Reporting In by Vanessa North Review

Reporting In



The Dirty Bits from Carina Press give you what you want, when you want it. Designed to be read in an hour or two, these sex-filled micro-romances are guaranteed to pack a punch and deliver a happily-ever-after.

An after-hours workplace encounter turns into an exploration of two men’s very compatible kinks

Behind closed doors, in the office and out, Steven and Jake explore their tastes for rough sex, chastity cages, and dominance and submission.

That Jake is Steven’s IRL boss only makes it better.

There’s only one rule between them: no matter how hot their power play gets, it only happens if Steven feels safe. Personally and professionally.

But when what starts as two guys blowing off steam turns into real feelings above the waist, it’s not that simple.

Going public—having a relationship—would mean putting both their jobs on the line.

This book is approximately 14,000 words

For those times when size does matter. The Dirty Bits from Carina Press: Quick and dirty, just the way we like it.

One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise!


This novella wasn’t bad but I definitely don’t think it was my cup of tea. I wanted to try something different. I’ve never read chastity play before and I’m ok with rough play. So I gave it a go.

The whole chastity play thing was new to me. Did I enjoy it.. meh… not really.
Their earlier sexapades in Jakes office were ok. I was feeling it. But the silicone cage he kept putting on Steven was more of a life choice I think Jake was looking for in a partner. Steven had mixed feeling about it. I honestly felt like he was just going with it because he knew how much Jake loved putting it on him.

The first time he came with it on… I kinda felt bad for Steve. He had such mixed feelings about it. He really had to think about how he felt about it afterwards.

It’s terrifying, not anything like a normal orgasm, and not offering any relief.”

“The orgasm, ruined by his cage, has done nothing to quell my desperation to come, but I’m too exhausted and depleted to care.”

“I liked it. I’m scared that I liked it.”

“I stare down at my silicone-encased dick and then into his eyes. It’s the way he asks—giving me the choice—that makes it okay. I’m not sure what he gets out of the chastity play—hell, I’m not even sure what I get out of it yet. But his taking the time, over and over, to make certain I’m on board makes me feel safe and free. Anticipation stirs in my belly.”

I’m ok with exploring something new. But I think maybe a conversation about what it is about the cage that turns Jake on. Since they have been playing with it for a little while now. And this was their first time being together in a more private place (Jake’s house) instead of Jake’s office. I think that would’ve went a long way with Steven.

Well… I’m glad I took a chance on it. And although it wasn’t my cup of tea… I’m sure this kind of kink is someone else’s.

*ARC provided by HARLEQUIN – Carina Press via Netgalley*

Author of over a dozen novels, novellas, and short stories, Vanessa North delights in giving happy-ever-afters to characters who don’t think they deserve them. Relentless curiosity led her to take up knitting and run a few marathons “just to see if she could.” She started writing for the same reason. Her very patient husband pretends not to notice when her hobbies take over the house. Living and writing in Northwest Georgia, she finds her attempts to keep a quiet home are frequently thwarted by twin boy-children and a very, very large dog.

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