Not Safe for Work by LA Witt is a steamy BDSM story between two men who’s relationship moves from the boardroom to the bedroom. Too bad the lines between the two get blurred a bit when the boss finds out. I received one copy of this book at no charge in exchange for my honest reviews but all opinions expressed here are my own. This post contains affiliate links.
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Not Safe for Work by LA Witt
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Title: Not Safe for Work
Author: LA Witt
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (December 15, 2015)
Genre: M/M, Contemporary, BDSM
Length/Format: 1142 KB/341 pages
Heat Rating: 4
Star Rating: 3
Not Safe for Work Blurb:
Bored senseless in a meeting, architectural modeler Jon McNeill amuses himself with a kinky dating app on his phone. Then the app matches him with another user…who’s six feet away. Suddenly Jon finds himself on the same page as someone way above his pay grade: millionaire property developer Rick Pierce. His firm’s biggest—and hottest—client.
The app isn’t kidding either. They’re a perfect match. Jon’s a Dom, Rick’s a sub, and bondage is their thing. Both guys are well into their forties, know their way around the bedroom, and definitely appreciate a good suit. And the best part? They’re a match outside the bedroom too.
But office relationships aren’t easy to keep a secret. When the truth comes out, Jon is certain he’s about to get fired. Instead, his bosses throw him a curve ball—an ultimatum that puts both his job and his relationship in jeopardy.
Warning: Contains literal and figurative sex machines, blindfolds, a sub being punished during a business meeting, enough rope to tangle up a millionaire, and a Golden Girls marathon.
Not Safe for Work Review:
In Not Safe for Work, Jon is a relatively low level architectural modeler at a design firm. He’s good at his job but with technology taking over the field, he is starting to worry about his future employment. He has three grown kids to put through college and money is a bit tight.
While at work one day he realizes that his BDSM locator app has pinged a sub in the same room as him. Amazingly enough it is a high profile client and getting together outside the boardroom is the best idea they ever had. This isn’t a fling. Both of these guys have real feelings for each other. One little slip up, though, has Jon in hot water with the boss and their relationship in jeopardy.
I really liked both of these characters. Rick was the perfect combination of take charge executive and bratty submissive. A guy who speaks up for himself but is happy to let someone else take charge when he decides he needs it. Unfortunately we don’t get his point of view at all in this story and I really would have liked to hear that.
Jon was an interesting character and I really liked him. He was a thoughtful and caring Dom but also happy to just snuggle up to his boyfriend and have plain old vanilla sex. Occasionally he acted a bit more unsure or timid than I think felt natural in my mind for his character. He was having a bit of a midlife crisis and I guess it is to be expected but it stood out. I don’t want to give away any spoilers but owning up to his own sexuality and not letting people walk all over him would have been nice.
I love mature characters who are settled in life and have figured out what they like and don’t like in a partner. Not much tiptoeing around each other which was nice. They have grey hair and stiff joints and they just seemed very normal!
Not Safe for Work by LA Witt was definitely heavy on the sex and light on the story. The BDSM was light and very well written. Less pain and more dominance and sensations. Less bite, more nibble kind of BDSM. But, it got to be a bit too unbalanced for me to really engage with the story. I wanted more substance and less sex. And I don’t say that often. But, there really did seem to be a bit too much naked time and not enough plot in this one. Also, sometimes, the conversations and thoughts repeated themselves too frequently. Some of the thoughts and feelings just seemed like they were reiterated more than they needed to be.
I liked the characters (Rick more so than Jon, honestly) and the writing was good. I just think it needed a bit more to the story to keep my attention. Still an enjoyable way to pass the time, though and if you are looking for steamy, light BDSM this one is a good choice.