Monday, April 20, 2020

Disciplinary Action by Onley James



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LEOPOLD GIDEON spent his childhood as the poor kid in a rich school until he met an older man who took him under his wing and into his bed, teaching him to not only survive but thrive among the elite and to never submit to anybody…except him. For fifteen years, Gideon had everything, but then tragedy strikes, leaving him alone once again.

CALLUM WHYTE was raised with every conceivable luxury but one: loving parents. When his father is indicted for federal crimes and his assets frozen, Cal has to learn to survive with nothing. When a friend offers him money to spend the night with the hot older man they all call Daddy, Cal has no choice but to say yes or literally risk going without medication he needs to stay alive.

One night with Daddy Gideon leaves Cal’s head spinning and his body longing for something he never thought he’d want: discipline. Too bad Gideon never plays with the same boy twice, not even ones who beg as sweetly as Cal.

Just when Cal thinks all hope is lost, he discovers Gideon is the new headmaster for his school, leading him to devise a plan to get what he wants by blackmailing the older man into spending the next six weeks with him. But Cal is about to learn it doesn’t pay to blackmail someone who doles out his punishments.

Will this battle of wills end in a ceasefire or heartbreak?

This book contains BDSM, Daddy Dom, Age-Gap, Teacher/Student and Domestic Discipline and is complete at 70,000 words with no cliffhanger and a HEA.



My Rating - 5 Stars!


Onley James' Disciplinary Action is a impressive book. It's a complex read that explores some tough and relevant issues. 

At it's heart, this is a forbidden relationship between two people who definitely belong together, but have a long journey to get there. It combines some BDSM, Daddy kink, age gap, and a serious medical condition, with hot sex and tender emotions. 

At first it seems like it will just be an intriguing BDSM read. But then...then it gets so complex and more emotional than I could have ever anticipated. This story is extremely hot, but despite the many sex scenes, each scene serves a purpose. Each scene brings them closer together, further cementing their bond. 

When we meet Cal, he's working his first job as a prostitute. Upon being hired to service the quirky Gideon, he finds more than he could have ever anticipated. These first scenes are marvelous. Heavy on the BDSM factor at the time, the emotions are always front and center. Gideon won my heart early on with his extreme kindness. Neither man expected more than that one time together. But life has other plans. 

This is a story of finding someone who makes you feel loved, wanted, taken care of, and desired. Cal has never felt these things. Ever. Until he meets Gideon. 

Both men have heart-wrenching back stories. Both men are sympathetic and lovable characters. Cal is young, sick, homeless, and an outcast at school.
Gideon is alone, grieving, and floundering in his personal life, with some deep emotional scars. 

Their story involves a thrilling web of events that I won't spoil here. It's all well developed, pulling the reader in and keeping them on the edge of their seats at times. 

This story spends time exploring homelessness, both the struggles to survive each night, and the judgements placed upon the homeless. As well, the horrific problem with prescription drugs is well illustrated. The way Cal is treated is vile, and the struggles with his health are terrifying. As for the people at the school, they are horrid. To harm a young man the way they do is appalling. It is frustrating, maddening, and leaves the reader with a total sense of helplessness. I applaud the author for the way this is written.

The author continues to impress me in general, with her writing style, extraordinary characters, and thrilling story lines. So far, each book is a must read. Although BDSM stories are not for everyone, this one excels in exploring the emotions behind BDSM, and ends up being so much more than just a BDSM read. 

My favorite line is "Who cares what people think? They don't live your life. They don't pay your bills, so they can keep their opinions to themselves." Awww, so true. Too bad we can't all remember this in our daily lives.

In all, Onley James' Disciplinary Action is an amazing and accomplished tale. The tenderness, the emotions, and the beauty all combine to make this a remarkable story. It's riveting, intriguing, and I couldn't put it down. 


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