Review: Linger

Linger Linger by V.E. Campudoni
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

New to me author V.E. Campudoni pens an interesting tale. Specifically, the BDSM in this story is hawt and romanticized. The characters are too. Enzio is the one who I liked in this story. From a character perspective, he has more depth. He's a gentle soul who also exudes some serious sexy dominant vibes. His job as a professional dominant may help this vibe going.

From a BDSM element, this book is good and I'd categorize as a Gateway into BDSM. With the requisite elite club which also makes this a glitterkink book for me, it is just the right tone for readers who want to get a little kinky. What brought this story down for me was the main character, Lana Matthews. She is a shallow user who doesn't deserve a friend like Enzio. She is clueless and thoughtless. Very little about her is admirable or redeemable. She's a dumbass who should be left in the cold so that Enzio could move on.

Oddly, this story isn't about friends becoming lovers or even the right time for couples to finally reunite. It really should be more about Enzio and his meteoric rise in this fantasy BDSM underworld. When a competing club is looking to hire Enzio away from the two that gave him is starting break, this is what makes the story interesting. It also makes this story jarring because it feels like two stories stitched together and not that well either. Personally, I'd get rid of the Lana element or make it much smaller and focus more on Enzio's life and who wants a piece of him. This world building should really revolve around him since he's the one of interest and skills. Since this is the first book in the series, perhaps the later ones will flesh out and focus on Enzio. This kinky erotica is recommended as a Gateway to BDSM book.

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