Goodfellow is heavy into the BDSM lifestyle. He can spot a
submissive a mile away. Moments after meeting Jim he knew
Jim was a man who needed to be dominated. Marcus could tell
that Jim needed focus, direction and discipline but most of
all Jim needed to believe in life again. What started out
with Marcus wanting to help Jim turned into Marcus loving
Uptonís life was turned upside down after being falsely
accused in a scandal. Jim cut himself off from life and he
now has things under control or so he believes. The last
thing he needs is for Marcus to come and confuse him and
make him want things that donít fit into the half-life heís
been living. Jim quickly see that Marcus is not one to take
no for an answer and Marcus shows Jim that Marcus is just
what he needs.
Bent is an incredible story. Itís almost four
hundred pages long, but itís so engrossing that I sat down
and read it in just a few hours non-stop. Jim and Marcus
are quite a pair, through them Sean Michael allows his
readers to see the mechanics of a BDSM relationship. He
shows us that a D/s relationship is not defined by who is
stronger and who is weaker, and that itís not all about
pain. Jim was not a weak man but he was hurting and he hid
his hurt by living in a shell and not letting people close.
Marcus slowly introduced him to the BDSM life and showed him
that it took a strong man just as himself to allow someone
to dominate him. Marcus showed Jim how to use pain to
derive pleasure. There was great chemistry between these
two and I loved the even paced growth of their relationship.
Although I wished there was more closure to a certain aspect
of Jimís life, the overall story of Bent was
fantastic and a must read for Sean Michael fans.