Maddox was drawn to Bryan the first time they met…but something was missing.
Best friends, maybe more, they did almost everything together. They had classes together…studied together…hung out together…They were inseparable. But as close as they were, Maddox knew he was missing something about Bryan. Some kind of missing piece that would explain so much. If Bryan wasn’t in the closet, why was he so quiet about his sexuality? If he was out, why didn’t he date?
Why couldn’t he see Maddox as more than just a friend?
Bryan had no idea what to do. As much as he felt for Maddox, he’d never be able to tell him because that would mean letting him in on Bryan’s deepest secret. Maddox is the best but he’d never understand what Bryan needed…how he wanted to be loved. Right now he has Maddox’s friendship and that will have to be enough. If Maddox finds out what Bryan really wants in a relationship, he might lose even that.
This is not a kink I had thought I would be reading but I’ll give anything a try at least once. This is book one in the series and concentrates on how Maddox learns that Bryan’s kink is age play. For about the first quarter of the book they are friends and although Maddox desires Bryan, Bryan doesn’t seem to return that desire. Maddox happens to overhear Bryan say he’s attracted to Maddox but knows there is something else, something holding him back. Knowing this gives him hope.
His Missing Pieces is a well crafted story and I did enjoy it although it felt slow starting to me, but that could just be the laying out the ground for the series. There is a good build up of sexual tension between them that makes the wait worthwhile. The age play element did not bother me as much as I thought it would. Calling each other Daddy and baby is no different than a lot of other stories. When they used the bottle and binkie I thought it was cute, a tender moment between them. The diaper on the other hand I had to remind myself this was two consenting adults. The story is more about Bryan finding someone who accepts his kink and Maddox doing everything he can to fulfil Bryan’s desires. In this respect I found it helpful that the story was told from both their points of view. The chapters switch between both Bryan and Maddox giving their thoughts and fears when entering into this unknown area together. Maddox discovers being Dominant turns him on and Bryan realises being dominated in this way is better than he ever imagined. It is good to read a story where both characters are finding their way, usually one is more experienced than the other.
This story does finish on a happy ending and can quite easily be left at this point but if the age play intrigues you book 2, My Perfect Fit, is out as is book 3 Our Perfect Puzzle.
3 of 5 stars
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