William and Sam have a good thing going
with their May-December romance. Sam appreciates the
experience that William brings into their bed play and William
loves the enthusiasm and energy that Sam brings to their
relationship. To keep things fresh, they have a tradition Ė
on Fridays they will play a game and the loser has to pay a
forfeit. To date they have had a lot of fun indulging
themselves, especially Samís love of all things kink.
However, when Williamís godson, Billy, comes to stay and
William adds him to the weekly forfeits game many things
change, but is it all for the better?
Paying Forfeits is a
slightly kinky tale about keeping a relationship fresh in the
bedroom by playing games. William and Sam, on their own, are
sweet and a little kinky. I found the encounters at the
beginning of Paying Forfeits to be charming, hot
and inventive. However, when Billy is introduced to the mix
things go from pleasantly kinky to downright weird. William
and Billy have a slightly incestuous relationship, which I
found hard to handle in a sexual context, and which at one
point made me put the book down. I think that the book
portrayed a more realistic version of a trio, with all its
attendant jealousies and tensions, than we see in most books.
However, I did not feel an emotional connection between the
characters, which pulls me into the story. Paying
Forfeits is very well written, but I found the overly
formal dialogue and attitudes of William and Billy to clash
with the contemporary setting of the book. Also, I felt a
little short changed by the lack of any plot outside of the
games that the trio engages in. If you are able to over-look
the vaguely incestuous feelings and enjoy a book based mostly
on sexual encounters with little emotional exploration between
the characters, you might enjoy Paying Forfeits.