Testing Lysander by L.M. Somerton

Testing Lysander

Feel the fear and do it anyway.

Extreme photographer Lysander Brock is accustomed to challenging places and situations but nothing can prepare him for the journey that his dominant lover, Kyle Dawson, takes him on.

A commission to photograph the cloud forests of the Colombian Andes becomes the cover for a dangerous mission to expose a terrorist group. Brock and Lysander must negotiate treacherous terrain, a hazardous climb and unexplored caves to achieve their goal.

When Lysander is captured and tortured, he has no expectations of rescue. He understands that his life comes second to the mission but Kyle has no intention of leaving his beautiful, submissive lover in the hands of a madman. Kyle can deal with the intense pressure of fighting lethal enemies but the guilt of pushing Lysander into a life he never asked for is much harder to accept.

Lysander and Kyle journey together into a life of adventure, dominance and submission, and an uncertain future.

Publisher’s Note: This book is a sequel to Picturing Lysander and is best read in order.addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16

After reading the original short in the What’s His Passion? Bundle I couldn’t wait to read this one.  The short was one of my favorites, and I loved how Somerton wrote about something that is “normal” (aka the drama, suspense and action) but added something completely different to it – the perspective of everything happening from a photographer who isn’t involved in that world.

For me personally, that added something great to the story because it made it more life-like.  The story wasn’t about two die hard action men, which I did love.  Lysander’s character was just amazing because it was great to be able to see him grow throughout this book.  When things got tough, he got tougher and was willing to fight for what he wanted, and what he needed to do.

Kyle was just great as well.  His dominance was done in a great way because it didn’t over through the whole story, but instead added to what was going on.  And I really felt like his dominance was part of what was able to make Lysander grow as much as he did.

Now the ending? Holy crap! I want to know what happened in that room! (Trust me, when you get to the end, you’ll know what I mean!)

Overall, I though that this was a great longer version of the original short and I really hope that Somerton makes this into a full series with more adventures from Lysander and Kyle!


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