Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Review: His Roommate's Pleasure by Lana McGregor

His Roommate's Pleasure
His Roommate's Pleasure By Lana McGregor 
Published on July 1, 2013 by Carina Press
About the Book:
It started with an accidental click…but where will it end?

Desperate to turn in a paper, Adam borrows his roommate's computer and mistakenly opens a folder that contains Josh's collection of porn. Adam had no idea that his jock roommate was gay—and into leashes, paddles and domination. And Adam, an inexperienced virgin who's only ever kissed one guy, is surprised to find himself curious about submitting…

Josh can't believe that his roommate discovered his spank bank—and he can't believe that Adam is so turned on by the thought of giving up control to someone. Taking a chance, he offers to look through the photos with Adam…and maybe try acting some of them out.

Night after night, the boys delve into their darkest fantasies of domination and submission. And as lust and experimentation grow into the promise of something deeper, Adam must decide if he's brave enough to tell Josh how he feels.
My Thoughts:
His Roommate’s Pleasure is one hot, dirty, dirty gem filled with sweet surprises!
”You tripped and fell into my porn folder?”

After a happy accident reveals similar tastes and turn-ons in porn. Cuffs, collars, paddles, and more. Seemingly opposite roommates, Josh and Adam, decide to explore their kinks, wants and needs together. Sharing and opening new worlds and pleasures in each other with domination and submission. From pictures online to using what is around their room to trips to the sex store. I adored the questions, concern, slow steps and progression these two took in their exploration. Actually this story might have been a first for me—one where both characters were learning about their darker desires. Usually there is one in the know leading the trembling newbie into the world of BDSM. But here both Adam and Josh are exploring the new emotions and power of humiliation, pain, and submission. They didn’t dive in with “Sir”-s, clubs, or labels either. They just talked and experimented with their needs by sharing and trusting each other. 

And boy-OH-boy did they spark, spank, and cry out with need and desire! The chemistry caught on the page here made me blush. Fueled by nerves and heat. The tension burned and crackled! That tiny, HOT dorm room was p-p-pulsing with sex! Adam and Josh could go from awkward to hot or sweet to intense in a blink of an eye. They fumbled and worked their way through what turned them on with words, touches, blushes, and grins. Adam slowly discovering his desire and power to go down on his knees for Josh—to please, trust, and give himself so completely to him clicked right into place with Josh’s need to protect, prepare, and keep Adam safe, hot, and horny. Very hot and dirty together! Believe me…Ms. McGregor is not afraid to get sticky with her down and dirty boys!  

”Josh’s hand shifted, sliding around to the back of his neck again, stroking. His other hand was in Adam’s hair. It was only two points of contact but somehow it felt like Josh was touching him everywhere.”  

I adore Lana McGregor's style.  YES, she can turn up the heat, but she possesses a fun, light sarcastic hold on her pages and banter as well. Supplying us with laughs and smiles while slowly building the relationship in the dorm room and out. The dorm room setting, by the way, felt so real to me at times. Adam and Josh did not hook up in a dark, leather filled club—it was their college dorm room. A room filled with empty Cheetos bags, laundry, and porn. It grounded the feel of the scenes in reality. Just two young, inexperienced men trying to find and understand their desires. To maybe find someone to share those fantasies and secrets with. 

My favorite part of this story and my biggest surprise was the sweetness though. This story held such adorableness. A new layer to Josh and Adam’s relationship began outside of their sex games by sharing time together over meals and movies.  The confidence and comfort grew and changed as they got to know each other more and more. Yes, I “aww”-ed.   But can Adam and Josh make it work outside of their dorm room games? Will they dare to ask for more? Want for more. Come knock on the dorm room door to find out! 

A sweet, sexy read!  I’ll be on the lookout for more from Lana McGregor for sure.

4 Suns


  1. I'm glad someone else enjoys it as I did. I gave this four stars as well.

  2. Umm...hello hottness!!!! I don't read MM romances, but honestly with a description like that and that absolutely hilarious quote how can I NOT read this! I am really liking the sound of this one, and I love it when amongst all the sexiness and intensity an author manages to put in some sweetness. Plus, you think Josh and Adam would mind a third in their relationship!?? I am TOTALLY willing! *snicker* Glad you enjoyed this, Laura! Fantastic review! :D

    ~ Maida
    Literary Love Affair