Mine, Body and Soul (The Playroom Book 2) by JP Sayle #Audiobook #LGBT #Review #MM #BDSM

Erryn reviews ‘Mine, Body and Soul (The Playroom Book 2)’ by JP Sayle. The ebook was published December 31, 2019 and is 147 pages. The audiobook version of this story was narrated by Matt Haynes , released on February 27, 2020 and is 4 hrs and 42 mins long. A copy was provided for an honest review.

Why Erryn read this book: This series has me interested.


Can the way you view your body change, when all you see are scars? 

Nathan Bridges is an exhibitionist who loves his life as a Dom. Then one fateful day, that all changed and Nathan has spent the last 10 years hiding from what happened. 

That is until Lenny shows him what true bravery is. 

The feelings he has for Lenny give him back what has been missing from his life and allows Nathan to truly embrace the present and let go of the past to see that beauty is more than just a body. 

But life is never that simple, as forces beyond their control work against them. 

This is the second part of the Mine, Body, and Soul trilogy in The Playroom series. It is an MM age gap gay romance with aspects of BDSM, and a sexual awakening that has the power to free both men from the chains of their past and drive the true Dom inside Nathan to reappear. 

This is the second book in the trilogy and the author advises that these books should be read in order to better understand the storyline. This book ends on a cliffhanger with the HEA coming in the third and final book. 

Warning: This book contains some violence and touches briefly on past traumas and childhood issues.


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Erryn’s Review: 

See my review of audiobook 1 here.

I listened to the first book in this trilogy and enjoyed it.  I specifically liked that one of the heroes has a major medical illness but that it, for the most part, doesn’t stop him from moving on with life.  He has a job and his adoptive mother Nellie.  He has a few friends and he exercises to take care of himself.  He also faces what life has thrown at him with as much dignity as his illness allows.  After all the books I’ve read with healthy, muscular, gorgeous men, frankly, it’s nice to have someone more real.  Both types of heroes have their place, to be sure.  It’s just that Lenny is sympathetic, and I rooted for him the entire book.  Felt his embarrassment.  Honored his pain. Cheered for his relationship with Nathan to succeed.

I also fell a little bit in love with Nathan.  He stepped up to the plate and accepted Lenny for who he was.  He even became a little high-handed, but, frankly, Lenny needed that in his life.  He’d have remained forever stuck if not for Nathan’s encouragement to reach for his dreams.  Okay, so this book picks up where the other leaves off.  I suppose it could be read without the having read book one, but I highly recommend reading them in sequence.

Lenny is closer, in this book, to moving past his illness.  He’s facing a Herculean task he’ll have to endure, but there might be a light at the end of the tunnel.  To be clear, this book offers no easy answers that’ll be wrapped up quickly.  It’s a process and a slow one.  Meanwhile, Nathan is pursuing Lenny.  Oh, he’s happy to take on the role of caregiver when needed, but he also wants to be Lenny’s Dom.  Again, this works.  And shows that people with chronic illnesses can enjoy healthy BDSM relationships.  I’ve seen this myself in various different forms, and I’m always happy to see friends finding someone who accepts them for who they are.

So, all that being said, this was a binge-worthy book and I plowed through it in less than a day.  I was pulled into the story, especially the scene in the club where both men were on full display – scars and all.  I know how hard it is to be undressed in front of strangers, but there is also a sense of accomplishment when you do manage to do it.  Then the book ends on a cliffhanger.  Man, my heart was squeezed with worry.  But I know it’ll all work out in the end and I can’t wait for book 3.

Matt Haynes again did a great job of narrating this book.  He has distinctive voices for each character and has a good rhythm for each.  He provides a solid performance and I wouldn’t hesitate to listen to him again in the future.  So I’m happily waiting for the final instalment of this great trilogy.

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.

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