Mar 31, 2020
Tough Love
Posted by Heidi Cullinan

Crescencio Chenco Ortiz pulled himself up by his garter straps after his father s will yanked the financial rug from under his spank me pumps He doesn t need anyone, yet when Steve Vance steps into his life, the prospect of having a sexy leather daddy on tap begins to take on a certain appeal.There s a hitch when he learns Steve is friends with Mitch Tedsoe the half broCrescencio Chenco Ortiz pulled himself up by his garter straps after his father s will yanked the financial rug from under his spank me pumps He doesn t need anyone, yet when Steve Vance steps into his life, the prospect of having a sexy leather daddy on tap begins to take on a certain appeal.There s a hitch when he learns Steve is friends with Mitch Tedsoe the half brother Chenco never knew except through his father s twisted lies Despite his reservations, soon Chenco is living his dreams, including a performing gig in Vegas Now if only he could get Steve to see him as than just a boy in need of saving.Steve s attraction to Chenco is overshadowed by too many demons, ones he knows his would be lover is too young to slay Yet as he gets to know the bright, determined young man whose drag act redefines fierce, Steve s inner sadist trembles with need He begins to realize Chenco s relentless tough love might be the only thing that will finally set him free Warning This story contains glamorous drag queens, exhibitionist secondary characters, and no holds barred BDSM play, including watersports Readers advised they may well leave this novel feeling uncharacteristically fierce.

  • Title: Tough Love
  • Author: Heidi Cullinan
  • ISBN: 9781619220256
  • Page: 143
  • Format: ebook
  • Tough Love Crescencio Chenco Ortiz pulled himself up by his garter straps after his father s will yanked the financial rug from under his spank me pumps He doesn t need anyone yet when Steve Vance steps into hi

    ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~

    I love this book I love it so hard.I want Steve to be my leather daddy and Chenco to dance for me Serious kudos to the fabulous Ms Cullinan for dealing with drag queens and hard core kink in such a subtle, sensual manner and for weaving a lovely, sweet story at the core of edge and play Nothing here was weird or wrong there was healing in the pain I loved seeing Mitch find his brother and Chenco find a home The situation with Steve s friend Gordy was intense, and the final act was the only one t [...]


    Optimist ♰King"s Wench♰ & MANTIES Champion

    Daddy kink checkCross dressing Queen checkSadomasochism checkA bear twink romance checkHeidi Cullinan checkYou bet Where do I sign It s official Ms Cullinan has breached my Top Ten favorite authors list This was glorious Let me tell you why.You know how you read a book, listen to a song or see a movie and maybe you re entertained by it but you forget about it shortly thereafter Then you have those experiences with something from the entertainment realm and think, my God The ones that leave an in [...]


    Jenni Lea

    I got to read this with a few of my fellow unicorns We did a group review on the blog Here s my two pennies.Well Lemme just tell you about this here little story First, we have Chenco Chenco the scared little rabbit who hides behind his alter ego Caramela the Fierce One because he doesn t know how else to deal with the shit life has thrown at him He meets Steve The Badass Dom soon after his asshat of a father dies and leaves him abso freaking lutely nothing Nothing but a headache, that is Oh, an [...]


    Vanessa North

    Wow I don t think I can give a full review of this without including spoilers And I don t want to use spoiler tags because people will clicky clicky all over that shit and then be pissed at themselves, and that s no way to start a day, so this is an abbreviated review One, this book is intense, and not necessarily in a sexual way, though there are several very intense sexual scenes This book is intense in the way it examines fear, in the way it examines shame, and in the way it examines the wall [...]


    Vivian

    Daring and shy and PRETTY.I have mixed feelings about this story Anything I didn t like No So the Stoic in me should be happy But, there s the other part of me, the one that wants, that has ideas before reading something that won t shut the fuck up Loved ItChenco s character and the discussion about cross dressing His manifestation is beautiful, a creation greater than himselfBold choice of kinks some better displayed than others, but the pain play was GORGEOUSCrabtreeHated ItUntreated mental il [...]


    Emma Sea

    It s ridiculous to yearn for a fictional relationship, but goddamn I wanted to be Chenco I don t want to be a drag queen, I just want Steve I want what Steve and Chenco have, and no, it does not help that they are fictional and none of it s real Cullinan made something between them that is just well, fucking UNF, but also the touching of souls When this part of the book is at its best it s incandescent.Inside Chenco s head was very beautiful I think Cullinan s best writing ever There s a whole [...]


    Sunny

    The characters More Mitch, Sam, Randy, Ethan, and Crabtree Sign me up Add in Chenco and Carmela, who I loved, and I was feeling a little giddy Steve was likeable, and at first, I really liked him, but later on, I felt disconnected from him as he struggled with different worries Also, Steve s BDSM preferences were outside my comfort zone, which made it even difficult for me to connect with him All in all, though, these were interesting, complex personalities that contrasted with each other even [...]


    Breann

    Bossy McBosserpants Big old Dom, don t you fuck with me, I run the room Steve Vance purrs Yup, I liked Steve A whole hell of a lot I completely agree with Lori s take on him, he was safe Chenco and Caramela were safe with him He helped them discover things about themselves that they didn t even know existed Things they didn t know they wanted, let alone needed.I m talking about Caramela and Chenco as two separate people, because really, that s what they were Of course, Caramela was a part of Che [...]


    Debra

    4.5 stars Drag queens, kink, Sam, Mitch, Randy, Ethan Be still my beating heart Chenco and Steve are a great addition to the Special Delivery cast Chenco has been rejected by his family numerous times and is at a low point when Steve finds him Steve only wants to help, but Steve has his own problems and is dealing with crushing feelings of guilt revolving around his old friend and lover Gordy When Steve and his friends show up at Chenco s job and are faced with his alter ego Caramela, things get [...]


    Ann

    HC can make every kink and taboo acceptable and all about love and respect Loved it Tough Love is pretty much the epitome of why I love reading Heidi Cullinan s books The characters have SO many dimensions, that no matter what their kink is, be it needles or Disney princesses, I get it I don t have to understand it for myself, but I so understand it for her characters Reading the warning at the bottom of the blurb, I should think I would say, Oh, hell no And yeah, for me, Oh, hell no , but for S [...]


    Elizabetta

    3.5 starsI m a big fan of this Special Delivery series We get to peep in on some memorable, quirky characters who really come to life on the page I have to admit that this addition is a little different It feels darker, digs a little deeper into relationship dysfunction and sexual kink I really like how the author sets these working class guys up in glitzy Las Vegas Edgy, twisted guys who fit so well in Sin City True, Tough Love starts in small town Texas, but its inevitable wind up is the Vegas [...]


    Kaje Harper

    In this third book in the Special Delivery series, we meet two new men Chenco Ortiz, who is Mitch s unexpected 24 year old half brother, and Steve Vance, a friend of the guys who is Mitch s age We also get small glimpses of Mitch with Sam, Randy with Ethan, and a little of Randy in his role as fixer and master manipulator.Chenco is great a young man, but one who has had no one but himself and his drag queen alter ego Caramela to depend on for a long time He s afraid, a lot of the time Afraid of [...]


    Natalie

    2.5 stars Possible spoilers ahead Good Sam and Mitch I still love them.Chenco and Steve These are great characters A Latino drag queen and a leather daddy Yes, please.Heidi s willingness to push boundaries with kink I loved that she wrote open relationships for the first two books in this series, and I was looking forward to seeing what she did with the heavier kink in this story.Meh The kink itself It manages to be both too much and not enough Serious pain is just not my thing, so those scenes [...]


    Monique ~ Sinfully

    The boys are back in town Over the last three months with the re release of both Special Delivery and Double Blind, I have loved, loved, loved revisiting this series, with Special Delivery being one of my all time favourite books and Randy well, that man has my heart for sure Tough Love is the new edition to the family, introducing Steve, all bad ass, leathers AND tattoos a Dom he has a commanding presence and Oh So Very drool worthy Chenco is our drag queen all sparkles and sequins, but all tha [...]


    Dan C.

    I m one of only a handful of people that can add this to the read in 2013 bookshelf here on Eat your heart out.


    Sara

    A common thought I have when I read a book this good is How am I going to review this How am I How can I say what reading Tough Love did to me without spilling secrets about myself that you don t want to know I can t and this may be the most babbled review of a Heidi Cullinan book I have wrote yet Tough Love, the third book in the Special Delivery series the deepest and the most intense one for me This was different With Sam and Mitch we got this kinky fairy tale in a blue semi With Randy and Et [...]


    Alvin

    SO FAB AND SO KINKY.Yes, it was But I will try to elaborate that a little later.This was a story between Chenco and Steve, two new characters from the Special Delivery universe that didn t exist from the previous books When I first noticed this, I was wary Until I get to know them both.Steve, the leather daddy of your dreams Bald, sexy, and very sadistic But his sadistic side is not revulsive, it s actually very endearing He like to please himself and his lovers by hurting them He s very passion [...]


    Connie

    After Mitch s proposal in Special Delivery, and Randy s declaration of love to Ethan in Double Blind, I never expected Tough Love to surpass that.But as incredibly kinky as Chenco and Steve can get, their love declarations were even powerful, romantic, needy, unexpected and sexier than anything else.These two can light a fire with just one look Sexual tension that drips off the pages of this book.A whole new world, the drag queens world Completely unexplored for me, learning the ins and out of [...]


    Blue Bayou .

    I don t know if I am going to rate this one or not I love most of Heidi Cullinan s work so right now I am at stalemate If I decide to finish the story, I may go ahead and rate In Special Delivery there was a whole lot of internalizing that Sam did that said hey this is really what I want and need to get there and if I could find someone to love that part of me and me In Double Blind Randy was all cards and decksAnd I watched him finally use that skill to stack his own deck for a win that would l [...]


    AnnaLund

    For my honest and true view of this book, please readMORE TOS compliant review I think, let me know when they tell us what the rules are The book I just read is about two or three lovely people, written in beautiful language, by a very good and prolific author I liked it very, very much.It is for sale on DISCLAIMER My reviews now all have this pretty face, so that all and everyone on can stay happy and beatific I ll let you know if I change my mind See the real review above for my thoughts on th [...]


    Lori

    Review previously posted at So we re back with the series that made me realise I like a little kink in my reading cough a lot of kink if it involves Randy cough And this gem was certainly no let down Before I start I will echo Sunny s thoughts that I may not have read enjoyed this so much without having read the previous two in the series who knows I may have done, but, as I had already read them and couldn t unread them, it ll forever remain a mystery So as well as Sam, Mitch, Randy, Ethan Crab [...]


    ~ Lei ~ Reading Is An Adventure ~

    I should have loved it cross dressing, Sam Mitch Randy Ethan especially after readingrecently and kinky sex.But, this had a different vibe than SD, HC and DB and I can t put my finger on it, other than to say, although I liked Chenco, especially, and Steve, I didn t love them.Chenco was delightful as both himself and Caramela And when he called Steve, Papi, SEXY You totally got when he was Chenco or Caramela but towards the end, he was better able to integrate Caramela s strength into Chenco.The [...]


    Chappy

    I so loved this story Heidi Cullinan is a queen in her own right with an amazing capacity to delve straight to the core of her characters.Chenco was so sweet and his alter ego Caramela was a force to be reckoned with Now I usually go ga ga for the leather daddies but I have to admit that Steve was a hard nut to crack for me at first Sadists in general tend to scare me a little but this was so well done that I actually learned quite a bit reading this book.A drag queen and a sadist leather daddy [...]


    Lauraadriana

    Heidi Cullinan knows her kink, that s an established fact She also knows how to take her readers to places we never thought we d go And not only do we do so with interest, but we move through her stories with a intense sense of familiarity Her characters are people we know, people we care for They are vulnerable, broken, resilient, unapologetic, but mostly MOSTLY they want and DESERVE what we all do, good love So yeah this one, Steve and Chenco s story it took me far beyond places I thought I d [...]


    Rissa (an M/M kinda Girl!!)

    You woulda thought this would have been perfect for my likingsWatersports YES My first time for this When it s something the MC wants view spoiler I was pretty disappointed that there was only that one short quick scene hide spoiler And all the other kinky goodnessNeedles, Drag Queen, Bald Headed Leather Daddyhell yes Please Thank You So why did this book leave me feeling let down First, Gordy I understand that he was a huge part of who Steve is but there was way to much focus on him and of how [...]


    Dreamer

    Some heavy bdsm in this third novel in the series, great characterizations Not so keen on the age gap, leather daddy Steve being forty one and drag queen Chenco twenty four or perhaps it was just the cover that put me off The guys relationship deepens despite interference from crazy ex, Gordy Well, he s not a madwoman in your attic any, Mr Rochester I think it s a good start Steve looked at him like he d grown an extra head, and Chenco slapped lightly at his neck Hey I m not so stupid I can t ma [...]


    Justin Nova

    There is some seriously outside the norm stuff in this book and while I would still never be tempted to try some of it, Heidi does such a wonderful job describing it that I can see why some would choose to engage She really made this book as well as the others in the series about the couples involved and finding what works for them It wasn t just a book to exploit taboo and kinky behaviors but a look into the lives, hearts and emotions of all the people in this little family I m not a huge fan o [...]


    Eugenia

    Loved it This book just steamrolled through my day I was delighted to have the boys back again Sam, Mitch, Ethan, and Randyohhhh Randy, can t get enough of him Now we get to meet Chenco and Steve, languishing in Texas It s a fun ride from Texas to Vegas especially in the truck.Chenco has some self doubt to overcome, and Steve has a serious monster of guilt riding him by the name of Gordy Gordy had a huge role offstage in this book, which I didn t quite understand This was the only reason I didn [...]


    JustJen "Miss Conduct"

    3.5 star review by The Blogger Girls.I will start by saying that I have not read the other books in this series but was told this could be read as a stand alone While this was the case, I definitely wished I had read the previous stories.This one is about drag queen, Chenco, or Caramela, the drag persona, and Steve Chenco has been on his had it pretty rough His mother died, his father was a horrible man, even after he dies, leaving Chenco homeless and basically kicking him in the teeth from the [...]


    Camille

    4 StarsI definetly cried in the end Happy cried Loved the HEA I appreciate this about Heidi Cullinan I know I m not going to read the same book I ve read before So far there is always a new kink or dynamic I haven t seen somewhere else Even if it s a kink that turns me off I will still read it because I want to learn something new This is my first edge play book I m fairly certain that is not my thing but I love what it meant to their relationship I really loved them together and individually an [...]



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