Reviewed by Melissa Brus
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
Jim Seibel is frustrated and desperate. He is carrying a burden and has been looking for some way to pay penance. Jim is also asexual. His biggest issue in his quest for absolution is finding someone who respects his limits – no sexual touches, ever. When he is put in touch with Grant Jessup, he may have found his answer. Grant is looking for a way to deal with his stress – from his family, from his job. And a modern day “whipping boy” may just be what he needs.
These two men are so very different. From their ages to their socio-economic status, they really would never have met, let alone been in any kind of relationship. What starts as a simple business agreement, turns into something more. The misunderstanding of what exactly comprises Jim’s asexuality was dealt with in a great way but the romance itself felt a little rushed. I loved that Loveless brought up the spectrum of asexuality with Jim. The best part is that there was no “winning” him over to more than he was willing and comfortable with in his relationship with Grant. This would have made a fantastic full length book with more time to see the relationship change and grow, as well as more time to get to know the secondary characters. Overall a fun, quick read though.