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The Pet Shop

By K D Grace

The Pet Shop
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ISBN: 9781908006790
Format: 198mm x 129mm
Imprint: Xcite Books
Published: 13th October 2011

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ISBN: 9781908006806
Imprint: Xcite Books
Published: 3rd May 2011

Category: BDSM / Fetish, Contemporary, Erotic Novels, Menage and More, Mixed Themes

Rating: 4.8 / 5 stars - 5 vote(s).



An erotic novel by best-selling author K D Grace.

In appreciation for a job well done, STELLA JAMES’s boss sends her a pet, a human pet. The mischievous TINO comes straight from THE PET SHOP complete with a collar, a leash, and an erection. Stella soon discovers the pleasure of keeping Pets, especially this one, is extremely addicting. Obsessed with Tino and with the reclusive philanthropist, VINCENT EVANSTON, who looks like Tino, but couldn’t be more different, Stella is drawn into the secret world of The Pet Shop. As her animal lust awakens, Stella must walk the thin line that separates the business of pleasure from the more dangerous business of the heart or suffer the consequences.

‘This is Tino.’ Anne placed a hand under the man’s chin and lifted his head so Stella could see his lovely stubbled face, blushing as though she had just caught him masturbating behind the sofa.
He offered half a shy smile then quickly lowered his head again, dark eyes disappearing behind a fringe of unruly auburn hair.
‘Tino’s uncomfortable around new people.’ Anne dropped the blue rucksack she’d been carrying by the door, and the two followed Stella into the lounge. ‘Don’t worry. He’ll get used to you.’
The way-too-freely offered stories of Anne O’Kelly’s love life had provided Stella with endless entertainment since the two had met when Stella started working for Strigida. In spite of their total lack of anything in common, the two had become fast friends. It was times like this when Stella wondered why that was. No doubt this Tino character was one of Anne’s nutters, ready to provide kinky sex for the weekend in Bath. Even Stella had to admit, a whole lot of neurotic could be overlooked in exchange for a hot weekend with someone that tall, and that hot.
Stella knew Anne had planned to drop in this evening on her way to Bath, but she hadn’t expected her quite so late, nor had she expected her to bring a friend. She said she had a surprise for her, a little token from Strigida for a job well done. Stella figured it was probably a gift voucher or maybe theatre tickets, which she would never find time to use. She’d given away mountains of them in her previous job to less deserving fellow employees simply because there was never time. A few extra quid in her paycheque would have been a lot more appreciated, though she never had time to spend that either.
In the lounge, Anne made herself comfy in the leather recliner then turned her attention to Tino. ‘Sit,’ she commanded.
The man dropped onto the floor next to her, and she ran her hand absently over his dark hair, caressing the back of his neck.
Still wondering what was going on, Stella sat down across from the two. She couldn’t help noticing, as Tino shifted to rest his head on Anne’s knee, that he was sporting an impressive erection beneath thin summer trousers.
She quickly averted her eyes, but not before her pussy got the message and warmed to the thought. These days Stella didn’t see too many hard cocks.
Anne chuckled softly and rearranged herself in the chair so Tino could nestle against her leg. ‘He’s always got a hard-on, and he loves to show it off.’ Then she added nonchalantly, ‘How about a G&T? I’m gasping.’
Stella clamoured to her feet, trying to keep her eyes on Tino’s face. ‘And what about you? What would you like?’
The man only buried his head against Anne’s leg like a shy child.
‘Tino doesn’t drink, and he’s already been fed.’
‘Already been fed?’
Anne disengaged Tino’s arms from around her leg and stood. ‘Stay here, Tino, mistresses need to talk.’
‘Mistresses? What the fuck’s going on?’
‘Shshsh!’ Anne grabbed Stella’s arm and hustled her off to the kitchen. ‘He’s very sensitive to other people’s emotions. He’s nervous enough just being in a strange place.’ She helped herself to a glass and found the gin. ‘Remember I told you my therapist said that with my relationship issues, before I got involved with a man, I should start with a plant?’
Stella nodded, ‘And if you didn’t kill the plant, work your way up to a goldfish then maybe a cat or dog. Yeah, I remember. So?’
Anne plopped an ice cube in her glass. ‘What if I don’t like goldfish? And maybe I’m allergic to cats and I’m afraid of dogs. Well ...’ She nodded toward the lounge where Tino was.
‘What? Is the RSPCA adopting out men these days?’
‘Even better.’ Anne moved closer to Stella and spoke softly around a wicked smile. ‘There’s a site called the Pet Shop. They set people up with Pets, and I’m not talking cats and dogs here, Stel. It’s temporary, only for a night, a weekend at the most.’
‘You’re kidding, right?’
‘Hon, I wouldn’t joke about something as yummy as Tino.’ She offered a naughty giggle. ‘Anyway, if I had to venture a guess, I’d say having a Pet occasionally would probably suit people like us much better than having a relationship. Our conversation the other day made me think a Pet might be exactly what you need. You certainly seem to be responding well to Tino.’ She gave Stella’s tits a passing stroke with her free hand. ‘I’d say your nips approve.’
Stella slapped her away. She had lamented to Anne that with the demands of her job, she had no time for a relationship, but someone working as hard as she did surely deserve a good shag once in a while. They had been walking along the Serpentine at the time. Anne had laughed around the mango ice lolly she had practically been fellating. Stella had assumed that meant she realised it was a joke.
She grabbed the gin bottle and poured herself a double.
‘Tino’s very low maintenance, well behaved – at least most of the time anyway, clean, quiet.’
‘Jesus, Annie, this is a bloke you’re talking about, not a stray cat.’
‘Come on,’ Anne grabbed Stella’s hand and led her back toward the lounge. ‘If he’s left alone too long, he gets bored and sometimes gets in trouble.’
‘What the hell’s he going to do, piss on the carpet?’
‘Don’t be daft. He’s house broken, but unlike most blokes, he always remembers to put the toilet seat back down.’
‘I don’t believe we’re having this conversation. How did–’ Stella stopped in her tracks sending a cascade of gin over the rim of her glass onto the carpet.
There on the floor, exactly where they left him, was Tino, head thrown back, eyes closed, enthusiastically thrusting the thick cock he’d extricated from his trousers in and out of his fisted hand.
‘Tino! Bad boy! You know better than to play with your thing without permission.’ Anne shoved past Stella and slapped his hands away from his penis.
Stella watched in fascination as the pouting Pet let Anne push his trousers down far enough to bare his exquisite bum. There were no underpants. Then, on hands and knees, he presented his arse to Anne, who gave him a resounding thwack on each cheek. Stella’s pussy practically gushed as Anne spanked him again, and his muscular buttocks clenched and relaxed, beautifully displaying the dark pucker of his anus. Stella wondered how the hell one connected up with a place like the Pet Shop and someone like Tino.
‘I hate to punish you, darling, but you must behave. What will Mistress Stella think of you being so ill-mannered? Here, let’s get you out of those clothes. I know you’re uncomfortable. You don’t mind, do you, Stel? Pets only wear clothes in public. They’re much more comfortable naked.’ She didn’t wait for Stella’s response.
Tino sat back on the floor and lifted his arse while Anne stripped him. The spanking had done nothing to diminish his huge erection. His heavy balls bounced against his thighs with Anne’s efforts.

What made The Pet Shop such an outstanding story was that, besides the scorching hot erotica, it was still an exciting story with intelligent characters and so much emotional substance which is quite rare in erotica novels. One of the hottest stories I have ever read, a definite Forbidden Favorite, and K.D. Grace just became an author I'll have to watch!

- The Forbidden Bookshelf Reviews

I liked The Pet Shop. The story is hot hot hot with multi-dimensional characters and a plot that is a bit mysterious... a memorable experience.

- Booking It Reviews

A satisfying mix of romance, kink, and inventive S&M, The Pet Shop reels the reader in, neatly side stepping clichés, and forcing you to read just one more chapter before you put it down.

- Oysters & Chocolate

Thoughtful, Different and Wicked this is one for those who love erotica with a lot of extra spice.

- SexyReads.co.uk

Full of decadent desire, sensual eroticism and hedonistic promises, Ms. Grace uses a wicked pen that enticed this reader into a world of pleasure unlike anything I have read before. The interaction between Stella and Tino is so scorching hot I practically left burn marks on the computer screen

- Coffee Time Romance & More

WOW! The Pet Shop was such an unexpected and mindblowing read that not only have I gobbled it up in no time but it shot straight to my Top Reads of 2011 list!

- The Forbidden Bookshelf

This book could be read anytime, but i would suggest not too late as it is a book you just want to keep reading!

- Sex Toy Testers

WOW! The Pet Shop was such an unexpected and mindblowing read that not only have I gobbled it up in no time but it shot straight to my Top Reads of 2011 list!

The Pet Shop gives the reader a glimpse into the secret world of an elite and secretive organization which hires out human pets for sexual pastime. We get to learn about the ropes of this unknown world and its customs through Stella's experience who receives a male pet, Tino as a reward for a job well done. At first she is shocked and disgusted, but soon she succumbs to her sizzling chemistry with Tino and the thrill of this extraordinary experience.  
The very gradual development of Stella's thoughts and feelings to this whole pet concept and her own role in the equation was done very well making the reader see and understand why she does what she does. 
The combustive sex scenes (which trust me don't come any hotter than this!), the interesting and well developed characters and the stellar writing all make The Pet Shop a fantastic read, but what makes it outstanding is the fact that there is a larger picture, a plot to the story which gives a nice framework to the erotica. The Pet Shop is an amazing erotica story combining all kinds of erotic scenarios and putting its own twist on them. A highly unique approach of the dom/submissive pairing is at its center and I loved the exciting premise of spicing it with the owner/pet power disparity and personal relationship.
If you fear that the whole pet set up might be too kinky for you, I'd advise you still give it a try (make no mistake, these are humans having sex, there is just some serious role play going on, so no furry creatures at all!). The quality writing and the hot erotica will draw you in and the concept will make you think long after you have finished the story.
Verdict: I can't remember the last time I read such a combustive erotica novel. Every single sex scene is scorching hot and I loved that it was a full length novel and not a novella, it was so great that the story went on longer! What made The Pet Shop such an outstanding story was that besides the scorching hot erotica it was still an exciting story with intelligent characters and so much emotional substance which is quite rare in erotica novels. One of the hottest stories I have ever read, a definite Forbidden Favorite, and K.D. Grace just became an author I'll have to watch!

- Stella The Forbidden Bookshelf

Wow! Seriously, wow!


I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I crossed over to the extremely kinky side of having human pets! I generally read outside the box in order to expand my horizons and see the world differently, well, sister, this book definitely expanded my mind!


I had heard the concept of having human pets but I didn't really know what it was about. Now I do. And now that I know, I kind of want to step away. This tale was way out of my comfort zone but that doesn't mean it wasn't enjoyable. K.D. Grace is an excellent author and she deserves praise for writing something that is usually socially unacceptable.


I was immersed in this new world of leashes, eating off the floor, and walks because the writing was incredible! I just couldn't find myself enjoying this because it wasn't written for me. You all know that I love the weird and unique which is why I gave this 4 Stars but I wish I could give it more! I truly do! I just can't because this wasn't my cup of tea. I couldn't imagine dragging a human around like they were a dog or being dragged around like I was a dog! It's not in my repertoire to be that dominating or that submissive.


I do want to praise K.D. Grace for writing this tale, however. This was far outside the norm and now I know exactly what owning/being a pet entails. If the conversation ever comes up when someone asks what that is, I can now answer!


For knowledge alone, read this! For a tempting tale of the dark side, read this! I swear, "The Pet Shop" will blow your mind!

- Night Owl Reviews

I loved The Pet Shop. It was so well done that I could hardly wait to turn each page. Of course the sex was delicious, but the background story, the premise of The Pet Shop, and the magic between the various characters was much more than just delicious sex. Great job bringing me something completely different to read.

- Manic Readers

Please forgive me if I gush.  In fact, I'm going to rave.  I'm a giddy fan-girl. The Pet Shop by K D Grace is, bar none, the best erotic romance novel I've read in a really, really long time. 

It's scorching hot, creative and kinky, and heart-warming. Reading this novel requires a fan, a stiff drink and probably a cigarette or two. It's that hot. 

It's not just the sexy scenes that make this book so great. There's a real plot, real conflict and a deeply moving love story.  It's the best of everything. And, at over 250 pages, it's a full-length novel with fully developed characters with emotional substance.

Tino and Vincent are two sides of a very drool-worthy coin.

Vincent is hot, intriguing, with a dominance streak that protects a vulnerable soul.  Add in sexy as sin and richer than any man has a right to be, and he becomes a sexual fantasy come to life. But he's not perfect, which makes him, if you'll forgive me, the perfect romantic hero.

Tino is sensuality, submission and eager adoration in one very sexy package. Like a good Pet, his goal is to please his Keeper.  Sometimes he misbehaves, though, in very naughty and delightful ways.

Stella is a driven, hard-working, responsible employee--not the type of woman to ever hire a Pet. To be perfectly blunt, Stella is the only (very minimally) flat note in the entire novel. I get a real feel for Vincent, and even Tino, as a person outsde off the sexual interaction. I don't really get a feel for Stella.  Everything we learn about her comes from things other characters say, not really through her own actions of internal dialogue.

Now, let's talk about the sex. Oh, boy, the sex. *Reaches for a cold drink.* The sex is hot, creative, varried, tender, desperate, and, above all, FREQUENT.  There's a lot of sex going on in this book. There's mild BDSM sex, some kinky sex, M/F sex, M/M sex, M/M/F sex, F/F/F sex, romantic sex... The sex is explicit and, despite the variety and explicitness, it's beautifully written.  And, I guess, best off all, it never quite feels like Grace just grabbed any random sex act she could imagine and dump it in, just because. In almost every instance, the love scenes drove the plot forward.

This book isn't all about the sex, though. There is a real plot, with real conflict and real intrigue. The characters have obstacles and revelations that must happen before they can find their HEA.

If you like hot steamy sex, held together with a story of real content, you have to read this book. It is absolutely fabulous.

 

I give this book (no surprise) five out of five hearts!  ♥♥♥♥♥

- Romantic Reads

K D Grace

K D Grace believes Freud was right. In the end, it really IS all about sex, well sex and love. And nobody’s happier about that than she, because otherwise, what would she write about?

When she’s not writing, K D is veg gardening or walking. She walks her stories, and she’s serious about it. She and her husband recently walked the Coast to Coast rout across England. For her, inspiration is directly proportionate to how quickly she wears out a pair of walking boots.

K D has erotica published with Xcite Books, Mammoth, Cleis Press, Black Lace, Erotic Review, Ravenous Romance, Scarlet Magazine, Sweetmeats Press and others.

K D’s critically acclaimed erotic romance novels include, The Initiation of Ms Holly, The Pet Shop, and her newly released paranormal erotic novel, Body Temperature and Rising, the first book of her Lakeland Heatwave trilogy, was listed as honorable mention on Violet Blue’s Top 12 Sex Books for 2011.

Find K D Here:

Website: kdgrace.co.uk http://kdgrace.co.uk/

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Customer Reviews:

Reviewed by: Midnight Boudoir on 7th June 2012 11:07PM

Since reading her first book The Initiation of Miss Holly and Surrogates then her latest work Body Temperature and Rising one of my favorite all time books ever, I was without doubt it was going to be another incredible read.
Pet shop is KD Grace's second full novel and is unlike any erotic novel I have read; I really shouldn't have been surprised; KD has managed to find a niche and style that stands this book out from the rest. As soon as I read the first page I couldn\'t put it down, I finished this book in the early hours of the morning sleepy eyed and contented; that lovely feeling you get when you have been immersed for hours in somebody else\'s imagination.
Stella is a workaholic and perfectionist and absolutely loves her job working long hard hours and taking little time for herself; completely immersing herself with her work. So after a light hearted comment to her friend and colleague, her boss decided to give her a little...er...big gift. Most people receive a bonus or maybe flowers or chocolates but Stella received a new pet to love and to hold for the whole weekend...furry...claws...tail...wet nose...no; collar and lead...rippling muscles...mischievous grin...yes this was...Tino. Her life is about to change forever as she is thrown into the secret world of the petshop.
Due to KD's incredible writing we actually feel Stella's nerves and confusion, reluctance and complete shock and then we gradually watch as she becomes emotionally and sexually addicted to Tino the silent, playful pet and expert lover. Shortly afterwards she accidentally bumps into Vincent Evanston who looks strikingly like Tino but acts completely different towards her, this begins her obsession with these two gorgeous sexy men.

I absolutely loved the idea of a Petshop but you may expect a pure kinky BDSM book full of beatings and punishments. But no, KD has written this book with amazing creativity where every pet is treated with love and rewards and punishments are for the few that are naughty and misbehave...Tino and his mischievous ways causes him endless hot bum cheeks but its something he seems to enjoy. I loved Tino and his mischievous playful character; I will be surprised if he doesn\'t make you smile too.
I felt especially connected to Stella as she is completely relateable she could be anyone of us sitting at our keyboards right now. KD has an uncanny knack of making everything seem so very natural and ordinary not kinky at all; so we can completely understand the world of The Petshop.

Are these pets running round in furry costumes definitely not, its about emotions and extremely believable role playing. This book is incredibly well written with plenty of realistic believable sex scenes scattered everywhere throughout the book, each one completely relevant and different from the last and the "petshop style\" giving it that extra special roleplay twist on everything. From mostly m/f, m/m and some super sexy f/f.

KD creates magic between the characters as the connections and conflicts are so believable; making us wanting to turn those pages faster to find out more. This unusual imaginative novel is addictive, fast paced and exciting. The ending as usual for KD has a brilliant twist I didn't see coming.
All her characters have substance and are intelligent human beings; we feel what they feel, we feel their hesitations and best of all we feel their passion how could I not love this book from the Mistriss of erotica.


Reviewed by: Sassyele on 2nd October 2013 3:09PM

The Pet Shop is one of those books where there's never a good place to stop ....you always want to read more!

When Stella is handed a human pet for the weekend as a gift from her employers, she is adament that she won't be using him for his intended purpose. That is until Tino begins to familiarise himself with his new Keeper and she can resist his charms no longer. She gives in to temptation and allows Tino to take her on a journey of pure ecstasy, exploring every inch of her sexuality. He's rarely obedient and always hard and horny which is exactly what Stella needs for a weekend of relaxation.

When the time comes for Tino to return to The Pet Shop, Stella is already smitten with her wanton pet. She wastes no time in trying to hire him for another weekend of mind-blowing sex and so begins her fascination. Not only is she curious to know more about Tino, but she's also very curious about The Pet Shop and all the goings on there. Keen to learn, Stella has more than a few surprises jumping up along the way, not least that of her own sexual desires.

I don't want to give too much away about the storyline, but there are a few unexpected twists and turns along the way which kept me guessing almost till the very end. This is the first book i've read by the lovely KD Grace and I have to say that her writing style is truly captivating. There are real emotions in this story which can be felt by the reader, and the sex scenes, wow, they are truly HOT!! There's a good mixture of F/F, M/F, M/M as well as solo play and a whole lot in between ....something to suit every taste!!
This is one erotic fantasy that I wouldn't hesitate in recommending .....just don't forget the 'Do Not Disturb' sign on the door! ;)


Reviewed by: nickimcc on 28th October 2012 11:59AM

LOVE IT!!! I, along with many other Women, am very new to erotic fiction books but since i read Fifty Shades earlier this year i had been hooked. The Pet Shop however is by far my favourite, read it twice in 2 days...would love K.D. Grace to write more Pet Shop stories and maybe set up her own Pet Shop...could do with a Tino all to myself one weekend ;)


Reviewed by: Haydrew on 11th April 2013 8:52AM

I have to be honest and say I found this story a little bit hmmmm to start with, the thought of people being pets and people paying for the privilege to be their keeper for a weekend was a bit(???) - until I got into it and how wrong was I!! I absolutely loved it, I thought Stella and Tino's story was so gripping and HOT, I couldn't put it down. Tino OMG I loved him, soooo sexy, knowing all Stella's needs without saying a single word. I would most definately not push him away if he came up for a sniff of me lol. As per K D Grace, The Pet Shop is jam packed with super hot sex scenes that will keep you gripped from start to finish. Apparently there's talk of a follow on The Pet Shop - yipeeee!!!


Reviewed by: Jennifer L. Bailey on 10th April 2012 2:56PM

Please forgive me if I gush. In fact, I\'m going to rave. I\'m a giddy fan-girl. The Pet Shop by K D Grace is, bar none, the best erotic romance novel I\'ve read in a really, really long time.

It\'s scorching hot, creative and kinky, and heart-warming. Reading this novel requires a fan, a stiff drink and probably a cigarette or two. It\'s that hot.

It\'s not just the sexy scenes that make this book so great. There\'s a real plot, real conflict and a deeply moving love story. It\'s the best of everything. And, at over 250 pages, it\'s a full-length novel with fully developed characters with emotional substance.

Tino and Vincent are two sides of a very drool-worthy coin.

Vincent is hot, intriguing, with a dominance streak that protects a vulnerable soul. Add in sexy as sin and richer than any man has a right to be, and he becomes a sexual fantasy come to life. But he\'s not perfect, which makes him, if you\'ll forgive me, the perfect romantic hero.

Tino is sensuality, submission and eager adoration in one very sexy package. Like a good Pet, his goal is to please his Keeper. Sometimes he misbehaves, though, in very naughty and delightful ways.

Stella is a driven, hard-working, responsible employee--not the type of woman to ever hire a Pet. To be perfectly blunt, Stella is the only (very minimally) flat note in the entire novel. I get a real feel for Vincent, and even Tino, as a person outsde off the sexual interaction. I don\'t really get a feel for Stella. Everything we learn about her comes from things other characters say; no really through her own actions of internal dialogue.

Now, let\'s talk about the sex. Oh, boy, the sex. *Reaches for a cold drink.* The sex is hot, creative, varried, tender, desperate, and, above all, FREQUENT. There\'s a lot of sex going on in this book. There\'s mild BDSM sex, some kinky sex, M/W sex, M/M sex, M/M/F sex, F/F/F sex, romantic sex... The sex is explicit and, despite the variety and explicitness, it\'s beautifully written. And, I guess, best off all, it never quite feels like Grace just grabbed any random sex act she could imagine and dump it in, just because. In almost every instance, the love scenes drove the plot forward.

This book isn\'t all about the sex, though. There is a real plot, with real conflict and real intrigue. The characters have obstacles and revelations that must happen before they can find their HEA.

If you like hot steamy sex, held together with a story of real content, you have to read this book. It is absolutely fabulous.



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