Dark,  Romance

Interrupt (A Collar For His Brat #5) by R.J. Moray

Coming August 29

This is a bit of a tricky one for me to review. You see, the story is quite a bit out of my comfort zone, but I’m also intrigued as all get out meaning I can’t stay away. So, tricky indeed.

Synopsis: Interrupt is the 5th part of a serial featuring Ewan and Nate, a masochist and a sadist, who are trying to set the boundaries defining their relationship. So this is obviously anything but vanilla. Ewan has a hard time trusting anyone, let alone a Dom, because of past trauma. Nate on the other hand is terrified of pushing too far and hurting Ewan (more than intended). At the same time they both need the other, not merely to fulfil some sexual kink quota, but on a deep emotional level.

I consider myself pretty damn open minded. But this level of hard core pain, domination and humiliation play that these guys are into is not particularly palatable to me. However, Ewan and Nate themselves, their struggles and their fates very much are. And I’m completely invested in their literary future.

Ewan in particular makes my heart bleed. He’s such a damaged individual. He appears to not be able to fully admit his needs even to himself, so expressing them to Nate is near impossible. Especially since he doesn’t dare trust his Dom, resenting him for it and at the same time feeling extreme self loathing . It’s bloody heart-wrenching. Nate on the other hand has to walk that fine line of giving Ewan what he needs without going too far and simultaneously keep his own sadist tendencies from getting out of hand.

This read got me very emotional and I really felt for the characters. Ewan, the ultimate brat, is the kind of character you just want to smack over the head but also hug the hell out of and comfort. Interrupt is sweeter and – to my eyes – more loving than the previous Debug, but it’s still rough as hell. That makes rating it rather difficult. It’d be a 5-star to someone enjoying sadomasochistic reads, but since I only want Nate’s and Ewan’s story and need to see them thrive, I can’t rate it higher than 4.

Reading this kinky as all get out serial just for the characters and amazing portrayal of a complicated relationship sounds improbable, right? Kind of like saying you buy the pornos for the articles. Only, in my case it’s actually true. So, if you can handle the rough, I highly recommend this serial.


I'm a Swedish book nerd reading mostly steamy English romance novels. And since there is so much good stuff out there, and so much shitty stuff too. I just want to give credit where it's due (and diss the rest).