‘Sir’ by N.R. Walker #Audiobook #LGBTQ+ #Review #BDSM #MMM

Erryn reviews ‘Sir’ by N.R. Walker.  The book was self-published on July 23, 2019 and is 248 pages.  The audiobook was narrated by Nick J. Russo.  It was released January 28, 2020 and is 8 hrs and 8 mins long. A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

Why Erryn read: I am always up for a BDSM book.

Founded over four hundred years ago, Sanctus Infinitus Redemptio is a private and very elite society where dominance and submission are revered. Steeped in tradition and excellence, every Dominant and every submissive, and their pairing, are selected with great care

When Hunter Vargo is brought into the Sanctus, his need for strict dominance sees him paired with the wrong Master. But only a short time later, mistreated and his trust broken, he’s recalled, his collar removed. The Grand Master knows it will take a special kind of Dominant to restore the sub’s faith and trust.

Sig Bruckner’s world is perfect. He has a great job, he has high standing within the Sanctus, and he has Levin, the very best submissive. When he’s asked to take on a second sub, a young man with issues and a rule not to touch him, Sig’s world is turned upside down.

When his dominance, his patience, and self-control are tested, and when Sig’s relationships with both subs are pushed past his limits, everything begins to unravel. Yet Sig knows every good Dom learns from their subs, and he’s no exception. He might not be able to fix everything on his own, but perhaps the three of them together can.

Sig Brucker is about to learn who’s really in charge. 

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My Review:

Trust, Respect, Consent, and Care.

I enjoyed SIR when I read it months ago and although it’s not my favorite N.R. Walker book, I was glad I read it.  This author is versatile, moving between subgenres with ease as she writes the stories close to her.  This BDSM-lite book is a departure from her other books but worth the listen.

I’ll start with the narration.  Nick J. Russo is a great narrator and I was intrigued to see how he would handle Sig Buckner who was born in England but has lived everywhere and is now settled in Italy.  Nick’s interpretation of the accent worked and he was able to sustain it, which I was grateful for.  Despite the accent, this is Nick in his element and his talent is great.

As to the story.  Sig is a Dominant and Master, happy in his relationship with his submissive Levin.  The men have been together for years, and have a great thing going.  Sig is a doctor while Levin is studying law.  They are intelligent, caring, and content.  When Sig is approached about taking on another submissive, even temporarily, he’s concerned about how the dynamics will change between Levin and himself.  And he’s right to be worried.  Bringing a third into a relationship is fraught with potential dangers, especially when the young man in question has been so profoundly abused.  From the moment I met Hunter, my heart was broken for the young man.  After all he’d suffered as a child, his trust has more recently been broken by a Dominant and he’s placed in Sig’s care with the hopes he’ll recover.

Levin takes Hunter under his wings and Sig watches over the two young men with affection but there’s a line he cannot cross.  Hunter is only with them temporarily, and there are things that are off the table including anything sexual.  This makes sense, of course, but the lack of grounding proves fraught with problems.  Stability is held just beyond Hunter’s grasp when it is the one thing he needs most.  By the time his needs are truly revealed, it’s almost too late to save the relationship that has been growing between the men.

Almost.

But this is a romance and I got my happy ending.  This book has a little something for readers of gay romances.  There is a touch of BDSM for the adventurous, a sprinkling of angst for lovers of tough emotions, and a genuine connection between the three men in the relationship for the die-hard romantics. I hesitate to call them a triad because I see those relationships as all being equal and although Levin and Hunter have autonomy, they are also dependent on Sig in the D/s relationship.

Finally, the book is told entirely in Sig’s point of view and although that works, I would have loved to dip inside Hunter and Levin’s minds to see their true feelings.  Overall this was a good book and I’m glad I listened.

My Rating:

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

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N.R. Walker is an Australian author, who loves her genre of gay romance. She loves writing and spends far too much time doing it, but wouldn’t have it any other way.

She is many things; a mother, a wife, a sister, a writer. She has pretty, pretty boys who she gives them life with words.

She likes it when they do dirty, dirty things…but likes it even more when they fall in love. She used to think having people in her head talking to her was weird, until one day she happened across other writers who told her it was normal.

She’s been writing ever since…

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