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.
This is first in the series and a good start. I’ve read my fair share of D/s books and this one falls right in line with those. A damaged sub on the run from a Dom, another Dom that is not really looking for a sub but finds this one and can’t let go.
What was interesting about this one was the way this one was damaged. And the single minded focus the old (bad) Dom had on the sub. That was an interesting twist to an old and played out story line.
The thing I didn’t care for was it was set in London but once again, we were left with what I felt an Americanized novel. Very few British terms, phrases, words. We got a couple, like plaster instead of band-aid. But overall I wasn’t swept away to another city, country.