Malcolm Tate hung up his flogger when his submissive sought out another Dom and landed in the hands of a serial killer. Convinced his lack of dominance sent his sub away, Mal has spent two years blaming himself for what happened. But when his best friend finally convinces him to go back to the local dungeon, Mal’s grateful. Especially when he wins beautiful, submissive, firmly closeted Kyle Bingham in a charity slave auction.
College grad Kyle hasn’t earned enough to move out of the loft his conservative, homophobic parents bought, much less to buy any of the other things still in their name. When he’s won at auction by the hot, amazing Mal, he’s shocked that anyone would want him. No one else seemed to—not his parents, his former Doms, or any of his disastrous dates.
But Mal does want him and Kyle lets his guard down, only to be outed to his parents. With his world crashing down, he must find a way to trust Mal—and their developing relationship—or risk losing everything.
I have to admit, I’ve never read a book by Duncan before, and on that note as well, I’m not usually a fan of BDSM books. However, once I started this book I just couldn’t stop reading it.
Being able to follow along as the relationship between Mal and Kyle was just great. They were both just great characters, that I couldn’t help but start to feel for them.
Now, the main issue why I didn’t rate this book a 5 stars was because near the end of the book, it personally felt like there was just a lot of sex scenes happening. And while I do like the sex scenes as much as the next person, I just felt like there was too much of it happening.
Mal and Kyle were both great characters though, like I mentioned above. They were both so different yet at the same time so alike that I was drawn into their story and just couldn’t put it down. The pain that Kyle was going through in regards to his family was just horrible. And the suffering that Mal was dealing with was equally as bad. I do have to give Duncan complete props for the fact that they were able to put such strong emotions into the characters.
Even though they were both strong men, and they were, they both needed each other. And them being together made them both stronger for it.
Overall, I will say that I will be looking for more books by Duncan in the future!