Title: Bossy and the Brat by Daisy Harris
Men of Holsum College Book Five
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc
Genre: M/M, Contemporary, Erotic, Romance, light BDSM
Word Count: 36,542
Book Rating: C+
Review Copy Obtained from Author
[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Romance, M/M, light consensual BDSM, light spanking, HEA]
Calvin Beaumont is a biology major, lab tech, and resident advisor—everything everyone expects him to be. There’s only one problem. He likes boys. In particular, a flirty dance major who was a freshman on his hall.
It’s sizzling summer at Holsum College, and Tyler Burk isn’t a freshman anymore. When he notices his hardworking resident advisor has same-sex feelings, he goads, teases, and tempts Mr. Bossy into dating on the sly. Cal may not be out, but he’s domineeringly hot, and Tyler doesn’t mind keeping things quiet…for a while.
But Calvin has wanted Tyler all year, and their sexting and secret rendezvous soon blossom into something neither one of them can control. Can Cal control his secret, as well as his sexy little brat? Or will he be man enough to admit he’s not the man everyone thought he was?
Bossy and the Brat by Daisy Harris is a super hot friends turned lovers story. Following his breakup from his girlfriend, Cal Beaumont finally admits he is attracted to his across the hall neighbor Tyler Burke. The sex is sizzling hot between them, but Cal is reluctant to publicly acknowledge their relationship.
Tyler Burke has just finished up his freshman year, so he is young. His previous encounters have essentially been nothing more than casual hookups that he misinterpret as relationships. Tyler’s feelings are easily hurt and he is very needy. Not much about his past is revealed, so we never get a clear picture as to why he is so desperate for attention. I think if I knew why he was so needy, I might have been more sympathetic to his character. Instead I found his clinginess more annoying than endearing and I could not help but wonder what Cal saw in him other than a sexual attraction.
Cal Beaumont has recently admitted to himself that he is attracted to men but he has not admitted to himself that he is gay. He cannot imagine coming out to his parents or forgoing their expectations of him. He has little sexual experience with women or men, but he assumes a dominate role with Tyler right from the beginning. He uses his previous role as Resident Advisor as an excuse to keep his distance from Tyler and later as the reason why their relationship needs to be kept hidden.
The two protagonists spend much of the story apart, communicating mainly through sexy texts and phone calls. There are misunderstandings between them due to a lack of real communication and getting to know one another. Don’t get me wrong. The sexts are scorching hot and culminate in some very steamy masturbation scenes, but I thought they lacked an emotional connection.
There is a bit of a BDSM theme to Bossy and the Brat but it is fairly light. Cal assumes the dominant role and Tyler certainly enjoys being told what to do. Tyler pushes Cal’s boundaries and he gladly accepts his punishment for being naughty. Daisy Harris consistently delivers sex scenes that are quite erotic and she definitely turns up the heat in Bossy and the Brat.
Bossy and the Brat is one of the sexiest stories in the Men of Holsum College series. It is a light-hearted, enjoyable read. As always, I am looking forward to the next installment of one of my all time favorite series by the very talented Daisy Harris.
Read my reviews of the first four books in the Men of Holsum College series HERE.