Juan is devastated when his only friend, film star Jack Stone, leaves Hollywood for good. Lonely most of his life, the shy young man has dreamt of love, only to have his heart broken repeatedly. Before he left, Jack made certain that Juan would be taken care of by asking his ex-boss, studio chief Vincent Franklin, to hire him on.
Vincent Franklin is an incredibly controlled and meticulous man. Not given to emotional outbursts and unnecessary flights of fancy, his temperament is ideal for the stressful and demanding job as head of Global Pictures Studio. He leads a carefully concealed private life, his only social outlet being the S&M club to which he belongs. When Jack introduces him to his handsome chauffeur Juan, he is struck by how naturally submissive Juan is. He wonders…
Soon, Juan is falling for the elegant, older man that is his new boss. He’s also thrilled when Vincent asks him to be his personal valet. But there are things that Vincent demands of a lover that Juan knows nothing about. Things that could make him run away from the man that would do anything to protect and care for him.
Reader Advisory: This book contains strong elements of BDSM.
Publisher's Note: This book is best read as part of a series but can be read as a standalone.
Studio Orders, Gin & Jazz Series #5 was a treasure to read. Morticia Knight delivered a powerful expose on dominance and submission in a time of hidden desires. Vincent Franklin realized the gem given to him the day he agreed to look after Jack’s friend and ex-driver.
Juan, a natural submissive, loved Vincent and wanted to please him. The two formed a bond which transcended societal roles. Ms. Knight grabbed the topic of BDSM blended it with domestication and created Vincent and Juan’s story. Sadomasochism, secret topic and precursor to modern BDSM clubs gave life to Studio Orders.
Vincent, a Dominant in profession and home took his lifestyle very seriously, separating the two, but traveling in the same circles as those like-minded. He, along with his mentor, frequent a sadomasochist establishment where Vincent displays and hones his craft. Never realizing the missing piece of his life- a submissive of his own, until he met Juan.
Juan had always felt different, not only because he fancied men, but because of his need to serve. Vincent’s employment allowed him to fulfill his goal of servitude until complications of love surfaced.
Ms. Knight permitted Vincent and Juan to form a domesticated BDSM relationship, where Juan assumed the womanly roles (as told by Juan) with his fulfillment stemming from pleasing and serving Vincent. Never did the author treat Juan as less than Vincent as he assumed his new role. In fact, Ms. Knight kept true to the BDSM credence that the submissive holds all the power.
Although submissive, Juan held Vincent in the palm of his hand as his service brought contentment to both men. Additionally, Ms. Knight’s characterization of Vincent, the strong Dom and studio head, was putty in Juan’s hands and love.
A mature venture from an exceptional writer. Morticia Knight, this reviewer salutes you!
A five handcuff review.