Review: Loser Takes All and Test of Endurance (Up-Ending Tad: A Journey of Erotic Discovery #1and #2) by Kora Knight

Loser Takes All (Up-Ending Tad: A Journey of Erotic Discovery, #1)Test of Endurance (Up-Ending Tad: A Journey of Erotic Discovery, #2)

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Received: Borrowed through Booklending
Publication Date: September 5, 2014 and October 8, 2014
Publisher: Kora Knight
Point of View: 3rd Person (Tad)
Genres & Themes: M/M Romance,LGBT, BDSM, Erotica, College, Contemporary, Short Stories


Tad’s weekend started out like any other; hitting a college frat party with a handful of buddies. But just as the evening hits its peak, things get up-ended fast. Ditched by his drunken, trolling friends, Tad winds up getting hustled by three jocks playing poker. Now he’s forced to pay his dues in the most outlandish of ways; accepting a couple broken bones or spending an hour with his victors’ favorite flogger, Scott. But the guy’s tantalizing torture quickly proves to be the least of Tad’s worries… and the kickoff to a night of raw, shocking lust.
Experience the graphic, minute-by-minute account of that hour spent at the hands of Tad’s insatiable tormentor. Addicting chemistry lights the stage as Scott ignites Tad’s reluctant desires into a frenzy of forbidden need.


The last time Tad saw Scott, the ripped physical trainer left him with quite a lot to think about. And that’s pretty much all Tad’s been doing for nearly two weeks straight. At his wit’s end, he seeks Scott out, voluntarily, on his own terms. Will the completely different setting offer what he’s seeking; proof that their exchange’s unexpected turn was just a random mishap? Hormones run amok and truly nothing more? Or will being in Scott’s presence suggest something different… their newest encounter tempting Tad’s resolve while testing his ultimate limits.

Definitely don’t want to be anywhere near reality. I don’t know how many of you have ventured in to the world of fanfic, if you have or haven’t, let me remind you of the wonderful land of PWP. Near clarification? Porn Without Plot. You know, when you need that fix of your characters getting it on, now and fast. Dirty and slow. But without that measly thing that is plot, like can we skip the explosions, and the mystery, and the inconsequential backstory, or the everyday hassles? Then purge your mind with a good PWP piece. There’s something relaxing about it all, like you can just skip to the dirty parts without actually skipping. This little novelette is just that. Exhilarating, fast paced, and so good you’ll be dying for the next one.

“Note to self: Never again assume you’re the hottest shit at the table.”

Tad. Oh, Tad.

“In fairness, they had given Tad a choice on how he’d rather pay up: a few broken bones or short-term bodily torment.”

Whenever you play any type of card game, just be aware of what you’re betting on. I can’t say I was too sorry for Tad. This novelette was just so surprising. It consists of mainly, you know, sex, but not in that annoying way. It’s well written, in that it rouses feelings, makes you feel the emotions and not in that “I’m going to throw every dirty cliche sentence in here and call it sex scenes.” Let me just say that this will be a book that I’ll be rereading if I ever need any tips on how to write a good sex scene.

“Come again?” Scott’s eyes glittered. “And again. And again.”

The sad part is that this was a borrowed book. Therefore, I had to wait to be given the second part ( the third part is still out there waiting for me to get approved, so I can borrow it. Much sadness. SO MUCH), but was the wait worth it.

I gobble it down, I didn’t even wait for it to be served up in a plate. Which is to say I got approved and let the book I was reading said adios sucker! (Just kidding you’re good, love. I’ll come back. Maybe.) Then I didn’t come back for about two hours later, and my life has been monotonous since.   

“Think if it as a test,” Scott breathed, nuzzling his hair. “A test of your endurance.”

I’m ready, Scott!

Scott is just this sex god, but human. So like a sex-human god. The way he talks, and moves, and just is that’s what makes him sexy. Let’s not forget his innovative ideas in a bed, okay there’s been no bed (maybe in book three), so in his playroom, and table.

“Holy crap, dude. You just rammed my tonsils.” Scott barked out another dark, rich laugh. “Again with the compliments.”

“Again,” Tad laughed, too. “That was not a compliment!”

I just love this two. Whilst reading it, the chemistry of this two is palpable, what could be outside of the bedroom, what can be explosive inside one, or anywhere really. And the thing Scott says to Tad, phew, they had me going back again and again.

So I’m going to ask you a question:

Go read this book if you don’t mind some BDSM aspects, or PWP. And you’re ready to get sucked into this explosive coming together. Then come gush to me!

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