Base Over Apex - Kim Dare

*Book source ~ A review copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.


It’s Valentine’s Day and Jack Bowen is grumpy. Even though he’s hanging out at his favorite club, The Spread Eagle, he lost a bet to Bret, the sub belonging to his friend Marcus. He has to wear a stupid hat provided by Bret all night. Plus, it’s Valentine’s Day and he has no date. Until a young, hot, naked man walks through the club and kneels in front of Jack. Things are looking up after all.


I enjoyed this story much more than Once a Brat. Ricky Douglas is a sub, but not a brat at all like Bret is. I don’t like Bret much, but since he has the best interests of Ricky in mind I’ll give him a smidgeon of credit. I think this story is a great intro to M/M BDSM. It’s not heavy handed and it’s not excessively light. It’s also not fluff. Also, the twist? Loved it! For a short story it packs quite a bit of feeling into it and I found myself loving Jack and Ricky. I’d definitely read more stories about them. This is a self-contained story. It’s not necessary to read book 1 to understand book 2, but if you’re like me you’ll want to read them in order.