Sunday, September 26, 2010

Master Preston’s Bright Bottom by Lee Benoit

Master Preston’s Bright Bottom is a Torquere Press Sip about a service submissive who proves himself in the only way he knows how when the Master he has his eye on turns him down -- he offers non-sexual services that the Master is very much in need of. In this case, handyman services.

Here's the blurb:

Months ago, Paulo had one, intense public scene with Master Preston Rose, and now he can’t stop thinking about it. When he hears that Preston needs a handyman and gardener, Paulo offers his strong back and clever hands for manual labor. He'd rather offer his mouth and ass, but it's a start.

Preston, overwhelmed with work and secretly suffering painful arthritis in his hands, accepts Paulo's help with misgivings. He hasn’t had a sub of his own in years and Paulo's lack of experience is a big red flag. Preston wouldn't choose Paulo even if he was looking for a new sub, which he isn't -- is he? Working for Preston and getting to know the reclusive Dom, Paulo's more determined than ever to remain a part of the retired Dom's life, but will all of his work be enough to earn him the collar he dreams of?

Before I break down the BDSM elements, I should explain that the submission here is mostly of the non-sexual variety. There is very little sexual activity, and that will show in the breakdown. It's still a charming little story showing the heart of a service submissive.

BDSM elements:
  • Bondage and Discipline:  No, the relationship is not that kind of relationship. It might get there later, but for now... not so much.  0 of 3
  • Dominance and Submission: Yes. Again, mostly of the nonsexual variety, but it's there. 3 of 3
  • Sadism and Masochism: No.  0 of 3
  • Extra Point: No
As for the writing elements, the plot is a nice one. Pacing was good, prose and dialogue were well done, and character development was very well done.
  • Short Story Rating: Master Preston’s Bright Bottom: 10 of 10
  • BDSM Intensity Level: 3 of 10
  • Heat Level: 2 of 5
This is an author I don't believe I've read before. I'll be keeping an eye out for other books by Lee Benoit.  I checked out her website and discovered she has a page of free stories up, and one of them, Lua-de-mel, immediately follows the events of Master Preston’s Bright Bottom. It's a nice little clothespin scene, and it was nice to see this couple interacting in a scene.

    1 comment:

    1. I'm a bit late but there are a few stories of Preston and Paulo, some in anthologies that follow there relationship after this book. One in Toy Box: Shaving and Toy Box: Prince Albert. I also remember one where Paulo gets his collar. So for me this was kind of going in reverse where after knowing them as an established couple, I finally read how they hooked up.

      I'm not a huge BDSM fan, but I really like them as a couple and the Shaving one was really sweet, with some ouchy ;-).