Special Needs (Special Needs #1)by K.A. Merikan
--- Caretaking. You're doing it wrong. ---
Liam slept with his boss. Again. And lost his job because of it. Again. Set on changing his ways and tired of sleeping in his car, he applies for a job as a live-in caretaker, even though he has no experience in it whatsoever. He has a lot of practice in lying his way out of any situation though. Only problem is, his new boss - wheelchair bound owner of a sex hotel - is gay, cute, funny and oh, so fuckable! There is only one logical solution to Liam’s dilemma - pretending he’s straight. Brilliant!
When Ryan inherited his aunt’s B&B, he thought he’d hit the jackpot by changing it into a fetish sex hotel. Things didn’t go as planned though, all of his marketing efforts seem to fail, and the debt is mounting up. Being a wheelchair user doesn’t help in actively promoting his hotel, but his luck starts to change when he hires a new caretaker. Liam is open-minded, helpful and caring. All that Ryan needs from a caretaker to kickstart his business, but things would all be a lot simpler if he didn’t start crushing on his new employee. And even if, in some other dimension, Liam did return his feelings, how long can Ryan keep his fetish a secret?
The web of lies they weave around each other is more bondage than any of them enjoy.
This book (series) is a wonderful idea, addressing the 'other side' of fetishes that don't get discussed much, when someone is perhaps shy about admitting what they want. Really well done.
It's novel length, and there's plenty to sink your teeth into. I think the cover (gorgeous as it is) gives a perfect example of how the book is; bright, colourful, unique, sweet and romantic.
Not perhaps what one might be expecting from the blurb. But definitely give it a go, recommended to those who like contemporaries, with a bit of spice/individuality.
“Special Needs” is book one of a two part series.
Genre: contemporary erotic m/m romance, dramedy
Length: ~113,000 words
Themes: disability, deception, alternative lifestyles, stalking, fetishism, tattoos, self-image issues, financial trouble, boss/employee
Erotic content: explicit m/m sexual scenes (including fetishism and medical role play)