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ROOM 1024 by Racheline Maltese and Erin McRae

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ROOM 1024
About the Author
Racheline Maltese is a queer writer living a big life from a small space. She flies planes, sails boats, and rides horses, but as a native New Yorker, has no idea how to drive a car. A performer and storyteller focused on themes of celebrity, gender, desire and mourning, Racheline has a journalism degree from The George Washington University; studied acting and directing at the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School (New York City) and the National Institute of Dramatic Art (Sydney, Australia); and is a proud SAG-AFTRA member. She lives in Brooklyn with her partner and their two cats. Erin McRae is a queer writer and blogger based in Washington, D.C. She owns several pieces of paper from distinguished universities, including a Master’s degree in International Affairs from American University, which qualify her to have lengthy and passionate discussions about the microeconomics of Tunisia. She also engages in lengthy and passionate discussions about military history. She likes trenches. Erin is a cofounder of Avian 30, a literary collective dedicated to narratives with magical and sexual realism. She delights in applying her knowledge of international relations theory to her fiction and screen-based projects, because conflict drives narrative. She lives in Washington, D.C. with her partner and their two cats.
Publication Date
April 08, 2015
When Cameron takes his submissive boyfriend Noah to a gay men's leather convention in San Francisco, Cam expects to spend the week exploring their relationship and experimenting with non-monogamy. What he doesn't expect is to run into his own former dom, Lou, in an embarrassingly public reunion.

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ROOM 1024
(Updated: April 07, 2015)
I was given this ARC for an honest review of the book.

In this story we meet Cameron Beck, his submissive Noah, Lou and his submissive Stephen at a hotel in San Fransisco. They were supposed to be at some sort of BDSM workshop with a competition.

I did not get the feeling of what was coming at all, because I thought we would see more of the competition itself. It was placed there to distract me for a while. I felt a bit disappointed when I discovered it was not a major part of the story.

The major part of the story takes place around Cameron and how he strives to be the Dom Noah needs. Cameron and Lou, the other Dom in this story, has a past together, and Lou has still feelings for Cameron. Cameron is not sure of his own feelings towards his x-Dom/lover.

Noah sees his Dom struggling to find himself on the right path in his life. Noah is a little pushy, but we never got to see him getting punished for it.
Stephen the other submissive, gives Noah a pep talk when they are at a nearby cafeteria off for some freetime, while their Doms works out their issues at the hotel.

At one point Noah is not sure if Cameron is the right Dom for him because he wants what Lou and Stephen has. It's here it starts to get interesting. In my head I had a path, but when reading , I saw another path coming for them all.

When I was done with this book, I was having more questions than answers. I am not saying it is bad, but there is things here that could have been done better. I got a bit confused of the authors use of whose point of view we were having. Sometimes I was not sure if it was the narrators or one of the characters view. I had to doubleread some of the paragraphs to get the feel of it.

All in all I'll give this story a 3 star because it has a synopsis that is intriguing, setting into an expectation of whats to come, but when I was finished reading it, I had this feeling it lacked of something more. I could not see much of the character flaws. The little banters between Lou/Cameron and Noah/Stephen were for me a bit lifeless.
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