“Double Dog Dare” by Chris Owen
For the past few years, Rex has watched
his friend Dog accept any and every dare that came across
his path. One night Rex finally approaches Dog with a dare
of his own, one that could have utterly delicious results.
The question is, will Dog accept?
“Double Dog Dare” is my favorite story
of the anthology. It’s fast and fun with two incredibly hot
heroes that generate some serious heat. Dog has an easy
manner and a sparkling personality that makes it impossible
not to be charmed by him. Rex is the more serious of the
pair, but he has a quiet sensuality of his own that drew me
to him. Separately and together, these two packed one heck
of a punch and I finished their story with a smile on my
face, eager for more.
This is the first story I’ve read by
Chris Owen and it’s enough to have me hooked on her work,
eagerly looking to glom up her backlist. I find Ms. Owen’s
voice, style, and characters wonderfully appealing and look
forward to reading many equally engaging stories from her in
“Number One” by Jay Lygon
All Number One wants is a night alone
with Master Ophir. But when he breaks the rules to do so,
his master is livid. Will Number One’s desire to be closer
to his master be the thing that tears them apart?
I was worried reading “Number One” that
the story would be bittersweet and not to my taste. While
not a “happy” story, “Number One” surprised me nonetheless
in its loveliness. The bond between Number One and Master
Ophir isn’t something to be easily defined, and the insight
the story gave into their relationship was fascinating.
“Number One” was gripping and intriguing and I look forward
to reading more of Jay Lygon’s work.
“Testing Leather” by Sean Michael
Peter has a surprise for his lover,
Samuel. One afternoon Peter takes him to the home of his
friend Marcus, a premiere leatherworker. Marcus has all
manner of delightful toys, and Peter and Samuel are
all-too-eager to give a few floggers a try.
“Testing Leather” is a tempting bit of
wickedness featuring Peter and Samuel of Sean Michael’s
Between Friends series. Though I have not read any of the
Between Friends books, I had no problem following this story
and, indeed, found myself somewhat intrigued by the hints
given concerning Samuel’s past. A sexy window into the
lives of two committed lovers, “Testing Leather” is sure to
Scintillating and hot, Toy Box:
Flogger contains three entertaining stories that
will please old and new fans of Chris Owen, Jay Lygon, and
Sean Michael alike. Each of these three stories tempt and
tease with their combination of lust and love, making
Toy Box: Flogger an anthology with as much snap as a