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Two years after Steve Michaels called, “Action!” on a new phase in his career as co-producer on the television show Ben’s Life, the lights go up again on his Dom/sub relationship with actor Zack Greene, but Hollywood cameras don’t always capture the truth.A mention of Steve’s past in the BDSM scene has Zack craving new ways for them to connect. All of the couple’s concernsTwo years after Steve Michaels called, “Action!” on a new phase in his career as co-producer on the television show Ben’s Life, the lights go up again on his Dom/sub relationship with actor Zack Greene, but Hollywood cameras don’t always capture the truth.A mention of Steve’s past in the BDSM scene has Zack craving new ways for them to connect. All of the couple’s concerns fall away when Steve and his ex, Peter, are in a car accident. The last ones to know, Zack and Josh, Peter’s slave, rush to the hospital. The injuries from the accident force the dominant man to set aside his pride and accept help from Zack. Will the couple get to explore new boundaries in their relationship or will the dependency Cutaway the structure holding their relationship in place?Warning: Spanking, D/s relationship, light bondage, two men who can’t get enough of each other....

Title : Cutaway
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ISBN : 9781612580548
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Number of Pages : 191 Pages
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Cutaway Reviews

  • Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
    2019-04-20 09:20

    Quick review:Cover: Fitting Rating:NC-17 SteaminessHOT Thumbs Up:4Overall: Really sweet in a melt your heart kind of way, but hot, don’t forget that.Characters: Nice!Plot: Wanting to take your relationship in a different direction may come at a price.Page Turner: Yes Series Cont.? Yes Recommend:YesBook Boyfriend: ZachSUMMARY (50 words or less)You know, I hadn’t read book one first. And, it was okay. There was something I missed after talking to the author, but not enough to have me not enjoy. Zach and Steve’s relationship is so great and to be admired no matter what your status is.To see my full review and likeness of my book boyfriend, check out my blog post.

  • Shirley Frances
    2019-03-24 03:39

    This book takes place two years after Action, where Zack and Steve and their three year old relationship were first introduced. The story deals mainly with how their relationship has changed and improved. I found Zack to be more outspoken in regards to his needs and opinions. He expresses his desire to explore more of the BDSM aspect of their relationship and suggests to Steve that they visit a BDSM club. Steve is not too convinced on the idea. He accepts that their Dom/Sub relationship is an unconventional one, but he believes that it works for them. Nonetheless, he starts researching and planning the way to go about it.Here is where Peter, Steve's ex, comes in. He is the owner of the club Zack wants to attend but neither Zack nor Steve want much to do with him. Zack feels jealous of Peter, because Steve did a lot more with him that he has ever done with him. Steve figures he can talk to Peter about the club so that he can decide if it's the right kind of environment for Zack to be in. During the meeting some issues come up and Peter and Steve decide to get some coffee and discuss the matters further. It is during the drive that they get into an accident which leaves Steve injured.Here is where my favorite part of the story comes in! No, I am not being's just that it shows another side of their relationship and I enjoyed it. Zack has to become the caretaker and Steve has to just sit by and let him do what he has to do to be able to take care of him properly. Steve does not feel comfortable with this. He feels helpless, but Zack showed his maturity and how open he has become by talking honestly with Steve and letting him know that it did not change their dynamic at all. That it was 'just them'. When Steve asked him why he kept saying that Zack said:“You repeated it to me during my training to create a safe space. So, the thought relaxes me when I’m asked to do something embarrassing, like wear a butt plug while you have the remote. I may not be entirely comfortable with potentially making a mess of my pants, but at least I’m reminded you love me and wouldn’t judge me for it. No one else would ever know. I repeat it to you so maybe you won’t hesitate to ask me for help, even with the unpleasant stuff.”And this is what it all comes down to. Their trust in each other and completely giving the relationship their all. Because underneath all the Dom/Sub stuff, they are just two men who love each other and want to be there for each other, in good times and in bad times. And this is what got to me, my favorite part - the way they let go and became a unit.The writing was very good. I loved how the author expressed each and every emotion these two characters felt. I could feel Zack's worry over Steve's injuries, his frustration with Peter and Steve's mom and Steve's reluctance in giving up control. I especially enjoyed how when they got together to do their scene at the club I could feel how their connection had deepened and how their love had grown after the accident.There were some other issues brought into the story, but they are not what really me caught my attention so I won't delve into them. I just overlooked them and focused on Zack and Steve. However, I have two reasons why I did not give it a 5 star rating. First, I would have loved to read the scene in the club from Zack's point of view since he was the one that requested it. Second, I would have been happy with a less abrupt ending. The last one I can overlook since I am sure there is going to be another story later this year.All in all, a great follow-up book that left all happy and tingly inside. Don't you love it when that happens?**I received this ARC in exchange of an honest review. It will be published on September, 19, 2012.

  • Awilk -never sleeps-
    2019-03-21 06:41

    Yet another short story about two characters that I truly loved. The affection between them just leapt from the page and made my heart sing with joy. My only problem was that I wanted more. I would be much happier with more of this two.

  • Lucy
    2019-04-08 11:35

    While this sequel to Action (Ben’s Life #1) has more of the harder BDSM and a bit more angst, the core of it remains the same. The love and respect you can feel between Steve and Zack, and how that translates to their D/s relationship. It is particularly clear here, with the contrast between Peter and his slave Josh, how Zack is not a slave, and Steve is not a slavemaster. They are loving partners with a D/s dynamic that works for them so well. There are script changes to Ben’s Life that cause potential havoc, in the form of Zack losing his locked-on collar. Difficult for them both.Zack wants to explore BDSM further, and wants to go to the club owned by Steve’s ex, Peter. I was a little mystified why they didn’t just experiment at home, since Zack is clearly nervous and worried about it, even as he wants to try it on for size. Steve does mention it is because of lack of equipment, but as they both make good money, maybe Steve did want to scare Zack off. Bringing Peter in was a step in that direction, because he is an example of what Zack doesn't want.I questioned here what in the world Steve ever saw in Peter (his ex). It is mentioned once by Steve that Peter has obviously changed (and not for the better) so maybe that explains it. Peter is such a bastard (no other word for it). He is Dom in the worst possible way, viewing subs as non people. Zack is right in his thought that Peter hasn’t earned respect and doesn’t deserve it. I completely agree. My heart broke for Josh, who really doesn’t know anything different than Peter and his abuse (again, no other word for it).The moms, Zack’s mom Mary and Steve’s mom Crystal, make a reappearance here and I have to say – go Mary. She’s in it for just a mention but she’s come a long way from the down trodden Mormon sister wife, and I like her much more. Crystal, on the other hand, way to show your true colors, sister. When Steve confronts her, I wanted to cheer. Poor Zack. Going through a terrible time, fearful and worried, and he’s dealing with people (Peter, Crystal, even Angie) treating him poorly.The relationship between MCs is strong, and once again, I love how much Steve is a real person who makes mistakes, Dom though he is, and how much strength Zack shows when it’s needed, even when he doesn’t feel strong. Steve is a strong person who is human, and dovetails with what Zack needs to "behave". There are a lot of “I love you’s” in this book, and they don’t ever seem too much. They showcase how this couple approaches their D/s relationship.My one quibble with the book is Josh’s portion of the ending. This is left open, and I am crossing fingers and toes that this doesn’t go a certain way (can’t mention anything without spoiling!) but I am certain it would break the strength of Zack and Steve if it did. Peter? I sincerely hope he gets his comeuppance.I so very appreciated one point in the book when the incident from Action, when Zack is attacked by the former director Rich, is brought up. In Action, Zack had apologized for “letting” Rich assault him. This is addressed here and I loved it.There is a bit more BDSM in this sequel, but there’s nothing that needs a warning or squicked me out. Steve is so aware of Zack, and so careful about what will hurt him, so regretful when he inadvertently does (or thinks he does) something that may harm Zack, that is what comes across. The characters are real and likeable. While the characterization of the book may include BDSM, that is not what the focus is. The focus is on this couple and what they mean to each other. Very sweet, and very recommended. (and a sequel, Ms. Borino??? Perhaps, ohhhhh, JOSH??)

  • Vanessa theJeepDiva
    2019-04-19 09:38

    Cutaway by Liz Borino is my first introduction to the author and I can say that I am fast becoming a fan. Cutaway picks up two years after Action with the relationship of Steve, a producer & dominant and Zach, actor & submissive. The novel has many plots which give depth and dimension to the story. Zach having to give his collar to a fellow actor, the relationship both men share with their mothers, Steve’s relationship with a former lover and fellow dominant, Peter, and Peter’s slave Josh. Most importantly is the relationship between Steve and Zach.Steve and Zach have a very unique and special dom/sub relationship; a domestic discipline-style relationship based on complete trust in each other. This relationship is tested when Peter re-enters their lives and an accident ensues, thus leaving Steve at the mercy of Zach’s constant care as he is temporarily incapacitated from the accident. Steve must learn to allow his dominance to take a more submissive role as Zach now becomes the caregiver. I felt that Ms. Borino handled the role reversal tactfully and lovingly as the two men came to terms with the issue; always trusting and encouraging. Both Steve and Zach displayed a complete tenderness for each other both professionally and personally.Additionally, Zach’s curiosity grows as he wants to learn more about the BDSM lifestyle and persuades Steve to take him to the BDSM club owned by Peter. The relationship that Steve and Zach have is evident in Steve’s loving handling of his submissive, which is a complete contrast to the relationship that Peter shares with his slave, Josh.The sex scenes are explosively erotic yet tender and sensual, thus elevating the story to a level of intimacy one would hope to find when reading BDSM. Ms. Borino truly delivers in her novel Cutaway and I look forward to a third installment in the series.Reviewed by Zafira

  • Becky Condit
    2019-04-13 08:29

    This is an entertaining story about how a Dom can lovingly take his sub deeper into the D/s lifestyle at a pace that won’t scare him away from the carefully constructed relationship they already have. I liked Steve and Zach in ACTION but I love them in CUTAWAY. There is some plot to the story but it is the characters who carry it and they had my undivided attention from the first sentence to the end of the book. This is one of my favorite Liz Borino stories so far and I look forward to more by this author whose talent is absolutely blossoming.This review is based on an ARC provided by the author for an honest review.Publication Date: September 19, 2012 from Lazy Day Publishing.Please see my complete review on Sept. 19, 2012 at

  • Connie
    2019-04-13 03:48

    Zack and Steve continue to keep me captivated in Cutaway. As the sex scenes continue to sizzle, the loving relationship between the two men is what I fell in love with. When an accident occurs, forcing a bit of a role reversal for both Steve and Zack, the two dive into what needs to be done with emotional support and love. Even though they are in a Dom/Sub style relationship, they both show that first and formost, they are a loving couple that support each other and give what is needed in all aspects of thier lives together.Along with the steamy love scenes, the plots that intertwine within the story, involving co-workers, past lovers, and family members, kept me reading past my bedtime to find out what happens next. Cutaway has a good pace to it, never boring, and a must read! I will be waiting anxiously for the next novel in Liz Bornio's series.

  • Tanya
    2019-04-11 04:25

    Cutaway by Liz Borino is the sequel to Action and it was yet another amazing book by this author. The protaganist in Cutaway certainly kept things interesting as did the character Josh and Steve's mother. The way Steve and Zack's relationship changes through the story was great. I really enjoyed how Liz Borino switched up their roles because it showed a whole different side to both Zack and Steve. The pace was perfect as always and Liz Borino continues to do a wonderful job of raising awareness of same sex couples which I am a strong supporter of.

  • Hearts On Fire Reviews
    2019-03-29 04:41

    Reviewed by:LucyGenre: M/M BDSM Rated: 4 hearts Check out the review at: Hearts On Fire Reviews

  • Melissa
    2019-04-05 10:28

    Loved this second book with Steve and Zack, it takes us deeper in to BDSM scene something that Steve isn’t completely comfortable with at the beginning.Steve and Zack came out at the end of the first book so they go out with friends now. Carlos and his wife, Angie, are out with them one night and Carlos mentions going to a new D&D club with a great new Dungeon Master that he found on line. Then says Steve’s ex’s name, and Steve and Zack know it is not a D&D board club, quick talking by Zack about Peter being Steven’s ex and them got getting along get them out of going to the club. It started Zack thinking, not always a good thing – for him.Zack pesters Steve about going into a club to play, Steve is not sure if Zack would be comfortable with the level of play at a club so he contacts Peter to come over to talk to them about the happenings at the club and what goes on there. When Peter shows and goes through the week’s themes Steve gets upset when Peter mentions alcohol and newbie’s themed night. People are lifestyle curious and want to ‘play’ but have had no training and then they are served alcohol on top of it. He and Peter go out for coffee to discuss other ways to make money for the club. Zack gets a call from Carlos less than an hour later, there has been an accident and Steve is in the hospital.Several things happen at this point that put Zack off center, while a strong man that makes his own decisions and is in charge of his life, having Steve in the emergency room, being denied access to him, having everyone question him as to whether he is capable of taking care of Steve when he gets him home, and then Steve’s mom insisting that Steve was out with Peter for sex because people in the lifestyle don’t/can’t stay faithful to one person it is not in their makeup – well, it was enough to send any sane person off center. Finally Zack gets Steve home and creates a safe place for him to heal and let down his guard enough to ask for help if needed.During this, Peter’s new slave – Josh - and he are becoming friends and he is trying to show him that there is a way of life that doesn’t include being in a total 24/7 submissive relationship. There is love and respect and genuine caring available even in a DDSM relationship. Josh gets a taste of this when he hides after a session at the club and watch Steve care for Zack after an intense session and not walk away and leave him to recover by himself.A very intense book with emotions running very high in certain areas and slowly rolling over you with tenderness in others, I rate this book a 4 star because of a couple unsigned documents that seemed so important one moment and then forgotten the next. I am not sure if they will be further addressed in the next book or if we are done with them and the ramifications that could have been caused by them. So I am eagerly awaiting the next book in this series. Hint, Hint, Ms. Borino. Thank you again for sharing your magic with us.

  • Pete
    2019-04-13 10:28

    Cutaway is a beautifully written novella confronting the possibilities that exist within a matrix of power, sub-culture and love. From the moment I was made to feel as if I were riding along with the cast of characters of page 1, to the flurry of emotions I felt on the last, I could not put this book down.Steve and Zack, loving partners in a D/s relationship, wrestle with the trauma associated with the potential loss of identity that brings them each to seemingly ever-greater depths of their love.The masterful use of words and a unique voice, almost poetic at times, illuminates a safe, nurturing world based on love and sensitivity, which is contrasted by Peter’s—the Master in a Master/slave relationship. And herein lies the paradox that sustains what I took to be the very premise of the work—that it is from within a light derivative of this world based on deprivation of the self that the freedom of love is nurtured within Steve & Zack’s relationship. The result is a whirlwind of emotions and inquiries from all of the characters—even Peter begins to contemplate the philosophical aspects of his world, adding an edge of mystery to his character.Combine this with steamy-hot erotica, the eloquently crafted vignette surrounding Steve & Zack (including the likes of Timmy, the cuddly cat), the disorientation I actually felt during aftermath of the car accident, a surrealist effect I experienced when introduced to Peter’s slave, and much, much more, and you get a five star read in my opinion.

  • Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    2019-04-17 04:37

    This review was posted at Under the CoversI really like Liz Borino's writing style and the way she weaves her stories. She is actually one of the few m/m BDSM stories I've ever read and enjoyed. However I have to say I thought the first book in this series was better. Maybe because throughout the book there was more emotion in book one.This book somehow fell into the "we are in a comfortable relationship" monotony. Towards the end we saw a little bit more of the story IMO and I really liked how the love they have for each other showed through. In both Steve giving Zack his place and not demeaning him, but also pushing his limits and exploring things Zack wanted t explore. And then there's Zack caring for Steve. Which just about broke my heart. This was my favorite part of the book.The plot with the TV show changes and all that I thought maybe could've been shorter and I would've like to have seen more of the relationship and the lifestyle Zack wanted to explore.*ARC provided by author

  • Michelle Stevens
    2019-03-30 07:18

    Zack and Steve are back! I fell in love with these boys in Action and here they are even better! They face new challenges as Zack’s interest in exploring further into the BDSM life increases, adding Peter, Steve’s ex, and Josh, Peter’s slave, to the cast and showing a completely different type of relationship than Steve and Zack. I like the contrast in the relationships but I can’t help but to favor Steve’s and Zack’s loving Dom/sub relationship over the Master/slave relationship Peter and Josh share. Emotions continue to run high as Steve is in an accident and Zack takes on the caregiver role while his partner is down. I love this bit of role reversal as it showcases the strength in both characters as they work though this tough time. Their relationship strengthens and once Steve is back on his feet they can finally explore Zack’s curiosity. These boys will always leave you wanting more. I will patiently wait for the next one. I can’t wait to find out what happens next!

  • Karen
    2019-04-20 06:20

    3.5 stars--This was a good book--not great, but definitely good. As with the previous two, there's still something about the writing that bothers me--not as much as before and not all the time, but it's still there. At times, the story seems a bit over dramatic, and I don't always like the word choices Borino makes. It's almost like a thesaurus was used to vary the vocab, but the words chosen, though technically correct, feel inappropriate for the context--words I wouldn't associate with a romance involving men.There's just one more in this series, and it's next on my reading list.

  • Kathy
    2019-04-18 10:22

    Cutaway is a wonderful addition to the Ben’s Life series. Steve and Zack are well-developed, three dimensional characters and their relationship is not only strong enough to overcome the obstacles in their path, but it becomes stronger because of them. To read my review in its entirety, please click HERE.

  • Katy Beth Mckee
    2019-04-10 09:32

    Steve and Zack are back. There relationship is established and now no longer hidden but things happen that help to reexam what each of them wants and exactly what makes them happy.

  • Elaine
    2019-04-17 11:41