When Morning Comes by Avril Ashton

MORNING
When Morning Comes by Avril Ashton
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (48 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/M, M/M/M, Ménage, Anal Play, Toys, Spanking
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Fern

Rich kid playboy Logan Sabourin has long been in love with his best friend. He’s learned to keep his game face on and smile, despite wanting to be Ryan Mora’s submissive in the worst way. He can’t be with Ryan the way he wishes, so when Ryan’s birthday rolls around, Logan buys his friend a fantasy. A submissive for the night.

Ryan Mora agrees to the elaborate gift his best friend gives him, only if Logan joins in. Lucky for them, his one night submissive, Cassidy James, is all for it. What started as Logan and Ryan sharing Cassidy turns into something deeper as a whipping scene reveals Logan’s submissive side. Soon Ryan is entertaining the prospect of having more with both men. But when morning comes, and Cassidy and Logan are nowhere to be found, it’s up to Ryan to turn their one night fantasy into reality.

Logan Sabourin didn’t tell his best friend Ryan what he had planned. It was a surprise for his birthday and as much as it pained Logan to not be able to give his friend what Logan himself wanted, he could damn well make sure Ryan got something special for his birthday present. So Logan reached out to a secretive company that brought likeminded people together, and Cassidy came into their orbit. Logan might crave Ryan’s touch, but he wasn’t prepared to cross that line and possibly ruin the relationship with his only best friend in the world. Until Ryan insists and Logan’s resolve crumbles.

This is an intense read, highly erotic and probably not for every readers tastes. The relationship between Logan and Ryan is strong, and the connection with Cassidy despite the short time is also very strong. There are a few scenes that might be triggers for some readers, spanking (and lashing using a belt) and bondage. Personally, I found them tastefully written and enticing, but they aren’t tame and might not suit other readers. I really enjoyed the bond between the three men and even though Logan’s secret from Ryan was a little unrealistic (who can hide such a thing for years from someone they’re so close to otherwise?) it certainly progressed the story and added some delicious conflict to the scenes. I also really appreciated how Logan wasn’t some weak, spineless submissive. He’s a strong man and a complex character, and one who simply wants to submit to one Dominant, not be a “traditional” submissive. This added complexity really enriched the story for me and I found myself utterly captivated by the three men and their blossoming relationship.

All three characters are deep, complex and multi-layered. Best of all, the plot connecting them isn’t thin, but richly woven. For a short story, I felt this packed one hell of a punch. Deeply erotic, sexily kinky and with a plot of personal conflict, this is something I can strongly recommend to many of my friends and plan to do so. I’ve not heard of the author before but on the strength of this single story alone I totally plan to search out the rest of her works. If you like your kinky stories male dominated and complicated, this could well be a good one for you. Recommended.

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