Punishing himself for a horrific past that is not his fault, bestselling author Alexander Montgomery seeks redemption and love—and perhaps he will find it.
Famous author though he may be, Alexander Montgomery is not someone you take home to meet Mother. Seriously flawed, damaged by a horrific past, he’s trying hard to claw his way back to normality. But how can anyone respect what he truly is? His therapy involves regular sessions at Study in Scarlet, an exclusive S&M club.
Then comes Sage. Tall, with black hair and blue eyes, an up-and-coming actor with impossible charm and boy-next-door good looks, he’s the perfect choice to play the leading man in a TV adaptation of Alex’s last best-seller. Even more, he is a man you introduce to your family. Which Alex would do—if he weren’t taken by another man who offers the punishments Alex prays will wipe away the past and make him the person he wants to be. Yet, perhaps there is another path to redemption. If only the solution would reach out and touch him.
Now comes in beautiful Christopher Sage who just prefers to go by Sage. He is the man you do want to take home too Mama. Once Alex see’s Sage he knows he is perfect to play the lead character in the new TV series that is being produced from Alex’s book. The character Carter West was actually written for Sage but that is unbeknownst to everyone except Alex. Sage is heartwarming and actually what Alex is in need of even though he keeps Sage at bay. There are not many surprises when it comes to Sage but with Alex there are so many twists and challenges he needs
too over come to find love with Sage.
My favourite scene (and trust me there are so many good ones) but this particular scene ripped at my heart strings. Late one night Sage is closing up and ready to leave but comes across Alex, in his office and passed out on his desk. At first Sage is come on Alex, get it together but then he gets closer and sees the many bruises and gashes on Alex’s back. He is now really concerned and tries to wake Alex, which he does and he again pushes Sage away. Alex thinks if Sage knew the truth about his past, he would go running and lose him for good. So at Sage’s pushing he asks Alex what was so bad that he needs this kind of solace. Alex finally gives in and basically challenges Sage, so you really want know ok here it is. Now Sage is thinking, does he really want to know and Alex tells him what happened 17 years ago. Sage is now heartbroken for the pain Alex endured. I won’t spoil what actually happened for you but trust me it is quite horrific.
Susan takes us on a wild ride of complete personal torment, BDSM, heartbreak and beautiful sex scenes. The way
Susan writes actually makes you feel that you are a part of Alex and Sage’s lives. Once you start reading her beautiful and yet tormenting story, you won’t be able to put it down. Once you are done you will be thinking of Alex and Sage
for months to come, you won’t be able to stop thinking about them.
I love this story very much and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants a book of love and redemption and beautiful man loves scenes.
Susan Mac Nicol was born in Leeds, UK, and left for South Africa when she was eight. She returned to the UK thirty years later and now lives in Essex. Her debut novel Cassandra by Starlight, the first in a trilogy, was published earlier this year by Boroughs Publishing Group in the US. Sue’s latest story, Saving Alexander is her second m/m romance.
Sue has written since she was very young, and never thought she would see herself being a Romance writer, being a horror/psychological thriller reader all her life. But the Romance genre is now something very close to her heart and she intends continuing the trend.
Sue is a member of the Romance Writers of America and the Romantic Novelists Association here in the UK.