Wrestling with Daddy by Emily Alter

A bratty boy discovering his other kinky side in Wrestling with Daddy.

From the blurb:

What happens when a Daddy Dom who's sworn off brats ends up taking the brattiest of pups under his care?

Just turned forty, Ken liked to think he had his life together. So what if he was burned out half of the time? He had his buddies, and a club where he was respected as a Daddy Dom and subs knew they could count on him—unless they were brats. So why did he start texting and messing around with one?

Nathan had cringed when his boss assigned him to cover the Pet Play by the Lake charity event. Sure, he was a puppy, and he knew all about kink, but… Did he? Add in a dizzying connection with an online Daddy who quickly becomes more than that, and he was screwed. Juggling big emotions was not one of his fortes—but he’d have to find a way if he wanted to prove his worth to Daddy. And to himself.

Wrestling with Daddy is part of the Pet Play by the Lake multi-author, shared world series. You can expect plenty of snuggling, romping and playtime from a variety of adorable pets and their commanding Daddies and Masters

Laora's Review:

'Pet Play by the Lake charity series book has cross overs with the Command & Care series by Morticia Knight. I always like a cross over and quick check in with previous characters.

Nathan and Ken are the main characters in this age gap kinky read. Each chapter alternates between one of their pov.

This seemingly unlikely couple connects on a lifestyle app and are upfront what they want and need. Fairly quickly their twenty questions to get to know the other person catches steam and also results in a real life meet up where they find they click with attraction and their various kinks. 

I found the layers of kink a hefty mix, d/s daddy/ bratty boy, handler/ puppy and sadist/ masochist. For me personally leaving  one out would have been better.. But I, however, did enjoy the connection Nathan and Ken made and how respectful they are to each other. But mostly how Nathan gave Ken his joy to have a bratty boy & puppy back. As well as how Nathan found his sheer joy to let go and actually find be okay and find joy in playing in a supportive environment.

Rating: 4 Stars

Heather's Review:

One of the things I love most about these multi-author series is discovering new authors to follow in amongst the ones I already read regularly and Emily Alter is one such new author!

I loved getting to know Nathan and Ken and their backstories that both brought them together and held them apart a little bit... the texting and the 20 questions was a fun and communicative way to interact with each other and I really enjoyed that.  I think there were a lot of moving parts in this book - the puppy play, the long distance, the D/s dynamic, the pain play, their histories, Nathan's job... I think the story could have been streamlined just a bit, but it was wonderfully engrossing and definitely took us beyond the basic instal-ove story that you often get with a D/s relationship.

Rating: 4 Stars

Wrestling with Daddy is available to buy as an ebook, paperback, or to read with Kindle Unlimited subscription.