The man who pimped Jeff may be in prison, but Jeff is still living the nightmare, selling himself to men and relying on pills to manage. Then he meets Scott, a young American man who could easily have been where Jeff is now. Scott’s friends extend a helping hand to Jeff, and he grabs it.
Leo and Thomas bring Jeff to stay with Dom Damian Barnett until they can find him someplace more long-term. Still grieving from losing his sub to cancer two years before, Damian agrees to help. But when he glimpses the extent of the damage, Damian wants to do more than offer his guestroom. Jeff is not a submissive, but Damian can see he desperately needs structure in his life. It’s up to Damian to find an answer.
He never expects that what he discovers will change both their lives.
I love the series, but not this book. Where can I start? Again with alternating 1st person POVs. But my main problem was the way the authors dealt with domestic discipline. As someone who is both a sub in the BDSM lifestyle and has been a sub in a DD relationship, the book’s concept of it seems wrong.
DD is just another form of D/s. It is NOT separate from it. For submission is NOT being chained to a cross and whipped. Submission is NOT kneeling at a Dom’s side. Those are things a submissive MIGHT do. But they are not what a submissive IS. A submissive is a person who needs to give over a certain amount of control and needs some boundaries. How much depends on the person. Plain and simple folks. And that pertains to both D/s and DD.
And that colored the entire way I saw the book. Also, I don’t understand Damian’s need to take care of Jeff. It seemed a bit too quick, to be honest. And Jeff… Considering everything he’d been through, I felt for the character. But even at the end of the book, I wasn’t sure why he was in the relationship. Yes, the words were there, but the feeling was missing.