Thursday, November 23, 2017

Book Brief: Watch Point by Cecilia Tan

watch pointTitle ~ Watch Point

Author ~ Cecilia Tan

Publisher ~ Riptide Publishing

Published ~ 4th November 2017

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance, BDSM





A 2017 Riptide Holiday Charity Novel
Eric Sakai-Johnson joined the Navy SEALs to protect his country and the people he loves. After discharge, he finds himself relegated to protecting big pharma billionaire Aiden Milford from assassination attempts and kidnapping. Until Aiden reneges on a promise, fires Eric, and lets Eric’s mother die with millions of dollars in medical debt.
Now Eric is the kidnapper. Snatching Aiden’s twenty-two-year-old son, Chase, for a multi-million-dollar ransom is the only way to get justice. It’s time for Aiden to learn what it’s like when someone you love is at the mercy of forces beyond your control. Eric has it all planned out. The one thing he didn’t plan for is the intense erotic spark between him and Chase.
Chase has been chafing under his father’s autocratic control. A gay hookup app has been his only ticket to rebellion—to clandestine moments of freedom, excitement, and danger. Now it’s his ticket to a deep connection and amazing sex with his “captor.” On the rocky island where they’re sequestered, Chase finds Eric to be everything he wants in a man: quiet, strong, capable, and honorable . . . until he finds out he’s been captured for real.
NOTE: Twenty percent of all proceeds from this title will be donated to the Russian LGBT Network. To learn more about this charity or to donate directly, please visit their website:


Freya’s Book Brief

Watch Point revolves around Eric, an Ex-SEAL and Chase, the son of Aiden, a homophobic wealthy man who shafted Eric out of some money. The consequences resulted in the death of Eric’s mother.

Years after being fired from Aiden Milford’s employ, the story jumps right in with Eric fucking, then kidnapping Chase. Eric discovers that Chase has a kinky side – one that complements Eric’s. On an island in Maine, Eric keeps Chase’s needs sated while issuing his terms to daddy dearest.

A significant portion of the arc focusses on sex scenes, fantasy role-play and survival style boy scout lessons. The tutorials test inner strength, making Chase a mentally stronger person. Any backstory is told in snippets throughout the main arc.

The story is well written, and the sex is H O T. No one can deny that sex sells. But, for me reading one sex scene after another, got a little much. There is no doubt that the BDSM elements and the time on the island honed the characters’ strengths, but my favourite parts were towards the end when in the natural course of a story, the bad guys get the upper hand. It was then that the characteristics of Eric and Chase were allowed to shine.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the new release info - I will have to get this book!