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Not His Kiss to Take by Finn Marlowe


Title: Not His Kiss to Take
Author: Finn Marlowe
Published: December 15, 2012
Publisher: Finn Marlowe

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
When former physician Evan Harrison just happens to be in the bar where a young man, Jamie, is severely beaten by bashers who think he is gay, Evan decides to take him home and nurse him back to health. He tries to assure himself that he just wants to help him, but he can’t deny his attraction to Jamie, even though Jamie is straight. But can he keep that attraction in check? And what if maybe, just maybe, Jamie isn’t as completely straight as he thinks?

I found this story to be well-written. The characters are defined and dynamic and Finn Marlow makes it easy to become immersed in their world. I did find parts of the story to be very uncomfortable, personally, and that’s why I can’t give this story more than three stars. It seems to glorify behaviors that I can’t quite reconcile, but I have to give the writing the credit it deserves.

Content warning: [violence, dubious consent/manipulation, medical play, kidnapping, abuse of power]