is so very well suited as the one to watch over Wyatt.  He has that quiet yet commanding, powerful presence, and his expectation that Wyatt follow his instructions is expressed in such a way that Wyatt does NOT want to disappoint him.  I’ll admit, sometimes the use of “daddy” in these types of relationships is a bit weird to me (probably because I could never see myself saying that).  That feeling was even more pronounced given the type of man Wyatt’s actual father is.  In actuality?  Linc is everything a father should be, and treats Wyatt as he should be treated but on the level of a friend, lover, and protector…regardless of the use of the term “daddy” itself.

You know things are building to an inevitable major conflict between Wyatt and his father.  The man is so far to the conservative right, and cares nothing for Wyatt beyond how he fits into the wholesome family—no gay son here!—picture for their public image.  When things finally come to a head, it’s an explosive one of drama and the release of that pent-up pain Wyatt’s been hiding.

If you’re looking for hot Daddy kink with plenty of naughty scenes to make you sweat, you’ll find it here.  If you’re looking for age gap, that’s here too.  Drama thanks to homophobic family?  Past emotional abuse?  Angst and emotional turmoil?  Intoxicating has it all…and it has it with outstanding main characters, interesting supporting characters (you’ll love Wyatt’s best friend as well as Linc’s boss, and Wyatt’s grandmother is pretty great too), and strong writing.

All that to say this was a 4.5-star read for me, and I definitely can’t wait for more in the series!  Intoxicating contains adult language, sexual content, mentions of self harm and past abuse, so this book is meant for readers 18+.

About the Author

Onley James is the pen name of YA author, Martina McAtee, who lives in Florida with her daughter, her daughter-in-law, and a menagerie of animals, both good and evil. When she’s not writing m/m romance or supernatural LGBT young adult books, she’s running 7 Sisters Publishing and attempting to maintain both her sanity and her full-time job as an RN.
When not at work you can find her mainlining Starbucks refreshers, whining about how much she has to do and avoiding the things she has to do by binge-watching unhealthy amounts of television in one sitting. She loves ghost stories, true crime documentaries, obsessively scrolling social media and writing kinky, snarky books about men who fall in love with other men. 


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