Evan sees a Master who could be his whole world and Ned sees a beautiful boy in need. But shattered trust and broken hearts could keep them apart forever.
Evan landed on his ex-Master’s doorstep after Master Gabriel dumped him for a virgin. He’d hoped Thomas would take him back, but he’s moved on with his new submissive, Linus. Evan has nowhere to go and barely a penny to his name. Fortunately, Master Aaron and his boy, Sam, invite him to stay at their guesthouse. Alone and abandoned, Evan aches for a Master who can give him more—if only he knew what ‘more’ meant.
Master Ned has finally decided to settle down in one place after traveling on the road for years. He’s always loved the Hampton Road Club—it’s a private sanctuary for men such as himself. The roaring twenties might be freer than ever, but the decadence of the sadomasochistic club could put its members in danger if they’re not discreet.
Ned’s on the lookout for an untried boy who’s ready to fully submit to him on a daily basis. In return, he plans to train and care for his submissive. If he can also find love, then his life will be perfect.
After Evan is introduced to Ned at the club, they have an intense encounter that catches them both by surprise. What should lead to a possible future for them as Master and submissive is destroyed when Ned mysteriously casts Evan aside. Evan wonders if he’ll ever be good enough to keep a Master, and Ned fears he may have lost the best thing that ever happened to him.
Shattered trust and broken hearts have to be repaired before Evan and Ned can find their way to each other—if it’s not already too late.
Wow, I believe I cried all the way up until the lawn party. In some sort of fashion, between a light sigh to a heavy sob. This was actually a great thing, it’s been a long time since a book as brought such great emotion.
Evan is such an amazing character, such a woe-is-me but i’ll survive attitude. Ned, so driven, knowing a plan, following a plan, because up until the point he meets Evan it has worked.
I thoroughly enjoy how the previous charaters always rally around each other, giving comfort, guidance or a kick in the pants depending on what the situation needs.
We get to see how these people grow, change, develop. In an era that really doesn’t allow for this type of behavior. And once again, Ms. knight does a brilliant job blending the 1920’s into the background so you feel like your there but it’s not over powering so people like me aren’t turned off.