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Groomzilla

By: Sam Kritzer
Published By: Blackout Books
Copyright: ©2017 by Blackout Books and Sam Kritzer
Eight Chapters / 20,700 Words
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Aaron and Peter have been dating for years. They have a special kind of relationship that works well for them. Aaron acts out and Peter keeps him in line. They are very in love and Peter has finally plucked up the courage to ask Aaron to marry him, something Aaron never thought would happen. Both men are over the moon. Aaron gets a little carried away with the planning of the wedding and hilarity and trouble ensues.

Chapter One

By all accounts, Aaron Berg could come across as a bit of a jerk.

Unfriendly in appearance, and yet not unattractive, he could best be described as a Class A workaholic, if the “A” stood for “asshole.” Not many people could bring the real Aaron out; the assistant district attorney was serious in his work, and in his personal time, which he had mostly spent alone. That was until Peter…

Peter was a detective with New York City Homicide. Though serious about his job, the man was a far cry from the tightly wound ADA. Peter was a man’s man. Beer with the crew after a hard case, football game on the TV at the pub, a miniature basketball hoop over the wastepaper basket next to his desk, his suit always a bit rumpled from chasing down suspects or pulling an all-nighter.

He was tall and thin with a friendly smile, teeth just slightly crooked— as if his parents had spent a fortune on braces, only to have him not follow through and wear his retainer— and bright brown eyes. He had a welcoming demeanor that had victims opening up to him, yet firm in a way that had suspects spilling their guts.

The two had known each other for five years, having met shortly after Aaron was elected ADA. The election came shortly after the end of his marriage. Danielle had been Aaron’s college sweetheart and had supported him through law school by substitute teaching, but when it came time to start a family they had found themselves in different boats. Aaron, with his eyes set on a spot at the district attorney’s office, had not seen room in his life for children and work. Danielle could not see her life without them.

One night, after a long day of overtime at the office, he had come home to find boxes piled up outside the front door and the lock changed.

After that, he’d crawled further into his career at the expense of all other things.

It was a case that brought Peter and Aaron together. Peter had just been transferred to homicides from narcotics, and it was his first time working with the new - yet already infamous, - ADA Berg.

It was clear to Peter from the very beginning that Aaron was a brat, and it took all his self-control not to drag the man to the bathroom and soap out his mouth for the way he talked down to him. But he wasn’t  his brat, and for all Peter knew Aaron was straight. So he refrained from his desire to reprimand him with a well-aimed smack to the seat of his tailored trousers.

Peter had just brought in enough evidence to send their suspect up the creek for life, and that was without the warrant to search the suspect’s home. It was good solid evidence, and Peter had been proud of his team. He was feeling rather good about himself, and his first case as a homicide detective, when he brought his findings to the ADA in charge of pressing charges on this case. All he needed now was to be allowed into the suspect’s home and this would be an open and shut case. He was sure the murder weapon was there; the man’s profile suggested he would keep it close for the sake of memory.

“What makes you think any of this is good enough for a warrant, Detective Bryant?” Aaron had asked, his eyes narrowed, his hands steepled in front of his face as he sat behind his desk. His expression was as condescending as Peter had ever seen.

“What makes me think…? Excuse me, Berg, but there is DNA evidence that proves the suspect in question had sex with the victim shortly before her death. There is evidence through ligature marks, vaginal tearing and bruising that this was not voluntary sex on her part.”

“So you want me to indict on rape then? What happened to your murder case, Detective?”

Peter stared firmly at the other man, unaffected by his attitude. “No, what is going to happen is that you’re are going to stop second-guessing my team. You’re going to take the evidence we have collected for you, and get us a warrant for the suspect’s apartment so that we can find the murder weapon, and you are going to do it without giving me, or my team, any more attitude. Have I made that clear enough for you?” Peter had not once raised his voice, but there was a powerful edge to it that brooked no arguments.

Aaron had gone silent, eyes wide with shock. His years in the district attorney’s office had conditioned him to watching detectives beg for favors, not demand things. He felt an uncharacteristic flush cross his face as he took in the dominant posture of the detective sitting across from him. He shifted uncomfortably in his seat, trying to make sense of how this scolding made him feel.

“I-right… I’ll take this to the judge right away,” he stammered, in uncharacteristic fashion. From across the desk, Peter smiled knowingly. It had been a gamble, taking such an aggressive stance. And Aaron Berg had responded just like the brat Peter figured him to be, a brat that needed guidance.

That had been five years ago. After that day it had taken months of firm orders discreetly placed and easily responded too, months of gentle private reprimands when it was just the two of them in the ADA’s office, months of Peter feeling Aaron out and making sure he was right about his assumptions. Finally, the detective took a gamble and invited the assistant district attorney out for coffee.

One coffee led to drinks at the bar, which led to dinners – first casual and then candlelight. The latter offered had turned into dinner, the latter offering courses Peter could not pronounce, but which rolled of Aaron’s tongue with sophisticated ease.

The two enjoyed their outings, and Peter’s quiet dominance seemed a good balance to Aaron’s type-A attitude. Aaron seemed almost relieved to be able to downshift from the stress of his job and allow Peter to take charge. Neither really talked about the power dynamic developing between them, at least not until Peter started noticing the disrespect Aaron showed his hard-working staff during a particularly harrowing murder case.

It had involved a possible serial killer, and Aaron had been turned away by the judge twice for insufficient evidence.

The pressure caused Aaron’s already hot temper to spin out of control. One afternoon Peter walked in just as Aaron was making a rookie cop cry for bringing him a duplicate DNA test.

“What the fuck is wrong with you?” Aaron was yelling. “We don’t have time to waste with your ineptitude! I got this evidence yesterday, and you were supposed to bring me the new findings! What the hell good are you if you can’t get a simple delivery service right?”

Peter scowled as the rookie officer pushed past him and all but fled from the office. With a shake of his head, he knocked on Aaron’s door.

“Bad day?”

Aaron had his head down glaring at the DNA report, the same damn DNA report he had been given yesterday, the one that had not been good enough then for a warrant and would not be good enough now.

“Here to waste more of my fucking time?” he snapped without looking up at who had knocked.

Peter stepped into the office, closing and locking the door behind him.

“Excuse me little boy?” His tone was angry, authoritative. Aaron’s head shot up looking wide-eyed at Peter. “Care to try that again?” Peter asked

“I… Just…” Aaron licked his lips nervously as Peter walked over to his desk and grabbed his arm, hauling him to his feet.

“I have been hearing some very unflattering things about you around the bull pen,” Peter said quietly as he pulled the shorter man to him. Putting one leg on the desk, he pulled Aaron to stand between his knees, facing his left leg.

Aaron wasn’t entirely sure what was going on until he felt a hand in the middle of his back pushing him over the Peter’s knee.

“No, wait, don’t!” His tone went from disbelief to fear as he tried to wriggle up and away, but the hand on his back was strong, keeping him off balance. He wasn’t going anywhere.

Placing his left hand against Aaron’s shoulders, he moved his right hand down to pat the now well-presented backside encased tightly in navy blue slacks.

“I understand this case is difficult,” Peter said bringing his hand down hard right in the center of the vulnerable bottom, “but that doesn’t give you leave to act like a little horror.” He continued his scolding as he set a steady rhythm of hand to Aaron’s backside.

The Assistant District Attorney gasped and squirmed, wiggling his bottom as if that would lessen the pain of the swats. He bit his bottom lip to keep from crying out but as the strong broad palm of his partners hand kept falling, the heat in his bottom built to an unbearable level and he couldn’t help the whimpers that started tumbling from his lips.

“I’m sorry!” Aaron gasped and a particularly hard swat fell on the tender under curve of his bottom where he would have to sit on, if indeed he would ever be able to sit again for the rest of the day.

Aaron danced from foot to foot, as Peter continued the punishment.

“I don’t care how stressed you get, you do not get to mistreat people,” Peter admonished. “I thought I had made that clear already, but apparently you need stronger persuasion.”

“I-ow! I’m sorry Peter! Aaron begged. “Stop! Please stop!”

“You going to stop taking your frustrations out on everyone?” Peter asked giving a swat to each thigh.

“Yes, yes, Peter please!” Aaron closed his eyes tight against the tears. He tried to kick his legs to alleviate the sting in his bottom and thighs, but Peter had his legs trapped.

“Good.” Peter brought his hand down to pat the stinging cheeks a few times before giving a little rub to the offended area. “That’s good to hear.”

Aaron sucked in a deep breath and brought his hands up to press against his eyes, forcing back the unshed tears.

“That’s all sweetheart. We’re finished,” Peter assured his distraught partner, rubbing his sore bottom soothingly.

After a minute or two Aaron gave a wiggle to get up and Peter guided him back to his feet so he was standing between his legs once more. Aaron made to turn away, but Peter had a different idea. Grabbing Aaron around the waist Peter pulled him in close and wrapped his arms around him.

At first Aaron resisted, but Peter just tightened his hold and eventually the ADA gave in and leaned against the other man’s strong chest, sniffling slightly, his head resting against Peter’s shoulder, face hidden in the crook of Peter’s neck.

Peter kissed Aaron’s head gently and smiled down at him kindly as Aaron burrowed in against him, nuzzling his face under Peter’s jaw, soaking up all the comfort that was offered.

“I can’t believe you did that,” Aaron said in a small voice.

“Better believe it, and better believe I’ll do it again if needed.” Peter warned him.

Aaron groaned but didn’t protest the ruling. “I don’t like it, it hurts.” He sounded far younger than his thirty years.

Peter chuckled softly. “You aren’t supposed to like it. It’s punishment and it’s supposed to hurt. It makes you stop and think next time so you don’t repeat the same mistakes.”

The memory of that first spanking still made Peter smile, even now as he stood on the sidewalk outside the jewelry shop. Had it really been five years ago? They’d come a long way together he thought, smiling as he looked down at the black ring box in his hand.

Angela Goodrich on 11/01/2015 11:40am
I feel the need to explain that a 2-star rating does not mean that this is a bad book. For me, 2 stars is indicative of a book that is just okay and that’s how I felt after finishing Groomzilla – it was just okay. There were several things about the book that kept me from enjoying it more, the biggest being Aaron. I had a really hard time reconciling the hard-nosed ADA Aaron was supposed to be with the child-like brat that often appeared when things didn’t go his way. At one point in the story, Aaron pouts because Peter gets called in to work a homicide – this was too childish, especially for an ADA who prosecutes homicide cases. This is not a matter of Aaron being submissive to Peter, but more that Aaron’s work personality and brat personality are so contradictory that it didn’t ring true for me. There’s a difference between submissive behavior and childish behavior and Aaron’s behavior was often too juvenile for the adult he was purported to be. Now had Groomzilla been marketed as age-play rather than (or in addition to) spanking, it would have perhaps been more believable. I wouldn’t have read it because I don’t enjoy age-play books and while I won’t say that it’s full-on age-play, it is close enough for me to keep me from enjoying it. Those who do enjoy age-play books may find this to be a very enjoyable read. My other big issue was the memory of the first time Peter spanked Aaron. Except for Aaron yelling at the rookie cop – the offense which triggered the spanking – there was absolutely nothing about that scene that was believable to me. Even though they had been dating for a while and the reader is told that there is an understanding between the two men regarding the power dynamic in their relationship, there was nothing to indicate that spanking had been discussed, much less agreed upon. Furthermore, the spanking occurred in Aaron’s office – which is a public office where his subordinates could hear it. The whole scene violated professional workplace standards as well as consent between the parties and it really bothered me. Other than that one scene, Peter was actually what I enjoyed most about the book. He was attentive to Aaron’s moods and followed through on punishment when earned, even when he didn’t want to. That said, I felt there was too much of an emphasis on punishment in the book. Yes, I get that this is a spanking book so spanking will be a large part of it. But for me there was not enough emphasis placed on the actual relationship between Peter and Aaron. It seemed that most of the scenes between the two revolved around Peter punishing Aaron for yet another infraction. I just didn’t feel the connection between Peter and Aaron that I should have from a long-term couple about to get married. I feel like Groomzilla has been marketed wrong, with too much emphasis being placed on the spanking and not enough on the brat/age-play aspect. Groomzilla is not a bad book, it’s just not a book for me. I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. Reviewed by Angela at Crystal's Many Reviewers!
Angela Goodrich on 11/01/2015 11:40am
I feel the need to explain that a 2-star rating does not mean that this is a bad book. For me, 2 stars is indicative of a book that is just okay and that۪s how I felt after finishing Groomzilla it was just okay. There were several things about the book that kept me from enjoying it more, the biggest being Aaron. I had a really hard time reconciling the hard-nosed ADA Aaron was supposed to be with the child-like brat that often appeared when things didn۪t go his way. At one point in the story, Aaron pouts because Peter gets called in to work a homicide this was too childish, especially for an ADA who prosecutes homicide cases. This is not a matter of Aaron being submissive to Peter, but more that Aaron۪s work personality and brat personality are so contradictory that it didn۪t ring true for me. There۪s a difference between submissive behavior and childish behavior and Aaron۪s behavior was often too juvenile for the adult he was purported to be. Now had Groomzilla been marketed as age-play rather than (or in addition to) spanking, it would have perhaps been more believable. I wouldn۪t have read it because I don۪t enjoy age-play books and while I won۪t say that it۪s full-on age-play, it is close enough for me to keep me from enjoying it. Those who do enjoy age-play books may find this to be a very enjoyable read. My other big issue was the memory of the first time Peter spanked Aaron. Except for Aaron yelling at the rookie cop the offense which triggered the spanking there was absolutely nothing about that scene that was believable to me. Even though they had been dating for a while and the reader is told that there is an understanding between the two men regarding the power dynamic in their relationship, there was nothing to indicate that spanking had been discussed, much less agreed upon. Furthermore, the spanking occurred in Aaron۪s office which is a public office where his subordinates could hear it. The whole scene violated professional workplace standards as well as consent between the parties and it really bothered me. Other than that one scene, Peter was actually what I enjoyed most about the book. He was attentive to Aaron۪s moods and followed through on punishment when earned, even when he didn۪t want to. That said, I felt there was too much of an emphasis on punishment in the book. Yes, I get that this is a spanking book so spanking will be a large part of it. But for me there was not enough emphasis placed on the actual relationship between Peter and Aaron. It seemed that most of the scenes between the two revolved around Peter punishing Aaron for yet another infraction. I just didn۪t feel the connection between Peter and Aaron that I should have from a long-term couple about to get married. I feel like Groomzilla has been marketed wrong, with too much emphasis being placed on the spanking and not enough on the brat/age-play aspect. Groomzilla is not a bad book, it۪s just not a book for me. I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. Reviewed by Angela at Crystal's Many Reviewers!
Marybeth on 08/22/2014 11:29pm
This is great M/m story. Aaron Berg is an assistant district attorney and Peter Bryant is a detective in NYC. They knew of each other for a long time and eventually, they started dating. Aaron was a type A guy and Peter was very dominant. After Aaron got a little too demanding with his staff, Peter came in and spanked him. Aaron didn’t like it, but he accepted it. After dating for 5 years, Peter asks Aaron to marry him. And now, the fun begins. Aaron wants the wedding his way. He has hired and fired numerous wedding planners, bands, venues, etc. He has turned into a groomzilla! This was a real fun book to read. I have not read other M/m books before, but really, they are just like M/f books. Submissive gets spanked for being naughty! I give this book 5 stars!
Marybeth on 08/22/2014 11:29pm
This is great M/m story. Aaron Berg is an assistant district attorney and Peter Bryant is a detective in NYC. They knew of each other for a long time and eventually, they started dating. Aaron was a type A guy and Peter was very dominant. After Aaron got a little too demanding with his staff, Peter came in and spanked him. Aaron didn۪t like it, but he accepted it. After dating for 5 years, Peter asks Aaron to marry him. And now, the fun begins. Aaron wants the wedding his way. He has hired and fired numerous wedding planners, bands, venues, etc. He has turned into a groomzilla! This was a real fun book to read. I have not read other M/m books before, but really, they are just like M/f books. Submissive gets spanked for being naughty! I give this book 5 stars!
Laura on 08/04/2014 03:44pm
Aaron is an ADA and a first class brat and Peter is a homicide detective and more than capable in making his brat toe the line when necessary - and it does become necessary when Aaron starts planning their wedding and proceeds to threw tantrums, go way over budget, and a host of other Groomzilla moments. The one prevailing fact that rings throughout the book is that these two gentlemen truly love one another. This is a short read and while I enjoyed the book I found that it seemed rushed. There were holes in a few areas for me that I would have loved to have plugged up. I do recommend this book for anyone who enjoys reading m/m.
Laura on 08/04/2014 03:44pm
Aaron is an ADA and a first class brat and Peter is a homicide detective and more than capable in making his brat toe the line when necessary - and it does become necessary when Aaron starts planning their wedding and proceeds to threw tantrums, go way over budget, and a host of other Groomzilla moments. The one prevailing fact that rings throughout the book is that these two gentlemen truly love one another. This is a short read and while I enjoyed the book I found that it seemed rushed. There were holes in a few areas for me that I would have loved to have plugged up. I do recommend this book for anyone who enjoys reading m/m.
Katy Beth McKee on 08/02/2014 08:19am
This is a great story of a groom out of control and the husband to be trying to rein him in. They are both strong, professional men but Aaron recognizes his need for Peter to assert a bit control in his life. Between being busy at work and planning a wedding Aaron is going down hill fast. Peter has his work cut out for him. Lots of fun and humor in this one.
Katy Beth McKee on 08/02/2014 08:19am
This is a great story of a groom out of control and the husband to be trying to rein him in. They are both strong, professional men but Aaron recognizes his need for Peter to assert a bit control in his life. Between being busy at work and planning a wedding Aaron is going down hill fast. Peter has his work cut out for him. Lots of fun and humor in this one.
Meg on 07/31/2014 07:28am
This is a story about Peter, a homicide detective, and his partner, Aaron, an ADA. Peter keeps his brat in line with bare-bottom spankings to teach Aaron to control his temper and his mouth. This is a very quick read and though short, it manages to convey how much the two men truly love each other. I wanted a bit more story, perhaps more background into the lives of both men, particularly Aaron’s as he had wed and divorced before discovering he was gay. The spankings seem very mild but do attempt to teach Aaron who is the boss in their relationship. It is an easy, sweet read.
Meg on 07/31/2014 07:28am
This is a story about Peter, a homicide detective, and his partner, Aaron, an ADA. Peter keeps his brat in line with bare-bottom spankings to teach Aaron to control his temper and his mouth. This is a very quick read and though short, it manages to convey how much the two men truly love each other. I wanted a bit more story, perhaps more background into the lives of both men, particularly Aaron۪s as he had wed and divorced before discovering he was gay. The spankings seem very mild but do attempt to teach Aaron who is the boss in their relationship. It is an easy, sweet read.

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