David and Max meet during the worst snowstorm in recent history when Max, a patrolman in the fictional town of Fullerton, MA becomes stranded at David’s house. Max soon discovers that David has a secret BDSM playroom in his basement and their adventures begin, bringing them closer as they discover new things about themselves and each other. Other characters are introduced with time jumps into David’s past, as story lines interweave throughout, exploring various sexual themes between adult gay men.
Brian C. Copper is an author that resides with his partner in a quiet suburb to the south of Boston, Massachusetts. A perpetual people watcher, many of his observations find their way into his characters. His first foray into writing takes place in a fictional small town in New England and touches upon several BDSM themes. When asked if the book is based on actual events, Brain is quick to reply, "I never go anywhere without a set of handcuffs."
This Review originally appeared at http://commonbooksense.blogspot.com/2016/04/BookReviewTheRoomBrianCCopper.html and is reprinted from there….
Let me start this review by saying that I stepped completely out of my comfort zone for this one, but I read it with an open mind. Before I touch on the content I want to note that Brian C. Copper’s writing style is one that reminds me why I am so obsessed with reading. Everything flowed beautifully and was easy to follow. As the blurb states, this book follows the story of Max and David, but throughout additional characters are introduced, so that the readers can get a better understanding of David’s life….and the “room”. David is a unique individual. I felt like the confidence he had in his sexuality, and his keen ability to experiment with boundaries made him the perfect main character.
Now, on to the content….
I’m not really sure how to articulate my take of The Room. I guess that the only thing that I need to say is that although, for me, some of the content came across as cringe-worthy and brutal I found myself needing to know what would happen next. Explicit homosexual encounters may not get me all hot and bothered, but I can confidently say that for those who prefer that type of thing this book will not disappoint.
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This Review originally appeared at https://lizellyn.com/2016/05/06/brian-c-copper-the-room/ and is reprinted from there….
This isn’t a typical gay romance story. It’s gritty in both an emotional and sexual sense.
There are varying levels of BDSM scattered throughout the book. The author is extremely descriptive. I may be female (so I can’t truly understand) but one part in particular had me screaming in my head, “That’s got to hurt!”
David doesn’t just serve as a Dom that stages scenes and dishes out pain and pleasure. He’s also serves as a “spiritual guider” in the sense that he helps these men open themselves up to accepting their own desires.
The style of this book reminded me of the movie Valentine’s Day where a lot of tangential characters weave themselves together. It is not until the very end that all the connections are made. Well done!
Lastly, the aspect that I liked the most was the author’s cheeky way with words that is speckled throughout the book.
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This Review originally appeared at https://www.amazon.com/Room-Brian-C-Copper-ebook/ and is reprinted from there….
5.0 out of 5 stars An entertaining set of interconnected stories.
By Rpintexas on April 29, 2016
A very entertaining set of interconncted stories as told by the main character. A great introduction to the BDSM community for a novice such as myself. Copper does a terifific job of bringing the stories to life. Highly recommended. I anxiously await his next book.
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