Pup (Guards of Folsom #1) by SJD Peterson (4 Stars)

Can an old dog teach a young pup some new tricks?

Micah “Pup” Slayde is a young, sexy submissive who suffers from ADD. Tackett Austin is a much older Dom who has never been in a steady relationship. Micah has wanted Tackett since the moment he first set eyes on him at the Guards of Folsom club. Micah is convinced he can be in a 24/7 D/s relationship with Tackett. Tackett isn’t sure he can be in any relationship let alone with somebody who is as young as Micah, especially with Micah’s issue with focusing.

The story is told from both of their POVs which was very helpful and necessary. Unfortunately, it didn’t really feel like Micah suffered from ADD to any kind of debilitating degree which made the plot feel a bit contrived. Outside of this issue, it was an enjoyable story.

Micah was absolutely charming and adorable. Working as a bartender at the club, we saw his cheeky side as he tried to reel Tackett in. Tackett was a strong character, and although a bit annoying at times with his rough treatment of Micah, he was a good guy. He truly did want to help Micah in any way he could. The story takes place over the course of a few weeks during which they spend the entire time together. You get a good glimpse of how they get along outside of just having sex. There were some really sweet scenes with them hanging out while they got to know each other. There were also a lot of scenes including sex and discipline, but it didn’t overwhelm the story. There was a believable HEA, and a chance to see them again in future stories of this series.

If you’re looking for a fun little romp in the full-time D/s world, this is a great story.

Warnings: Excessive use of the word “pup” and “boy”, and BDSM play including the use of paddles, crops, and a cock cage.


Originally reviewed for The Romance Reviews. Complimentary copy provided by author/publisher for an honest review.



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