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Taking Dylan Down

Taking Dylan Down - Shannon West, L.L. Brooks 4.5 stars. This book reads a lot like the old Harlequin romances from the 80s, with the tycoon brother out to get revenge on the slutty woman (except in this case, man) for breaking his brother's heart. However, it's well written, and surprisingly deep for what it is. The D/s play is nicely drawn to show both characters' flaws and strengths, and the portrayal of both the development and loss of trust is very thought-provoking. I stayed up half the night finishing this and may reread to see if it deserves that 5th star for the great ending paragraph where after the happy cathartic reunion Dylan still confesses that he nonetheless might never trust Jared enough to submit to him again. For me that bittersweet note saved this book.