In this wild and sensual Kick novel from the RITA Award–nominated author of The Harder He Falls, a sizzling affair tempts the tech guru of a popular outdoor-adventure-sports company to come out of the closet and embrace his desires.
Asher Ruggiero, a partner at Adrenaline Kick Adventures, is living a lie. As a control freak whose big Italian family thinks he’s straight, Asher likes his encounters concise, dirty, and discreet—until his company’s new rafting guide walks into work, dripping with brooding, intense sexuality. Sawyer Stevens is a mystery man with secrets and rough edges, and he makes Asher want to get to know him inside and out.
Ever since the tragic death of his parents, Sawyer has dedicated himself to the rush of adrenaline that comes from pleasure and pain. Moving from one guy to another, hiding when life gets too complicated—that’s all he can handle. So why does Asher make him long for something lasting and honest, when the gorgeous geek can’t even be true to himself? Sawyer wants to give Asher his heart, but he just doesn’t know how. After all, a life without integrity is a life without passion—and that’s the one thing Sawyer craves.
This is a book that is not for the squeamish, it is about a couple that indulge in a mutual relationship that involves sever pain and pleasure.
This story stirs up strong emotions, both of the main characters are actually lovable guys. They are dealing with major emotional issues, not necessarily damaging ones just things they have no idea how to live with them.
It made me tear up more then once, but never triggered any worries about violence or rape type scenes. They were well written and all consensual. This is a work of fiction and leans towards the BDSM lifestyle. I enjoyed this story immensely. It is a wonderful book about overcoming what appear to be insurmountable obstacles. With the right person giving the correct encouragement almost anything can be overcome.