Review: Pup (Guards of Folsom)/Berührt by SJD Peterson

BerührtDescription: Micah “Pup” Slayde knows he wants Tackett Austin the moment he lays eyes on him in the Guards of Folsom. Micah wants to have purpose, to be taken care of, and to take care of his Dom—wants to trust him completely, live for him, belong to him. To become his everything. Micah is sure Tackett is the one. The problem is, in order to be the perfect sub, he needs to stay focused, and that’s not easy for Micah, who suffers from what he refers to as a “broken brain.” Focus and adult attention deficit disorder rarely coexist.

Ever since Ty Callahan and Blake Henderson’s collaring ceremony, Tackett’s been thinking too much about his own loneliness. Even though Ty introduces Micah and urges Tackett to give him a try, Tackett isn’t so easily convinced. He’s spent his life pursuing a successful business career, and the subs he dominates almost never enjoy the kiss of his leather twice. Twenty years Micah’s senior, Tackett has no interest in taking on and taming such a young and naughty sub—but it’s difficult to resist such an adorable pup when he begs.

Cover: I like the german one more than the english cover.

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

Review (of german copy): I’m always happy when I find a bdsm book which doesn’t ignore safe, sane, consensual. There is no play under the influence of alcohol for example. So that’s a big plus in my eyes. An even bigger plus is the chemistry between the characters. The sexual tension is palpable and doesn’t seem forced. Love and trust on the other hand… I don’t know. In my eyes those things were developing way to fast and therefore they felt unreal. Still I enjoyed Micah and Tackett’s story and I will read it again.

Sadly the wording sometimes sounded a little bit strange, especially the dirty talk. Maybe it’s because I usually read such things in english and since I read the german copy of Pup I’m just not used to it?

If you are interested in it, you can buy and sample it here or here and for my english speaking readers here.

I was provided by Cursed Verlag with a free copy of the german edition in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.

6 replies

  1. It seems like there’s a big market for this genre in Germany! I see German translations on Amazon all the time. I’m curious to know if the strange wording carries over from the English version, or if it’s the translation.

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    • It really is, isn’t it? A friend of mine is really happy about it, because she isn’t confident in her english reading abilities but she can read lots of straight bdsm stories because so many get translated.
      I’m curious too and if the english edition is ever on special offer, I know I would be tempted to buy it and compare.


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