TITLE: Bondage Ranch
AUTHOR: Roland Graeme
PUBLISHER: eXtasy Books
COVER ARTIST:Martine Jardin
LENGTH: 185 pages
RELEASE DATE: January 20, 2017
PRICE: $4.99 -e-book
Vaughn Richardson enjoys living and working as a ranch hand in rural Montana. Among the unofficial perks of the job is the fact that the handsome young man finds himself surrounded by other virile men. Vaughn enjoys casual sexual encounters with a number of these men. But his deeper, even more urgent desires seem to be stirred whenever the sex gets a bit rough, or when it incorporates any hint of bondage and discipline or dominant-and-submissive roleplaying. Vaughn has to learn how to overcome his lingering shame about his needs, and embrace them fully. With the help of a number of sex partners, he does so.
I had mixed feelings about this book. I love books that have lots of sex in them, and this book didn’t disappoint but for the length of the book there was almost too much sex, but I guess that’s why it’s categorized as a gay erotica book instead of a gay romance. This book had lots of sex and minimal storyline. Just enough storyline to get to the next sex scene.
The book starts out with a 23-year-old Vaughn Richardson going to a sex party and staying there for the next six chapters of detailed sexual encounters between a house full of super horny males. Vaughn is placed in many different sexual situations and finds that he enjoys getting tied up and having rough sex and when there’s a bit of dominant/submissive role-playing. Then for the next three chapters, we flash back to the first ranch that Vaughn started working at which he affectionately refers to as the ranch from hell. His roommate Will is supposedly straight but has no problem with mutual jackoff sessions and topping Vaughn and helping Vaughn get over his shame over his needs. Vaughn gets his first taste at being used as a piece of meat by the Foreman John Wayne Kearney who uses Vaughn’s employment as a way to get into his pants. Vaughn loses his virginity to John Wayne and gets his first taste at being in a Dominant/submissive relationship and finds that he enjoys it. But he also realizes that neither Will nor John Wayne cared about him and are both just using him.
He finds a new ranch to work at and promises himself that he will be no man’s sex slave again. He’s hoping to find a new lover or two to begin a relationship with. From there on we’re back to the present after the grand sex party, and we get some background about the new ranch that Vaughn is at. Vaughn gets a new job at the Burning Spur that has better pay and much better living conditions and a whole new set of sexy hot men. Vaughn makes a new friend with benefits at the ranch named Flint. Vaughn also starts up a relationship with a deputy sheriff by the name of Aaron who also ends up going with Vaughn and Flint to the next sex party.
I like that Vaughn is open with both Aaron and Flint that he’s seeing multiple people and isn’t doing it behind their backs. And during the party at Darren’s, Vaughn realized that he had feelings for Flint and upgraded Flint from friends with benefits to boyfriend.
****The ARC was provided by eXtasy Books. My review is an honest opinion of the book****