The Runaway Gypsy Boy by Brina Brady #LGBT #Review #New release #RGRGiveaway #BDSM

We are excited to host Brina Brady on Rainbow Gold Reviews today, with the release day of her new book on June 15th. Two of you will have the chance to win one e-copy of the book “The Runaway Gypsy Boy” if you leave a comment on this post. Giveaway details below. Good Luck!

 

The Runaway Gypsy Boy cover

BLURBTwenty-year-old Daniel Serban loses his dancing job and threats of being outed to his family force him to flee Limerick, Ireland. Daniel fears his father and the other gypsy men will force him to marry his betrothed, or bring bodily harm to him for being gay.

As chance would have it, he ends up in Cleary’s Pub, a gay leather bar in Galway where he meets the grouchy, ginger-bear Ronan O’Riley. Daniel had no idea how much meeting the Dom would transform his life.

Ronan O’Riley has been unable to move on since the death of his sub a year ago, that is until a troubled gypsy boy steps into Cleary’s. Ronan’s lonely existence is about to change.

Can Ronan convince Daniel to trust him or will Daniel’s fears of his past ruin any chance of a relationship? Unexpected heated attraction in the barn ignites their relationship to move forward.

 

Though the two men have many of the same dreams, Daniel’s secrets and Ronan’s need to gain Daniel’s trust are just a few of the many challenges they must overcome if they are to be together.

Excerpts

Daniel peeled off his jeans and T-shirt, then he wiggled into his scanty red G-string for the evening’s show at the Sugar Boys Club. He re-braided his hair so it wouldn’t get tangled while he twisted around on the pole, weaving a red leather strip into one strand. He threw his brush into his backpack. He was glad he’d gotten there early enough to shower off the paint from his day job.

“The boss wants you in his office.” Liam poked his head into their shared dressing room to deliver the unwelcome news. “Now.”

“Now? I have to go on the pole in ten minutes.” Daniel’s stomach twisted in knots, not wanting to be late for his dancing gig, he also didn’t want to talk to the boss, this was never a good thing for any of the dancers.

Liam shrugged in sympathy. “Don’t want to keep Bailey waiting. You know that as much as I do.”

Daniel slipped back into his jeans and pulled his neon green T-shirt over his head. He walked down the hall to Mr. Bailey’s office. The door was open, so he stepped into the office. The fat, gray-haired man sat behind his oak desk with a pipe hanging from his mouth. No one ever wanted to get on the boss’s wrong side. The man had a heavy peasant’s body, sturdy and hard, bursting with juice. He’d been known for taking sexual liberties with his dancers. On his desk sat a large bowl of pastel colored sugar cubes for the boys. The boss expected the boys to eat one cube when they entered his office. All the dancers believed the green ones were laced with drugs. Daniel certainly wouldn’t put it past Bailey to drug his employees.

“Did you want to see me, Sir?” Daniel stood just inside the door, almost gagging from the sweet, fruit-scented smoke from his pipe. The cheap bastard probably smoked some cherry tobacco, the most inexpensive kind available for purchase.

“Close the damn door behind you, boy.” Mr. Bailey propped his legs up on his desk.

Daniel closed the door, unable to move any closer, and leaned against it for moral support.

“Sit.” Mr. Bailey curled his lips in open distaste and pointed to the chair.

Daniel seated himself bolt upright on the straight-backed chair as ordered, immediately reaching for a blue sugar cube and jamming it in his mouth. His head throbbed from the uncertainty of the unexpected meeting. Either that or he had tied his hair too tight. He hadn’t done anything wrong as far as he could tell. He always arrived on time or early for work, never had any problems with the other dancers or the men in the audience. He obeyed all the rules to the letter and had never taken advantage of his employer, co-workers, or any of the clients.

“Did I do something wrong, Sir?” Daniel played with his long braid.

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Wendy reviews The Runaway Gypsy Boy by Brina Brady. Published June 15,20I6 295 pages.

Why Wendy read this story:

I was asked by the author to read an ARC of this book and jumped at the chance. Every book I’ve read from this author has impressed me and she truly gets better with each one she writes.

Note: A copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review.

 

Review

 

This is the story about a young gypsy boy named Daniel. I fell hard for Daniel almost immediately. He’s sweet, honest, hardworking and hiding the fact that he’s gay from his gypsy family and community because he knows that he would never be accepted there and it just might cost him his life. He’s been saving his money by working as a painter by day and a dancer in a club by night. He has almost made enough to escape his abusive father who is the King of the Gypsies when he discovers that he’s been outed and needs to run away before his father finds him. Thus he begins his journey to start his new life earlier than planned, but he is determined to make his way and get his dream job working with rescue horses.

On his way he is seen by Ronan at a bar and quickly gets the Dom’s attention. He earns himself a spanking by Ronan within minutes of meeting him. Daniel is confused yet intrigued by Ronan and the BDSM scene/lifestyle. He finds that Ronan is not only the man who he was spanked by but also the owner of the horse rescue. Daniel and Ronan decide to try a BDSM relationship together as Daniel needs someone to care for him and Ronan needs someone to take care of. Daniel struggles as he tries to learn an entirely new lifestyle and at the same time fights to keep true to himself when his family starts causing all manner of trouble for him and his Dom. He was, to me the perfect mix of angsty brat and naïve honest young man.

Ronan has his own demons and I love him almost as much as I love Daniel’s character. He is strong and sweet and isn’t afraid to be the Dom Daniel needs him to be, although I felt his character would have done anything, been anything to be what Daniel needed. He has a huge heart and isn’t afraid to wear it on his sleeve. He is especially good at bringing Daniel into his world of BDSM since he is new to it. The level of detail that is written about making sure that what is happening is also understood was wonderful.

The secondary characters are just as well written as the protagonists and make this story even fuller. There are a couple that I really didn’t like and I expect that’s exactly what Brina Brady wanted for her readers to feel when she wrote them. Most of the characters, like Ronan’s brother and mother were very likable. There is suspense, angst dotted with a surprising amount of gentle understanding in this book.

There was some degree of insta-love in this story, but it was done in a way that was believable.

This is an erotic BDSM story. If that isn’t what you want to read, then this book isn’t for you. But if you love erotica and BDSM this is a book that I would highly recommend. Brina does a lovely job of taking us into the BDSM lifestyle and explaining just what that means,she did a fantastic job of marrying fact with fiction here.

I have read Brina Brady’s work from the beginning and I can say with all honesty that she has a unique style of writing. I would be able to know it was her work just from reading a few chapters. That said, I have also been witness to her writing and her style coming into its own. She just gets better with every book she writes. From the length of this book to the fact that she wrote it so it could end as a HEA or perhaps be continued at her discretion, I was totally impressed with it all. Well done Brina Brady!

I give this book a rating of 10 pots of gold. That compares to 5/5 stars or 100% recommended.

pot of gold

 

 

Buy Link: Amazon

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Giveaway

Comment on this post for the chance to win one of two prizes by Brina Brady:

Two people will win an e-copy of “The Runaway Gypsy Boy” 

You need to be 18 years or older to participate. Void where prohibited. Etc.

This giveaway will end on June 19th, 2016 at 11:59 PM CDT. 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Brina Brady Bio pic

I am from Huntington Beach, Ca. I taught various subjects at a Continuation High School in Los Angeles, California for 27 years. I obtained a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in history, Secondary Social Science Credential and a Master’s Degree in Secondary Reading and Secondary Education from California State University, Long Beach. I also enrolled in some creative writing classes at UCLA. You can contact me at brinabrady@gmail.com.

 

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18 thoughts on “The Runaway Gypsy Boy by Brina Brady #LGBT #Review #New release #RGRGiveaway #BDSM

  1. Congratulations on the release, Brina. I haven’t read any of your books yet, but I’m looking forward to it. I really liked the blurb and excerpt on this one, and the cover is beautiful!

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  2. Congratulations on the new book Brina! It looks fantastic and sounds like an awesome read =) I’ve added it on to my wishlist.

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  3. Pingback: Master Cleary’s Boys (Irish Runaway Series #2) by Brina Brady #LGBT #Review #ReleaseDayReview #Giveaway #BDSM #Series | Rainbow Gold Reviews

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