Mind, Body and Soul (The Playroom Book 1) by JP Sayle #Audiobook #LGBT #Review #MM #BDSM

Erryn reviews ‘Mine, Body and Soul (The Playroom Book 1)’ by JP Sayle. The ebook was published November 27, 2019 and is 187 pages. The audiobook version of this story was narrated by Matt Haynes , released on January 18, 2020 and is 4 hrs and 30 mins long. A copy was provided for an honest review.

Why Erryn read this book: I love kink books.


Was it possible that there was a man out there who could see past Lenny’s damaged body and soul, and want to claim him as his?

Lenny has suffered things that no person should have to endure. With that comes health issues that impact on how he sees himself, leaving him feeling isolated. 

That is, until a chance meeting.

The world that Lenny understands is now spinning in a different direction, and he isn’t sure whether to hold on or let go. Never having had anyone to catch him before, can he trust Nathan?

Can an introduction into a BDSM lifestyle be everything Lenny didn’t know he needed, as he discovers being a virgin is not always a bad thing?

Mine, Body and Soul is the first part of a three-part story in The Playroom Series. This is a slow burn MM gay romance, with an age gap and a sexual awakening. 

Warning: This book has a HFN ending. There are also aspects of childhood trauma touched upon briefly.


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Erryn’s Review: 

Lenny has had a rough go of it.  The book opens with a scene that is tragic and traumatic for the young boy and his life after that doesn’t go much better.  His story is the same of so many – ineffectual parenting followed by years of foster care.  He is eventually rescued by someone who offers him sanctuary and love but by then the damage has been done.  In some ways he’s broken emotionally, but he’s most broken physically.  He’s got a condition that makes daily life a challenge and when his body acts up, it can be devastating for him.

Enter Nathan.  Nathan runs a BDSM club and is looking at expanding into a restaurant.  He’s successful, attractive, and a Dom.  He meets Lenny and the attraction is instantaneous.  But Lenny is young and untested.  He isn’t even that familiar with BDSM.  Yet the pull between the men is palpable.  Nathan is also determined to discover Lenny’s secrets and instead of being repulsed by the physical ailment, he embraces Lenny.  He sees potential.  He sees a damaged soul.  He sees someone he wants to have a relationship with.  Lenny’s physical ailment stands in the way of some of their potential interactions but not all.  I liked that it wasn’t the be all and end all.  The illness was merely present.  And something that could be accommodated.

I love damaged souls.  Love it when they find someone who sees them as a whole person and not just their illness.  Someone who might one day be more.  They do a scene and it’s clear on both sides that the men want more.  This book ends on a strong HFN (Happy For Now).  There’s no doubt the relationship is just beginning, but there are hurdles to be overcome.

Matt Haynes is a new to me narrator and I enjoyed his performance.  But then I’m always a sucker for a British accent.  I’m very excited to see where this series goes next.

Erryn’s Rating:

9/10 Pots of Gold (90% Recommended) – Compares to 4.5/5 Stars


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Let me introduce myself, my name is Jayne, I’m a lady of a certain age (50, bites fingernails). I am an identical twin, the younger one of course by 7 minutes. I am married to a wonderfully complicated man, and we’ve celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary (yeah that’s a lot of year I could have been out for good behaviour now J). I have one daughter and two grandbabies one boy and one girl.

I was born in the Isle of Man; this makes me Manx (not British or English). I moved to the UK for several years, and as a child I lived in Italy for a while. But, the island calls to me so I returned home in 1998. I love the sea and now it’s only a stone’s throw from my home.

I (unfortunately) still work in the caring profession and have done for 34 years and have been a hospital nurse manager, out of hours, for the past three years. I made the decision to work part time nights in 2016 so that I could pursue my lifelong dream of becoming a writer.

I have always believed that I could and would write a book, but life just seemed to get in the way. Until someone asked me the question, “What do I want?” The answer was easy, the hard part was making it happen. Well, it did and it has and it was life-changing experience for me.

I released my first book in Feb 2018 and have subsequently released a few more since. I’ve found true happiness in doing something that just brightens my day. Now I won’t say it’s been a breeze because those who write know it’s not a total blast all the time, but it has been fun and exciting.

My island is steeped in folklore and I have used some of this in my writing, particularly the Manx Cat Guardian Series I’ve written, its paranormal with a twist, (book seven was released last month and the box set is now out too). I’ve also branched out into a little Daddy Kink, with some other tropes thrown in, with the La Trattoria Di Amore Series. I appear to mainly write in series because I have a few others coming in 2019/20: The Playroom, The App, Potters Creek and the Flamingo Bar series. Yep as I as series seem to be the way my mind works and if I can find the time I’ll finish the first M/F book in the Broken Veils series, which is the story line left on a cliff hanger in the Manx Cat Guardian series.

Writing has unleashed a beast in my mind and now I can’t switch it off. So with that, I now have several ideas vying for my attention, and currently it’s who shouts the loudest.

2 thoughts on “Mind, Body and Soul (The Playroom Book 1) by JP Sayle #Audiobook #LGBT #Review #MM #BDSM

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