Controlled Asher didn't expect to fall for free-spirited Daniel, but they'll find what they desperately need in one another.
Police captain Asher Penaz’s staunch professionalism bleeds into his home life, down to his neatly pressed attire and spartan apartment. He enjoys being in charge and in control, so his sudden and powerful attraction to the lighthearted, free-spirited Daniel Tover throws him for a loop. In his entire life, Daniel has never gotten what he needs, so he moves to the next place, the next job, the next attempt to find something worth staying for, always landing at the top of his game, but never feeling like he belongs.
The chemistry between Asher and Daniel sizzles, but with all that fire comes the risk of getting burned. As both men struggle to learn themselves while getting to know each other, the lines of desire and control blur. If Daniel and Asher can walk through the flames together, they might find what they desperately need.
“You better not call me an asshole or tell me I’m selfish or any other bullshit for the rest of our motherfuckin’ lives,” Asher Penaz growled at his friend.
Of course, it was entirely possible that Oliver couldn’t hear him or wasn’t listening. There was no way for Asher to know because there was a wall of nearly naked women between them. He pulled yet more money from his wallet, tucked it into the tiny string holding up the almost-too-small-to-bother bikini gyrating in front of his face, and thought about how he’d never once expected to find himself in this position.
It wasn’t that Asher was opposed to nudity—far from it. But the female form wasn’t what did it for him. Not that any of this mattered to Oliver, as evidenced by the fact that the man had dragged him to this place.
“A selfish asshole is the…
First off I have to say this story is WAY different from anything I've seen from Cardeno before. Dealing with a Dom/sub relationship directly isn't usual from this author. While the story is still sweet, there is an edge to it that makes it that much more interesting. ... The ending, when it finally comes, is pure Cardeno. This wasn't an easy story, but Family never is.
I enjoyed this version of Something in the Way He Needs and look forward to Cardeno's and Robison's next collaboration.
Something in the Way He Needs is the first book in the new Family series by Cardeno C. I'm going to make this review short and to the point. It's good - really good - I hope you'll take a chance and read it good. First let's address the BDSM. Yes, there are aspects of BDSM because Asher comes from that world but the story doesn't dwell heavily on it. If fact, just the opposite. There's light spanking and lots of dominant hot sex but I think this is the first book I've read where the author writes a convincing story of love and its emotional impact making a Dom change his lifestyle for the man he loves. It's so realistic I nearly cried later in the book. I like both Asher and Daniel. They're pretty complex individuals with well-developed personalities and their pasts play heavily on their present, making each deeply flawed. The plot is nicely constructed with a smooth flow, there's vivid imagery, good secondary character integration and a few surprises to keep it interesting and the pages turning. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
As always the sex is hot, the plot is tight, and the secondary characters make you yearn to know their stories. Cardeno C doesn't disappoint.