Unbecoming A Man
Release date: December 14, 2016
Haunted by a brutal childhood; Claire flees the USA, intent upon an Australian adventure.
Rendered vulnerable, by a man who claims to love her, Claire must fight for her own survival and that of her son. Snared in a web of corporate deceit her security rests in the hands of a husband, who harbours a secret, unbecoming a man.
Corrupted and opportunistic, a real estate mogul falls in love with his personal assistant. Desperate to survive, amidst the catastrophe of corporate collapse, he threatens to expose her to the risk of deportation. It is a miscalculation that drives her into the arms of another man. A mistake he will regret for the rest of his life.
Enthral to his pious mother and wary of his father, a young man’s prowess as a footballer offers shelter from his struggle with adolescence. When injury intervenes, it precipitates a crisis of identity. A chance meeting with a precocious young woman leads to an impulsive marriage proposal. The marital bed offers no sanctuary for a man besieged by his femininity.
In the crucible of Claire’s conscience, her lover’s vulnerability and her necessity forge a reluctant Domme.
Hi Jen here reviewing Unbecoming A Man. This is a gritty book dealing with Claire running away from her rough childhood by moving from Nebraska to Australia. In Australia, Claire gets involved with a powerful (but a bit shady) business man, Murray. She is clearly attracted to his charm and power, but he keeps using her for her discretion in business rather than giving her the affection she wants. Then she meets Glen. He is sweet and kind. What Claire doesn’t know is Glen is wearing a secret under his clothes.
Unbecoming is engaging and well written, with a clear emphasis on character development and story. While the book deals with what might be taboo subject of cross-dressing or transgenderism, it takes a while to get there. Glen and Claire don’t meet until almost half-way through the book and once the met their combined story picks up a quick pace.
What I really liked about the book was how flawed the characters where. Claire, although the heroine, is not really very nice. She wants what she wants both in the bedroom and from the men in her life. The way Claire becomes and executes being dominate is not very nice and is very manipulative towards Glen in an emotional way (no physical harm). This is a book to read for the story not as erotica.
M.T. Miles lives downunder, loves family, friends, good wine, great books, dogs and cats.
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