As the love between Toby and Damon deepens, the man intent on destroying their happiness increases his efforts.
Toby and Damon are back in Brewing, their relationship deepening more despite the continuing efforts of a stranger to bring them down.
Helping in their efforts are their best friends Peter and Christian. Peter’s new investment in a three-story building on the same block as Damon’s bar offers Toby the opportunity of having a studio close to home. It also gives Peter and Christian a home they’ve made together, which Peter hopes will bring them closer together.
A former soldier, Christian has a hard time letting go and finding his subspace. It’s going to take a lot to break the conditioning he’s learned in the Army. Peter is stubborn, though, and he’s seriously falling for his strong sub.
Book 4, and yes you need to read in order.
This one picks up a little while after bk 3. The building is just about complete, Tony is out of sorts because he hasn’t had a studio, however his friendship with Christian has been growing which has pleased both masters and settled both boys. Or so we thought.
As we get more into this story, we actually get more of Peter and Christian, which is wonderful. But we quickly find out that Christian isn’t settling into a D/s relationship as fast or easy as Peter was hoping for. Once a solider and all that. But it’s fun to read the different and creative ways Peter comes up with it train and relax ‘his boy’.
Toby and Damon are doing much better. Toby is in his new studio, creating amazing pieces and becoming the perfect sub for Damon. Until Toby’s stalker comes and pays another visit which all four into a tailspin.
The dynamic between all four of these charaters is amazing, and even though this one appears to be the last one in the series. It didn’t feel complete. So I’m looking for just one more.
This is book 4 in the Beer and Clay series. I would not recommend this as a standalone because it picks up where it the last book let’s off.
I am really excited about the relationship between Toby and Damon. The Deepening love they have for each other. The struggle for Damon is letting Toby have his independence while the stalker is still at large! This puts Toby and anyone close to him in danger. The pull of fear that you identify with coming from Toby leaves your heart pounding.
The relationship between Peter and Christian is an ongoing trial for them. Peter is a strong man who needs to feel like he is needed. He worries that Christian’s PTSD is going to tear them apart, so he works to make a safe place for them both. Christian walks a fine line trying to get his life together and his love for Peter. Christian is military and trained to keep all emotions bottled inside. He is working to open up to Peter because he knows Peter can bring him the peace he yearns for.
This book is a very steamy story with emotional highs and lows that drag you along with the characters. You feel fear when Toby is attacked by his stalker, and anger when Christian is hurt. Anger from Damon at his total inability to protect Toby without smothering him. And frustration from Peter as he struggles to get Christian to unload his fears that come from his PTSD. To top it all off you have the scenes they have between each couple that practically leapt off the page. A wonderful addition to this series!