professor Charles is surprised when a student in his
just-for-fun night class, Gray, declares his attraction after
the class is over. He is attracted to Gray as well, but he’s
been burned in the past. He’s also hiding a big secret.
Persistent Gray refuses to give up on Charles, however. Will
Gray still want Charles when the secret comes out?
Closer is an entertaining BDSM tale. I liked
reserved, stubborn British Professor Charles, and happy,
artistic Gray was a great match for him. Their relationship
initially progressed slowly, primarily due to Charles’
reluctance. Gray hadn’t ever experienced the BDSM scene
before, and I really enjoyed the way he grew into it without
giving up his individuality outside of the bedroom. The love
scenes are very well done. There are interesting subplots
involving Gray’s friend Carl and Charles’s friend Drew, as
well as plenty of internal conflict. Jane Davitt did a good
job of balancing the different aspects of the book so that
nothing weighed too heavily on the plot, keeping it
fast-moving and engaging. I’ve read Jane Davitt’s work
before, when she was writing with Alexa Snow, and enjoyed it
very much. This proves that her solo work, while different in
theme and writing style, is just as entertaining!