Reaching The Edge, By L.M. Somerton


**This book contains Male Male Relations**
When you reach the edge, you can’t avoid taking a leap of faith.
Joe Dexter leads a complicated life. In one world he is a consultant criminal psychologist—in another he runs The Edge, a successful corporate training company. He’s also an active Dom in the London BDSM scene.
A social call to The Underground, a club owned by an old friend, turns into much more when Joe is introduced to a prospective  sub. Falling hard for the boy’s tumbling blonde curls, huge blue eyes and desperate need for protection, Joe carefully coaxes him out of his shell. By the end of an intense weekend, unbreakable bonds have been forged and Joe is well on the way to becoming Olly’s Master.
Joe knows that there is trauma in Olly’s past, but it is not until his professional and private lives collide that Joe discovers the truth. He knows he shouldn’t have let Olly out of his sight but it’s too late—Olly’s old Master is back on the scene and he’s not in the mood to forgive and forget.
 With Olly’s life on the line, Joe risks everything to save him. Has Joe found his perfect submissive only to lose him in a horrible twist of fate, or will love win the day? They’ve reached the edge and there’s no avoiding a leap of faith.
Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of D/s, including chastity play, and references to past rape and current PTSD. There are also non-consensual plot elements with an aggressive former Master which include kidnapping, bondage and the forcible insertion of a butt plug.
I think one thing I really enjoyed about this book was watching Olly come into his own.  I did like the fact that even though we knew something was going on with him, we didn’t know what exactly had happened until after we were  able to meet him and start to fall in love with his character.  And trust me after reading this book; you will fall in love with him.
Joe’s character is still a little bit of a mystery.  I don’t know if there is other books before this one that explain more about his character, but I do know after reading this one I’m still left wondering a lot about him.
One thing that I did enjoy was how Joe seemed to know not to pressure Olly into anything.  It was great to watch Olly open up and become trusting once again.  There was a ton of suspense in this book, more than you would think.  But the part that I really enjoyed about it was it didn’t completely take over the story.
You were able to get lost in the story and the drama would pop back up when you least expect it and remind you that it was still there.
Overall though this book is an amazing story and I will be looking forward to reading more in the series.