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Feb 15

Rent Me Series in Review Week: Rent Me, book 1

Rent Me
Series: Rent Me
Author: Brina Brady
Genre: M/M Erotic BDSM Romance
Publisher: Brina Brady
Release Date (ebook/print): May 27, 2014
Release Date (audio): June 9, 2015
Length: Novel 436 pages
Length (audio): 12 hrs and 5 mins
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Russian mobster spanks his rent boy. Ouch!

Rent Boy Brennen wants to belong to his lover Dmitri Dubrovsky. The Russian mobster controls every inch of his life in and out of bed. Brennen works for Dmitri’s escort service. His only desire is to please his lover. When Dmitri marries Nika, his lover moves him out of their home to an apartment in Beverly Hills and tells him nothing has changed.

What is Brennen going to do now?

Brennen does not understand his lover’s Russian culture not allowing homosexuality. Two different cultures and age difference clash.

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Warning: This is a Gay adult consensual story focused on themes of corporal discipline punishment and explicit sex with light elements of BDSM between adult men over the age of eighteen.

This was the very first Brina Brady story I ready (won’t be my last, I assure you!) and from the very first, I was hooked. The story isn’t ‘pretty’ and the relationship isn’t ‘easy’ or even ‘healthy’ in many ways, but for these two men, it’s the only way for them to live, love, and eventually find their happiness… together. This is a hard book at times but it’s hot, OMG is it H O T and Brina doesn’t pull in punches whether it’s sex, discipline, or any of the characters going a little off the rails (don’t worry, they always find their way back).

With Rent Me, we see the story of Brennen, a young man that is seeking a way to understand his lover, come to terms with what it means to be the lover of a Russian mob boss, and deal with his own inner demons. Yeah, and this all while attending law school. Then you have the mobster Dmitri who is well… honestly, while I wanted to beat the man regularly, I loved him to pieces. I can’t really explain him without giving you the whole story—yes, he’s that complex.

Overall, this is a story that is gripping, hot, deep, and will not only keep you turning the pages all night, you might have to take a few “personal release” breaks before you’re finished reading. It’s a great read and made me hungry for book 2, Own Me (review tomorrow).

Dmitri pounded his fists on the table and said, “Now, you are being disrespectful to me.”

“Well, you are siding with all our enemies.”

“What the hell are you talking about? You are under my protection and in exchange, I asked you to respect me. And if you disrespect me, I am in charge of the consequences. You agreed to this. Do you remember our written agreement?”

“Yes, I remember. Sorry if I was disrespectful, but I feel you don’t treat me like an adult.”

“Sorry is not good enough this time. For your punishment, you have three choices. Your first choice is to quit being an escort. Your second choice is for me to take you back to Adrik. Your third choice is to give your consent to be whipped with my belt and it won’t be play discipline.”

“I can’t believe you want to bring me back to Adrik.” Brennen shook his head. “I’m not quitting my job. Especially now since you are married. And you are not going to punish me with a belt. You’re my boyfriend.”

Dmitri got up from the table, picked up the red apple timer on the stovetop, and set it down in front of Brennen. When he had gotten into trouble, Dmitri and Mischa used the timer for time-outs. The timer was their way of giving him some quiet space to think about what he had done wrong.

“Why a belt? Brennen looked up at Dmitri.

“Did you think I would discipline you with our play paddle?”

“But Adrik used to hit me with a belt.” He was annoyed at his own whining voice.

“It’s punishment. Quit your damn escort job, then.”

“I can’t believe you are doing this to me,” Brennen said.

“You have twenty minutes to decide which punishment you want. You only have three choices, but if you don’t accept any of the choices, then you are choosing to walk away from me as your lover.”

“You don’t mean this, do you?” Brennen asked.

“Have you ever known me to lie to you?”

“No.”

“I will always take care of you, but you will no longer be my lover if you don’t choose one of the three punishments. Our relationship is based on me being the top man who makes the rules and you are the bottom man who follows the rules. You knew this when we became lovers.”

Dmitri set the apple timer. “You have twenty minutes to decide.” He left him alone in the kitchen with the red ticking frying pan clock.

Why was he doing this?

Brennen knew Dmitri could force him back to Adrik. But even if he made him go there, he would probably be able to run away. He did not want to take any chances. No, that was not an option, and Dmitri knew that.

Dmitri playing God again.

This was all about Dmitri forcing him to quit the escort job at the agency. Brennen was not going to quit his job. He loved it, and it made him feel good about himself. But to walk away from Dmitri as his lover was not what he wanted either. The only thing left was to give consent to be punished with the belt. How hard would he hit him? The timer continued to tick along with the clock on the wall. His nerves went to hell.

Dmitri entered the kitchen as the timer buzzed. Brennen covered his ears and slapped it. He picked the apple timer up and returned it to its proper place.

“What have you decided?” Dmitri asked.

I read and write M/M Gay Erotica/Romance novels.

I am a retired high school teacher with a Master’s Degree from California State University of Long Beach and UCLA.

I taught various high school subjects including the following:world history, math, Algebra, Careers, CAHSEE prep, Independent Studies,science, Adult School, Orientation, and even middle school for three years. Let’s not talk about the middle school experience. I prefer teaching high school seniors.

During the day, I read and write. I enjoy taking writing classes in my spare time.

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About the author

TempeO

Tempeste O’Riley grew up in the deep south and escaped her conservative, oppressive roots as soon as she could. Tempe is an out and proud omnisexual/bi-woman whose best friend growing up had the courage to do what she couldn’t – defy the hate and come out. He has been her hero ever since.

Though new to writing M/M, she has done many things in her life but writing has always drawn her back – no matter what else life has thrown her way. She counts her friends, family, and Muse as her greatest blessings in life.

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  1. brinabrady

    Thank you so much for reviewing my first novel. I love this website. It’s so beautiful.

    1. TempeO

      An honest review for a powerful and HOT story. 🙂
      And thanks. I like 😉 I had fun building it

  2. readmorromance

    I have this one and Own Me…are they the only books in the series or am I missing some? These are in my enormous tbr pile and I didn’t even realize til I read this review…so, they have been moved to the top….

    Wonderful review and TempeO the site is wonderful….having fun playing on it…

    Thanks! and….
    hugs from your fan (both of you),
    jo
    johannasnodgrass(at)yahoo(dot)com

    1. TempeO

      Make Me is book 3 and there’s a holiday novella too, For Me. All 4 will be featured this week right here 🙂

    2. TempeO

      And thanks about the site! I love tinkering so it gets new pages and rearranged a little off and on.
      (Hugs) honored tou stopped by, jo <3

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