Group Review: Two Steps Back by Lyn Gala

The poor economy has forced Dallin to return to prostitution to avoid homelessness, but when his old pimp hooks him up with a wealthy Dom, Dallin figures it’s too good to be true. William is older, wealthy, experienced, and a complete dominant. He’s the sort of man who can go to a club and pick up a dozen subs, and yet he wants to hire Dallin.

William knows how to succeed in finance and the bedroom, but trying to keep a relationship going is a far more difficult proposition. Instead of dealing with the messy reality of the club scene or dating, he decides to hire a sub. While William would like to have a long-term relationship develop, he’s not expecting anything. However the longer he plays with Dallin, the more he realizes that he wants more.

Dallin is willing to give his body to William—he enjoys the bondage, the games and ropes and toys. He’s more wary about trusting William with his heart. William is a master of domination, but for Dallin he wants to learn to love.

Breann- 4 hearts
There are sexy sex scenes and then there are SEXY SEX SCENES. Two Steps Back was full of SEXY SEX SCENES. For real. Whew.

Dallin and William balance each other perfectly. William is controlling, logical and has all sorts of dirty ideas. While Dallin is more go-with-the-flow, emotional and wants someone to do dirty things to him.

Dallin cracked me up. He has one heck of an attitude and I'm surprised he didn't get popped in the mouth. He's quick with his comebacks, he sticks up for himself, but this also leads to a lot of apologizing. And punishments. Heh heh. But I liked that he took care of himself when he could have easily handed over the reins to someone else.

William. Oh, William. Him and his 'logic'. At first, he was so stiff and almost robotic to me. He kind of bothered me. I didn't like how formal he came off. But then I came to realize that it wasn't a flaw in the writing, that's just who William was. He was awkward and anti-social. He really didn't see a problem with his 'logic' when helping Dallin because, really, his ideas were pretty darn logical (much to Dallin's dismay). I ended up really loving William and his awkward ways.

My only problem was the rushed ending. I couldn't believe I was at 99%. What? There's still so much I need to know! But, alas, it was indeed the end.

This was a total win. I couldn't put it down, but I would definitely love more.

Lorix- 4 Hearts
Dallin, wow, Dallin. I liked him a lot. Boy was he given some hoooot choices, by William. This was a good story with some very hot sexy times. Sometimes I wanted the storyline to develop just a tad more, especially Dallin's, but I really did enjoy this anyway. Another fun read from Lyn Gala.

Sunny- 4 Hearts
All the hearts for the sex scenes.

William...deliciously pervy.
Dallin...sweetly needy.

Sunny...incredibly turned on.

Wow.  This was amazing.  The things William did to Dallin, the choices he offered to him.  Poor Dallin, they really weren't choices.  He was so needy, he couldn't refuse.

Even outside the sexytimes, there were great moments.  Little things that showed so much about those two men.  I loved the characterizations.  William, wound a little tightly, practical, logical. Dallin, more random, less in control of himself, but determined to succeed.

Control as a theme was more erotic than I expected, than I've read before.  William making Dallin control his orgasms was expected, and hot, but it was the movement control and how that affected Dallin that got me going.  Poor, needy Dallin, having to stay there and take it without moving.  The frustration when he couldn't pull against restraints, the sounds he made...*shivers*

William was so intent and focused, especially with ass play. I liked that, a lot. 

What I didn't like was all the stuff that happened off page.  Don't tell me what happened, show me!  I liked the overall storyline, but I would have liked a little more...depth?  Sometimes it felt like the story was skimming the surface.

Those sex scenes, though...
*fans self*

*** I wrote this review before the author revealed William had Asperger's, and that gave me a new perspective, but it didn't change my thoughts ***

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Note: A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


  1. I like the group review. I was just wondering what to read next then realized this is on my Kindle! Problem solved.